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This is something of a surprise project that kind of snuck up on me. This last Christmas I gave the kid a large bag of plastic knights. Thinking it would make for a nice small gift that we could play with together it has proven to be one of their favorites. We end up busting them out nearly everyday. There's hope we'll have another tabletop player in the family. Playing with them so much however I couldn't help but wonder how they'd paint up. They may even be a very cheap way to field an army (albeit in a small scale). Trading the kid for a few of them I went to work cleaning them up. There were a few problems removing mold lines but nothing too bad. A few metal washers, some basing grit, and primer later this idea really came together. With all the prep work finished and as I was still working on another project I set these figures aside. Which brings us to tonight, having just finished my last project I leapt straight into this one. After breaking the figures into two groups I started painting. The first set really only needed a metallic and some leather to look pretty good. The second needed a bit more as they had cloth and shields, which meant heraldry. Nothing too fancy but more than enough to get me thinking about buying a second bag for myself. Tomorrow will be the deciding factor for me as I expect these will be finished after just one more session.
I found myself surfing YouTube for old British Pathe newsreels this morning, and came across these great toy soldier clips, and thought you all might enjoy them. Just another night at the wargame club... Toy soldier manufacturing: You can find a bunch more by simply going to YouTube and searching "Pathe toy soldiers"