Saturday, July 20, 2013

Played with...a casual post

Here are the childhood soldiers of the father of a friend of mine.  I think loss of paint indicates a much beloved set of soldiers.


A Barclay anti-aircraft truck.  Sadly the crewman in the rear has lost his head.  A casualty of bedroom floor combat no doubt.



A fairly crude gray iron  indian and horse.



A Barclay machine gunner in very good condition and his friend (who once had a separate helmet) who is much the worse for wear after running back and forth for ammunition.



A helmetless artillelryman on the left and a stretcher bearer on the right.



Two gray iron doughboys



a gray iron bugler and a Barclay flag bearer.



A hollowcast crazy rootin' tootin'  six-gun shootin' bowlegged cowpoke has just blown into Dodge.



Two iron pirates with mischief on their minds.



A Barclay drummer.



Three iron doughboys home from the front.



A Barclay cadet with little paint left; how many demerits for that one must wonder?



His classmate equally worse for wear.



A knight of old in very nice condition.



A Barclay carrier pigeon soldier, helmet detached and apparently with a head wound.



An iron cop, or prison guard for keeping ne'er-do-well soldiers in the stockade.



4 comments:

Springinsfeld said...

Wonderful old figures there Mannie. Nice to see the blog back in action.

Mosstrooper said...

I just love this type of figure

Scott B. Lesch said...

I've had a few of these go through my collection. Your collection looks well loved and played with by some little kid.

Stephen Beat said...

The cowboy is wonderful! But they are all charming.