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.

Beaty said...

The cowboy is wonderful! But they are all charming.