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  1. Re: How many active vintage W. Britains Ltd. collectors?

    (UPDATE): I'm now officially in my IIIrd Phase of owning Britains. (First Phase = as a kid in the 1950's - early 1960's. Second Phase = late 1980's-mid 1990's when I thought I was a collector.) In...
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    Re: repainting old Britains

    Got an email from Ron Ruddell today with specific advice. Very helpful!
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    Re: Humbrol paints - then & now

    Thanks John and Brad. I also don't mix paints (very well) and prefer to paint straight from the container. I've printed out a chart with suggested "matches" with specific Humbrol colors. Some...
  4. Re: Our changing hobby-the decline of shows and possible alternatives

    I once had a long conversation with the author, Tony Hillerman. He was a WW II vet, wrote a number of mysteries centered around the Four Corners area of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. He...
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    Humbrol paints - then & now

    I know that Humbrol has been through a few owners (e.g. Monogram which I believe did the line no favors), and the numbering system has been revised accordingly. I have a few tins from the original...
  6. Re: vallejo acrylic paints and checked luggage

    Even though the Vallejo bottles are well within the 3 oz. max that TSA allows, I'm guessing that if you have several TSA will ask you to open your carryon, or they will open your checked bag. I had a...
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    Re: James Opie Books

    If you should have a copy of Opie's price list (copyright 1994) all quotes are in British Pounds. They were worth about $1.62 US then.
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    Re: repainting old Britains

    Thank you, Mike, for this link.

    Now, it's off to buy some Humbrol paints!
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    repainting old Britains

    I've got some Britains Ltd toy soldiers from the 1950's and 1960's that need to be repainted in places. I hope to match the original colors of their coats, tunics, Bearskins, etc. Is there some...
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    Britains Ltd. "repairing" old painting

    I've got some Britains Ltd toy soldiers from the 1950's and 1960's that need to be repainted in places. I hope to match the original colors of their coats, tunics, Bearskins, etc. Is there some...
  11. Re: What Toy Soldier items Have You Acquired in The Last 2 Weeks ?

    Danish Guard Hussars (Britains #2018) still tied-in box complete with the complaint slip. {sm4}

    Younger brother just bought the naval gun 1st version!
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    Re: James Opie Books

    All three books cited here are highly recommended even if there is a little overlap among them all. Serious Britains collectors might also want a copy of Opie's late 1990's price book wherein he...
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    Re: looking for diorama backgrounds

    Thanks for the help, folks.
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    looking for diorama backgrounds

    I know this question was asked here before, but it's been over ten years and companies recommended seem to be out of business.

    Are there any current sources that are operating?


    Thanks
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    Re: Farewell from Pete

    Pete,

    I'm fairly new to this Forum. It's been invaluable to me as an old collector. Thank you for connecting me with others - worldwide.

    Best to you. :salute::
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    Re: My Flat Collection

    Hey,

    There are some 67,000+ views of this post so far. Are there flats collectors hiding out there? Come on down people and let's talk flats!
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    Re: The Result of Poor Packing (Again)

    Mike,

    I took your suggestion about using soda straws to protect things like bayonets and lances and passed it along to another Ebay seller. He used it to protect a set of pre-War Britains that I...
  18. Re: Wm Britains symposium at Frazier History Museum

    Well, I've been there and done that. Impressive display of toy soldiers, artillery, even toy castles. Some 144 manufacturers besides Britains. Rounds, semi-rounds, flats and paper soldiers. If you go...
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    Re: Flatties , zinnfiguren

    Go to the IFFS website and look for the link to the (In) Compleat Kieler. It is a treasure trove of information about flats made by Alloys Ochel the biggest editor (manufacturer) on flats outside of...
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    Re: So...is Conte Dead?

    Hooboy! I hope NYSoldiers is incorrect, or I'm in big trouble!
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    Re: Time For New Releases

    Ooooops! I meant "Britains Matte"
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    Re: Time For New Releases

    For those who can make it to Louisville, KY Ken and Ericka Osen will be conducting a symposium in honor of 125 years of Britains Ltd February 23rd. They might answer some of your questions and...
  23. Thread: Ron Wall

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    Re: Ron Wall

    I don't know the state of his health, but it appears that he is not producing figures any more. A shame as they were really well done.
  24. Thread: Sae

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    Re: Sae

    I missed this! Are your SAEs sold out? Otherwise I'll email you.
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    Re: The Result of Poor Packing (Again)

    My experience with sellers (Ebay or otherwise) is that most are not as exacting about their packaging as they should be. They need to be told if items arrive bent or damaged. Your suggestion was...
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