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Posted by Emperor on 31 Jul 2019, 22:46

@MABO-I hope one day I will aquire SABLE in figures like you did...All I have now are tons of Books and comics...
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Posted by MABO on 01 Aug 2019, 17:41

Emperor wrote:@MABO-I hope one day I will aquire SABLE in figures like you did...All I have now are tons of Books and comics...


In thirty years you can buy my colletion, if my son did not want to continue... Or I lost everything in a DBA game wirh Mr. Andrea ;-)
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Posted by Rich W on 10 Aug 2019, 22:12

Recently re-visited Porthmadog Model shop in North Wales. I think it is the best bricks and mortar model shop I have visited. Went last year and found some fairly rare gems and this year, although I did not buy any out of production sets, I did buy a lot of other sets. All very competitively priced and a very big selection-every make was available. There was also a huge (maybe 5 x 8ft ?) Rorkes Drift diorama (which looked 28mm scale) in the middle of the shop which looked superb. If you ever visit North Wales (which you should anyway as it is a stunning country!) you must visit this shop.

I also visited Mona Models on the Island of Anglesey in North Wales. The village the shop can be found in is called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which needless to say, makes its touristy village! The shop was quite small but had a decent selection of 20mm and 28mm figures as well as kits etc. The owner was very friendly and was happy to chat away as I browsed. The shop window had two impressive dioramas on display-an ACW one and a very energetic/eventful one of Roman's invading the Island of Mona (Anglesey). The shop is well worth a visit.

Finally, I visited a shop called Albatross in the town of Aberystwyth in Mid Wales. This was a very old fashioned shop and the walls were literally stacked floor to ceilings with kits in no particular order. If you rummaged around you could find 20mm sets. Some very cheap prices-looks like some boxes had not been moved in 15+ years and still had prices on them such as £3.50! Not a big selection of 20mm (although still respectable), but a huge selection of plastic kits. Worth a visit if you are in the area!

I always buy something from any model shop I visit, regardless of whether I could get it cheaper online or whether I even need it, as I feel it is important to continue supporting the shops. I probably did get a bit carried away though this holiday...

Pictures to follow when my camera works.
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Posted by Wiking on 11 Aug 2019, 01:51

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

I am the only one who can't spell it without five stops?
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Posted by Rich W on 11 Aug 2019, 09:53

Purchases from Albatross...
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Purchases from Mona models...
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Purchases from Porthmadog models...
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I got carried away and spent all my money...
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Posted by Peter on 11 Aug 2019, 15:50

Wiking wrote:Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

I am the only one who can't spell it without five stops?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

I did it in two times: copy - past! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Peter on 11 Aug 2019, 20:20

Some goodies I recieved for my birthday:

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And two of these, which I never knew that they were made by Matchbox:

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I also get a lot of loose figures from a second hand webshop, with Airfix, Matchbox and some Atlantic figures:

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Other scale figures will be posted in the right section! ;-)
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Posted by Dad's Army on 11 Aug 2019, 21:54

Peter, made it to one post, now the matchbox is only missing
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Posted by Wiking on 12 Aug 2019, 08:01

I like the Wespe in Afrika !
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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Aug 2019, 10:51

Went to the toystore to buy some paint and saw that they had some animals and trees for a good price, 10 SEK/animal-tree, 4 for 30 SEK. So I bought some trees. The animals were too big.

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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Aug 2019, 11:35

Aberystwyth is also quite famous for the following:

"There was a young girl from Aberystwyth
Who took her grain to the mill to get grist with.
The miller's son, Jack,
Laid her flat on her back,
And united the organs they pissed with."

A.C. Swinburne
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Posted by Peter on 12 Aug 2019, 16:58

Dad's Army wrote:Peter, made it to one post, now the matchbox is only missing

Thanks Remco! I was to tired to do it yesterday evening! :thumbup:

Look like some good trees for fantasy Gunnar! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 06 Sep 2019, 16:05

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i bought a few very cheap Puma`s, for the railway train. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 06 Sep 2019, 16:22

Yes i like the tree`s too Gunnar. :thumbup:
Anything that helps work the creative imagination is a certain kind of magic!
:cowboy: Animals to large stick them on other scales.

After over 18 years my old twisted home spun tree`s which have served me well throughout each photo shoot were assigned to the landfill bin. They fell to bits! :( Sob! Sob! BB
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Posted by zirrian on 09 Sep 2019, 16:13

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I've decided to finish the "collect" part of my WW1 armies, so I picked up the two Emhar German boxes (I have the Revell and Caesar infantry, plus the HaT heavy weapons, only thing missing is the HaT arty, and cavalry once they release them), and HaT's Putilov guns, soon to be manned by artillerymen from the same source.

I aim to finish 2-3 WW1 armies this year.
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Posted by MABO on 28 Sep 2019, 18:51

I would like to share some pics of the Mummies sprue from Dark Alliance.

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Looks like a lot of work before they can battle the Linear-a Amazones or the Romans in Egypt.... :(
Very low standard.

Here you can see our friend PhilC, who has try to remove as much as he can from the additional plastic on the figures. One can imagine what might be possible with the figures, if the mould would have been better. PhilC is a good painter.

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22034&start=60
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Posted by Fire at Will on 13 Oct 2019, 07:38

Thought it was about time to replenish the reading and painting stashes
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If the reading doesn't indicate my next direction then the figures will.
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My plans for these are
  • The Spanish infantry and sampler, together with earlier purchases will provide me with enough figures to complete a Spanish infantry brigade
  • The Andalusian infantry will provide some skirmishers for my Crusades forces
  • 1805 French will put my Revolutionary French back in balance with the Austrians
  • The Zvezda WW2 British will hopefully provide enough together with my others I have acquired to create a platoon plus some supports for the BEF in 1940. (Yes, I know I said I would try and not work on WW2 this year, I'm just getting ready for next year!)

Of course the Roundway Down and British Army of 1801 books may give me other ideas.
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Posted by Rich W on 14 Oct 2019, 22:05

Always satisfying to pick up a big batch of figures and books!
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Posted by mickey mouse on 19 Oct 2019, 19:41

Here is my latest purchase from today.

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I hope you like them.
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Posted by dykio on 20 Oct 2019, 15:03

after finishing my arab figures i needed there upponents en welll…. i just could not go away with just one box...

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and i also bought these from china so my arabs have something to hide when the ffl arrivés,,,,

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laterrrrrr
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