During a supermarket stroll past the film and DVD tie-in sections, I spotted amongst the superhero, space and fantasy figures this interesting 40mm-ish metal figure of Jacob Kowalski from Fantastic Beasts. Interesting movie, well worth seeing, sequel due soon.
Perfect figure for a civilian, a spiv, a spy or escaped POW?
This Kowalski civilian figure put put me in mind of some of the stylish 1940 photos and game scenarios set up by Allan Tidmarsh on his various blogs.
Kowalski works well with an affordable joblot of painted, based and play-bashed Irregular Miniatures 42mm metal Tommies. I bought these to accompany a future pound store Home Guard / Operation Sealion 1940 invasion game, bulked out by plastic pound store China clone Germans. Attractive Irregular Miniatures German Paratroops but £2 each. http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/42mmRanges/42mmWorldWar2.htm#British
How would he match my 42mm-ish pound store figures?
Although the Jacob Kowalski figure was not in a pound store (cost £1.97), this and the trashed Yesteryear Ford Model T (£4 junk shop / market stall) were offset by finding two pots of lolly sticks for 10p each (garden centre sale). These usually retail in pound and craft stores at £1 to £1.99.
A saving of almost £4 on lolly sticks, which are useful building materials and lolly sticks to attach figures for handling during painting. Two useful plastic storage pots too!
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN on Pound Store Plastic Warriors, 2 September 2018.
They are attractive figures, what I call semi-round or semi-flat and slender in stature compared to my 40mm semiround Prince August Holger Eriksonn mould Cowboys and Indians.
Compared to other 40 to 42 mm figures in my collection, they appear slender but the Schildkrot figures are an attractive but historically limited figure range. Fine for Little Wars or Imagi-Nations type troops.
In my next blog post I will show my cheap plastic pound store 42mm figures compared to my few 42mm Irregular Miniatures metal figures.
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN on his Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, 19 September 2018.