Sunday, 24 April 2011

Airfix Guards Band

The absolute Grand daddy of plastic sets, This set was released 51 years ago !!!!! I remember it being my very first set as a nipper, that and the Airfix Guards Colour Party. I used to spend hours lining them up along the hall....great fun. :-D

The drum, not the big one, had to be replaced...lost many years ago :-(

 
I´ve posted this lot before, but now they have been placed in thier natural habitat.
" yiiiiiiiiii´s ...........LEFT!!!!!! "

Hello to Baxterilius from Frozen Gamer AK. There´s some very large battles  (amongst ohter things) to look at  and he also has a Youtube page...his X-mas greeting is well worth a look...very funny!!!!! :-D

21 comments:

  1. Very nice Paul! Just in time for the Royal Wedding.

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  2. Great backdrop too. True dedication, to make the journey just for that photo. Wait... you're not invited to the wedding?

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  3. At least you painted yours... (Nicely done by the way) Mine languish in a box with all their Airfix brethren as I still could not part with them when I got addicted to metal.

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  4. Thanks...I was invited to the wedding...to sweep up the litter afterwards :-D
    @Drew...paint them...you´ll find it´s fun..Nice star wars blog btw.
    Cheers
    paul

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  5. Very nice !I had bought them in 1974. I regret not having more.
    But they seem to have reprinted, I do not know!!

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  6. I like these (grand) daddy's a lot

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  7. got mine in the 70's and the marching busby's and I'm pretty sure I bought a box of awi continental infantry. they fought many a war with the guard while the band played on.

    PP

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  8. A very interesting subject done well. Every army needs their musicians.

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  9. That takes me back! Very nice work as always Paul!

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  10. I remember being bought this set in the 60s. I remember wishing they had a more bellicose set so I could kill something!!!
    Got my wish big time in the intervening years!

    Thanks for reminding me of a more innocent age!
    Better painted than any I did...!

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  11. Wow, they do bring back the memories but I remember they didn't get played with much because they didn't have guns......

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  12. What, those are the Airfix? I thought these were the actual Guards when I first looked, the background fooled me. Very good.

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  13. Really, great timing. I had a set of these a long time ago when I was a kid; never painted them - they were molded in red and I just played with them like that. Dean

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  14. Well at least you don't have any 'Wills & Kate' figures.
    I am so nonplussed by the wedding thing that I have volunteered to work on Friday just to get away from it.

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  15. Very nice job! What did you use to paint them. I have little regiment of these, unpainted.

    Tito

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    1. Thanks Tito. They are painted with Acrylics.

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  16. Hi Paul,I managed to enlist in the cause to paint both the AIRFIX BAND & The Colour Party for this years 2017 FIGZ at ARNHEM. I changed upon your work here and it is Splendid my friend and fellow Benno Member. BB

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