Rather pleased with this Ebay purchase. Costing £11.85 delivered, these naval figures will be very useful. The two Wrens will not be touched (you have my word). But the others will be paint stripped and repainted. Most will be attached to my French 1870-1930 collection.
Four are unusual English-made castings. I assume they represent Royal Navy, but shoulder rifles in the French manner, on their right side. Sometime back Paul Watson sent me one of these figures, and it painted up well as a French seaman, a hat pompom being the only conversion. Three others will be likewise converted to French, to man a ship's gun. The remaining Crescent figure will join my RN fleet.
Well, no need to fork out money trying to get some Starlux 'marin' toy soldiers, this now gives me ten figures manning my two French gunboats.
Great work. I look forward to seeing them in action.ReplyDelete
Thanks Q, priorities must be to replace my garden fence, lol.Delete
What a great purchase MGB and looking splendid as marins francaisReplyDelete
Thanks MJT, a nice addition to my French collection!Delete
Thanks Ross, a useful gain.Delete
Hello sailor !ReplyDelete
Hi Tony, the fleet is about to sail.Delete
Fantastic job, skipper - glad the matelots got some shipmates. You've really done the 'Navy Lark' proud.ReplyDelete
Cheers Paul, the naval contingent is something I am particularly pleased with. Now busy replacing a garden fence, lol. MichaelDelete
Wonderful figures Michael! They look right at home aboard your beautiful gunboats! Very well done!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the support, Brad. I also think they look appropriate on the toy ships, Scales have to take a backseat with 54mm figures.Delete
Suitably inspirational. I have been gifted by family a handful of some of the plastic (Starlux?) French sailors you recently featured. A project for the winter ...ReplyDelete
Hi Mark, I like the Starlux 'Marin' range, but the above will do the job nicely. Have also seen unpainted, blue plastic copies, in various scales.Delete