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Friday, October 4, 2019

ESCI-ERTL 1992 catalogue

ESCI-ERTL HO Catalogue 1992. Here are the toy soldiers and and vehicles in 1/72 from the last catalog of the world famous Italian manufacturer.

WWII German Soldiers,
WWII Russian Soldiers,
WWII British Soldiers,
WWII American Soldiers
WWII Tanks and armored vehicles,
Anglo-Zulu War

Please use the link below to download the pdf catalog (16 pages):

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Airfix Catalogue 1970

Airfix Catalogue 1970 (selected pages) at 
  • Armoured vehicles WW1 and WW2 tanks
  • OO/HO Gauge figures (WW1, WW2, Romans, Napoleonic Wars, Indians and Cowboys, US Civil War)
  • OO/HO Playforts (Clip together models)
  • OO/HO Assault sets

Please use the link below to download the catalog:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

WW2 German recognition wooden models of Russian tanks

I found these WW2 German recognition wooden models of Russian tanks at the La Vallette Underground Military Museum (Guernsey, UK). These models were used by German soldiers during the Guernsey occupation for training purposes.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Roskopf Miniaturmodelle

The German company Roskopf Miniaturmodelle founded in Berlin in 1955 by Mr. Marcel Roskopf started with the production of horse-drawn carriages on HO scale ,later produced by Preiser, and distribution. Due to the growth of the company, Roskopf moved in 1958 from Berlin to Traunreut. Of the 1: 100 Roskopf miniature models, there was a large selection of Bundeswehr, Russian and Wehrmacht vehicles and tanks, as well as soldiers figures. But also exotics like the BARC Land Vehicle, a gigantic, buoyant wheeled vehicle with a ramp. It was intended for receiving vehicles and tanks in amphibious land operations and was also used in the Bundeswehr. From Roskopf there were also rocket, helicopter and aircraft kits in the scale 1: 100. Unfortunately, the 1: 100 military RMM Roskopf miniature models taken out of production around 1990 at the latest. Probably already from about 1986 (last official RMM 1: 100 catalog was 1985) until 1990 only remnants of the military RMM Roskopf miniature models were sold. Novelties like the 1: 100 Roland air defense system on 8x8 MAN chassis (later produced by Roco in 1:87), the 1: 100 6x6 rocket launcher LARS2 MAN 7 tonner (later produced by Roco in 1:87), or a 1: 100T -72 tank have never, or only in small numbers in series been produced. As of 1982, a new range of civilian contemporary French, Swiss and German 1:87 truck models appeared alternatively. Soon after, a series of 1:87 truck models from the 1920s and 30s appeared. In 1994, the company was sold to the Sieper-Werke (Siku), which had already bought Wiking. Roskopf was incorporated at Wiking. Wiking also produced a now very rare UN series with white 1: 100 Roskopf Bundeswehr MAN trucks and the transport tank Fuchs (1: 100). Mr. Roskopf died on June 21, 2002.

Please use the link below to download the  Roskopf models catalog (58 pages pdf)  created by Helmut Hillebrand:

Friday, August 30, 2019

Night attack on the Hook hill (War in Korea 1952)

In Korea on the night of 18 November 1952 the Chinese launched a massed night attack on an important hill called the Hook.
Inniskilling Lieutenant Michael Anstice moved his Centurion tank up to support the infantry. In the middle of a fierce battle his tank was hit by a Chinese rocket which wounded the driver and started a fire.
Lance-Corporal Pete Williamson got out and put out the fire. They got the driver to safety and continued the battle for nine hours, eventually driving off the Chinese. Michael Anstice was awarded the Military Cross. 
The figure to your right represents the Lieutenant Michael Anstice in 1952. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Strange Inheritance: Toy soldier fortune

A Wall Street broker leaves his kids hundreds of thousands of dollars in antique toy soldiers and a difficult mission.

Please use the link below to watch the video:

Monday, August 12, 2019

Märklin color catalog - Germany (1937)

Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH or Märklin (MÄRKLIN or MAERKLIN in capital letters) is a German toy company. The company was founded in 1859 and is based at Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg. Although it originally specialised in doll house accessories, today it is best known for model railways, military and technical toys. In some parts of Germany and in Sweden, the company's name is almost synonymous with model railways.

Please use the link below to download the pdf version of the catalog (78 pdf color pages ):

Monday, July 29, 2019

Au Printemps Department Store Toys Catalogue (Christmas 1917-New Year's gifts 1918 ) Paris

Printemps Department Store Toys Catalogue, Rue du Havre, Boulevard Haussmann, Paris.  Toys, New Year's gifts (Christmas 1917-New Year's gifts 1918).
The cover illustration: a smiling Santa Claus-Christmas-Santa bringing warrior toys and two folk dolls that could be Alsace-Lorraine.

Please use the link below to download the catalogue :

Sunday, July 28, 2019

King&Country: Rommel in Africa

For almost 20 years King&Country has been designing and producing Afrika Korps figures, fighting vehicles and aircraft. What is it about these particular WW2 German soldiers that makes them so appealing ?

Please use the link below to download the catalog (12 pages):

Monday, July 1, 2019

Catalog of Soviet toy soldiers made in USSR in 1920-1940

Catalog of Soviet tin, metal, rubber and paper toy soldiers made in Soviet Russia in 1920-1940 (8th edition  by Ivanov M.S. Moscow 2016).

Please use the link below to download the catalog: