Friday, 12 November 2010

Aifix Guards Colour Party

So, after the slightly gloomy pic from yesterday, a nice colourfull bunch of bods...the Airfix guards colour party. Why they are so named I don´t know as there was no icecream or pop in the box., and they look pretty serious..certianly NOT in a party mood at all!!
This, along with the guards band  was my very first set of  bods...I remember lining them up along the hall...then later using the heads as ammo for a 1/32nd scale metal howitzer...luckily some survived to tell the tale...maybe that´s why the stern faces! :-)
Eyes........Right!!!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks....wait till you see the guards band...lots of saxaphones, cymbals and trumpets..in fact an excellent brass section but not one guitar or electric organ in sight !! And they have the nerve to call themselves a band...really...:-)
    Cheers
    Paul

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  2. Wow, I've never seen these painted before. My dad gave me his set when I was a kid and I never got around to doing anything with them. Nice paint work!

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  3. An absolute classic, where it al began

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  4. The flag is brilliant,shame you did have the sentry box mate.Cant wait to see the band.Will it be trooping the colour.Would have been nice if airfix had done the house hold cav.

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  5. One day I will have this set, trooping the colour is something always to look forward to on TV :)

    Well painted Paul!

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  6. How was the plastic after all these years? Has it held up well? They look surprisingly good for their age.

    Dimitri

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  7. Thanks everyone:-)
    The plastic is very good Dimitri, considering thier age. I have a set of British paras and and the Beduins which are pretty brittle...a bit like hard cheese.
    Cheers
    Paul

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