Sunday, 11 October 2015

Birmingham Toy Soldier Show 2015 - part 1

This morning I visited this pleasant event.  The journey both there and back was trouble free though the major roadworks in central Birmingham prompted me to take an alternative route on the way home.

Anyway, "enough of this" I hear you cry "what rubbish did you buy?"
This Union stretcher team was bought from a chap whose entire stock seemed to be medical parties.  They are rather nicely painted metal 54mm figures of unknown make.
 My continuing quest for Starlux figures produced this apparently random collection.  With my existing figures the French paras will nearly give me a battalion, while the stretcher bearers will mostly be bodged into gunners.
 A pair of Lone Star DUKWs was an unexpected find.  At roughly 1/50 scale they will fit in with my Cold War forces.
And finally - this 1/32ish SPAD will join my Funny Little Wars air forces.

More still to come - but it doesn't get any better!

12 comments:

A.W. KITCHEN said...

Good purchases there !, Tony

Conrad Kinch said...

Nice collection there Tim.

Tim Gow said...

A W Kitchen
And none of it expensive!

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
Well you know how short I am of 54mm figures.....

Stephen Beat said...

Awwww....I can remember buying the French Paras when I was younger while on holiday in Belgium! They were my favourite toy soldiers and were my 'elite' unit among the rest of my rather drab Airfix plastic soldiers!

I'm sure my ones were painted with French Lizard camo though. Hmmm.

Nice haul though Mr. G!

Pete. said...

The biplane looks lovely Tim.

Cheers,

Pete.

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Good haul! I note that your DUKWs are in a row.

Al said...

Loot!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
No doubt you'll be seeing more of these hommes when I get the battalion into action. The camo is a result of the moulding process which appears to use a blend of different coloured plastic.

Tim Gow said...

Pete
Its one of the very basic Testors kits, like the Fokker DVII and Camel (seen here: http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/start-me-up-finished.html). The lump of blue masking tape on the tail is a temporary feature...

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
OK - I asked for that!

Tim Gow said...

Al
A more random assortment you'd struggle to find.