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Tassie Wargamer09 Jul 2016 3:13 a.m. PST

For those that may be interested I have posted a link to my blog post about my first batch of 40mm home cast toy soldiers. The post also features some Tasmanian military history.


https://wargamespavilion.wordpress.com


Cheers,

TW

MacrossMartin Inactive Member09 Jul 2016 4:00 a.m. PST

Splendid work, TW! I wasn't aware of the 40mm moulds, that was a great find.

I've been building my toy soldier forces from Dorset Soldiers castings, (54's) although I recently got some Prince August moulds, so I'm going to see what they come out like.

I converted some Adelaide Lancers from Dorset's repro's of Britains' Japanese Cavalry, with appropriate heads and other changes –

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I love my collection so far, but if I was doing it again, I think I'd go 40mm.

Keep it up! Love to see what else you add to your colonial forces.

Tassie Wargamer09 Jul 2016 4:16 a.m. PST

Thank you MacrossMartin. Your own Adelaide Lancer looks very splendid, shiny and dapper. I was very happy when I discovered that there is a wide range of 40mm moulds and that 40mm toy soldiers take up no more space than 28mm figures.

Cheers,

TW

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2016 4:34 a.m. PST

TW, those look great. were the moulds new or did you find them in a second hand store. I would like to get some to mix with my Spencer Smith figures.

Thanks
Dan

Tassie Wargamer09 Jul 2016 6:41 a.m. PST

Fusilier Dan I bought most of my moulds second hand on German Ebay but some are available new from Berliner Zinnfiguren.

Cheers,

TW

Lee Brilleaux Fezian09 Jul 2016 6:56 a.m. PST

Fantastic stuff!

And you cunningly used Prussians as British uniforms, because in toy style the helmets aren't too far apart. Brilliant!

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