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Sunday, October 20, 2019

CBG Mignot WW1 tin soldiers catalog

1914-1918, the CBG Mignot ( Soldats de plomb) First World War 12 pages catalog presenting French and foreign regiments, historical figures, dioramas, teams and vehicles from the First World War.

Please use the link below to download the catalog:

Friday, October 18, 2019

Le depart pour le front

The French postcard “Le depart pour le front” (departure for the front)  from 20s. Have a nice weekend!

Elastolin Reichswehr soldiers making Stechmarsch/Gänsemarsch (Goose Step)

The goose step (Gänsemarsch) is a special marching step performed on formal military parades and other ceremonies. While marching in parade formation, troops swing their legs in unison off the ground while keeping each leg rigidly straight.The step originated in Prussian military drill in the mid-18th century and was called the Stechschritt (literally, "piercing step") or Stechmarsch. German military advisors spread the tradition to Russia in the 19th century, and the Soviets spread it around the world in the 20th century. Apparently, standing on only one leg reminded soldiers of how geese often stand. The term was later applied to the German Stechschritt during World War I and is nowadays heavily associated with Nazi Germany in many English-speaking countries. These Reichswehr toy soldiers are produced by Elastolin in 1932 - 1934 (Germany). You can also see the Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918  

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Explosive bursts and German composite soldiers

These Explosive bursts and injured German composite soldiers are produced by Elastolin, Leyla and Lineol in 30s ..The Elastolin burst is battery operated !

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker and 'the Red Baron' - Manfred Von Richtofen (Part II)

Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker and 'the Red Baron' - Manfred Von Richtofen (Part II). The pilot figure is produced by Froha (Germany). German bivouac soldiers are from different German makers : Elastolin, Schusso.

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 25, 2019

French WW1 souvenirs depicting Marshal Joseph Joffre

Marshal Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre (12 January 1852 – 3 January 1931), was a French general who served as Commander-in-Chief of French forces on the Western Front from the start of World War I until the end of 1916. He is best known for regrouping the retreating allied armies to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne in September 1914. French WW1 souvenirs depicting Marshal Joseph Joffre (Museum of the Great War in Meaux).

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Andrea Miniatures (Spain) Digital Catalog 2019 : Worlds Premier's Line of Miniatures

Andrea Miniatures (Spain) Digital Catalog 2019 contains 1/32 and 1/72 figurines representing different collection topics:

  •  The Army of Charles V 
  • The Great War, 1914-1918 
  • The World War II, 1939-1945 
  • The Napoleonic Wars 
  • The Roman Army 
  • The Golden West
  • Medieval Knight Series 
  • The Third Reich 
  • British Colonials 
  • Samurai 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 
  • Vikings 
  • Asterix collection
  • Pin ups and many others including accessories.. 

Please use the link below to download the pdf catalog (200 pages):

Monday, September 23, 2019

In combat with a gas mask ...

WW1 French soldiers wearing gas masks (Durso, Belgium) in combat. The Renault FT 17 wind up tank (Victor Bonnet, France) supporting the attack. Terrain is my own DIY creation ...

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker and 'the Red Baron' - Manfred Von Richtofen,

The original Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker, a German World War One fighter plane, was made famous by Manfred Von Richtofen, 'The Red Baron'. He downed at least 70 allied pilots until his death on April 21, 1918, Vaux-sur-Somme, France. This Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker (1/32 scale model) is made by New Ray US (The "Classic Planes" Series) . The pilot figure is produced by Froha (Germany). German bivouac soldiers are from different German makers : Elastolin, Schusso.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

King and Country's Mons 1914

The battle of Mons, in the latter part of August 1914,was the first major action of the British Expeditionary Force during The Great War.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Clear prop ! Sopwith Camel 🇬🇧

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It was developed by the Sopwith Aviation Company as a successor to the earlier Sopwith Pup and became one of the best known fighter aircraft of the Great War.
The pilot figure is produced by Schusso (Georg Schuster, Georgensgmünd bei Nürnberg)(
and the mechanic is made by Durso (Belgium in 50s).The Sopwith Camel biplane model is manufactured by New Ray (US).

Portrait of Major Wilfred Ashton McCloughry MC, the Commanding Officer of No. 4 Squadron AFC, and his Sopwith Camel, 6 June 1918

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.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Lochnagar crater in Flanders Fields...(Part 2)

The Lochnagar mine south of the village of La Boisselle in the Somme département was an underground explosive charge, secretly planted by the British during the First World War, ready for 1 July 1916, the first day on the Somme. The mine was dug by the Tunnelling Companies of the Royal Engineers under a German field fortification known as Schwabenhöhe (Swabian Height). The British named the mine after Lochnagar Street, the British trench from which the gallery was driven. The charge at Lochnagar was one of 19 mines that were placed beneath the German lines on the British section of the Somme front, to assist the infantry advance at the start of the battle. The mine was sprung at 7:28 a.m. on 1 July 1916 and left a crater 98 ft (30 m) deep and 330 ft (100 m) wide, which was captured and held by British troops. The attack on either flank was defeated by German small-arms and artillery fire, except on the extreme right flank and just south of La Boisselle, north of the Lochnagar Crater. The crater has been preserved as a memorial and a religious service is held each 1 July.

Contemporary British aerial photograph showing the crater and trenches