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

    Ed was something special . . . those of us who had the pleasure of knowing him were fortunate. Always a gentleman, he had a quick wit and a shrewd appreciation of toy soldiers. He'll be greatly...
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    Re: 2019 Baseball season

    Curious . . . I was at my neice's in the LA area and saw much of the Dodgers - Nats game on TV Friday mainly because I wanted to get the Bosox score. Never got it as the announcers NEVER gave the...
  3. Thread: Toys of WW2

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    Re: Toys of WW2

    Ah, yes! Lots of cardboard soldiers and wooden vehicles! Remember the Rigby line of paper models? Pep cereal with gliders of WWII fighters on the box? My first Britains were part of the Lend...
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    Re: Trophy Paint match

    Thanks, Brad, but I like to do my own restoration. And before someone comments, both I and most of my soldiers need at least some restoration!

    Bosun Al
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    Trophy Paint match

    I have some Trophy Miniatures GW07 British Infantry Marching World War I that need TLC such as replacing arms and touching up the paint. If anyone can recommend a paint match I'd appreciate it if...
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    Re: The Imperial German Army- Opinions

    Hard to compare, isn't it1 Certainly, the "Old Contemptables" gave the Germans a run for their money early on. The Germans may have had better artillery as a whole, though the French 75 was...
  7. Re: White Eye Liner on Faces of Drums Along Mohawk Figures

    Could it be an attempt to show the reflection of light off the top of the cheek?

    Bosun Al
  8. Re: Our changing hobby-the decline of shows and possible alternatives

    Somehow I have a feeling that this thread has been hijacked from it's original intent . . . even though I find the subject most interesting!

    Bosun Al
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    Re: Metal Figure Bonding

    I find that soldering is difficult with model soldiers as it's easy to get the iron too hot and melt more than I intemded. Thus, I use either two-part epoxy or superglue.

    Bosun Al
  10. Re: Had any manufacturer made the scene of the assassinatioof Archduke Francis-Ferdin

    Seems to me that Bob Hornung had one at last year's West Coaster.

    Bosun Al
  11. Thread: Royal Navy

    by Al Fisher
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    Re: Royal Navy

    My guess is Asset . . . and if so, you should be able to get replacement parts from them.

    Bosun Al
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    Toy Soldier Boxes

    Does anyone have a source for traditional toy soldier boxes with lids similar to those used by Bastion, AQM, Frontline, Hiriart, et cetera? I've a number of loose figures that need safe storage.
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    Re: HIRIART Preussen Husaren

    Hiriart certainly does some beautiful work . . . both casting and painting. The Prussians are some of my favorites . . . would that I could afford more.

    Bosun Al
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    Re: Imperial Miniatures Updates

    I have a lot of loose AQM cavalry. Is it possible to buy generic AQM boxes?

    Bosun Al
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    Re: 2019 West Coaster

    I held a number of toy soldier shows at a Mason lodge in San Diego . . . good price for hall, roomy and clean with nearby hotels.
    Bosun Al
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    Re: 2019 Baseball season

    I agree with Lancer on allowing the shift as the strategic part of the game is one of the things that keeps the game exciting, As for my childhood hero . . . the Spendid Splinter . . . I always fet...
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    Re: 2919 West Coaster

    Thanks for your interest in he West Coaster. Hopefully, you can find a suitable place in Orange County which is convenient to both LA and San Diego collectors. While room trading is one of the best...
  18. Thread: First Boat.

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    Re: First Boat.

    Well done, matey. How did you convert from a full hull to a waterline model? Have visualized several boat efforts, but never got started. Have considered HMS MIMI, the AFRICAN QUEEN, and a...
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    2019 West Coaster

    The recent issue of TS&MF Magazine quoted Woody as saying that there won't be a WC in 2019, but that they were working on something different for 2020. Sad, but that's the way it goes. Having put...
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    The clue is the wheels and the wiring. ...

    The clue is the wheels and the wiring. Definitely not HECO. Some people will do anything for a buck!

    Bosun Al
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    Thanks to all those who graciously commented on...

    Thanks to all those who graciously commented on my request for info on toy soldier shops in Central Europe. Will see what I can see . . .



    Bosun Al
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    Toy Soldier Stuff in Europe

    Barbara and I will be taking a Danube cruise in a couple of weeks. I'm hoping that some of you can direct me to toy soldier stores, museums, et cetera, in Budapest, Vienna, Krems, Passau,...
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    Re: Launch of Replica Metal Soldiers & Models.

    May you have the best of luck in your new adventure! Looking forward to seeing both your products and catalogue . . .

    Bosun AL
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    Re: Repairing chipped/ flaked paint ?

    If t were my figure, I'd give it a wash using soap, water, and Q-tip both to clean off dirt and loosen any additional flakes. Then spray with Dulcoat to fix the remaining paint . . . this both acts...
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    Re: War Poster Art

    Brings back memories . . . my uncle worked making tommy guns at Savage Arms in Utica New York and gave me about 160 war posters. I remember one of these was about dental hygiene and the artist drew...
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