Ahh, the classic hoarder!
Love it! A man after my own heart.
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
Love these. I also couldn’t afford them when I was kid.
Look for them all the time at boot sales for the boy, but there really kinda for me. Have managed to pick up most of the 1/32 airfix ones. Its another whole area of collecting if you go for it.
Back then my airfix ones were killed with a marble, these days they are murdered with nerf guns, boy loves it.
Here are some we have and a ruined French farm house we made from a shoe box.
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
Hi, we was to poor to own the single soldiers, sorry to say but had to steal a couple from Woolworths until I got caught and banned from the store. We only had the cheap plastic mould type figures. This posting really takes me back.
I had a couple of the German ones (stick grenade guy and the MG ammo case guy) plus also a Japanese officer with sword. I'd totally forgotten about them until now, thanks Danger!
No worries guys. I never had these as a kid. I had the plastic ones. But i
knew of these and wanted some. Wasn't until i was in my early 30s till
i got some. Been told they are collectable. Anyway, my son will get to play with
these when he is old enough. 20-30.
I'm pretty sure I still have my 3 boxed up in my storage container back in OZ. I remember for the Japanese officer I painted him using my model paints, made a small plinth using paddle-pop sticks, got some thick moss (to represent marshy terrain) and then painted his boots to look muddy. Was quite effective as i recall except I had to keep watering the moss to stop it going brown which eventually caused the paddle-pop sticks to rot. Still, not a bad effort for a 12 year old.