Sad news about the passing of the “plastic army man” game and simple sandpit rules champion Thor Shiel in the USA, passed on by Hugh Walter at the excellent Small Scale World website:
I have been reading Thor Sheil’s various websites for several years, inspired by his simple backyard or sandpit rules using whatever you have to hand. He had “no brand name snobbery” as Ed Berg succinctly puts it. I also liked Thor’s simple enthusiasm for enjoying whatever plastic toy soldiers you have.
An interesting obituary tribute by Ed Berg and a glimpse of the man behind these Sandpit Rules http://thortrains.blogspot.com
Worth reading and enjoying these many websites and webpages now as sadly websites like Milihistriot and Thor’s Army Men Homepage have a tendency to vanish when the author or host passes away.
Here is my pound store plastic victory parade for Thor from this Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog:
and a suitable Valhalla?
Reading about his interest in Viking ancestry and culture, as a man called Thor should have, reminded me of one of the Stan Lee RIP fan tributes featured on YouTube (from our last post), so here is the Beecher Arts Valhalla graphic tribute for Stan Lee and superhero Thor that might hopefully apply to Thor Sheil?
RIP Thor Sheil
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, Pound Store Plastic Warrior blog, 21 November 2018.