Sunday, December 10, 2017

Britains Deetail WWII German Infantry - Pt 5 Series 1 Figure No. 611

This is the fourth of six Series 1 figures made from 1971-89 and it's the last one that I have - need to get the other two one of these years. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Britains Deetail WWII German Infantry - Pt 3 Series 1 Figure No. 610

One of the iconic weapons of the German infantry during WWII was the 'Potato Masher' grenade, so-called because of its distinctive shape. I call this pose 'Making Supper' ummmm, because he's holding a Potato masher hahahaha (groan). Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Friday, December 8, 2017

Britains Deetail WWII German Infantry - Pt 3 Series 1 Figure No. 609

During the '70's, generally speaking, if you wanted detailed hand-painted 'Little Green Army Men' your options were very limited unless you did your own figure painting. Marx had their 60mm 'Warriors of The World' (WoW) series but it was severely limited in the number of poses available per subject, and Marx went belly up around 1975 anyway. If you were into, let's say, the American Civil War, then you got maybe +/-10 figures which included both Union and Confederate. Britains offered more poses from opposing sides, they were in the more popular 54mm scale, and they weren't horribly expensive (they are now but hey, it's nearly 40 years later). I've been using Kent Sprecher's excellent site "Toy Soldier HQ" (see link on right sidebar) to identify the figures, years, numbering system, etc. Here's Series 1 No. 609. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Britains Deetail WWII German Infantry - Pt 2 Series 1 Figure No. 606

The Britains Deetail series of  figures were made in 54mm in realistic poses with separate metal bases. Their WWII German Infantry came in two series. Series 1 was made from 1971-89 and Series 2 was made from 1977-89 there were six figures in each series with the addition of a mortar and crew (which I'm not sure what series it belonged to). As stated in Part 1 of this mini series, I don't yet have all the figures and it may take a l-o-n-g time before that happens. Okay, so what? In the meantime I'll post what I've got and - Enjoy! Opa Fritz

Underside of the Series 1 bases

The figures I bought had two of these kneeling gunners, one with an intact decal on his helmet, one without so both are posted here today, The decals are overly large in comparison to the the actual infantry insignia in-use during the time and the glue often times dries up allowing the decals to fall off and get lost.