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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2013 19:39 pm 
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My favorites were the German lying down machine gun team. One with a bi-pod and the other feeding the gun.
For the Americans it was always the flamethrower.
British Commando set. Canoe with the paddlers, the man throwing the hand grenade and the crawling sneaky guy with the knife.
Waterloo was the Bagpiper and Drummer.
I also had a soft spot for Mounted Red Indians especially with the big headdresses.

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2013 23:29 pm 
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I fondly remember the HO/OO Eighth Army Vickers MG crew and the German grenade thrower from the later Airfix set. In 1/32, I always really liked the Japanese soldier firing a mortar - the one US Marines erroneously called a 'knee mortar', leading to a few accidents with captured mortars and broken legs.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Mar 2017 07:56 am 
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HO/OO Astronauts, but why were they moulded in yellow!

My favourite pairing (for standing up and using marbles to roll then down, last one standing, the winner - a scenario my friends and I used to play quite a lot. Our WW1 battles were a right mixture of allies against picklehaubed Germans) were Foreign Legion and Arabs.

I think the firm 'HaT' still produce them using Airfix moulds(?).


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Mar 2017 16:59 pm 
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The Foreign Legion and Bedouins ? HäT still make them

My favourite set? Difficult to pick just one but the 1/32nd Airfix Afrika Korps was definately high on the list.

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I can remember being not very impressed with the first tool German Infantry, by comparison the British Commandos were wonderful, but I think (sentimentally) my favourites were Robin Hood. IIRC my nan bought them when we went on a trip (Nottingham :?: ) I don't think I painted them for a long time because I always played with them :dummy:

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar 2017 23:10 pm 
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I loved all the H0/00 Airfix figure sets that went with forts/castles etc. Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham, with Nottingham Castle; Romans and Ancient Britons with the Roman Fort but especially the French Foreign Legion and Arabs with Fort Sahara. Hours of fun, sigh...

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I have got to say that in my youth it was always the Napoleonic sets I used to take ages to set them up then 5 minutes to put them away .

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Gosh, a challenging question. Though as often as not it was World War II or Napoleonics on the table, I veered between all periods and had favourites in each. I suppose I warmed most to individual figures that were sculpted that little bit better and looked like they really meant it - the submachine-gunners in the Afrika Korps and the Commandos (first tooling), the lunging swordsman in both the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood sets, several of the Ancient Britons, George Washington, one or two among the US Marines (first tooling) and WWI French and German Infantry... it's a long list!

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Mar 2017 22:24 pm 
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My all-time favourite was the French napoleonic artillery. Particularly the marching gunner with his shouldered musket. I was heavily into napoleonic wargaming in the late 60s early seventies, particularly the small germanic states with their very colourful uniforms and that particular figure was turned into many companies of Hess darmstadt, Bavarians, Prussians etc. I used to swap cannons, limbers, "action" gunners for endless marching figures! Regards, Walter.


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So difficult to choose. My first figures were the ACW back in 1961/2 with the wagon train and the artillery. I moved on to just about all the rest over time. However a few firm favourites; Eigth Army, US Paratroops, Commandos, Romans, Bedouin, Civilians (got to love the scooter!). Must have painted hundreds.

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The only figures, I ever remember playing with, was "Major Matt Mason".
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I had three favourites when I was a kid: Waterloo's Highland Infantry (All of them were firing!), WW2 German Infantry (Second type) and WW2 German Afrika Korps (First type: I liked a lot those little guns and the figure of Rommel).
I still have two of them (the two Germans, the Hughlanders I gave them to my little brother, and he lost them, because he couldn't use them as football players. Word! :mad: ).

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I loved the seventh cavalry, as the men didn't have base plates they always looked good draped over armoured vehicles.

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I hope this isn't going off topic--but I had a Marx "Fort Apache" playset that absolutely fascinated me. It was so politically incorrect! One of the Indians was carrying what I thought was a small varmint...but was actually supposed to be a scalp! YEE-HAW!

Or course, this was at a time when Disneyland featured a massacre of European settlers as a part of their wholesome children's entertainment.

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Sep 2017 19:42 pm 
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dancho wrote:
Or course, this was at a time when Disneyland featured a massacre of European settlers as a part of their wholesome children's entertainment.

I don't know how should we call that today... What about "Ancient Americans having a civilization exchange with an alien imperialist group"?
My Goodness! :help:

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2017 12:59 pm 
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@dancho @danny_1960 - have either of you ever seen "Addams Family Values"?

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2017 13:17 pm 
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Yes, and I feel everyday like Uncle Fester! :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2017 16:39 pm 
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Ah, I was thinking more of the Wednesday and Pugsley at camp part of the story.

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2017 20:37 pm 
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Aw! :(
Indeed, I still think that Fester -although beeing some kind of maniac- really loves Debbie, whilst she -a "normal" and beautiful blonde- only thinks about money, even she pretends to kill Fester with a bomb and electrocute the entire family. The cartoonist Carles Addams always draw a crazy family whose values are good, surrounded by "normal people" whose values are bad...
But I think that we're going a little Off Topic.

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Airfix? Little soldiers!!! :rotfl: I loved them all!
I got through most of the blue box figures, from FFL through all the WW1 soldiers. I can still recall the thrill of discovering BIG soldiers in a brown box! Russians first, then Commandos followed by Japanese and my particular faves...
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I also remember the thrill of giant Waterloo figures (well, alright maybe not giant exactly!!!!) which made making a mess of them with paint, so much easier!

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