Latest News!! Loot from E.C.T.S.S. News from Engineer Basevich & Plastic Platoon.

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I have seen on a few different places Engineer Basevich is releasing two more sets to go along with the Revolution series. They will be in different colors again. So far I have seen blue and brown. They are cast in plastic in 1/32 scale. I found some of these pictures and information on the Engineer Basevich website.

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“So, “Engineer Basevich” with special pride presents a set # 30 “Commanders of the White Guard”. The set includes Kappel, Skuro, Drozdovsky and Ataman Semenov. Why are they, you ask, and begin to shower with no less worthy names? I agree! But such is the author’s decision, and although Kappel and Drozdovsky were already represented in my earlier sets on foot, I felt that they were no less worthy to lead your armies and on horses.”

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There is a timeline for a new one for the 31st set of soldiers of the ENGINEER BASEVICH – “Leaders of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921 R.” , and on behalf of the Director, Simon Petliuri, the hetman of the Ukrainian State in 1918, Rotsі Pavel Skoropadsky and Old Man -otaman Nestor Makhn. The fourth iguroyu set є petlyurіvsky colonel Petro Bolbochan. Hai live in Ukraine!

 

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Also around the net for a few weeks now are these new prototypes from Plastic Platoon. These are part of the Defense of Leningrad series. 

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“Plastic Platoon. Master model. Joint attack of 115 rifle division of the Red Army and 4 brigade of the Marine Corps of the KBF. Autumn 1941 Scale 1/32. The figures will be made in rubber-like material.”

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When I was on vacation I got a message about Plastic Platoon’s latest releases. Here is the breakdown with that.

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1. Plastic Platoon. German Paratroopers set 3. Battle of Crete 1941. Soft / rubber material. 1/32 scale

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2. Plastic Platoon. Battle of Crete 1941. Greek Infantry and militia. Soft / rubber material. 1/32 scale

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3. Plastic Platoon. Terrain set – Battle of Crete 1941. Fallschirmjäger drop containers. Broken, radio, supply containers

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Last weekend I attended the East Coast Toy Soldier Show. You can read about that over here, East Coast Toy Soldier 2019 Review.

While I was at the show I picked up a few things. I found some time to take some pictures of them.

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 I found this boxed set of Atlantic Apaches in 1/32 scale for $45.00. Some of these figures were still attached to the sprue.

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I found these Atlantic Roman figures for $60.00. Most are Roman Legionaries. Some were Gladiators or Citizens.

Here are the Roman soldiers. These figures are about 60mm.

Here are the figures for Coliseum. Looks like a Roman Emperor and some Senators too. Also some Gladiators and some poor Christians dealing with a couple of lions. 

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I picked up a few Barzso figures for $3.00 each. Some are characters from the Davy Crockett set.

 

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I picked up about 20 of the Marx 60mm Robin Hood figures for $2.00 a piece in these poses. 

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I picked up 5 of the John Jenkins Anglo Saxons/Danes for $40 a piece from Minutemen Toy Soldiers.

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The John Jenkins figures are really nice and blend very well with other companies like W. Britain, Conte & First Legion.

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I picked up this Schleich Mopane Tree for $10.

Lastly I found this Barzso rock piece from the Roger Rangers playset for $20.

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That is the last show I am going to this year. I might go to a vintage toy show in Allentown if I get a chance. I have updated the Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show which you can see over here, The Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2020

That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

Interview with Igor Basevich of Engineer Basevich.

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In 2010 Engineer Basevich came on the scene. Unlike most of the other Russian toy companies, Engineer Basevich produces figures in the classic plastic like Marx and Airfix of old. Most of there figures are on the same scale as Conte 1/32 figures. Today they are one of the leading toy companies of plastic toy soldiers.

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The sets they produce are historically based. A lot of them are based on the history of Russia. These sets are cast in limited run sets. The last few weeks I have been messaging Igor Basevich with some questions. 

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Here is another interview of a Toy Soldier company owner from Russia. This time it is Igor Basevich of Engineer Basevich.

Igor collects mainly plastic toys soldiers. He is not a fan of resin figures. Rather likes the classic plastic that many of the vintage toy companies used.

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Warhorse Miniatures: Hi Igor. I have been a fan of yours for a while. I would like to thank you for taking your time to answer the questions I presented for you.

Igor Basevich: Hi Mike! Thank you very much for your interest in my soldiers. I am glad that my work does not leave people indifferent. I will try to answer your questions.

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Warhorse Miniatures: My first question is who is Igor Basevich and how did Engineer Basevich come around?

 

Igor Basevich: I am primarily a fan of plastic soldiers, a collector and enthusiast for the promotion of toy battles. No war propaganda. “We are at war on the tables, no more war on earth!!” I was passionate about soldiers when I was 7 years old. First it was the Soviet soldiers of metal and plastic, then East Germany & Poland. With the fall of the “iron curtain”, there were more opportunities and plastic soldiers of Western Europe and the USA were added to the collection

Engineer is my first profession, engineer-technologist of semiconductors. In the 90’s Russia began with the bourgeois revolution and the engineers were not needed. I was forced to go into private business. But the dream of making my own soldiers did not leave me. And then there was such an opportunity, it was necessary to come up with a brand. I combined my profession and passion. So there were Toy Soldiers Engineer Basevich.

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Warhorse Miniatures: I understand that your sets are made in limited amounts. What is the process of production?

 

Igor Basevich: Initially, I do not set myself the task of making this a business. For me it is primarily a hobby. Over the past 20 years, all production links in Russia have been destroyed, the market is saturated with Chinese goods. Specialists in the manufacture of plastic products was not found. I spent almost five years searching and building the structure to make my soldiers. It was necessary to find a sculptor, caster, galvanist and most importantly, the manufacturer of molds. I managed to do it, and now my team consists of real professionals. Limited edition due to financial costs, they are significantly less. As well as the ability to more quickly implement the entire batch and release the next set.

Warhorse Miniatures: I see three main themes with your figures so far. First is 20th Century Russian themed history. The second is medieval themed Russian related history. The last is Ancient Biblical related historical civilizations. Are your future plans to continue with these main themes or do you want to expand into something else?

 

Igor Basevich: First of all, I tried to realize my childhood dreams and historical Hobbies. Civil war in Russia, the Second world and Russian Imperial wars. But Ancient times and the middle Ages have always been in my heart. I hope to continue all these topics, but also to please my colleagues collectors with new unexpected sets. In my personal collection there are all time periods, almost all world brands. Lately, I’ve been really into non-military figures in the Bible . The theme of Christmas and Jesus ‘ life (only plastic).

 

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Warhorse Miniatures: I see you have a love of history. I love history too and have a collection of old history & military related books. Besides the figures do you collect historical objects?

 

Igor Basevich: Yes, I love war books very much. I collect Soviet children’s books on the military theme. I visited a lot of European flea markets and antique shops, and if you come across cheap (!!!) military badges, medals, ammunition, photos and porcelain figurines, that I could afford to buy. Specially I do not buy.

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Warhorse Miniatures: I also see that you are involved with Chintoys. Can you tell us something about this?

 

Igor Basevich: Poor Chintoys, many do not give (it a) rest! 😃😃. My old business partner wanted to invest some money and decided to invest in soldiers. So as he too had toys in his childhood, but not fan(collector). I helped him. But then the sales did not go to well with the first sets. Because it’s a business for him. Then we decided that we would combine our business, and I do marketing and management. Chintoys brand belongs to him. We sometimes also exchange ideas and sculptors for his new sets.

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Warhorse Miniatures: What plans do you have for the future for ChinToys?

 

Igor Basevich: I do not like to talk about my plans in advance, and my partner has a different opinion😀. He has already passed the information about the two sets of Maya and Inca. Work on them is very hard, but it will be just a masterpiece.

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Warhorse Miniatures: As a collector, what are some of your favorite brands to collect?

 

Igor Basevich: Atlantic, Starlux, Marx – old. Conte, TSSD, S.Weston- new.

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Warhorse Miniatures: I see that your have some sets in different colors. Do you ever plan or releasing some of the older sets in different colors?

Igor Basevich: No, the molds of the old sets are lost.

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Warhorse Miniatures: I am sorry to hear about that. Even the Ancient Slavs?

Igor Basevich: Yeah, they just run out of stock and that’s it.

 

Warhorse Miniatures: I would like to thank you again for taking you time answering the questions. Is there anything else that you would like to say?

Igor Basevich: I would like to thank all our fellow collectors for their interest . Join my FB group TOY SOLDIERS ENGINEER BASEVICH. Unfortunately modern politicians try to separate us, let soldiers unite us!!! Thank you for your attention!!

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That ends this blog post. Thank you for reading.

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Toy Soldier Preview ~ Engineer Basevich Early Slavs

Hi again, here are the latest figures from Engineer Basevich. This set is based on Early Slavs / Russian Warriors of the Kievan Rus. There are 12 poses and the details on these figures are excellent. I like the different action poses and some of these figures can be used as other dark age cultures. A lot of Engineer Basevich’s other sets are based on Russian history . They are about 1/30 in scale, and mix well with Conte, and Barzso or other figures that are 1/30 in scale or around 56mm. I am going to use some of these figures as Saxons and now I’m thinking of doing some type of Slavic display one day too. The Dark Ages is one of my favorite periods of history to research and I hope Engineer Basevitch comes out with more figures.

You can find these figures right now on ebay from this seller for $54.90.  New !!! Bassevich Early Slavs / Russian Warriors. Plastic 1/32 toy soldiers.

You see more of Engineer Basevich on FB on this page  TOY SOLDIERS ENGINEER BASEVICH

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