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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP29 May 2016 1:45 p.m. PST

I've spent the weekend unpacking my collection of 54mm toy soldier collection and clearing off bookshelves so that I can display the figures. Click on the link to my blog for more pictures and the back story.

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Lt Col Pedant29 May 2016 2:17 p.m. PST

Wonderfull stuff. The dismembered limbs are a little distressing, however.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2016 4:12 p.m. PST

Thanks for sharing.

Yesthatphil29 May 2016 4:29 p.m. PST

thumbs up!

A breath of fresh air …

Phil

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2016 11:06 p.m. PST

Nice ! thumbs up

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2016 7:20 p.m. PST

Very nice.

Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2016 10:21 p.m. PST

Those Dervish look like the first editions of Trophy Miniatures. I used to have quite a collection of them but eventually sold them off on eBay for a nice profit. They are very collectable nowadays as they are out of production.I must say that I regret selling them now and wish I still had them to set up and display as you have done.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jun 2016 1:34 p.m. PST

Yes, the Dervish are early Trophy figures and the Seaforth Highlanders are from the Under Two Flags range ( made by the same sculptor as Troohy).

I'm glad that I kept mine as they are darned hard to find these days.

Henry Martini26 Jun 2016 8:10 p.m. PST

Have you ever considered modifying the Mahdists so they're more historically accurate, DAF?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Jun 2016 4:17 a.m. PST

Have you considered that they are just toy soldiers? Have you considered that it is just a game? Have you considered keeping your negative comments to yourself?

Probably not.

Henry Martini27 Jun 2016 7:08 p.m. PST

Actually, the question was posed out of genuine curiosity. From the intensely defensive character of your response I'd surmise that they may be more than merely 'just toy soldiers' to you.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2016 2:57 p.m. PST

If I owned such a wonderful collection, I wouldn't touch them either. I think part of the charm of classic toy soldiers is their simplified and occasionally inaccurate casting or paint job. I'm happy to leave the "button counting" to the 28mm and 15mm collectors.

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