The Latest News! July 6th 2019 ~ Prikaz Toy Soldiers update, Hudson & Allen Studio Scenic Bases, TSSD Plains Indians & more.

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Here is the next update a day earlier than planned. I wanted to put everything in one blog post for Sunday. But due to a my new work schedule for the summer I will be unable to. So I posted yesterday and today. I will be posting less for the summer as I will be too busy with my job and some projects that I am working on. In today’s post I have some hobby news & updates.

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The Prikaz Toy Soldier catalog page has been updated. It now shows all the sets that Alexey has for sale. I will keep updating this page as more sets and information become available. You can check out the page through this link Prikaz Toy Soldiers.

 

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Next we have some news about Hudson & Allen Studio. They are owned by W. Britain.

“We are now offering a selection of different scenic bases for toy soldier displays. These are 12” X 12” squares of grass and soil on 1/4” thick MDF panels. All five types are designed to be used together in various combinations and are durable and realistic. These easy to use scenic bases are compatible with all major manufacturers figures and vehicles. The overhead pictures shows the basic types now available with a slight space shown between as an illustration, country road, field, edge of meadow, meadow and field with short bushes. The second photo shows two bases in front of our WWII backdrop along with a couple of W. Britain German Fallschirmjagers (paratroopers) for scale reference. These bases are available direct only and will be listed on our website today.” W. Britain Toy Soldier & Model Figure Company ~

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These new square scenic bases will bring your displays come to life. The cost is $42.00. I will get a few in the near future.

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They also are selling these nice Bushes. You can see more of their products at https://www.wbritain.com/product-store/hudson–allen-studio.

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Yesterday we took a look at the TSSD Plains Indian set that is now restocked by MicShaun’s Closet. I want to share a few more pictures of some of my figures that I have. Here are some unfinished TSSD Plain Indians that I was painting. I hope to finish these later this year.

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TSSD Plains Indians hunting a Barzso Bison.

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MicShaun’s is now selling four TSSD sets of Plains Indians and one special character figure set. You can order from their website over here at https://micshaunscloset.com/.

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Here are a couple of paintings by James Ayers. I think they look great. They also make a great reference when painting. You can check out more his works of art at http://www.jamesayers.com/.

Here is a stop motion video down by Conrod Jowett using toy soldiers.

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That is it about the hobby news and updates. Last week we were looking at the Mars Japanese figures. The new Paratroopers are based on the 1/72 plastic figures they make. It made me think about the Matchbox WWII Japanese Infantry set that I picked up in a hobby store sometime in the 1990’s. The set is 1/76 in scale. The set had 49 figures in 19 poses. I wished they would have also made this set in 1/32 scale. It would have been a nice set. Here are some pictures of the 19 poses in this set below.

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Thank you for reading. I hope to make another post in a couple of weeks.

 

Latest News!! 02/23/2019. Vintage Plastic Airfix Italians & More. Hobby News ~ Warhansa, Publius & Runecraft.

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Greetings everyone. A few weeks ago I received in the mail a package of mainly Airfix figures. I paid $20 for the lot. They had advertised Vintage plastic toy soldiers, Germans, British and others on eBay. They are mostly World War II plastic figures. When I looked at the pictures I noticed that the Germans where mostly Airfix Italian Infantry. These figures are 1/32 in scale.

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I went through the box and divided the figures into about 10 different groups.

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Most of the figures were Airfix but some where from other brands.

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Timpo & Airfix 8th Army figures.

One of the bigger groups was of Airfix British 8th Army.

The next group was of Airfix Afrika Korp figures.

The next group was Airfix British Commandos.

The next group was Airifx British Infanty.

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The next group of figures was Airfix German Infantry.

The next group was of some Airfix Gurkhas. 

The next group was Japanese Infantry. It looks like all the poses are here.

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Besides the World War II Airfix figures there was some Modern Germans and some British.

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There was 24 Italian Infantry inside the box.

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There are 7 poses in the Airfix Italian set.

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I have been looking for some more Airfix Italians for a while. I think this set was one of the last World War II 1/32 scaled figure sets that Airfix made.

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Here are some Vintage Western figures that I picked up. I think they are a mixture of Crescent and Cherilea figures.

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I purchased this used Ultimate Soldier 1/32 Japanese Zero for $25.00. It is missing a couple of pieces I think. I want to add this to a diorama that I plan on making later this year.

I received this W. Britain Collector’s Club Viking figure about 2 months ago. The last picture has a Conte Viking figure that I painted.

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Rodion Makheav sent me some preview pictures of Warhansa sets. I also found a few more. Most of these sets should be available in by the end of March.

I think these figures are about Conan the Barbarian. Conan was one of my favorite comics to read growing up.

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These looks like another Conan inspired set.

This figure appears to be of Lenin.

This figure is of Harald Hardrada the King of Norway form 1046 to 1066. He is part of the 1066 Saga for the Throne of Britain. Harald lived a very interesting and adventurous life. He met his end at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

Here are the World War II Russian Infantry again. 

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Here are some figures from Runecraft Miniatures. I think they are part of Publius. They make some interesting figures in 1/32 scale. I don’t know when these will be available to USA customers.

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You can find the Publius Saxons again on eBay. This time they are in blue. 

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The picture above is a preview of post that I will be doing in the near future. That is it for now.

Thank you for reading.

W. Britain ~ Wrath of the Northmen ~ Fall 2017

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With the Chicago Toy Soldier Show coming soon, I have been thinking what new things I will try to pick up later this year. At the Chicago show most of the Toy Soldier companies preview or release their new items. One thing that I know for sure is that I will get some of W. Britain “Wrath of the Northmen” figures. The figures in this line seem to get better with each new one released. I was able to get the limited edition figures, they are awesome to say the least. Here are a few pictures of them, 62126 – “Brimir” Viking Attacker – Academy Games Exclusive and 62127 – “Werian” Saxon Defender – Academy Games Exclusive. I took them with a Barzso Cottage.

 

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Here is Saxon leader that is one of their Collector Club figures.

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Here are some figures that are out now or will be out soon.

Saxon Archer #1 Arrow Nocked (Recene) 62123 W. Britain

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Saxon Archer #2 Arrow Loosed (Osfirth) 62128 W. Britain

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Saxon Archer #3 Arrow Loosed (Scotend) 62129 W. Britain

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Here are some new figures that I hope will be out by the end of the year or early next year.

 

Saxon Shield Wall Defender (Seaver) 62124 W. Britain

Viking with Raven Banner (Arnlaug) 62131 W. Britain

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Viking Advancing Blowing Horn (Arnljot) 62132 W. Britain

Viking Attacking with Sword and Axe (Brandr) 62133 W. Britain

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That is it for now, the next few weeks should be exciting. I will be at the East Coast Toy Soldier Show in October and will do an article on that.

Toy Soldier Preview ~ W. Britain Wrath of The Northmen Summer 2017

Greetings everyone, it is almost summer time and soon W. Britain will be releasing new figures. Right now I am only collecting figures from the “Wrath of the Northmen” line of figures. I wish I could add some of the other lines to my collection, but due my budget I can only stick to one at this time. Anyway, I would like to share some information that I have gathered through different sources about the new figures that will be released soon. I can’t wait to add these figures to my collection and to see what else is going to come in the range down the line. Their figures keep getting better with each new batch released. So far the Saxons are my favorite, but it these new Vikings are making it harder to choose. W. Britain Wrath of the Northmen

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50073C – Wrath of the Northmen – Acwellen, Saxon Warlord. 2017 W. Britain Collectors Club Figure. This figure is available now, if your a club member.

 

62123 – “Recene” Saxon Archer No.1 Arrow Nocked, 62128 – “Osfirth” Saxon Archer No.2 Arrow Loosed, and 62129 – “Scotend” Saxon Archor No.3 Arrow Loosed, 62130 – “Kenway” Saxon Advancing with Sword. These figures should be available over the next few months.

 

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62126 – “Brimir” Viking Attacker – Academy Games Exclusive and 62127 – “Werian” Saxon Defender – Academy Games Exclusive. You can buy these figures when you pre-order 878 Vikings – Invasions of England from Academy Games.

 

These two figures are so nice, that I ordered the 878 Vikings board game just to get them.

 

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This picture of a Viking holding the Raven Banner just came out today on their facebook page, it is supposed to be available in the summer too.

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I am curious to see if any scenic pieces will be released this year for this theme. I would like to see some new cottages and maybe some villagers. Well that is a wrap for now, I am gathering some more things for the next installment for my monthly report.

WTF? New finds, The Workshop, News on Barzso, Publius, and W. Britain for May 2017

Hi everyone, this month I am starting something new and hope to do this every month. It’s my WTF, lol. This new feature will focus on any news, new things I found or updates on projects that I am working on. 

The Find

Here are some of the things I found on eBay and a few different places that I went to like garage sales, flea markets, thrift stores, and some antique stores.

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I also collect old sheet music, mainly the military themed sheet music. Here is an old E.T. Paull piece that I got for $5.

Here is some metal painted medieval figures that I got on ebay for about $50. I think they are from Russia. They are painted really nice and go well with my Conte and W. Britain medieval figures.

Here are some Britain Robin Hood figures that I picked up for about $15.

Here is a lot of old toy soldiers that I got for about $10, most of it broken parts or figures that are missing something. 

 

The Workshop

 

From The Workshop, here are some things that I am working on. I had some time off and started painting again, some Conte and Publius figures. I am going to send most of the summer painting figures and not picking up too many things. Also I am going to start crafting some new items, I just got to think of what I want to make for both the miniatures and Playmobil. I still have a cottage to finish, some vikings ships that need to be customized for the miniatures and Playmobil. Ugh……..

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I trying a new way to paint my figures, so far so good. I primed the figures black, and then started the flesh areas. Next the uniforms or clothing. I always try something different to see if I can do better with my painting. I hope to have this guys finish by the end of June. I am working with 4 base colors for the clothing with this batch. I am trying new ways to speed up the process, so far I spent a couple hours painting these over different days.

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Here is some news this month about the hobby. What is going on with Barzso?? I noticed this other day on the Barzso website.

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There have been rumors about Barzso Playsets shutting down the past couple of years. I still hope they stay around, in some form. It’s a sad day, we shall see….

 

Here are some new figures from Publius, they go for around $99 for 12 figures. “The Battle of Kulikovo 1380 ” (Russian Knights vs. Golden Horde) 1\32 scale. They are really nice, but I will skip this batch. It is just to much money, and it is not a die hard piece that I need. 

 

 

Here are some of the latest figures from the Wrath of the Northmen series from W. Britain. I will be getting these figures for my collection. I have most of the Saxons and some of the Vikings from this series. I will stick to this line of paint metal figures. For the price and the way they look, they are my favorite. One day I will do a post on this series.

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Well that is it for now, I wrap it up with this picture of a shieldwall. One day I will make a custom figure or more likely some type of Franken-figure of different parts of figures to make a new one.

In other news, I will have a few pictures of Replicants Saxons and there new Comanches. Plus some pictures of some old Atlantic figures that I had picked up lately.

And whatever I find in my basement, lol. The other day I started re-organizing my “stuff”, I am going through things and trying to make some room for new shelves so I have everything organized. I started finding things that I forgot I had or every purchased, lol. Some things I will get rid of, since I had to start downsizing a little. Anyway, I am starting to babble. Be well, and thanks for reading.

William Britain Collectors Club

Well I hope everybody is doing well so far for 2017. I have been under the weather for most of it, but am feeling better now. I just got my 2016 Winter Catalog from W. Britain, plus the 2016 Winter Collectors Club magazine(The Standard). They used one of my pictures for an article is this issue of the Standard. It was from the East Coast Toy Soldier show, that I did an article on and took some pictures. Looking for to the next show later in October. I am also looking forward to getting some of the new exclusive figures of 2017, especially 50073C Acwellen the Saxon Warlord. So if you interested in joining the club and seeing the other exclusive figures follow the link here W. Britain Collectors Club.

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Toy Soldier Preview ~ W. Britain Saxon Archers

Greetings again my friends, Thanks for stopping by. As the holidays approach us, I am taking a break from working on most of my projects. I am re-organizing my storage space and display area, and I shall start working on my projects next year. Right now I am going to pick up a few things here and there and plan for the future. Anyway, I have an update on some of the latest W. Britain Saxon figures today. Here are some of the Saxon archers that should be out in December. I can’t wait until next year to see what they have planned for the medieval range. 

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