This site is created for collectors of mainly composition vintage toy soldiers produced by great toy makers of the past: Elastolin, Hausser, Lineol, Durso, Kienel, Starlux, Leyla, Schusso, Armee, Trico, Duro, Durolin, NB, Triumph, GJ and many others.

Toy soldiers and real battles: November 2022

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Great collection of DDR soldiers

DDR NVA army soldiers collection from colleauges - creators of Gret collection ! East German toy soldiers from Lisanto, PGH Effelder, Lineol.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Volkswagen Type 82 Kübelwagen

The Volkswagen Type 82 Kübelwagen is a light military vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen during World War II for use by the Nazi German military. Based heavily on the Volkswagen Beetle, it was prototyped and first deployed in Poland as the Type 62, but following improvements entered full-scale production as the Type 82. This tinplate 1/24 model of Volkswagen Type 82 Kübelwagen was produced by Gonio (CZ) in 1992. German composition toy soldiers from Elastolin, Lineol and DS.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Visiting the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

The Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile (The National Automobile Museum), founded by Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia, is an automobile museum in Turin, northern Italy. The museum has a collection of almost 200 cars among eighty automobile brands representing eight countries (Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, United States of America, Poland). 1/43 car models produced by Brooklin models (Canada) at the museum exhibition.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Spaten und Ähre

The Reich Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst; RAD) was a major organisation established in Nazi Germany as an agency to help mitigate the effects of unemployment on the German economy, militarise the workforce and indoctrinate it with Nazi ideology. It was the official state labour service, divided into separate sections for men and women. From June 1935 onward, men aged between 18 and 25 may have served six months before their military service. During World War II, compulsory service also included young women and the RAD developed to an auxiliary formation which provided support for the Wehrmacht armed forces. The Reichsarbeitsdienst was disbanded with the collapse of the Third Reich on May 8th, 1945. Elastolin has produced the Arbeitsdienst series of 7cm composition soldiers in 30s. This is one of my favorite Elastolin sets.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Mercedes-Benz G4 W31 Six-Wheeler cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz W31 type G4 was a German three-axle off-road vehicle first produced by Mercedes-Benz as a staff/command car for the Wehrmacht in 1934. The cars were designed as a seven-seat touring car or closed saloon, and were mainly used by upper echelons of the Nazi regime in parades and inspections, as they were deemed too expensive for general Army use. This Mercedes-Benz G4 W31 model was produced by MCG - Modelcar Group (Germany). Different composition soldiers from 30s: Lineol, Elastolin, Trico, NB and Durso.

Friday, November 11, 2022

WW2 German armoured cars

German armoured cars:Panzerfunkwagen Sd. Kfz. 260/261 (MTT, UK)and VW Schwimmwagen Type 166 (Gonio,CZ). Composition toy soldiers (7cm): Lineol and Elastolin.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Royal Armoury of Turin

The Royal Armoury of Turin (Armeria Reale) is one of the world's most important collections of arms and armour, formed in Turin by the Savoy family. The museum is now part of the Musei Reali di Torino, the royal site that has unified the Royal Palace, the Sabauda Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, the Royal Library and the Armoury.