Saturday, October 3, 2015

Infantry Battalion Completed - Toy Town Soldiers 5




All of September slipped by without a post here, time for something new. I started a new job which entails working more hours with a longer commute. Thus the painting time has been squeezed a bit.  And there were other distractions as well. Suffice it to say, I'm glad to be back to more painting and able to put something up today. Here is the first completed battalion of the Eureka Toy Town infantry.

The command group.  The CO sits my home sculpted horse which replaces Eureka's nursery room styled mount. 



And the battalion, ready for battle. The French influence is certainly in play, haven't quite decided the country yet.  Perhaps Bravance, lifted from the old GDW board game Soldier King.







They did turn out well, I think. The toy soldier look is appealing and they are easy to paint. Soon to be completed, a Garde horse artillery gun and crew.

25 comments:

  1. These look like they were fun to do.

    How do they compare in size to your castings from The Brave Tin Soldier mold?

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    1. They were indeed, Rahway. Excellent thought about the Brave Tin Soldier castings ! They measure identically to the top of the shako, but the body types are quite different.

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  2. Its hard to look at these without a big happy smile. Excellent fellows. Nice fleur de lis.

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  3. Charming troops: just right for a fantasy imagi-Nations world.

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    1. Thanks, Ion. You're right, just the ticket for imagi-nations with no nagging doubts about painting historical troops in some strange colors.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Springinsfeld.

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    2. Corporal, you may be interested in this lot?

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-Lot-Vintage-Lead-Miniatures-Flat-Soldiers-Wargaming-Metal-Casting-Moulds-/301824590162?hash=item464625c152:g:fl0AAOSwU~FWEVX5

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    3. Thanks for keeping me in mind with this, Springinsfeld.

      Good example of how not to do an auction, hasty photography and then overcharging for a mixed bag of stuff. The flats fans probably have no use for Scad molds and vice versa. In any case, "NO shipping to the US". ;-)

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    4. Oh well, thought there might be some rare goodies there. I missed the shipping bit.

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  5. Superb painting- do like Your Horse. Where is the enemy? Well done. KEV.

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    1. Thank you, KEV.

      Yes, what about the enemy ? Well, there are roughly three types of Toy Town soldiers. These shako troops, the spiked helmet guys and then some which look British. Which can all be mixed of course. But definitely the soldiers in spiked helmets will make good enemies.

      Steve

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    2. Hmmm- spiked helmets sounds a good choice for the other Toy Town army. By the way- do like Your Waterline Navy ships- all very super. KEV.

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  6. Your battalion of Toy Town soldiers looks splendid. What fine fellows! I hope they will soon have an equally splendid enemy to fight - such sterling troops should not be kept in idleness, but engage the foe!
    I like the way you have achieved a somewhat French look - les pantalons rouges &c. - without actually following any particular uniform.
    Arthur

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    1. Thanks, Arthur. You're right of course. I have no figures for enemy troops but can rectify that with another order from Eureka in due time.

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  7. Their "Tin Tin"ish quality to them really hits my heart strings. Super cool, man!

    Cheers
    Ths

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  8. Really nice- remind me of a puppet series called "Trumpton" that we enjoyed in our youth here in the UK.

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  9. Thanks very much, Thomas and Simon.

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  10. Lovely figures. I like the red trousers very much.

    Jim

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    1. Glad you like them, Alte Fritz.

      Yes, the red paint is Atlier Interactive: Napthol Red Light. I find the color really pops compared to Vallejo. Although I do undercoat with the Vallejo first.

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