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    Re: What are the Forum members reading

    "The Great War in Africa" by Farwell is a great introduction to the African theatre of war in the First World War. He had a pacy and easy to read writing style.

    Scott
  2. Thread: Hinchliffe

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    Re: Hinchliffe

    The Zulu War series for me. I could add to the few I have collected over the years.

    Scott
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    Re: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

    Larry,

    It was made by our national broadcaster and sticks very close to the late 1920's period in Melbourne regarding the houses, fashions and motor vehicles. It is very much of the early post...
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    Re: Still painting!

    Those figures look really good John.

    I really need to get around to assembling and painting my seated figure. There are also two 75mm Hinchliffe French grenadiers of the line sitting in boxes...
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    Re: Still painting!

    Haven't had much time lately for model soldiers, however, decided a few weeks back to put a bit of effort into finishing some half made kits I have lying around.

    Finished this Vanot kit of a...
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    Re: New Hope Design Men At Arms Collection

    The catalogue mentioned that uses the b/w drawings exists here-

    http://www.newhopedesign.shqminiatures.co.uk/

    Scott
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    Re: New from ScaleBro

    Really? I have several resin 1/35 miniatures I painted several years ago that show no signs of deterioration. The only comment I would make is that they can be brittle if dropped.

    Some early...
  8. Re: Any support for Falklands War figures amongst British Collectors?

    There was a bit of media interest in the conflict several years ago. I think they were commemorating thirty years of the conflict (2012). Airfix made some Falklands aircraft and ship sets.

    I agree...
  9. Re: Any support for Falklands War figures amongst British Collectors?

    Hi Roy,

    That's not quite right. Both Chota Sahib and New Hope Design were companies that had various Falklands War figures available in the 1980's and 1990's that would go well with those Corgi...
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    Re: Napoleonic Fiction

    An older book I enjoyed greatly is R.F Delderfield's 'Seven Men of Gascony'. It revolves around seven men from Gascony (no surprise), serving as Voltiguers through Austria, Spain, Russia and finally...
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    Re: Primer brushes?

    Looking at the clogging problem from another perspective it might be worth trying thinning out the primer you are using. It should flow easier and stop gathering on your brushes.

    Scott
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    Re: The Army of Frederick the Great

    Hi Oberinstinhaber.

    I have had similar problems with various NHD figures. They vary from sculptor to sculptor and donít always match the illustrations they are based on. I have come across arms...
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    Re: Odd Lancers. Any ideas?

    Thanks John,

    That's what I was thinking about them as well. Stripping the paint off them may reveal if the heads have been changed.

    They are quite odd though.

    Regards,

    Scott
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    Odd Lancers. Any ideas?

    Something of a mystery.

    These two figures came in a job lot I purchased some time ago. I suspect they may be Staddens, but am not sure. They have sheet steel bases.

    I am also not sure what they...
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    Re: Napoleon's Marshals

    Assuming you are looking for a dark blue? Lifecolor LC35 Matt French Blue is a dark blue I have used on French Napoleonic figures. It requires two coats but gives a dark blue finish.

    I used it on...
  16. Re: Nano MetalFigs - new line of miniature figures

    They look good and remind me of the Asterix, Tin Tin and Nicholas figures available in France.

    My young son has suggested the Guardians of the Galaxy figures would look good in his room:).

    ...
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    Re: HELP - Deauville Model Kit ??

    An old thread I know however early on in the thread I was discussing the figures that Roger Saunders had sculpted.

    This video was posted on the MilMod site and thought it may be of some interest...
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    Re: Broken reins

    Gary,

    I would file the damage reign ends off and make a new bit by cutting and bending a paper clip. I would drill the edges of the horse's mouth and Araldite the bit in position.

    A simple way...
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    Re: Grognard's New Painting Project!

    Nice work Grognard, particularly the gold lacing on the sleeves.

    Scott
  20. Re: 1st Light Car Patrol - colour images & info from John

    Artillery Crazy's vehicle is the Rolls Royce tender? As opposed to the armoured car.

    Scott
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    Re: MasterBox 1/32 Napoleonic Series.

    Just returning to this thread. Other matters have been occupying time lately so have returned to this project over Christmas.

    I ended up painting the base and using a laser cut cobblestone sheet...
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    Re: Critique away....

    Zach,

    They look really good for your first attempts.

    Some good advice here from Brad regarding painting eyes and smaller details. The brush I use for eyes and fine details is a size 1 for the...
  23. Re: What Toy Soldier items Have You Acquired in The Last 2 Weeks ?

    I picked up another old New Hope Design figure I have been after for some years. MA1000 British Infantry Private, 1900 modelled on the R. Caton-Woodville painting of 'The Gentleman in Khaki'. It is...
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    Re: Labayen miniatures for sale

    The actual kits themselves were boxed. I have a couple of the later kits with the square bases that are in nicely presented boxes.

    Similar to the old Hinchliffe boxes.

    Scott
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    Re: Labayen miniatures for sale

    Wow! These are beautifully painted.

    Mirof has some Labayen catalogues on his fantastic website if anyone is interested-

    http://www.mirofsoft.com/nostalgia-old-catalog-pdf/

    I would be...
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