Just a quick post here to show an unusual figure I found on eBay recently. It's evidently a home casting, as Roer's Bleisoldaten shows it on the Formenhersteller (mold manufacturer) section, "Ersten Weltkrieg von HDL". As purchased, someone had crudely painted the sailor's head and nothing else, thus a simple matter to repaint it to my own standard.
Rather an appealing, toylike figure.
Next up, a battalion of antique Heinrichsen flats, French infantry of the 1850's.