SPECIAL THANKS. I would like to thank Paul Watson for his sponsorship of several lead figure collections on this blog. Having decided to clear his spare/surplus figures, he generously forwarded them on with no other requirement than they deserved to be restored.

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

More Figures for the Collection (FEB.8)

Another batch of figures recently completed, for quite a range of nationalities. First up are Royal Army Medical Corps c.1900, two stretcher parties to add to my Surgeon. Made a point of giving them crimson facings, rather than red.

Next. My Spanish army c.1900 has also gained a stretcher team, and a surgeon. Actually, these are conversions of my previous British team, but the arrival of better castings has allowed me to go to work on these. A second unit for the Spanish is just waiting for a suitable pack animal to complete. Two other sources show armbands.

Those metal 1/35 WW2 Germans that Paul Watson sent have helped once more to add interest to my collection. Went to work converting two figures into a Signal Corps detachment. The Cable Reel was a bit fiddly to make but worth the effort, a quantity of fuse wire was then rapped round.

Paul also sent three Royal Navy figures. These are heavy lead castings. To be honest, I did not see the rifle and bayonets lasting long, so decided to replace them with some of my own pewter rifles, drilled into their hands. These will last much longer!

Finally. An odd lead figure of a WW1 French soldier. It was in a bad way, with a broken rifle. More useful to me carrying a flag. And completed my eighteenth Home Guard figure, with one of my home-cast heads.

MGB
PS. Not many posts lately, due to house decorating!

8 comments:

  1. More nice work MGB. The field hospital is a nice addition to the collection.

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    1. Cheers MJT, have seen Paul's extensive field hospital, I then picked up a surgeon, then Paul sent some stretcher bearers. All these items add so much to the photos and game atmosphere. I'm particularly pleased with the German signals section.
      Michael

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  2. Excellent work as always Michael! The medical teams are beautiful and add so much depth and variety to the battlefield! The signals section is so unique and can add another dimension to your games! Those new guns for the sailors are very impressive! You continue to add such marvelous pieces to an already wonderful collection! Very well done indeed!

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    1. Thanks Brad, for the morale boost. In between house renovation, I'm striving to sort out the projects and potentials creeping about my head. I hate waste, and these figures really do brighten the day when they receive a coat of varnish. Just working now on another five odd figures, before going back to decorating.
      Michael

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  3. An eclectic and shiny bunch, Michael.

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    1. Thanks Mark, they were all interesting projects to work on. And its nice to see them get their protective varnish too.
      Michael

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  4. Fantastic work skipper - LOVE the Spanish stretcher bearers and the Matelots. Stay well and good luck with the decorating :)

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    1. Thank you Paul, can confirm another batch, about fifteen figures, have been repaired and painted. And making real progress on the decorating too!
      Michael

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