lead soldiers

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by soren1941, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    Hello Chaps,

    I've seen the 'Plastic Soldier Review' which is really good, is there anything on the same lines for lead soldiers?

    My interest is only really upto 54 mm

    Many thanks in advance
     
  2. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    hello Soren

    William Britains http://www.wbritain.com/home.cfm
    still do a good range of metal figures (not lead now) and have a collectors club which you get a free figure each year.

    John Tunstill's World of Model Soldiers, lead toy model soldiers figures britains wargames postcards prints military militaria medals

    dorsetsoldiers.com

    British Model Soldier Society Links - Manufacturers and Retailers

    however if you can get a copy of
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    they advertise many companys that produce all types of figures plastic/white metal/lead plus numerous reviews from the advertised companies.
    if you cant get hold of it over there,I will get next months copy and post any relevant info on here for you.
     
  4. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    thank you, I remember a John Tunstill's near the IWN London, is it the same place, he used have some great ww2 & WW1 helmets in there
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Yes Soren same company looks like they are now in Umbria,Italy
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Soren,

    Check out this shops website.

    They have a great catalogue, which I saw in a local magazine shop, but the web site costs you nothing:)

    Welcome to BERLINER ZINNFIGUREN

    Regards
    Tom
     
  8. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    Thank you Tom,

    Some nice pieces there & I suppose easier to order from here in Ieper
     
  9. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

  10. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  12. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    strewth these are pretty exciting, I wonder if they are posted in plain wrapping paper, if so I'll get some!
    Willkommen den BERLINER ZINNFIGUREN

    Before you go all agog with those, do remember they are called 'flats' for some reason. I'm not sure they are what you really are looking for.

    You can see more here: The British Flat Figure Society
     
  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Before you go all agog with those, do remember they are called 'flats' for some reason. I'm not sure they are what you really are looking for.

    You can see more here: The British Flat Figure Society

    Za

    I am a member of the British Flat Earth Society having sailed over the edge many times.
     
  14. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    I have to add that the expression 'flat figure' does not describe my stomach...
     
  15. arnhem44mad

    arnhem44mad Member

  16. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Hey mate, I prefer to paint my own figures, I didn't ask another guy to make my children for me.
     
  17. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    I used to paint for John Tunstill back in the 70's. I painted 10's of 1000's of 25mm figures (I remember French Imperial Guard full Bands were popular). After painting and converting my own Airfix Napoleonic Armies doing these Minifigs on a production line basis was a dead easy. I ended up doing work for him under 2 identities because he later replied to one of my adds in Military Modeller and he started buying the same standard of painting for 50% more than I was getting in my original incarnation!
     
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  18. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    You lousy cheat :D
     

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