I recognised the Atlantic Roman figure No. 5 but the others?
Fellow Peter Laing collector Ian Dury recently sent me some 15mm Peter Laing Victorian Parade range figures (that had come originally from Tony Adams) and added some spare Airfix AWI figures to add troop strength to my ImagiNations armies. Thanks Ian.
Ian also included a couple of Hong Kong figures “that I might find interesting.”
Clearly marked Hong Kong on the base, so pre-1997 handover?
One (no. 4) looks like a scaled down OOHO version of the Greek Trojan Herald figures of the 1960s? They should be able to join my Airfix Roman figures.
I noticed that the Native American Indian warrior on horseback is a close match for Peter Laing’s slender 15mm figures, so he shall no doubt join them in action one day. He should fit in well once the tail is fixed with some simple drilling and a pin link for the tail.
Peter Laing’s horses are quite distinctive or as Phil Barker described them in his 1970s KTG: Know The Game series Wargaming booklet “Horses sometimes a little strange”. This often helps you pick out Laing figures amongst job lots of old 15mm figures.
The plastic Ancients will join the Airfix and Atlantic figures that have survived from childhood for future repair, painting and gaming.
An interesting web sales site on Etsy and online is The Swagman’s Daughter, a fabulous website by Leonard Holder listing lots of vintage items from old warehouses that she has cleared. https://swagman.myshopify.com
I wasn’t entirely sure what overall size they were but having a variety of scale figures, I was sure they would suit some figures in my collection.
I tried some Airfix WW1 British OO/HO scale figures (20mm) for scale as they seem close enough to the vehicle period.
The Peter Laing 15mm figures seem to match well enough too. I have some WW1 Peter Laing figures to paint and I think that painted up in khaki, these small cars will make effective staff cars and small lorries. They remind me of the Marne taxis of WW1. My chances of finding affordable 15mm original Peter Laing vehicles are pretty slim.
Yesterday’s pound store charming plastic tat today!
Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on Pound Store Plastic Warriors, 28 March 2019.