The Blue & the Gray
All period pieces produced by Timpo 1960`s. Sorry no Flags
It appears that General G G Meade has thrown in his infantry reserves, to out flank these Southern boys. The Rebs under General A P Hill are now outnumbered Four to One.
In my opinion the only way this old toy set looks good is on mass display,and the striking thing is all the Union troops have beards. The Southern boys are all clean shaven.
The cannon are produced by A Call to Arms and are perfect toys for this time period.
I cleaned the paint off that had been shovelled onto them,and now they are ready to be re-painted. Each and everyone of these toy soldiers bear the Timpo Mark on top of their bases which reads in raised letter Made in England. I will leave it on because it defines the time period when these first shot off the production line and into the toy shops.
I remember this picture which was on the back page of the Marval Comics my Brother Ron would often buy in the early 1960`s,and like many a child I used to draw these very same pictures over and over again,and yes I had a bright dream of one day collecting toy soldiers and Wild West Style Figures. Money was tight in those far off days and there was certainly no money left over for toys,but imagination is free,all that is needed is one uses it.
I Guess Dreams Can Come True
Atlantic 60mm Scale Roman Figures
I have a few more in 1/32 scale too.
Wild West Type Figures
in used condition but not chewed
A friend on Benno`s Figures Forum, described this figure like so. " What a lovely Shaman."
He is the one figure from the Fort Cheyenne series of figures. Some of which are shown below.
I record the main colours before stripping the paint off.The camera is the perfect tool for this part of restoration.
All in Farm Fresh Condition
All the figures are marked correctly with made in Hong Kong either on the front of the base or on the figure which proves them to be from this famous range of toys made by IDEAL in 1970. Sorry I haven`t got the Box that converted into the Fort. Perhaps though one day!
So I have all the standing Indians,including the Chief and the brave with the rifle who can be seen below. They were both bought in another Job Lot.
The yellow ones for riding horses had a swivel body.
The Marx Set
MARX also did some copies within this set,but their bases were a different shape
As can be seen above the Red Indians cleaned up really well. A little bit play worn,but a very fine set from the Fort Cheyenne range of figures.
The Collecting is still Ongoing
If you have interest please look out for Part 6