Friday, 25 December 2015

From SanderS - Somewhere Warm... (64 Points)


Dear ladies and Gentlemen,

As my very first post of this year I present you about 16 of my old Revell 8th Army soldiers in 1:72 plastic. Ok 2 of them are actually HäT figures but hey who's checking, right? Anyway these figures are some of my oldest miniatures, I bought them aged 15 in our local toy store. There are some figures from 2 different Revell 8th Army boxes to whit the Scottish Infantry set and some of the Australian Infantry set.

Let's have a look at them shall we?

Some figures in fairly relaxed poses, well one isn't actually relaxed, but for him the war is over.



Some action poses.



Sitting poses with support weapons. The brengunner on the right is a Revell figure the other 2 are HäT figures.



The shooting figures and officer




Now 16 foot figures in roughly 20mm scale should be worth about 64 points. So that's a nice start for now. 

Cheers Sander

Nice work Sander! It's great to see some of these venerable plastics get a bit of the spotlight. Some of the poses are typical to early plastics and quite 'unique'. The running chap looks like he's going to pull a hamstring, and what is the fellow in the first image on the far right up to? It looks like he's either shaving or about the top himself (or maybe both?).

I quite like the arid basing you've created for these and those buildings are just brilliant (love the rug over the doorway). 

These lads will give you 64 points - well done Sander!

 

20 comments:

  1. Nice work Sander. Good to see the Aussies in brown boots too!

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    1. Yes, accuracy means a lot to us Antipodeans - excellent work!

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    2. Hang on Ev.... Did not a certain Millsy submit a unit made up purely of officers!

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    3. Yes, but that was in aid of the tale of a foolish Prince's fascination for gold braid. Entirely within the scope of my narrative!
      ; )

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  2. Nice to see these, reminds me of those boxes of soldiers as a kid..

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  3. Great to see some fellow Aussies get some love! Nice figures and the buildings look good too!

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  4. Love these. I remember the 1/32 (?) 8th army we played with. I think those were Airfix. Very nostalgic.

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  5. And now I'm sad I let go my old 1/72 plastics a few moves back. Great work! (I find the quirky poses kind of charming, really.)

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  6. One thing I like about the painting challenge is the amount of soft plastics still in use. Like many it reminds me of my childhood, and now my kidadulthood!(A word not in the dictionary yet, but It should be!)

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  7. Thanks everyone! To answer the question regarding the guy in the first picture on the right: he's actually eating something with a spoon from a tin in his other hand. Wooley beef anyone? For the Ozzies amongst you far more ANZACS (mainly Great War vintage) are on their way...

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  8. Lovely figures Sander, some great poses.

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  9. I have some of these lingering in my house, but they are under the command of my son who has mixed them up with my napoleonic, ancient, dark age, and other troops.
    Great work, they look splendid!

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  10. Lovely to see the old boys out, I like your paint job

    Ian

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  11. Thanks for the kind words everyone.

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  12. Great to see these older plastics painted up so nicely. Nice scenery / photography too.

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