Army Red Infantry – riflemen, grenadiers and machine gun troops.
These figures came in packs of pound store 50-54mm figures but are slightly smaller, about 42mm.
They are painted in Acrylic Gloss toy soldier style with simple Twopenny or Tupenny Bases to add some weight.
This in itself is close in size to the wonderfully retro Irregular Miniatures Deutschland Homage range designed by Andy Partridge. I shall have to buy a character figure or two to compare them. http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/42mmRanges/42mmDeutscheHomage.htm
These are the finished figures which appeared by accident as Shadow Warriors, shown in a recent blogpost: https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/shadow-warriors-of-the-pound-store/
These 42mm figures were figures from packets of Combat Mission 80 pound store plastic warriors from the seaside stores, although I have had some of these rifleman figures painted up in since about 2006/7. They are often found mixed in with 50 to 54mm pirate or clone copies of WW2 figures.
They have a lovely Bordurian / Syldavian feel to them, straight outta Tintin, By the Whiskers of Kurvi-Tasch! https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/tintin-and-imagi-nations-games/
The White Stuff
I noticed on someone’s blog feed recently a useful Youtube video from Tabletop Minions on “How to Photograph Your Minis”
a top tip from Uncle Atom of Tabletop Minions https://tabletopminions.org/tmx/
This featured a very useful photography tip about using a sheet of white paper taped to a box to give a smooth curve in a good natural light source. This seemed to work well enough.
I also photographed the figures en masse against a felt background, seen at the top of this blogpost.
All these larger ‘Toy Soldier’ figures are raring to go for a 42mm (slightly smaller than normal) version of H.G. Wells’ (slightly) Littler (than normal) Little Wars.
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, on Pound Store Public Warriors 10 November 2017.