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  1. Re: Sad Day - Passing of Toy Soldier Collector

    To All Toy Soldier Collectors,
    I had the unique honor and privilege, while living and working in Southern California in the 1990's, to be invited to dinner by Ed and his lovely wife, and view his...
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    Re: Britains Ltd. "repairing" old painting

    Hello Asterix,
    If you haven't found it, you might find the information and supplies available on the following website helpful; https://londonbridgecollectorstoys.com/humbral-paints/
    Arnhemjim...
  3. An Addendum and Update on the State of Toy Soldier Collecting - One Person's Opinion

    This author personally believes that a significant evolution has occurred in the collecting of toy soldiers. As has been previously and frequently stated in this blog at least two major factors have...
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    Re: 2019 Market Garden Must Haves

    Hello Scott,
    With “all due deference” I admire your unbridled zeal, and your “seniority by virtue of sheer volume of message traffic”, but even though we equally share a common Scottish ancestry and...
  5. Re: Seeking Imperial Productions set 50 - 13th Bengal Lancers (w/summer tunics)

    Just a slight correction if I may; The correct title for Imperial Set 50d and 51d is The 30th Lancers 1903 (should have added (Gordon's Horse)). If interested for further information...
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    Re: 1:30 Tetrarch Tank

    Absolutely agree, a very nicely executed piece of unique airborne armor. Unfortunately am retired, and effectively on fixed income. At $250.00 USD not a bad price considering where the competition...
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    Re: Operation Market – Coup de Main

    An extremely well researched, detailed, and accurately executed diorama. Magnificently done! The only suggestion I might possibly have would be to find a forest background that was slightly less...
  8. Thread: Howdy foks!

    by Arnhemjim
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    Re: Howdy foks!

    Just for remembrance sake thought I would contribute this. During the early part of WWII (1942, before going on the staff of the V-5 Pre-Flight Program) my father was the track coach at Leigh...
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    Re: Battle for Arnhem....

    Hello Kevin,
    As an addicted Anglophile, particularly with regard to the Parachute Regiment at Arnhem/Oosterbeek, may I say Bloody Magnificent! Appreciated your added discussion regarding the action...
  10. Re: Jim Hillestad’s open house at the Toy Soldier Museum

    Chagrined and Mesmerized! The only way I can adequately this "haute courtlier" museum. The Louvre of "toy soldiers"!
    Arnhem Jim
    Arizona Territory
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    Re: What are the Forum members reading

    Antony Beevor's, ARNHEM The Battle for the Bridges 1944. Given my interest, received and read first edition when initially available in the late spring of this year. Since then the book has become #1...
  12. Re: Britains at the London Toy Soldier Show 24 March 2018.

    W. Britain's lost 88mm German gun will soon be achieving the mantle of notoriety synonymous with the Lost Dutchman Gold mine. Living in Arizona perhaps I should start soliciting donations in order...
  13. Re: Which reworking K & C items would you like to see

    My candidates are;
    A reworking and reissue of a correct Ordnance, Q.F. 6 pdr Anti-Tank Gun, Mk IV (L/50 barrel with muzzle brake) on Carriage Mk III (Airborne), Correcting/replacing the originally...
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    Re: Mis colecciones

    Sincere Apologies! With a little investigation on the Internet got my answer; Should have logically realized, Fuerzas Aereas de la Republica Espanola. Significantly different from the Spanish...
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    Re: Mis colecciones

    Hello Soldadomania,
    Colecciones Muy Grandioso! Bravo Bartolomé Macias Benitez!
    Am particularly impressed with your figures representing what I initially thought were the Romanian Armed Forces....
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    Re: Hard bargaining

    Hello Steve,
    Sincere thanks, appreciated.
    Jim
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    Re: Hard bargaining

    Hello Larry,
    A great series of pictures, showing a lot of imagination. If I may, in the last image showing Monty with the two British paratroopers in front of the C-47, could you please tell me...
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    Re: Tamiya Fairy Swordfish

    Hello cnq,
    Magnificently executed model! Amazing details. With no intention to distract, but you might want to glance at the following article on my blog;...
  19. Re: BB030 German King Tiger Tank - SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler

    You might want to glance at the following web site for more detailed information regarding WWII German armored colors: https://panzerworld.com/german-armor-camouflage.
    Arnhem Jim
    Arizona Territory
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    Re: WB needs to communicate with its customers

    Allegedly in addition to becoming a “flat earth”, we have supposedly evolved from an industrial based to a “service” based economy. Dennis Britain, let alone W. Britain, Jr. have to be turning...
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    Re: A farewell to the Zulu series

    Hello Robin,
    A truly magnificent effort, certainly worthy of being on display in a major military museum such as the Australian War Memorial, National Army Museum, or Imperial War Museum. Without...
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    Re: VINTAGE Britains ID

    Hello Tom,
    W. Britains Set No. 27 Band of the Line. Precisely correct composition of bandsmen, but with additional side drummer. No mismatches except drummer, and all original painting, indicating a...
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    Re: king & Country Database

    Hello Bill,
    Your database is a magnificent effort, and obviously a paradigm for any other brave soul who would venture into a parallel effort on any other manufacturer. Certainly ranks you right up...
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    Re: MFCA 2018 Exhibition

    Unbelievable artistry, both in vivid imagination and skill in execution. Truly magnificent works of art! However, an entirely unique genre, only comparable with the very high end of connoisseur...
  25. Thread: New 88 pic

    by Arnhemjim
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    Re: New 88 pic

    Just an observation, as much as I hesitate to say it. Am not certain, but we may be witnessing the “last post” of Britains, and more specifically of their once touted German 88mm Gun project....
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