A few years ago I picked up a box of figures for £5.50 delivered. It contained over 300 plastic miniatures. Some were genuine Airfix, some were Chinese copies, and others were Chinese copies of Chinese copies. The scales varied too. Some were 54mm, others were 50mm, then there was the 48mm, 42mm, and still others were 40mm. Some of these were sent off to Oliver, a relative, to boost his '2nd grade' play collection, his '1st grade' Deetails are shown more respect because of their age. Others were despatched to a charity shop.
So what to do with these figures? The 50mm Germans were converted into a quite nice Ruritanian army. The 42mm were' influenced' by Airfix WW2 Allies, but were now something nondescript, or modern, in their uniforms, helmets, and weaponry. Could they furnish something interesting, and different?
Here is my contemporary Ugandan army. OK, they aren't 54mm, but I'm hard pressed to record them anywhere else.
First. Ugandan infantry, trained and often supplied by the British Army. These will be the elite in the army. (The two toy tanks are made of hard plastic, and can actually make battle sound effects. They cost 50p each in a charity shop and are pretty close to scale, just needed a paint job.)