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PostSubject: Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc   Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 08, 2017 3:13 pm

Post up any toy soldiers you may have! Stuff like Britains, Airfix, Atlantic, Timpo, etc.



I had lots of toy soldiers as a kid which all got traded away or lost as I became older.
I recently picked up these three Britains Deetails, stamped 1974.

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The soldiers below are really tiny, about 10cm, and have been hand painted.

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The following are also around 10cm and are from late 70s / early 80s and more than likely Airfix as I remember the same moulds used for the bigger soldiers.

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Here are a few toy soldier ads from my site too:

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PostSubject: Re: Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc   Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 08, 2017 3:52 pm

Great stuff Artoo cheers

I've pieced together a nice collection of Britains Deetail over the years:
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Super Deetail Paratroopers & S.A.S. are awesome examples of over-moulding technology:

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R.N.L.I inshore life boat:
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Britains/Herald Khaki clad infantry and, painted by my own fair hand, Air-fix accessories:
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Speaking of Air-fix, HO/OO Pontoon Bridge Assault set:
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Timpo time Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc   Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 08, 2017 4:25 pm

Air-fix 1/32 & HO/OO U.S. Paratroopers:
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PostSubject: Re: Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc   Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 08, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi T'shot, thanks for adding those great pics cheers  Brings back such good memories of either owning some of those or gazing at them in wonder in the toy shops. I had many of the German infantry you show including the two-man grenade launcher, but no vehicles. Good to see those again.

It was funny too seeing those plastic trees... especially the one with a half gate attached. I remember now having loads of those that I'd line up to hide snipers behind cheers  

Nice paint job on the battle damaged building, I had something very similar to that. Also had a set called Beach Head Assault with disc-firing pill boxes I seem to recall, along with soldiers and vehicles on a giant playmat.

edit: Brilliant to see the Timpo cowboys and indians too cheers Had lots of those. Didn't know they made other ranges like the military. Now I want to start collecting all these too Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
Great photos as always cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc   Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 08, 2017 10:59 pm

These are pictures from a mate's collection :

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Thanks for sharing the pics AJ. That's some collection cyclops

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:Drool: Aussiejames those are beautiful Smile

Artoo that's what I love about vintage toy collecting, you see something you've probably not thought about for years and suddenly the memories just come flooding back Very Happy

Here's my contribution to the Space men section:
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Aliens: Colonial Marines
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Technically Die-cast, but they did come with toy soldiers.. Matchbox Battle Kings:
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A Tamiya 1:35 scale model which, for fun, I painted in metallic green Battlekings style:
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Finally an example of the truly superb Briatins Swoppets:
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A set of Airfix model soldiers I made over the festive period:
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very cool guys , I had tons of toy soldiers when I was a kid , sadly I don't anymore . I remember my favorite set was called the guns of navarone . man I loved that thing oh well
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Stargard Flight Buggy:
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Thanks to its modular construction this fantastic machine could be constructed:
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The robot companion:
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I've always imagined this guy as being like V.I.N.cent (from Disney's The Black Hole movie)


The cleverly designed way of attaching a standing figure:
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Hi guys,
Some recent additions to my toy soldier collection
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Great updates and once more quality photos Cool

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Your house must be like a museum. Sections for each line and dioramas. Very neat to see all of the different things you have.

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Tshot, those are really cool Britains German soldiers! Loving this thread Smile

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Love seeing all that Britains Space stuff really takes me back, my friend used to them when we were kids and I loved going round his and playing with them.
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I know the Indians have removable/swappable pieces, these soldiers look like they are solid molded together. Do they have swappable parts at all?

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@trappedtexan wrote:
I know the Indians have removable/swappable pieces, these soldiers look like they are solid molded together. Do they have swappable parts at all?

Hi there,
those Germans don't. They're part of Britains "Deetail" range, all of which are plastic & have diecast metal stands. The cowboys & Indians were produced by a different company, TIMPO, who adopted to the swoppets style of construction in a big way.

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This 1979 French ad is a food promo for wild west figures given away with Floraline pasta.
Are these figures Timpo? I think I can match the bank robber with a similar figure in the pic AJ posted.

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Hi Artoo,

It's always hard to say from artist illustrations, the poses certainly look very Timpo like.


More from Britains:
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Wow, the detail in the paint to show shading and variation on these is incredible. Especially considering these were little cheap plastic toys for kids.

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Another recent addition, these freshly constructed Airfix British Infantry lads: Toy soldiers, cowboys, indians, space men etc 36349629202_0e4f391d19_c
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@Thundershot wrote:
Another recent addition, these freshly constructed Airfix British Infantry lads

What parts need to be constructed on these? Are they seperate from their bases or maybe their guns? They look neat for sure.

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