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Showing posts with label Britains Deetail. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Toy soldier production at the Britains Toy Soldier factory in Hornsey (1965)

Toy soldier production at the Britains' Toy Soldier factory in Hornsey (1965)

This nice video shows various manufacture process stages of the making of lead soldiers and plastic soldiers at the Britains' Toy Soldier factory in Hornsey (1965) .

Please see the video by the link below:

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Britains' toy catalogue/brochure 1976 (pdf)

Britains' toy catalogue/brochure 1976 in pdf. The catalog contains images of the famous Britains Deetail toy soldier series. Figures were generally produced in six different standing poses and represented various historical periods from medieval to the modern era including:

  • Knights and Turks
  • Waterloo
  • American Wild West - Cowboys and Indians, 7th Cavalry
  • American Civil War
  • African Desert - French Foreign Legion and Arab warriors
  • Military - WW2 British, American, German, Japanese.
  • Space

Please us the link below to download the catalog: 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Battle of Stalingrad : Last days of the 6th Army (Wehrmacht).

The 6th Army, a field-army unit of the German Wehrmacht during World War II (1939-1945), has become widely remembered for its destruction by the Red Army at the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942/43. The army surrendered between 31 January and 2 February 1943.German casualties are 147,200 killed and wounded and over 91,000 captured, the latter including 24 generals and 2,500 officers of lesser rank.Only 5,000 would return to Germany after the war.
My photos of Toy soldiers of San Diego, Britains and Airfix..

Sunday, December 16, 2018

A bridge too far ...

Operation Market Garden was an unsuccessful World War II military operation fought in the Netherlands from 17 to 25 September 1944, planned and predominantly led by the British Army. Its objective was a series of nine bridges that could have provided an Allied invasion route into Germany. The Allies had failed to cross the Rhine. The river remained a barrier to their advance into Germany until offensives at Remagen, Oppenheim, Rees and Wesel in March 1945. The failure of Operation Market Garden to form a foothold over the Rhine ended Allied expectations of finishing the war by Christmas 1944. A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic war film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman.

German soldiers at Arnhem

Battlefield S5/E5 -The Battle of Arnhem , Operation Market Garden

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Cannon OTO Melara Mod 56 105mm

The OTO Melara 105 mm Mod 56 began life in the 1950s to meet the requirement for a modern light-weight howitzer that could be used by the Italian Army's Alpini brigades mountain artillery regiments. That it remained in service with those same units a full half century after the howitzer's introduction is a testament to the gun's quality. The Mod 56 has a number of unique characteristics for a weapon of its caliber, including the ability for its crew to manhandle the gun (due to its light weight), and the capability of being able to be used in the direct fire role. Being a pack howitzer, it is designed to be broken down into 12 parts, each of which can be easily transported.
This photographed toy cannon was produced by Britains in 70s.

Bangladesh Army's Oto Melara Mod 56 Towed Howitzer firing during Victory Day 2015.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

German flamethrowers with the flammenwerfer 35 (Part 2)

The Flammenwerfer 35, or FmW 35 (flame thrower) was a one-man German flamethrower used during World War II to clear out trenches and buildings. It could project fuel up to 25 metres from the user. It weighed 35.8 kilograms (79 lb), and held 11.8 litres (2.6 imp gal; 3.1 US gal) of flaming oil, (Flammöl 19), petrol mixed with tar to make it heavier and to give it better range, which was ignited by a hydrogen torch providing about 10 seconds of continuous use.  These German flamethrowers are  Britains Deetail (70s/80s).

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

My findings from Lisbon's flea market - Mercado de Santa Clara / Feira da Ladra

This August I was in Lisbon, where I visited Lisbon's flea market Feira da Ladra  and managed to find some nice WW2 Britains Deetail soldiers. These four German infantrymen, the US The Recoiless rifle team and the British mortar team  were made in 70s/80s, and I found them in very good condition.
I added also some interesting photos from the Lisbon Military Museum, the Martime Museum and the Museu do Combatente.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Russian partisans ambush German soldiers supported by a Kübelwagen...

Germans suddenly were ambushed by Russian partisans...No prisoners were taken.
German soldiers are made by British Deetail (70s/80s) and Russian are created by DGN China (2000s)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Brits took a secret German sushi mess by surprise ...

This night British paratroopers discovered the secret German sushi mess. Take no prisoners ! No sushi to be left to enemies ... British and German soldiers are made by Britains Deetail (70s/80s).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Battle of El Alamein...

Tonight British infantry prevents prevents Rommel's soldiers from advancing further in Egypt.. The British 8th Army soldiers with a Vickers machine gun  are made by Britains Deetail (1970s/80s) and Germans are Britains Deetail recast by DSG (2000s). Photos are clickable.