Death in the snow, 1/6th scale in the garden.

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  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    My youngest has had fun in the snow in the back garden this morning.
    He did this quick story with his 1/6th Dragon figures.
     

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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Extremely lifelike setups.
    The blood effect is spot on.
    Easy to get hooked on this scale.☺
    Regards
    Tom
     
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  3. CL1

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

    Great work
    assume they are a tad expensive to go the old Airfix way of gunpowder,lighter fuel and matches
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Yes , very expensive , even second-hand is pricey.
    He got these on ebay for 80 quid recently, which is a bargain.
    He now needs to start saving for more.
    We have been working on a plywood cottage on & off for a few weeks now.
     
  5. CL1

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

    I must say they look very good
     
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Oooh! Brings back grand memories. I once re-created a cable car from my bedroom window to my Dad's rockery in the back garden. I think I had recently watched Guns of Navarone. Anyway, to finish the day I set fire to the cable car mock up using my Nan's lighter and sent it on its way. It traversed some 25 feet before the flames burnt through the cord.
     
  7. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Far more gruesome than I expected! :)
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Fantastic, mate.
    (Especially once the exposure compensation kicked in.)
    Oh, and, you silly buggers. :)

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  9. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Sniper kills?
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Yup.

    He didn't want to get Waffen-SS as his first Dragon figures but the price was too good to miss out on.
    He's trawling through eBay now for some other bargains. Not that he has enough cash to get anything yet.
     
  11. CL1

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

    ah so you can get them for a fair price but the uniform and weapons add up

    [​IMG]
     
  12. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    At least one digit missing from that one Clive. Or, the SS were more impotent than we suspected.
     
  13. CL1

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

    ah ha the weapon possibly used for the kills

    [​IMG]
     
  14. canuck

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    Mosin Nagant 91/30?
     
  15. Old Git

    Old Git Harmless Curmudgeon

    That takes me back. I used to do a lot of this with my boys when they were younger. We got the 1/6th bug when the eldest was about four and someone bought him an Action man. As this was my standout toy as a child I was properly stoked to see it but when I got up close and personal I was appalled at what Action man had become. Not only was he saving the Polar Ice caps, on a BMX bike FFS, but he was so musclebound he couldn't even be put into proper poses. That's when I decided to get onto this eBay thing and find some of the older Action Men for the boys, I reasoned that they'd made so many of them (they were still making SAS Action Man after I'd grown up) that there must be tons of them out there in 'the Second Hand' world waiting to be picked up for a song. The second shock was finding out what Vintage Action Man stuff was selling for!!! However, researching Action Man meant I found 21st Century in the US, who were filling the market Gap quite nicely, and then DML appeared on the scene. Of course back then you could pick these things up for next to nothing and as I was making regular trips to the US at the time so getting the stuff and bringing it back to Blighty was, as our American cousins are wont to say, a no-brainer.

    We spent many a happy day in the Garden with all that stuff and I can't begin to tell you the number of school friends who all contrived to visit at weekends just so they could play too, of course the children of service personnel seemed to predominate very highly in these events! Sadly, all that is behind us now. The eldest is just finishing his first History degree (no correlation there then) and the second boy is about to go off to Uni and is himself wondering if he should read history. He has an extended essay to write, as part of his Sixth form studies, and it can be on any subject he likes! He's opted to write something on "the Indian Mutiny: Localised Mutiny or Popular Revolt?" (Again no correlation between play and a fascination with history; but I can't help noting that it is so very different to the oft-repeated Liberal Agenda of "War toys encourages children to grow up to be easily seduced by a Military-Industrial Complex hell-bent on turning them into violent killers". My boys all played endless hours of CoD, HALO and other FP shoot-em-ups in their spare time and I note that many of those friends who played in our gardens have also gone down a similar route of reading History or Politics at University.) .

    The eldest has just been asking me if it's time we sold all of the figures and old vehicles , and his brother seems to be agreeing with him, so I think we might well be doing that in the Spring. If your boy is looking for anything specific let me know and I'll see what I can find in the stashes. Everything we have is in good condition because the boys were very good and took care of their stuff.very, very well!
     
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  16. CL1

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

    Good man
    Sadly I operated a scorched earth policy with my stash
     
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  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I sometimes wonder if three crucified action men left in a York sand heap will puzzle future archaeologists. :unsure:
    Probaby interpreted as 'ritual'... it's always ritual.
     
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  18. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    I sometimes wonder what alien being might think when they get their first view of earth men and it happens to be of "pull my finger' antics. Obviously an important ritual of some type.
     
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  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    er....um......just bought more on eBay.
    Good job I had my share dividend recently & some PPI claims money .
     
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  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Hands up who thinks Owen's going to get 'carried away' on this 1/6th business...
    We have him looking on another thread for German pin-ups for a diorama, & I could almost hear the mental gears engaging in a private chat about a mate who collects the 1/6th HMGs available. (Lovely, but often really fragile white metal).

    I think it might be helpful to share 1/6th stuff that definitely wouldn't tempt him...
    Dragon British WW11 Infantry Soldier 1/6th scale | eBay

    Anybody seen any 1/6th Wessex insignia?
    Just asking.
     
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