In this post I am going to compare different figure conversions from the same few Poundland 36mm pound store plastic figures, available for £1 for 100 (now 80).
Above are 19th Century / Victorian style Colonial infantry variations converted from a modern infantryman.
These Boer / Confederate type figure conversions are made from some of the odder Poundland figures.
A heliographer figure is made from a modern machine gunner.
This marching figure has many possible uses from desert warriors, to Colonials and Boers or Confederates.
These figures have been shown on a previous blogpost during conversion, including the bush or slouch hat using a label reinforcer.
Next to come – little green men!
Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on Pound Store Plastic Warriors, 28 January 2018.
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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