Madness? (and Airfix model soldier chat)

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games' started by Za Rodinu, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  2. CL1

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

    go grief

    commitment

    obsessive

    skill

    madness

    very impressive
     
  3. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Looks like Domino-Day with miniatures
     
  4. gunbunnyB/3/75FA

    gunbunnyB/3/75FA Senior Member

    major....epic!
     
  5. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    It would be interesting to see it in real life, for example at Waterloo!
     
  6. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    It used to take me forever when I was a kid just to paint a single box. Hats off to his commitment. It would be terrible if one fell over and started them all off.

    Keith
     
  7. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Didn't Airfix do a 1/72 Para set - come on the Airborne Gang - you CAN recreate Arnhem !!
     
  8. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    Does anyone remember the episode of "My Family" when Ben Harper sells his dental practise and decides to start a new hobby - painting military minature soldiers .....

    He finishes the first one, is all chuffed with himself, then looks at the pile of unfinished soldiers and gives up on the hobby.
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  10. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    I see what you mean, Owen. Quite a difference in the two makes. Reading this thread is making me want to start doing figures again. I doubt I'd manage 72nd scale though since my eyesight has fled and my hand can shake like on old MFI wardrobe. I might try 35th though.

    Keith
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Owen, how old are you? :) Airfix was what there was, warts and all and we didn't know any better to notice the warts! ESCI etc came much (yeah, right) later in the late 70s I suppose. But if you want to do WW2 gaming with Airfix soldiers you wouldn't do better than going to the Source :)

    Oh, and for the funnybunnies who want to play dominoes, each figure in this 'parade' has a dab of white glue underneath ;)
     
  12. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    The Airfix figures I remember were impervious to glue of any description. If one of those puppies were going to fall over, there was no stopping it!

    Keith
     
  13. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Splitting hairs. These would hold well to a bit of tipping or a sudden rush of air like a sneeze at close range. Of course they wouldn't stand to real force, but then no figures would, plastic or metal. The idea is just to tack them in place for exhibition purposes and nothing above that is asked for.

    I used to have no problem with sticking them to card bases with Araldite, provided there was a little lip of glue lapping the figure base, and Humbrol paint would adhere well if you primed the figure in diluted white glue. Without that, many a battalion with yellow bayonets did I see :)
     
  14. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    I would have to put my bad luck down to the fact that I was a ham fisted 10 year old. I would never have been allowed to use Araldite. My grandparents knew what I was like! I was quite keen on wargaming so they used to get a bit of handling but at that age, what did I know about priming etc? In desperation, I wrote to an author on wargaming and asked his advice. The miserable sod could only tell me to 'handle them more carefully'. I'm glad I didnt buy his book now - I only checked it out of the library! :)

    Keith
     
  15. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Oh, worry not, I'm a know it all as my avatar title says but a 2nd rate one only, my first wargames 'rules' involved heavy use of an object like this one :D
     
  16. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

    Didn't Airfix do a 1/72 Para set - come on the Airborne Gang - you CAN recreate Arnhem !!

    They do indeed do a Para set, they are dreadful.
     
  17. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

  18. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

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  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Going back to previous comment about how rubbish the Airfix British paras were , the Airfix British Infantry was alot better, well sculpted Brens & Stens & these date from 1960 the paras from 1965.
    Plastic Soldier Review - Airfix British Infantry

    BTW I'm having a mega-nostalgia trip on that website.
    :)
     

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