Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A blast from the past.

Some very very old airfix (and a couple of others) from way way back in the days of Humbrol enamel paints and when the choice of bods made converting them a necessity.
A drawing pin stuck into the bod..a shield. The archer has got some legs from an Airfic ACW confederate bod.
The staff Sergeant ended up a wee bit taller than planned
Wagon riders using head or Body swops from the napoleonic bods and legs from the Airfix ACW guncrew
EEK!! That gloss paint!!! Sunglasses on!..Bavarian  and Nassau grenadiers
Superman in his scratchbuilt war taxi.

Some of my last conversions before I gave up the Hobby in favour of life. The first three from the left have top halves from Esci´s Afrika Corps . The kneeling ones have legs from the Airfix NATO ground Crew. The one on the far right has a  Panzerfaust made using a pin..  
Happy days. My old battered copy of  Napoleonic wargames rules with the quick view table still in one piece.

This little lot is about half what remains of my napoleonic bods, most of the cavalry and a lot of the cannons have "dissapeared" along with t two farm houses .........and hundreds of tanks, planes and 1000´s of infantry......... without counting hundreds of 1/32nd bods and thier vehicles etc.
They used to have regimental Standards and were attached to strips of cardboard from  Kellogscornflakes boxes.
If only I had put all the pocket Money that was spent on  bods, kits, paints and brushes into a long term high interest account!!!!!!!!!!