Pound Store Soldier Sailors

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These are pirated pound store copies of 1980s Matchbox figures.

Other people’s or children’s paint jobs are always interesting.

These are ‘sailor type paint’ ¬†inspired Matchbox figure ¬†distorted copies of Eighth Army Scottish and British Army WW2 troops.

The gloss paint gives that toy soldier look to these 54mm figures.

Worth finishing the paint work on these figures off.

Posted by Mr MIN, Man of TIN, September 2016.

Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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