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My growing Swiss Guard halberdiers collection

Posted by Santi Pérez on 01 Nov 2020, 21:08

We all know that here in the forum there are some members well known by their specialization on some particular subjects (for example, Wiking with his flying machines, Konrad with his Romans, Dad's Army with his Asterix figures, etc.). :-D

I suppose that I could be known by my specialization on the Swiss Vatican Guard. :lol:

It's true that I have several different halberdier figures from it in my collection, though not all of them are strictly model figures. :tongue:

Here they are:

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From left to right:

1.- Caesar Miniatures 1/72:

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=22759&p=260393&hilit=Swiss+Guards%2C+Pope+and+Cardinals#p260393

2.- Souvenir figure around 40mm high from unknown manufacturer:

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=23441&p=256842&hilit=Swiss+Guard+cartoon+figure#p256842

3.- Art Girona 54mm:

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=21809&p=238568&hilit=54mm+Swiss+Guard+Halberdier#p238568

4.- Playmobil figure from unknown manufacturer.

5.- Lego minifigure from United Bricks (self-customized with morion helmet, gorget and white hands).

I hope you like them. ;-)

Best regards.

Santi.
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Posted by Peter on 01 Nov 2020, 21:28

Great collection Santi! I like them all! :thumbup:

I miss the Revell one ;-)

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Posted by MABO on 02 Nov 2020, 07:35

The Revell one might be the next project after finishing the dio, you are actually working on, Santi!
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Posted by sberry on 02 Nov 2020, 08:52

A wonderful collection!
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Posted by Egbert on 02 Nov 2020, 11:06

sberry wrote:A wonderful collection!


I can only agree with sberry and the the other ones... :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 02 Nov 2020, 11:19

I also agree!
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Posted by OwenChpw on 06 Nov 2020, 02:24

It's a nice and colourful specialisation :D
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 06 Nov 2020, 19:15

Thank you very much for your kind comments and all your "agreements", mates. :wink:

Peter wrote:...I miss the Revell one...

A great figure from Revell, Peter, but I think that, at 1:16 scale, is a little big for my taste. :neutral:

MABO wrote:The Revell one might be the next project after finishing the dio, you are actually working on, Santi!

MABO, I'm afraid that the dio is in a waiting period. I just finished another figure, but the rest will have to wait, because I’m working now on a new 1/72 car. I’m fascinated with this new aspect of the hobby, recently discovered. :drool:

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Posted by MABO on 07 Nov 2020, 06:46

Santi Pérez wrote:MABO, I'm afraid that the dio is in a waiting period. I just finished another figure, but the rest will have to wait, because I’m working now on a new 1/72 car. I’m fascinated with this new aspect of the hobby, recently discovered. :drool:

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No problem! ;-) I am looking forward to it. I already liked your first example.
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Posted by Konrad on 07 Nov 2020, 10:40

Santi,the vatican guard. :yeah:
I am always enjoy to see your work.
I'm your fan. ;-)
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 15 Nov 2020, 22:45

MABO wrote:No problem! ;-) I am looking forward to it. I already liked your first example.

Thanks, MABO. I really think that the new car is looking better than the former one. :mrgreen:

Konrad wrote:Santi,the vatican guard. :yeah: I am always enjoy to see your work. I'm your fan. ;-)

I will never forget my dedication to the Swiss Guard, Konrad. I have not only to finish the half-done diorama, but also to make a converted Popemobile at Peter's request. :lol:

And that's a reciprocal feeling: I'm your fan too. :winky:

Best regards, mates.

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Posted by Bill Slavin on 16 Nov 2020, 01:10

Too funny. I love your Swiss guard collection!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 16 Nov 2020, 22:47

Bill Slavin wrote:Too funny. I love your Swiss guard collection!

Thank you, Bill, me too. Even one of them has become my avatar figure. :mrgreen:

Greetings. :yeah:

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 17 Nov 2020, 15:40

Just goes to show, if a nation creates a colorful and famous unit, assigns them to guard the Pope, and leave their uniforms and equipment unchanged for centuries, then the miniature collecting public will go wild for them.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Nov 2020, 16:44

PLAYMOBIL :thumbup: It would look good in my growing Collection,with no labour of painting required. BB
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 22 Nov 2020, 06:43

Bluefalchion wrote:Just goes to show, if a nation creates a colorful and famous unit, assigns them to guard the Pope, and leave their uniforms and equipment unchanged for centuries, then the miniature collecting public will go wild for them.

Well, as most people know, the current uniform of the Swiss Guard hasn't come to the present day with that aspect directly since the Renaissance period. Although it appears to be based on some ancient paintings, the current design dates from 1914, when its commander Jules Repond designed it with that inspiration. I agree that these soldiers are a very precious collector’s item. :winky:

Beano Boy wrote:PLAYMOBIL :thumbup: It would look good in my growing Collection,with no labour of painting required. BB

I think it's a good idea, BB. I found mine at a toy fair that used to be held two Saturdays a month in different shopping malls in Madrid. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been suspended for several months. :(

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