In between duelling and forest skirmishes, I have spent my spare time over the last few days stocktaking, sorting through cupboards and restowing groups of scattered figures into ‘like’ themed boxes.
The Lucky Products plastic 30mm Revolutionary War flats reminded me I had other flat figures and moulds stowed away.
I know that many of you including Alan Tradgardland Gruber have been unearthing hidden and forgotten treasures like these German marines or sailors
Although I do not yet have a copy of that particular sailor home cast mould, I recognised these sailor figures from the attractive flats or semi flats page in The Collectors All Colour Guide to Toy Soldiers by Andrew Rose (1985), widely available second hand.
These homecast figures are often known as Schneider moulds. Here is the Schneider S and arrow logo, together with the mould number 69.
Size comparisons between Britain’s 54mm,40mm + Schneider figures & Lucky Products plastic flat
These semi flat figures are depending how you measure your figures between 45 to 50mm tall or two inches?
I quite frequently check these pages as people send me emails through my blog comments asking for help about figures they have dug up, found in their family collections that need repairs or need IDing. I don’t do repairs for others but am often happy to help ID these figures where I can.
Richard Camp’s Homecast ID site seems to have disappeared from the links at Hugh Walters Small Scale World but there is always the Facebook Homecasting group.
or the British section International Flat Figure collecting and painting Society
Who will my semiflat homecast Redcoats fight?
Why Close Wars contenders “soldiers versus natives” in the homecast form of Settlers versus Indians mould no. 56, of course.
Previously on Man of TIN blog, homecast Schneider moulds
Schneider Settlers & Indians, mould number 56, this time back into the melting pot …
and an unusual zinnfiguren poem by early victim of the Nazis Joachim Ringelnatz
Blogposted by Mark (Thin Semi flat ) Man of TIN, 2/ 3 June 2020
B.P.S. Blog Post Script
Here is a slightly odd photograph in response to Colin Torres’ request about front end shots of these Schneider semiflat figures, which I interpret hopefully rightly as wanting to see how rounded or thin these semi flats are.