After Pondering upon it,i decided to write this journal down as indeed i first wrote it along with the accompanying photo`s too. This is part of a greater work i started on 01 Aug 2014,with the first posting onto Benno`s Figure Forum. Great meaning Large,not Great.
Timpo Knights Campain Tents.There were two to each Set. The 54mm Crusader is by REAMSA.
Wow! Bandits perhaps robbing a bank in the USA,in order to finance the Revolution to kick the French out of Mexico for good.
These are 60mm scale Mexican Bandits from 1960 produced by Crescent. I buy them when I can to add to the Collection. There were six to a Set,and yes I do have quite a few.Those below have been cleaned and look brand new,but it is getting harder to find them in this condition.
Looking at them as an adult I think the hats would have looked much better if they had been tilted upwards and sloping slightly to the back of the head,but they are what they are ,Toys. I hope you like them.
Crescent Toy Figures
Above and below American dismounted cavalry 1958- 1964 This is when I used to buy them.
They are all 60mm toy figures that having been cleaned and are well fit for painting.
The Scots Highlander Pipers are Cherilea originals late 1950`s.
The Search Carry`s On
Very Good News,I managed to buy some Charben, Scots Highlander Pipers and other Bandsmen from the early 1950`s,and I was rather Chuffed with myself.
The Bad News ,is they all had Plastic Fatigue! Yes indeed and they all fell to pieces because the plastic was so brittle I could not even wash them in water, the force of the water from the tap was enough to make them into a massed band of broken bodies, legs and arms. Never being one to give up this will not deter me from collecting vintage plastic toy figures.____ Appart from AIRFIX toy figures that fell likewise to pieces these Charben figures were the worst that I have ever seen in my entire life of collecting.
Looking On The Bright Side
These do have the Wow Factor where I am concerned. In this pose they are very,very ultra rare hollow 54mm cast metal Cherilea Scots Highlander Guards 1950`s. ( Lead )
( These were later restored by little old Beano Boy________That`s Me )