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Do you know what's in your collection?

Posted by efb on 01 Feb 2008, 00:14

I've been on a kind of a vacation this week. For a couple of years I've been selling software, long periods of time spent in the office here at home calling people, punctuated by days of traveling all over creation and two trips a month to the Co. headquaters (right through Vicksburg)...NO MORE! I've taken another job and I'll be in an actual office on Monday. It will cut down my 'hoing around here but, I'll make up for it at night.

"What does this have to do with the soldiers man?" I hear you asking. I'm sure Benno's saying to himself, "I've got to move another thread for this clown."

Well, I've taken this time to get all my soldier related crap together...and, there's a lot of it, alot more than I remembered. The first task has been to seperate the 1/72 figures that I'm keeping from the ones that'll probably end up on ebay or traded.

At some point along the line I bought at least two boxes each of Esci French Line, Esci Grenadiers, Italeri (old) French line, Esci Austrian/Prussians, and a box of Russian Grenadiers (Italeri and Esci), a Napoleonic Wagon set (Italeri), a box of French Guard Artillery, French Command set, Revell British Artillery, Revell French Grenadier Guards, HaT middle Guards, and a box of HaT French Cavalry...they're in Shakos.

I've got enough Napoleonics out there to refight Leipzig. I don't know what I was thinking...just buying to be buying I reckon. There are also a couple hundred Civil War figures (all Confederates as far as I'm concerned). A couple of boxes of Esci Russian Inf/Art. for the Crimea and one box of British "hussars" for the period.

The real prize for me are the Revell figures. I've got a box of WWI Germans and French. A box of SYW Hussars and Austrian Infantry, the French Gren. Gaurds and British Artillery. Most of those I got at a small hobby shop in Schwetzingen Germany when I was stationed outside of Heidelberg...too bad I didn't buy more.

Anyway, I've been taking pictures as I've gone along and I'll post them shortly. I've found some of the first figures I ever painted...and just a bunch of crazy stuff like old catalouges and magazines. Nevermind the metal figures. I haven't even started on those yet.

Anybody else been suprised at some of the stuff they've accumulated?
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Posted by Adam on 01 Feb 2008, 01:07

A box of SYW Hussars
- :cussing: Bastard!

I'm a neat freak- I know exactly what I have and where it is. I always get carried away buying more than I will ever need in some weird fear of never finding it again.

Congrats on the job change, more time at home is always good- after all thats what you do it for right?
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Posted by klausH on 01 Feb 2008, 08:58

To buy more you actually need is a general illness in our hobby :roll:
At the moment I am thinking about to buy the Cesar fantasy figures :spank:

I am moving, too, in March. Wonder what I will found in the cellar :scratch:

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Posted by efb on 04 Feb 2008, 03:00

Below are some artifacts I uncovered....some of the first 1/72s I painted, after a few years of painting metal figs.

A conversion using Revell Guard Grenadiers. They've taken a beating over the years, obviously.
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A Prussian Musketeer (I think) made fromt the ESCI set. The britches were made from masking tape...if I remember correctly.
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My first sculpting job. This was just a couple of years ago. It's a turco from the Crimea. It's painted in a toy-soldier style. It's my ultimate goal to come up with some 20mm toy soldier types that have the grace of the old hollow Britains.
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And lastly, we have the ever helpful Squeaky. He has been supervising the reorganization project.
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Posted by Benno on 04 Feb 2008, 03:13

Those are some very interesting conversions.

Hopefully you like your new job. We're going to miss you... :( :crybaby:
Haha ;-) :laughing:

Good luck tomorrow!
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Posted by Adam on 04 Feb 2008, 09:47

I like those revell conversions- the great coat is ace
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Posted by rpardo on 04 Feb 2008, 16:44

Very good conversions?.... I love your cat! :love:
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Posted by efb on 13 Feb 2008, 03:58

rpardo wrote:I love your cat! :love:


That's my buddy.

He had a rough time last week. He's been in a real power struggle over the backyard with this other big Tom. I had to take him to the vet...he'd been gashed under the eye and he had a golfball size lump on the side of his face. We got it cleared it up and he's back at it.

He's little but the Vet said he must be a scrapper because the loser usually ends up with gashes in his backside.
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Posted by efb on 13 Feb 2008, 04:07

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Here's where I've ended up. I a little room off the carport.

This is where I used to be...and where I'm typing from now.
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Me and the missus bought this place a couple of years ago. The whole thing had been remodled...except, of course, for my new digs.

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Oh well, the views dropped off but, at least, I can SMOKE out there.

Here's my table...
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...notice that there are almost as many lighters laying around as figures.

I'm not really complaining about moving it all out there. For one, like I said, I can smoke out there :-D . Secondly I'm having to make room for Mrsefb in "my" office because her's will soon be nursery. We've got a youngin' coming so...I don't mind. She made fun of me the whole time I was getting things organized. She said I was "nesting" :roll: .

Whatever :P .
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Posted by Adam on 13 Feb 2008, 11:41

Nesting- genius! Congrats again sir! :thumbup:
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Posted by Benno on 13 Feb 2008, 11:47

Congratulations with your young one. ;-)
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Posted by rpardo on 13 Feb 2008, 21:32

...ditto!
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Posted by Siegfried on 13 Feb 2008, 22:01

what more to add than already said? Congratulations, you :cowboy: ;)

Cheers,

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Posted by efb on 10 Jul 2008, 15:41

I got kicked out of my "studio" last Friday....by a kitten.

I don't know what happened exactly, this little joker burnt a couple of his paws. The Vet says it happens a lot this time of year...black asphalt can be scorching. I'm afraid he probably jumped up on the grill after I was done cooking.

He's recovering nicely...due mainly to the twice a day soaking and medication he get's on the kitchen island.

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(That's JC holding him...obviously, we're getting very close.)

Anyway, part of the recovery process involved isolating him so he could rest...that meant turning my "studio" into a hospital room. By Saturday night I figured he could use a little company so, I put his two lunatic brothers in there with him over night....the result was HAVOC! I walked in on 'em Sunday morning to find one of my Uniform Reference Books buried in the litter box...SAY WHAT?

He's back in the yard now and I should move all stuff back out there but...I don't know, I just can't be bothered right now.

PS If anybody is looking for the Osprey book on the German Army in the First World War, I've got a great deal for you.
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Posted by Peter on 10 Jul 2008, 20:31

Poor cat! Give him (or she) a big hugh from me!

Greetings Peter
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Posted by efb on 10 Jul 2008, 23:44

I just fed him and gave him some lovin'...he's in good shape.

Just to be clear, his feet are black in the picture because they're wet. He burnt the bottom...the pads...of his front left paw and back right paw.

I was looking at the picture again and thought, good grief it looks like his feet are charred. It hasn't been pleasant for him but he ain't in that bad shape.
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 13 Jul 2008, 11:52

I decided to categorize my collection this weekend, but I ran out of time about 70% through. 2500 figures so far so I'm guessing about 3000 in total, and of those about 500 or so are painted. Hmm, I use a 5c piece as a base for most of my figures, so that means I need another $125 of bases. This is not good as they stopped issuing the NZ 5c piece two years ago.

Here's the full list of what I've got, although some of them are very few in number and most of the WW II one's I'm planning on selling. Fav periods would have to be Modern and Medieval

Accurate 7206 - Hundred Years War English Men-At-Arms
Accurate 7207 - Hundred Years War Knights Of France
Airfix 01703 - WW II British Infantry
Airfix 01705 - WW II German Infantry
Airfix 01706 - Civilians
Airfix 01707 - Cowboys
Airfix 01709 - 8th Army
Airfix 01711 - Afrika Korps
Airfix 01716 - U.S. Marines
Airfix 01717 - Russian Infantry
Airfix 01718 - Japanese Infantry
Airfix 01727 - WWI British Infantry
Airfix 01728 - WWI French Infantry
Airfix 01729 - WWI American Infantry
Airfix 01732 - Commandos
Airfix 01741 - Astronauts
Airfix 01744 - Waterloo French Infantry
Airfix 01747 - WW II R.A.F. Personnel
Airfix 01748 - WW II U.S.A.F. Personnel
Airfix 01750 - WW II Australian Infantry
Airfix 01751 - WW II US Paratroops
Airfix 01752 - WW II German Mountain Troops
Airfix 01753 - WW II German Paratroops
Airfix 01754 - WWII Gurkhas
Airfix 01759 - NATO Infantry
Airfix 01761 - SAS … only kidding
Atlantic 1515 - Roman Legion
Caesar H001 - SAS
Caesar H003 - Japanese Samurai with Ninja
Caesar H004 - Ch'in Dynasty Army
Caesar H030 - Modern US Army
Caesar H031 - Modern Urban Resisters
Caesar F101 - Dwarves
Caesar F102 - Elves
Caesar F103 - Undead
Caesar F104 - Adventurers
Caesar F105 - Goblins
Caesar F106 - Orc Warriors
Esci 207 - British 8th Army Soldiers
Esci 210 - British Commandos
Esci 224 - Roman Legion
Esci 225 - Barbarian Warriors
Esci 228 - U.S. Elite Forces
Esci 229 - North Vietnamese Soldiers and Vietcong
Esci 239 - Modern U.S. Soldiers
Esci 240 - Modern Russian Paratroopers Spetsnaz
Esci 241 - NATO Troops
Esci 242 - Warsaw Pact Troops
Esci 243 - NATO Pilots and Ground Crew
IMEX 532 - North Korean KPA
Italeri 6009 - The Knights
Italeri 6010 - Saracen Warriors
Italeri 6020 - Mongols
Italeri 6021 - Roman Infantry
Italeri 6022 - Gaul Warriors
Italeri 6023 - Russian Knights
Italeri 6026 - French Knights and Foot Soldiers
Italeri 6027 - English Knights and Archers
Matchbox P5001 - British Infantry
Matchbox P5002 - American Infantry
Matchbox P5003 - German Infantry
Matchbox P5004 - Afrika Corps
Matchbox P5005 - British 8th Army
Matchbox P5006 - British Commandos
Matchbox P5007 - Japanese Infantry
Matchbox P5008 - ANZAC Infantry
Matchbox P5009 - NATO Paratroopers
MiniArt 72011 - German Knights
Orion 72002 - Chechen Rebels
Orion 72003 - Modern Russian Federals
Pegasus 7401 - U.S.M.C. in Vietnam
RedBox 72005 - Japanese Warrior Monks
RedBox 72006 - Ashigaru (Archers and Arquebusiers)
RedBox 72011 - Ninja
Revell 02511 - WW II German Armoured Infantry
Revell 02517 - WW II U.S. Paratroopers
Revell 02518 - Modern German Armoured Infantry
Revell 02519 - Modern British Infantry
Revell 02520 - Modern US Infantry
Revell 02521 - Modern German Paratroops
Revell 02522 - German Crisis Reaction Forces (KRK)
Revell 02524 - German Commando Special Forces (KSK)
Revell 02550 - Normans
Revell 02553 - Celts (Gauls)
Revell 02569 - Aztecs
Zvezda 8017 - Samurai Army - Infantry
Zvezda 8025 - Samurai Warriors - Cavalry
Zvezda 8029 - Samurai Army Headquarters
Zvezda 8044 - English Knights of the 100 Years War
Zvezda 8046 - Vikings
Zvezda 8048 - Swedish Infantry
Zvezda 8060 - English Infantry of the 100 Years War
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Posted by rpardo on 13 Jul 2008, 19:31

Wow... I don't know neither the figures nor the number of boxes I have in my "collection"... Sometimes I buy twice the same set :boink:
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Posted by shc on 12 Sep 2008, 21:20

First of all hello to all members of the forum. I'm totally new to figure painting. Looking at masterpieces posted on this forum, I'm really amazed. I bought a Revell's KSK figures and I've noticed Grumpy Kiwi has it in his collection. I painted few figures but there are much details I'd like to put attention to. My figures are too simple. I'd like to see the pictures of your ksk figures to get an idea on how to paint details like gun holsters, vests but in that way that they dont stand out too much, to keep it as real as possible. Thanks.
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Posted by Peter on 14 Sep 2008, 20:02

Welcome shc. Maybe a suggestion, look first in the forum index by painting. If you don't find there what you are looking for, open a new topic with your question. I'm sure you get faster help that way.

Don't forget to put the result on the forum in a brand new topic ;-) !

Greetings Peter
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