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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Elastolin and Lineol : blinkers with headlights

These Wehrmacht signal corps soldiers (Nachrichtentruppe) - blinkers with headlights were produced by Lineol and Elastoli in 30s (Germany). These composition soldiers were produced as battery operated.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Lineol Feldhaubitze Nr.813 with Elastolin artillery crew

This Lineol Feldhaubitze Nr.813 was produced in late 30s in Germany (Leichte Feldhaubitze mit Fahrgestell (Spreizlafette)). It is a very good example of Lineol tinplate artillery. The haubitze is operated by Elastolin artillery crew.

 

Friday, November 20, 2020

WW2 Elastolin/Hausser howitzer

Elastolin produced not only composition soldiers but also different models of tinplate cannons. This Elastolin/Hausser Schweres Geschutz (Langrohgeschutz) roll caps shooting canoon was produced in 30s.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Elastolin combat engineer and construction troops

In 30s Elastolin produced also many different composition soldiers representing Pioniere - combat engineer and construction troops Series 662/-).

Sunday, November 8, 2020

General Henri Guisan and Swiss Army

General Henri Guisan (21 October 1874 – 7 April 1960) was a Swiss army officer who held the office of the General of the Swiss Armed Forces during the Second World War. He was the fourth and the most recent man to be appointed to the rarely used Swiss rank of General, and was possibly Switzerland's most famous soldier. He is best remembered for effectively mobilizing the Swiss Armed Forces and Swiss people in order to prepare resistance against a possible invasion by Nazi Germany in 1940. These composition Swiss army soldiers were produced by Elastolin after WW2 in 50s.Limited production of composition figures resumed several years after the end of World War II in 1945 was a subject to the strict terms of "de-Nazification." Post-war production included the politically inoffensive Swiss army figures .
 


Saturday, November 7, 2020

7th of November 1917 - The October Revolution in Russia

On Nov. 7, 1917, Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky. After taking over, the Bolsheviks promised 'peace, land, and bread' to the Russian people. October Revolution Day (officially Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution) was a public holiday in the Soviet Union and other Soviet-aligned states, officially observed on November 7 from 1927 to 1990. Durso composition soldiers from 30s/40s.




Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Luftwaffe Flugabwehr (Flak) and Fliegertruppe troops

Lineol produced composition Luftwaffe Flugabwehr (Flak) and Fliegertruppe soldiers  in 30s. These soldiers are considered to be more rare finds than the Wehrmacht ones. You can also note the Lineol figure  of  Generalfeldmarschall Hermann Goring.






Sunday, October 25, 2020

Lineol composition soldiers: General von Seeckt, Generalstab and the tinplate map table.

Adding some photos of the German Generalstab (Fuhrergruppe) produced by Lineol in 30s. The officer on the left is the portrait of General Hans von Seeckt (1866 -1936), although not described as such in the Lineol catalogue reference to this group.The bending officer on the right was made only for this Lineol map table. You can also notice that some figurines are produced in the "Danish" version (these figurines are wearing Danish helmet M1923). The Generalstab tent was produced by Elastolin.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Royal Air Force : Sopwith Camel

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft that was introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It was developed by the Sopwith Aviation Company as a successor to the Sopwith Pup and became one of the best known fighter aircraft of the Great War.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Durso WW1/WW2 Belgium Cavalry

The Belgian composition cavalry produced by Durso in 30s is headed by Leopold III, King of the Belgians.

Monday, October 19, 2020

WW1 : Living in the trenches

WW1 composition soldiers representing US and British armies (Lineol, Germany). The nurses are produced by Durso (Belgium).


Sunday, October 18, 2020

Incident at the Soviet border ....

The Red Army border patrool is preventing illegal border crossing by Trotskyist counter-revolutionaries. The Red Army 1/32 plastic soldiers set from Engineer Basevich.