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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Kienel composition soldiers from Thuringia ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ

Georg Phil. Kienel founded his toy soldier production company in Steinach(Thuringia ,Germany).Kienel produced good quality 70 mm unmarked composition figures in 1930s. These figures are well known to collectors.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Alpini Mule Train - Di Qui Non Si Passa! ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Italy fielded six alpine divisions during World War II.Each division had almost 5,000 mules at its disposal. These Alpini caravan soldiers (composition material 8 cm) with pack-mules were produced by Confalonieri Chialu in 38/40 (Milan, Italy).

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Elastolin Deutschen Heer

Elastolin 70 mm German marching flag bearers(51N) and officers marching with raised swords(2) from 1939-40.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Elastolin cavalry soldier with a movable arm ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ—ก️⚔️

One of the interesting Elastolin Wehrmacht cavalry soldier composition figures produced in 1939-42. This soldier (441) has a movable arm holding a raised sword.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Kaiserliche Marine - German Imperial Navy WW1 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ⚓️๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ’ฅ

The Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) was the navy of the German Empire, which existed between 1871 and 1919. By the start of the First World War, the German Imperial Navy possessed 22 pre-Dreadnoughts,14 dreadnought battleships and 4 battle-cruisers. A further three ships of the Kรถnig class were completed between August and November 1914, and two Bayern-class battleships entered service in 1916. The battlecruisers Derfflinger, Lรผtzow, and Hindenburg were completed in September 1914, March 1916, and May 1917, respectively. These wooden ship models (scale 1:1250) were produced in Germany in 20s. Here we can see Helgoland-class battleship SMS Ostfriesland (1908 - 1920),two Super-dreadnoughts - SMS Bayern (1913-1919) and SMS Baden (1913 - 1919), and Light Cruiser SMS Breslau (1910 -1918).

Friday, January 19, 2024

Red Army Armoured Trotsky's Train ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

During the Russian Civil War (1917–1923), Leon Trotsky, the Soviet People's Commissar of Defense from 1918 to 1925, used an armored train to travel between Red Army fronts and as a secure command and propaganda center. I have put together this Trotsky's train using the Bing's old train and old German tinplate construction set. Red Army composition soldiers from Durso and GJ (Belgium). There are also some soldiers produced by Elastolin and Lineol.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Elastolin wounded soldiers ๐Ÿฅ

Elastolin produced the fugure of dead German soldier (Toter soldat) (0/652/15, 652/15) from 1933 to 1939. This figure is well-known to collectors. I have found another version of this figure with ellements of battlefield terrain. The figure is marked as Elastolin and has metal wire elements inside. It would be interesting to find out if it was actually produced by Elastolin or this is an example of somebody's DIY work.

Friday, January 5, 2024