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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

French bomb vessel "La Salamandre"

Wooden model by Sergio Fiaschi (1986). Galata Museo del Mare (Genoa, Italy). "La Salamandre" is a bomb vessel with 20 guns and 2 mortars that was launched in October 1696 at Toulon (France) and sold in 1709.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

JIM plastic soldiers ⛰️๐Ÿ”️๐Ÿ—ป

French plastic figurines of the JIM brand (jouet incassable moderne - modern unbreakable toy) were created in Paris from the 1950s. This company created figurines of Indians, soldiers of various armies, but very quickly changed to opt for the purchase of Disney licenses, comics and ORTF, then also created some event and advertising figurines. 54 mm plastic soldiers representing German mountain troops produced by JIM.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Armata Rossa bolshevik

This Red Army composition soldier was produced by Salpa Lucca (Italy) in 40s. This "pasta" figurine wearing a budenovka hat is 9 cm high.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Visiting the Galata Sea Museum in Genoa( Italy) March 2023 (Part 2)๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ⚓️⚓️⚓️

The Galata - Museo del mare is a maritime museum in the Italian city of Genoa. Different wooden models of Sardinian 19th century ships: the 64-gun frigate "San Michele" (1840), the frigate "Regina"(1840); French second-rate vessel "Judith" (1765) and others.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Visiting the Galata Sea Museum in Genoa( Italy) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ⚓️⚓️⚓️

The landing of Columbus in San Salvador 12 October 1492. (Scale 1/160 by Sergio Fiaschi). The Galata Sea Museum (Galata Museo del Mare) exposition. The Galata - Museo del mare is a maritime museum in the Italian city of Genoa. It is the largest museum of its kind in the Mediterranean area and also one of the most modern in Italy.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Fuehrer's headquarters

Fuehrer's headquarters - Lineol and Elastolin composition soldiers, Germany 1930s. Source:

Thursday, March 16, 2023

WWII German Afrika Korp Troops

Britains Deetail DSG Toy Soldiers (Argentina) : WWII German Afrika Korp Troops Set in camo pants.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Old Lineol Deutsche Wehrmacht army diorama from 30s ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

A diorama with Lineol compositon soldiers showing fighting scenes of the Deutsche Wehrmacht army, Germany 1930s. Source: United Archives/M-Verlag Berlin

Friday, March 10, 2023

Durso French and Belgian soldiers with gas masks ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ

Durso (Belgium) produced this fantastic series of combating French and Belgian composition soldiers with gas masks. The production had started in 40s and continued till 60s.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

WW2 German Bicycle Infantry ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšฒ

Bicycle units had been organised as part of cavalry regiments since 1936, and by 1939 all 15 cavalry regiments included partially motorised bicycle battalions, while each infantry division’s reconnaissance battalion included a bicycle troop. For the Blitzkrieg campaigns in Western Europe bicycle-mounted infantry were useful not only as reconnaissance troops but also as infantry support since they could more easily keep up with the fast-moving tanks. Bicycle troops also played a part on the Eastern Front, but the lack of good roads limited their effectiveness, and with the onset of winter they became largely foot soldiers. Mountain troops also used bicycles for reconnaissance and other purposes. Lineol/Duscha umbau bicycle infantry soldiers.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Mini Forma : WW2 Red Army soldiers

These plastic 1/32 Red Army soldiers were produced by Mini Forma (Poland) in 70s. It appears that two soldiers have strange assault rifles - some hybrids of AK 47 and German StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44).

Friday, March 3, 2023

Postcard - Barclay’s post-WW1 the US flag-bearer ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Post-WW1 painted lead the US flag-bearer toy soldier produced by Barclay. Kit Kinrichs collection.Photo by Terry Heffernan.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

WW2 German wooden toy tanks

Richard Herold: Photos of wooden toy tanks,halftrucks and scout cars, manufactured in Grรผnhainichen, 1941. Source: