The Latest News!!! 07-19-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Review ~ 1/32 Terror Set By Chelovechek. Columbus, Ohio Toy Show Update!!!

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Yesterday I received the No.4 Terror set by Chelovechek. The set is based on Franklin’s Lost Expedition during 1845 to 1847.

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There are 6 figures included in this set. They are made out a rubbery type of resin. They are 1/32 in scale. I chose the blue color for this set. They also come in a dark gray and I think a brown color. The paper print of Captain Franklin was a nice touch.

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Here is the Captain with his looking glass.

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Sailor with pick.

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Marine with rifle. Looks like he is getting ammo to load the rifle.

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Sailor with lantern.

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I think here is another Marine with an ice pick.

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Another Marine or Sailor shooting a carbine.

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A Conte & Barzso figure added to the mix.

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I like this set very much. A couple years ago I watch the TV series called the “Terror”. Like the toy soldier set it was based on the story of Franklin’s Lost Expedition. The British Navy ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror got stuck in the ice while exploring Canadian Artic. You can read more about this over here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin%27s_lost_expedition.

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I like the poses in the set. I wish that there were more though. Maybe they will do another set one day. For now I will add some Conte Alamo figures and some others that I think I can convert to fit the era. They are nicely sculpted and are a unique subject. I would like to make a small display one day. If you are interest in this set you can contact Ivan at evanspud@mail.ru

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“Mike, A location for the Columbus, Ohio show on October 18th has been secured. It will be held at The Point at Otterbein University just North of Columbus. This is a huge multi-use center with excellent space for a show!!!”

The Columbus Show

October 18, 2020

Show times: 10am to 3pm
Admission $5

The Point at Otterbein University

60 Collegeview Road,

Westerville, OH 43081

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But you before can go to the Columbus Toy Show you have to head to the Tippecanoe & Toy Soldiers 2 show in September!!!!

 

Featuring the best toy soldier dealers of the Midwest and from around the country, covering metal and plastic, dimestores, playsets, individual figures, and more!

New production and Old!

 

When:
Sunday, September 06, 2020 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, September 04 – Saturday,September 05.

 

Where:
Courtyard by Marriott
Conference Center
150 Fairington Ave.
Lafayette, IN 47905

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SALE

Check my page to see what toys I available for sale over at, Toys for Sale.

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That is it for now. Thank You for reading.

 

 

 

 

The Latest News!!! 04-29-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Review LOD/Barzso Resin Woodland Indians! Vintage Finds & Some News.

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Greetings everyone. May is almost here already. I was busy with work last week and now I am back in the bunker this week. The new norm is traveling to work, home and the supermarket. Hopefully things will start to return back to normal in a few weeks.

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Last week they announced in state of Pennsylvania that you had to wear a mask in public places. I am not getting used to wearing one.

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I have been adding more toy soldier sets to the new page that I am selling toys from. You can see what I have for sale over at this page, Toys for Sale. I now have the LOD/Barzso Woodland Indians in stock!!!

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Back are some of the Woodland Indian sets. The Barzso Woodland Indians sets are some of the best sculpted Indian figures every made. The new sets are cast in new colors and in the better resin. Here is the LOD/Barszo Cherokee Indian set.

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Here are the LOD/Barzso Shawnee Indian Set. These figures first appeared in the Bradock’s Defeat Playset.

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Here is the Barzso Magua character figure leading some Huron Indians.

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Here is a Barzso Shawnee Indian fighting an P&P Products Plains Indian.

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Here are the LOD/Barzso Huron Indian set. These figures are some of the earliest Barzso figures ever made. I think these figures first appeared with the Last of the Mohicans Playset.

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The Finds

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Last week I found these Atlantic Western figures on eBay. They are part of the Atlantic Set 1214 “Outlaws & Sheriffs Far West Story”. 

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“Your toilet paper or your life”

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Here is a Atlantic Cowboy and a Cherilea Mounted Indian.

I have been looking off and on for these Atlantic Western figures. There are still a few figures that I still need to complete this set. I found some pictures on the internet that shows the complete set with box. Take a look below.

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Hopefully one day I will find the complete set or at least the missing figures that I need. The box says 1/32 in scale. They are about 60mm in size.

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Here is a Bandit that was shot and now is dragged away by his horse.

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“The Hangman”

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The Midwest Toy Soldier Show was rescheduled for June 7th. They are keeping their fingers crossed that they don’t have to cancel the show. I can’t make it this year. I will not be able to take any time off from my job. I hope to attend the show next year. 

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That is it for now. Don’t forget to check out the new page for toy soldiers for sale, Toys for Sale. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!!! 04-16-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Review LOD/Barzso Resin Pirates!!

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Ahoy, Me Hearties! In this post I am doing a review of the LOD/Barzso Pirates. Avast Ye!!

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Back are Barzso’s Classic Pirates. These figures are some of the best pirates ever sculpted. They bring Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island Pirates to life. Set #1 has 8 figures in 8 different poses. Below we will see each pose.

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Three Sheets to the Wind?? Dead Drunk, Dead or Drunk….

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Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Throwing a chest off a ship or on someone’s head.

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Fighting with a cutlass and pistol.

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Kneeling Shooting a Blunderbuss.

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Swing a Cutlass two handed over his head.

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Standing shooting a Blunderbuss.

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Attacking with Cutlass.

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Classic pose of a pirate marching forward.

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Blimey! Here is another set. Pirate Set #2. 8 figures in 8 different poses. No Scallywags here. This set is action filled too. 

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Fighting with a Boarding Axe & has a knife in his mouth.

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Looks like this guy just got shot. Has a Gully(knife) and a Pistol.

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Here is a Seadog fighting with a Cutlass and Belaying pin.

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Lookout!!

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Kneeling firing Musket.

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Interesting pose. Pirate with lead line checking the Fathom.

Depth was measured using a tool called a lead line.
This was simply a hemp rope with a heavy piece of lead tied
to one end. A mark was made on the rope every six feet,
which is equal to one fathom. A crew member would throw
the lead line overboard, counting the marks on the line as it
sank to the bottom. By multiplying the number of marks by
six, the sailor could figure out how deep the water was at
that spot. If a sailor counted eleven marks, for example, that
meant that the depth of the water equaled sixty six feet (11 x
6 = 66 feet). ~ Navigation: Depth and Speed ~

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Standing firing Musket.

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The Scourge of the 7 Seas!! This guy is armed to the Teeth!! He has two pistols, an knife in his mouth and a Cutlass on his side. This is one of my favorite poses.

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When Barzso first made these figures I was amazed. Not only because of the sculpting but because of the resin used. The resin was real smooth. Almost like plastic. It had a nice feel and look. Ron based the Pirates on Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The poses are an instant classic.

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The new color is perfect for these Pirates. Plus the resin is better. It is still smooth and not brittle. You would still have to be careful and not drop these though. They still can break. But I think these are stronger. 

Here is a page that has a collection of the Pirate Lingo, https://www.piratevoyages.com/pirate-lingo/.

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SALE

If you like the new LOD/Barzso Pirates I have some sets available for sale. Plus some other sets too. You can check that out be clicking on this link, Toys for Sale.

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That is it for now. Thanks for reading.

The Latest News!! 04-05-2020 ~ Toy Solder Review ~ Italeri Gladiators ~ Previews from Mars! Plus some Hobby News!!

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I hope everyone is doing well. I bet a lot of you are getting stir crazy in your home or stressed out if you are working. Today I have another short post. The first part is a review of a old plastic set from Italeri.

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I picked this set up a few months ago. I am planning on using these figures with my Playmobil Coliseum set in a display one day. The scale says 1/32 but they are more like 1/35 in scale. There are sixteen figures in this set. Eight different poses of two each. There are six Gladiators and two animals. Made out of tan plastic. Like a model they had to be broken off the spruce.

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The first group of Gladiators appear to be posing ready to set some type of contest.

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Here we have a Lion & a Bear.

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The next group of Gladiators are of action poses.

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The set is sculpted well. Nicely detailed. The poses are good too. I do have a few complaints. It feels like the set is incomplete. Even the box art is different from the figures included. Most of the poses don’t connect with each other. They should have made the poses interact with each other better. There should be two standing poses instead of three. If there was another action pose it would have felt more complete.

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Here is the hobby clipper that I used to remove the figures from the spruce. It makes so much easier to remove the plastic parts.

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Here is a preview the new Mars WWII Russian Infantry set. They look nice. The grey set will be sold in limited numbers. I hope to get a set of each once the virus clears up.

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Here another Mars set. Viet Cong Heavy Weapons team. The gray figures are prototypes. All the sets are 1/32 in scale. 

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I should have some more time off after next week. Hopefully I don’t get sick while I am at work. I will be updating my site when I have more free time.

SALE

Don’t forget to keep checking out my new page I added, Toys for Sale. Each month I will be adding more items. I hope to sell mainly at the toy shows in the future.

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Also you should check out some the Toy Soldier website. Most are still out during the Virus shut down. Armies in Plastic is one of them. Check them out at https://www.armiesinplastic.com/

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Classic Toy Soldiers is another Toy Soldier company having some specials. You can see more at their page over here https://www.classictoysoldiers.com/.

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Check out My Favorite Links page and visit all the other links. Take Care for now. Be Safe. Thank you for reading.

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The Latest News!! 03-28-2020 * Toy Soldier Review ~ Runecraft & Publius Vikings. Midwest Toy Soldier Show Update!!

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I hope every one is doing well. Most of you are getting cabin fever about now. I bet every one is tired of watching the news too. I put together a short post about some Runecraft & Publius Vikings.

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The figures of Publius and Runecraft are very detailed. They are mini sculptures. You can find these being sold on eBay by a couple of different sellers. They can be found cast in a hard resin, a soft rubbery type resin and in metal. They are 1/32 scale or about 57mm. You can see more figures at https://www.publius.ru/.

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Show Update: The Midwest Toy Soldier Show has been rescheduled for June 07, 2020. You can contact the hotel for your room reservations. If things change, you’ll be able to get the info here and on our Facebook page.

 

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With every thing going on my plans for my set of Anglo Saxons has been pushed back. I probably will have everything ready in the Fall. I will have a post about the Saxons in a couple of months. I will have a few posts over the next week about different things. Thanks again for reading.

The Latest News!! 03-21-2020 * Toy Soldier Review ~ Warhansa 100 Years War English Knights. Midwest Toy Soldier Show postponed.

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I hope everyone is doing well in these troubled times. If you have not heard yet the Midwest Toy Soldier Show is postponed. You can read more on their website, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/.

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In my last post I reviewed a few sets from Warhansa. Today I will review the last set I received. I think it is the best one that they sent me. Maybe their best set to date. It depicts English Knights from the 100 Years War. Five figures in all. The scale is 1/32. They are made out of a rubbery resin. They look like Men at Arms for the most part. Maybe one knight. The Archer is my favorite of the set. The detail is really nice. You can see more from Warhansa over here, https://warhansa.com/.

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Warhansa figures sets are really improving. The main issue I had with some of their past sets was the over sized weapons. This set does not have that issue. Here are some comparisons with figures from Conte and Dulcop. 

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That concludes the review. I might have another post up tomorrow. If not then sometime next week. Take Care & be safe. Thank you for reading.

 

 

The Latest News!! 03-16-2020 * Warhansa Toy Soldier Review, Star Wars Command & Corona Virus.

In the last week things have started to get crazy with the Corona Virus. As of right now the Midwest Toy Soldier Show is still on. But I don’t think I will be able to make it. I live over 12 hours away. They are starting to advise the closing of public stores and restaurants now. Plus the CDC is advising to keep gatherings of less than 50 people. So things don’t look to good.

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I found these a few months ago for about $15. I used to see these in Target years ago, but never purchased any. At this price I had to pick them up. They look pretty cool to me. 

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I received a few Warhansa sets from Yury to do a review. I found some time today to take some pictures of 3 different sets. You can check out more sets at the their website over here, https://warhansa.com/.

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Here is a set of WWII Russian Infantry. They are made of plastic in 1/32 scale. They are flats. I like the details. They look pretty cool. The plastic feels like the Barzso resin.

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Here are a set of Skeletons. When I first saw these online I was not really interested in them. But seeing them first hand I really like them. The weapon scale on the Warhansa figures have really improved lately. The scale is the bigger 1/32. Probably about 56mm to 57mm. They are made out of a rubbery resin.

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Here is the last set of figures that I am going to show today. This is a set of Gladiators. It includes three gladiators and one lion. This set is really nice. The details are good. The scale of the weapons good. I also like the color. It reminds me of the Atlantic Gladiators. They are made of a rubbery resin.

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I took some pictures of the Warhansa Gladiator figures next to some Atlantic Gladiator figures. They look good when mixed together.

 

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This virus is very frustrating to everyone. I hope it will be over in a few weeks. But it is what it is. In my next post I have another Warhansa set to review. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

Toy Soldier Review ~ Mars German Don Cossack (WWII)

During World War II, the Don Cossacks mustered the largest single concentration of Cossacks within the German Army, the XVth SS Cossack Cavalry Corps. A great part of the Cossacks were former Russian citizens who elected to fight not so much for Germany as against the Soviet Union. The XVth SS Cossack Cavalry Corps included the 1st Cossack Division and the 2nd Cossack Division.

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Mars just released a set of Don Cossack soldiers that served in the German Army during World War II. I recently picked up a set from Kent Sprecher. Here is the link for Kent on eBay, 32023 Mars 1/32 WWII Don Cossacks (German Allies) toy soldiers 15 in 8 poses. You get 15 figures in 8 different poses in 1/32 scale.

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Let’s start the review. I was very happy to get this set. Mars hit a home run in my opinion. I was surprised to find out that the scale of this set about the same scale as the Conte Germans. Now my German forces finally have some Axis Allies in the same scale. They also look nice when compared to Marx Germans too. Even the Plastic Platoon figures are about the same scale. The only flaw that stands out to me is the flash that cuts down most of the figures faces. 

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The scale is one of the major drawbacks to most of the other Mars sets. Previous Mars World War II sets really didn’t compare that well with most sets. Unless you were a big collector of MPC figures then you were out of luck. Most collectors will pick a scale that they like to collect. You have 1/35 scale which is what most “Models” are. Then the classic scale of 54mm or the original 1/32 scale which most Marx figures are. Then the “Big” 1/32 scale which came along with Conte & TSSD figures. My favorite is the Conte Scale. 

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As I was writing my review a few days ago I was sent some pictures of the new Mars WW II German Elite Infantry in Winter Dress. These figures look really nice. I hope that these new figures are also a little bigger than the previous sets. Kent should have them in stock in a few weeks.

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The East Coast Toy Soldier Show is this Sunday. I will be there and will have a review of the show most likely on Monday. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

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Interview with Ivan Kostenko from ЧЕЛОВЕЧЕК or “Little Man”, Plus Review of the Ancient Aryans & The 2019 East Coast Toy Soldier Show.

 

Earlier this year I read on Stad’s Stuff about the Russian company called ЧЕЛОВЕЧЕК or “Little Man”. They released a limited edition set of Tlingit Natives. In September they released two more sets of figures. This time the subject of the miniatures was Ancient Aryans. The figures are historical based. They are 1/32 in scale and cast in a hard type of rubbery resin.

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I had ordered the two sets of the Ancient Aryans. I have been communicating with the owner of “Little Man” recently about his products and then setup an interview with him. 

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Warhorse Miniatures: Hi Ivan. Thank you for taking your time to answer some questions. Here is my first question. Can you tell the readers something about yourself and your Company Little Man?

 

Ivan: My name is Ivan. I am 30 years old. Since childhood I really love soldiers and enjoy history and ethnography. I really like to study the life of various tribes of the planet. A year ago, I took the first step towards creating a workshop “Little Man”. The goal of my project is through the contemplation of “Little Men”, through the game, to convey as much as possible the originality and colorfulness of historical cultures and ethnic groups born in the process of forming a single human race. In my project, I acted as the creator of the idea, historian and sculptor. It is very important for me to create exotic tribes that are little known to the world, in order to encourage people to study the history of the planet and take a wider look at humanity. I also focus on creating figures of ordinary residents, artisans.

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Warhorse Miniatures: The first set that Man released was Tlingit Natives. Why did you start here?

 

Ivan: The Tlingits were my first set because their culture shocked me when I visited the Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg.  It houses the richest collection of their artifacts. These are the most dissimilar Indians to those that we are used to seeing in pop culture. In addition, the history of the Tlingit people is closely related to the history of the colonization of the Russian Empire by Alaska.

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Warhorse Miniatures: I recently received the Ancient Aryans sets that I purchased. I am really impressed with the amount of details, subject matter and the choice of poses. Can you tell us about these sets?

 

Ivan: The second set I dedicated to the tribes of central Eurasia – the ancient Aryans. In Russia there is an unusual archaeological monument called Arkaim. It is also called “Russian Stonehenge”. This is a fortified settlement which was built by the Aryans 4 thousand years ago. I was very inspired by this layer of history and for six months I studied all the possible information in order to maximally convey the real face of this people. I was a pioneer in the reconstruction of men’s suits and I had to consult and approve sketches from leading archaeologists in this area. In my sets I depicted the first chariot in the history of mankind, the first wild horses (tarpans) used for riding, the ancient breed of shepherd dogs (tobet), the early cults of fire worshipers. The ancient Aryans made a great contribution to the history of ancient Persia, India and the Scythian world.

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Warhorse Miniatures: What are you plans for the future?

 

Ivan: In the future, I will pay attention to each continent in turn and not focus on one topic. The tribes will be different, ranging from the Stone Age to the century of great geographical discoveries. The next set will be dedicated to the people of Asia, but more specific information will remain secret until the release of the set.

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Warhorse Miniatures: I have some collectors message me about how they can purchase your sets. What is the best way?

 

Ivan: You can order a set by contacting me on the official page, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100035023535786. Two boxes of Arias will cost $124($62 each). Mail goes out at $23.

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Warhorse Miniatures: The sculpting is really nice. Besides the sculpting do you also do the casting?

 

Ivan: Thanks for the rating. With the second set of Aryans, I personally began to master the art of casting.

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Warhorse Miniatures: I think you told me that you will have more of the Ancient Aryans sets available soon. Is that correct and when?

 

Ivan: I pour on pre-order. From the moment of ordering, the kit is sent in about two weeks to its customer. First I accept the pre-order, after about two weeks I inform you about the readiness of the set and we agree on the purchase.

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Warhorse Miniatures: Also are there plans to recast the Tlingit Natives again?

 

Ivan: The Tlingit – War set will be reissued, but so far I can’t say when. A set of Tlingit-Potlach will also be created, in which all the figures will be dedicated to the peaceful life of the tribe (fishermen, woodcarvers, dancers, etc.).

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Warhorse Miniatures: Is there anything else you would like to say to the readers?

 

Ivan: I recommend that all readers study the history of our humanity, because by studying history we become more tolerant of each other. After all, we all have one roots and one future in the universe.

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That concludes the interview. Now we will start my review of the Ancient Aryans by ЧЕЛОВЕЧЕК or “Little Man”. There are two boxed sets that complete this collection. Ivan was kind enough to give us a description of the figures in these sets.

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In the first box is a Chariot. They used a hard type of liquid plastic/resin to make the Chariot and the idols.

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Leader. Armed with a bow with bone plates, a bronze arrow, a stone mace as a symbol of power, bone lamellar armor.

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Chariot driver. In the hands of a scourge, a wicker shield is covered in finished leather. There is a bronze ax on the belt. Each miniatures has the “Little Man” stamp on the bottom of the base.

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Two tarpans with bear skins pull the chariot.

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Potter. A woman with a pot raises her hands to the sun. Jewelry: Front bronze pendant, mantlet, bronze spiral bracelets and a ring.

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Caster. An ancient metallurgist pouring bronze into a mold.

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A small idol made of stone.

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Weaver. Woman weaving a cloth on a primitive loom. From the jewelry: nakosnik, spiral bronze bracelets, ring, temporal rings.

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A carpenter. There is a leather flask on the belt. In the hands of bronze adzes and logs. Dressed in leather pants stitched veins. There are two bear fangs on the neck.

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Priest. In the hands of a bone spatula and a bull horn with the hallucinogen Soma. Woolen cape and belt as a symbol of status. Behind the belt is a bone rod in the form of a horse’s head. There is a felt cap on his head.

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Hunter. Felt hat, leather bracelet, bow with bone overlays, quiver with a wolf tail, a bronze dagger.

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Warrior. A hide hat, leather armor, a bronze ax with a striker, a wicker shield covered with hide, a reinforced bow, a quiver, a bronze dagger.

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A tall wooden idol.

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Also a shepherd dog of the Tobet breed.

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Shepherd. A young man playing on a shepherd’s horn. In the hand is a bronze spear and a wicker shield. On the shoulders of the skin of a bull. There is a bronze dagger on the belt. There is a leather hat on his head.

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I was really surprised with the amount of detail that these miniatures have. Plus the mixture of craftsmen and warriors. The subject is unique. I also like the poses selected too. These are more like a collectible than toy soldiers because of the price and limited amount of sets being cast. The scale of these figures is advertised as 1/32 scale, but they really are 1/30 in scale. 

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I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. Next Sunday is the 37th Annual East Coast Toy Soldier Show. I will attend this show and have a review most likely on Monday. Here is their website, http://eastcoasttoysoldiershow.com/.

The 37th Annual East Coast Toy Soldier Show will be held Sunday, November 3’rd 2019 at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s 40,000 sq. ft. Rothman Center, 100 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, NJ 07601

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That is it for now. Thank you for reading. See you next weekend.

Toy Soldier Review ~ Biplant Gauls & Rus Warriors.

It has been about a month since my last post. I have been busy with work and was away on vacation. While I was away I did find a few things. I will talk about that in a future post. Today I just wanted to do a quick review of 2 sets that I purchased from the company called Biplant. The sets are of Gauls and Rus Warriors. I did a preview of these sets in a past post, Latest News!! 09-13-2019 ~ Previews of some new releases from Engineer Basevich & Biplant. I purchased these on ebay for $6.50 a set. The first set I will review is of the Gauls.

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Here is the set of Gauls. I am very pleased with these set. The poses are nice and so is the sculpting. When I first read about these figures I thought that they would be about 65mm. They are closer to 54mm. They are a little smaller than the Conte Medieval figures. The material that is used is like the Conte figures too, but a little softer. I am planning to use some of these figures as Saxons or Vikings.

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These figures blend very well with the Conte Medieval figures. I am planning on trimming some of the weapons and helmets.

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The next set is of Rus Warriors. Again I am very happy with these figures too. Yesterday I watched the trailer to the “Vikings” tv show. The Rus finally arrive. Perfect timing to start a Rus collection of figures. Some of the these figures can be used as Vikings & Saxons or even a Norman.

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The figures are a welcome addition to my collection. Some of the poses will stand out in a display. I am planning on purchasing a few more sets of these soon.

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That is it for now. My next post will be about some of the things I found on my trip. Thank you for reading.

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