Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The Eagle has Landed



Revell plastic 26mm: Les Higgins(2) 22mm: Strelets plastic 24mm: MiniFig S range 25mm.

My parcel from America arrived today. 580 finest vintage 20m figures.

This may be a relief to those who feel that I have been treading water lately. Writing a blog about creating an army is always going to be problematic without the Army.

The figures are delightful, slim, elegant and beautifully sculpted. Made of a high tin content so after 40 years and two journeys across the pond only about a dozen bayonets missing.

The first question to answer is what could I mix them with. Probably not much. Plastics have got bigger since the early Airfix sets. The Great Northern War sets are by Zvesda at 25mm and Strelets at 24 and the Strelets are far too chunky. (But as an aside note how well they mix in with the arly minifig S range figures. A real bonus when it comes to playing a game without a lifetimes collecting first.)

So it is quite a relief to note that the present owners of the range have added some much needed varieties especially in the cavalry.

The bases are about 15mm across, but not exactly circular so they will need a little extra space when we come to working out bases.

But for now it is quite enough to sort them into piles of different poses and then line them upon the table and just stare at them.

5 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Congratulations John! Glad the "men" have arrived safely and that you are enjoying them. They sound fantastic.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Jubilo said...

Dear Sir ,
Your blog is superb ! Soldier on , what ?
cordially ,
David Corbett

Steve said...

...is there a finer sound than the plonk of a parcel of figures on the front door mat???! Congratulations...!

Bluebear Jeff said...

John,

Some more pictures, please, once you get them lined up for us to see.


-- Jeff
http://saxe-bearstein.blogspot.com/

Jubilo said...

Quit playing with your soldiers ; dog ; post blogs.
Cordially,
David Corbett