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MilEFEX303001 Feb 2024 4:53 p.m. PST

Hi, a box full of my wasted youth I had donated to some kids years ago got handed back to me yesterday. I always had regretted giving it away because it had, besides some horribly painted and constructed 1/72 kits, had some good stuff in it including these. I had gotten them at Canberra's Trash n Treasure flea market in the early to mid '90s, my only metal figures and I had no idea how to paint them (as you can see). I think I went back to ESCI plastics pretty quickly and always thought the figures were cool, but didn't fit with the rest of my legions so set them aside.

Anyway it's strange because I just started getting into WW2 again with some AB purchases at CanCon on the weekend. I like these old metal guys a lot still, the poses and proportions are possibly more appealing to me than AB and the detail is very good. They have the code GEM then a number on the bases. Would anyone here know who the manufacturer was and if they're still in business? I'd like to get more to mix in with AB.

Oh because I'm a new member I have a 3 day wait before I can reply so apologies if anyone offers suggestions and I can't thank them for a few days.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2024 11:12 p.m. PST

Dixon ?


scroll down to GEM34 until GEM48. I think you have a few there that match some of the poses.

BillyNM01 Feb 2024 11:43 p.m. PST

Good spot korsun0!

MilEFEX303002 Feb 2024 7:21 a.m. PST

Wait time not applied?!

Thank you so much Korsun0! That is exactly what the figures are! Never would have figured out they were by the company named Dixon! And still available!?

However their range is pretty limited…the figures I have are mostly part of the SS range and I pretty much have all of them already, not really interested in duplicating poses….

Looking at Adler now. Want a real mix of Germans in the OPFOR for my ragtag and exhausted US platoon planned to operate in a NUTS! solo campaign, circa early '45 (including Segal, Marvin and Gazzara)

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2024 8:07 a.m. PST

Simon's Soldiers are in Australia:


Excellent customer service as well.

MilEFEX303002 Feb 2024 8:37 a.m. PST

Simon's Soldiers. Interesting..thanks again man.!

MilEFEX303002 Feb 2024 6:57 p.m. PST

Hmm, Simon's Soldiers don't stock Dixon on closer inspection. Their 20mm stuff doesn't look as good to me imo but there is one pack I'll def get for my Ben Gazzara figure! Will need a jeep cap head swap though..


Simo Hayha07 Feb 2024 11:21 p.m. PST

check out leon adlers 20mm if you would like to mix with AB. Im sorry to hear that you don't like simons soldiers.

MilEFEX303014 Feb 2024 5:40 a.m. PST

Thanks Simo. I just put in an order with Adler yesterday. From pictures I think Adler will be a better mix with AB/Dixon.

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