Sunday 10 April 2011

Seen at the London Toy Soldier Show in March

One of the rarest figures I've seen in a long time turned up at the London show, this diorama of Africn natives with a captured missionary who is destined for the cooking pot is made up using Cherilea Zulus but closer attention to the tree house shows that it contains the extremely rare witch doctor made by Speedwell. 

This little diorama has been awaiting a buyer for several shows now, it's very nicely done but not my thing and I couldn't bring myself to prise the witchdoctor off the stand so I left it for some other more deserving soul to add to their collection.

Seen at the London Toy Soldier Show in March

This arab dhow was on the stand of Dorset Toy Soldiers.

Seen at the London Toy Soldier Show, March 2011

A couple of weeks back I went to the London Toy Soldier show run by King and Country, I didn't pick up much for myself this time around but I got a few pics to give me ideas for future projects, one that has long been on the back burner is a Nile gunboat. One item I really liked was this Britains General Service wagon converted to the Austrian army, the brown tunics suggests to me that they are an artillery unit.