Monday, 27 October 2008

STARLUX CIVIL WAR
















Once while near the centre of Rome 1981 I saw a tou shop with the most fantastic display of Starlux figures.I did not buy any.Why? Well I don't know but there you are.I've started recollecting on the internet.I'm trying to catalogue everything they did.If you can help let me know.Keep returning to this page to see new stuff.I'm repainting everything.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

VERA CRUZ







It seems that its always a high point of fire power.
Here above we have Coop and Burt Lancaster in that great film Vera Cruz.American mercenaries try to help out Maximillian.Below American sailors take Vera Cruz in 1914. But why?

FIXED BAYONET 54mm TOY SOLDIERS





Tuesday, 21 October 2008

THE LONG SHIPS



THE VIKINGS HAVE always been one of the great fascinations of toy soldier enthusiasts.Does anyone remember THE LONG SHIPS? The great Richard Widmark.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Barry Lyndon




Barry Lyndon is maybe the greatest film ever made in anyone's book but the baqttle scenes are great as well.Above is the General St:Leger who conjures up an important visual link with the film.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

ALAMO







THE Poster for the Alamo.When I was a kid I playede Alamo games with cowboys.Little did I know that in America Marx had brought out sets.All we know of the Alamo is mythology.The Wayne film while much better than the silly remake was all historical nonsense but what a film. Very well done.