Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rescued Imrie/Risley 54mm Civil War figures.

I found these at a local Toy Soldier show painted and marked as $10.00 each, 3 for $25.00 ! Currently Imrie/Risley castings are $17.00 each from the maker. I think that the figures on sale were sales samples as they were tagged under the base with the I/R catalog number.  I just finished repainting them from the paint job shown below.

The gun below is a plastic model and not from I/R. 

 I already had a casting of the gunner below. It was an I/R with a lot of conversion.

I needed another Infantry officer and found one in the sale.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1980s Teenagers!

These are made from figures that went to a Love Boat play set. I found a box of them at The Hobby Bunker in Malden, Mass. I'm afraid that they are gone now.

I made them up for possible stories. They might make good game pieces to.

The guys ask the girls to the Prom....

The kids go to the Prom at the County Club.

Then Skinny Dipping at the beach!

The "Ethnic Guy" is always popular!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Alamo North Wall

Finally finished the number of Mexicans I feel like painting for now...

Monday, April 7, 2014


...but I caught up with old movies.

Set in 1836 the film features massive use of revolvers, 1880s women's clothing, dynamite, and a German (no Germany yet) Machine gun.

While the real "Deaf Smith" was only hard of hearing, Anthony Quinn does a great job as a deaf mute man who is the brains of the pair of he and Franco Nero.

Revolvers had just been developed on the 1830s but 1836 might be too early for authenticity in Texas.

Fun movie with the lovely Pamela Tiffin.

Thursday, April 3, 2014