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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Friday, June 29, 2012

News, Views etc...Post rate to increase

Well...it looks like we've got the laptop which Google will accept to talk to the router it wouldn't talk to, so the laptop Google wouldn't accept, but which could talk to the router will now be donated to the IT Maintainence course at Enham Alamien for students to wonder at!

And thus - from next week - hopefully, a return to a better level of service for followers of this blog. I have about 15 articles on Corgi and Husky in the pipeline along with the stuff that's been in the queue for a few months now (large scale French troops and Bullfighters), there's a quickie on New Metal to come and I've been getting help from Bernard Taylor with an overview of Hornby Dublo/Railways/Hobbies, Tri-ang and co.

I've also been contacted by an ex-employee of Bluebird who has pointed me in the direction of some new/background information on the company and with the original set of posts being among the most popular I've done; will start to prepare a follow-up on them.

Guards musicians are going to get a pretty thorough overview as well, and if I'm doing all the Hornby/Corgi civilian stuff I might try to cover the Matchbox ouvre in the near future. There is also some new acquisitions to look at, some more bits from the 'show and tell', a metal war-games article I took the photographs for before Christmas and a few other bits, so there should be something for everyone in the next few weeks.

In the meantime I have kept myself busy with the CAD course and have passed my level 2's in 2D and can now claim to be a junior level bona fide Cad-monkey!

Also while I note the counter has reset itself to zero - again! I know we're over the 2K mark, which is really quite amazing and represents about 200 regulars and 60-odd casual visitors per week, so thanks again for all you support and contributions.

Watch this space!

Hugh

Sunday, June 10, 2012

T is for Two - Early British Plastics

Today we are looking at two pieces from companies we've looked at before, both early British plastics producers and both items; pretty new to the internet.

The first is a contribution from a blog follower (Alfred), who contacted me the other day with news that he had a 'Flying Wing' from Palitoy. I have to confess that I thought either he was mistaken (there were no photographs with the initial contact), or that he was someone trying to check my email with a bit of spam...I was - happily - wrong on both counts!

[09/09/2012 - Paul Kennedy from the West Wales Museum of Childhood has brought to my attention that this image is not opening on the click? The correct image is showing, so this is a Google/Blogger problem, and I don't think there's much I can do, but I'll try the Google-forums and see if there is a fix.]

This is the beast; marked Palitoy REGD and CAS inside a circle on one side and Made in England and CAS inside a circle on the other, it is clearly meant to be within the same series as the more common aircraft familiar to most collectors and covered here; Palitoy 'Planes not that long ago.

When Alfred first eMailed me my immediate thought was that having dated the set to 1940/41, it would upset my conclusion to find a 1950's 'Cold War' aircraft as part of the range, but I'm not an aeroplane expert and a quick Google revealed that there were Flying Wing designs in existence by 1941, namely the Northrop N-1M and N-9M, so my date is safe!

There are however some differences between this model and the other types in the series, the wheel arrangement and the actual wheel mouldings differ from the wheels used on the other examples, there is a variation in the marking, with CAS added (British Caseloid?) and no apparent aircraft type given, there is no sign of the roundel stickers used on the others - although that's no indication they weren't there once and finally; this 'plane has paint added, which I haven't seen on the other members of the series.

The pitot/canard/flange-things coming off the trailing-edge of the wing - where the (silver) paint is to be found - number six in total, while the images I found of the Northrop's show two rear-facing propellers and the post-war designs have only four extrusions, hopefully someone who follows the blog and knows a little more on flying wings than I do will be able to help explain this? What aircraft might be being depicted here? May it actually depict a craft from one of the Saturday matinee serials from the cinemas of the time or a comic character; Dan Dare, Buck Rogers or something like that?

Another early British company that has graced the blog before is Poplar, going from the sublime of their injection-moulded small-scale styrene space ships - to the ridiculous; this is a blow-moulded model coming in at about 60mm, judging by the passengers. Still in its original shrink-wrap, leading to the flash on the photographs.It seems to depict a bus which entered service long after Poplar were thought to have ceased trading, pushing forward their end date to sometime in the late 1970's?

I don't know any more about buses than I do about aircraft, but - again - a quick Google suggests that it is trying to represent either a Leyland Titan (B15) which entered service in 1978, or a Daimler Fleetline from 1979, they being the earliest flat-fronted double-deckers I could find, anyone care to add something here?

A motley queue of passengers flagging-down the bus, the wheels look quite familiar from my childhood memories of many of these larger blow-moulded garden/carpet models. Being between 45 and 54mm the pedestrians are clearly a bit small, but the 60mm soldiers we looked at some time ago from Taffy Toys (connected to Poplar through the Thomas/Pyro space ships), would go very well with this vehicle, size wise.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I is for Index and Inch - One INCH Warrior!

Had this kicking around for a while now and although I have all sorts of stuff in the queue, it's been a frantic weekend, so this will be all for now I'm afraid.

If you are one of the select few who bought all the specials and subscribed to the regular issues, you'll have 11 One Inch Warrior magazines, the little brother of Plastic Warrior, this is as complete an index of those worthy tomes as I can muster!

Note; Some of the bullet points have reproduced differently here, I'm not going to start mucking about with the HTML, so it'll have to do! If you need the original just email me and I'll send you the word.doc.

Index – One Inch Warrior: Volumes 1 – 11
[Letters] = Subject covered in correspondence in volume stated
[T&HF] = Subject covered in British International Toy and Hobby fair report in volume stated

40mm Figures. 8 [Letters]
40 Years of Roco. 8
A Call to Arms [See; What’s New]
Action - Combat Raider Tank. 7 [Letters]
Adamberry, O (Correspondent). 11
Advertisers [PW and Birmingham show-ads omitted as out-dated data]
·         Harfields. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
·         Michigan Toy Soldier Co. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
·         Spencer Smith Miniatures. 1, 3, 4, 6
Airfix
·         Airfix Box Art. 1 [Cover], 2, 3 [Cover]
·         Airfix/Marx ACW [mix-up]. 1 [Letters]
·         Airfix Re-made. 5, 6, 7
·         An Introduction to - Airfix. 1
·         Box Art. 2, 9, 10
·         Box Types. 1 [+ Cover], 2
·         Combat Group. 5
·         Commandos - Both Types. 6, 8 [Letters]
·         French Foreign Legion - Both Types. 4
·         Guards Band. 2
·         Guards Colour Party. 2
·          ‘High Chaparral’. 7
·         Interview with Brian Knight. 9, 10
·         Introduction to. 1
·         Mystery of Manalito’s Legs, the. 7
·         Robin Hood ‘Missing’ figure. 2
·         Romans. 11
·         Sea King Diver. 1, 3 [Letters]
·         US Marines - Both Types. 8
·         WWII British Infantry. 5
·         WWII German Infantry - Both Types. 5
‘Ancient Egypt’ - Book. 7
An Interview with Brian Knight. 9, 10
A Peep Over the Parapet. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Asquith, Stuart (Author, Contributor). 3
‘A-Team’ ™. 1
Atlantic - Egyptians. 2 [Letters]
Authors
·         Asquith, Stuart. 3
·         Bell, Anthony. 11
·         Boers, Jan. 1, 2
·         Cole, Peter. 1, 2
·         Cooksey, Len. 4, 10
·         Cooldrey, Geoff. 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
·         DeSantis, Brad. 9, 11
·         Dittmann, Andreas. 3
·         Evans, Peter. 11
·         Harding, Mike. 1
·         Hunter, S. 4
·         Istine, Phil. 9
·         Jones, David. 3
·         Lane, Vernon. 9
·         Morehead, Paul. 1
·         Needham, Ashley. 5
·         Newbury, Roger. 6, 8
·         Penn, Colin. 11
·         Rudik, Victor. 1, 2, 6
·         Starr, Steve. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
·         Sweetman, Chris. 11
·         Tapper, Will. 7, 9
·         Tawzer, Arlin. 8
·         Torres, Clive. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
·         Wade, Shamus. 3
·         Walter, Hugh. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
·         Ward, C.E. 1
·         Williams, Ben. 10, 11
·         Zatapatique, Cornelius. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bachmann. 4
Badger, Thurston (Correspondent). 11
Barrett, Fred (Contributor, correspondent). 7
Battle of the Little Big Horn, the. 5
Battle of Trenton, the. 11
Begg, J & E (Contributors). 4, 6, 8, 11
Beginners Guide to Small Scale Converting. 9
Bell, Anthony (Author). 11
Blood, Barrie
·         Contribution/Additional Photographs. 6, 7, 10, 11
·         Correspondence. 10
Bluebird Toys, Zero Hour/Code Zero. 11
Blue Box. 6 [T&HF], 11 [+ Cover]
Blue Box or Marx? 11
Board Games. 3, 4, 5, 11 [Letters]
Boers, Jan
·         Author. 1, 2
·         Contribution/Additional Photographs. 2, 4
Boer War, the. 9 [+ Cover]
Book Reviews [See also; Video Review]
        Ultimate Explorer - Castles. 7
        Ultimate Explorer - Ancient Egypt. 7
Britains
        Herald Nativity. 2
        Lilliput Khaki Infantry. 1
        Minisets. 11
British International Toy and Hobby Fair. 3
Brook, Jeremy (Contributor). 9, 10
Brookes, Frank (Correspondent). 5
Büm [See also; What’s New]. 7
Carrick, Brian (Contributor). 1, 2, 3, 4
‘Castles’ - Book. 7
Catlow, Paul (Correspondent). 7
Chapman, Keith S (Correspondent). 1
Christmas Crackers. 11 [Letters]
‘Code Zero’. 11
Cole, Peter (Author), 1, 2
Comansi. 7
Comics. 6 [Letters]
Contributors/Additional Photographs
·         Andreichenko, Yuri. 11
·         Asquith, Stuart. 3
•     Barrett, Fred. 7
·         Begg, J & E. 4, 6, 8, 11
·         Blood, Barrie. 6, 7, 10, 11
·         Boers, Jan. 2, 4
·         Brook, Jeremy. 9, 10
·         Carrick, Brian. 1, 2, 3, 4
·         DeSantis, Brad. 9
·         Evans, Peter. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11
·         Farmer, Bill. 5
·         Griffiths, Alan. 4
·         Knight, Brian. 9, 10
·         Knight, Steve. 7
·         McKenna, Dave. 2
·         Mordaunt-Smith, Michael. 3
·         Morehead, Paul. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
·         Sweetman, Chris. 11
·         Thair, Matt. 1, 2
·         Thaxter, Ricky. 1
·         Thomas, Alain. 5
·         Unknown (convertions). 9
·         Walter, Hugh. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11
Cooksey, Len (Author). 4, 10
Cooldrey, Geoff (Author). 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
Corgi. 3 [Letters], 6, 11 [Letters]
Cornelius/WHC. 4, 6 [T&HF]
Coronation Coach. 7 [+ Cover]
Correspondents/Letters
·         Adamberry, O. 11
·         Badger, Thurston. 11
·         Barrett, Fred. 7
·         Blood, Barrie 10
·         Brookes, Frank. 5
·         Catlow, Paul. 7
·         Chapman, Keith S. 1
·         Cunningham, J.V. 3, 4
·         Dale, Peter. 2
·         ‘Dave’ (eMail). 5
·         Deck, Patrick W. 1
·         Dittmann, Andreas. 3
·         Dupname, May. 4
·         Evans, Paul. 11
·         Evans, Peter. 11
·         Fernando, Sanath. 2
·         Gardener, Phil. 2
·         Grant, Charles. 4
·         Hughes, Phillip. 11
·         Jones, David. 3
·         Jones, P.R. 10
·         Johnson, Peter. 3
·         Knowles, R.M. 5
·         Lane, Vernon. 4, 10
·         Martin, Charles. 7
·         Pearson, Martin. 3
·         Penn, Colin. 11
·         Pilley, Steve. 6
·         Russel, B. 6
·         Shekhovtsov, Ura. 2
·         Sprecher, Kent. 7
·         Tawzer, Arlin. 6, 8
·         Torres, Clive. 2
·         Walter, Hugh. 2, 8
Cover Photographs
        Airfix 8th Army Box Types. 1
        Airfix Wild West Fort Play-set Box. 3
        Airline Staff and Passengers (Hong Kong). 6
        Blue Box Bedford RL/French Resistance Fighters. 11
        Boer War Rail Halt. 9
        Carded Coronation Set 1953. 7
        Exin ‘Castilos’ Figures. 10
        Giant ACW. 5
        Giant Ancient Sets. 2
        Haig Whiskey/Marx Highlander. 4
        Orion Pirates. 8
Culpitts. 9, 11
Cunningham (Correspondent), J.V. 3, 4
Dale, Peter (Correspondent). 2
‘Dave’ (Correspondent). 5
David Halsall. 6 [T&HF]
Deck, Patrick W (Contributor). 1
Delta Sand. 6 [T&HF]
DeSantis, Brad
·         Author. 9, 11
·         Contribution/Additional Photographs. 9
Dickie [See; What’s New]
Dimestore Dreams
Disney ™. 11
Dittmann, Andreas (Author, contributor). 3
Dupname, May (Correspondent). 4
eBay Watch. 8
Editorial [See; News, views…]
Einco. 9
EKO. 3
EKO/Reamsa. 4 [Letters]
Elastolin. 3
Emhar [See also; What’s New]. 3 [T&HF]
Encapsulated Toys. 6 [T&HF]
Evans, Paul (Correspondent). 11
Evans, Peter
        Author. 11
        Contribution/Additional Photographs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11
        Correspondence. 11
Exin. 10 [Cover]
Farmer, Bill (Contributor). 5
Fernando Enterprises - Painting Service. 2 [Letters]
Fernando, Sanath (Correspondent). 2
Figure Quality. 2 [Letters]
Focus On - The Japanese in WW2. 7
Galoob Micro-Machines [See also; What’s New]. 1 [Letters], 2, 3 [T&HF]
·         Military figures. 11
·         Star Wars figures. 10
Gardener, Phil (Correspondent). 2
General/Generic Articles
·         Beginners Guide to Converting. 9
·         Focus on the Japanese in WWII. 7
·         Internet, the. 3 [Letters]
·         ‘Never Had it so Good’
o   Availability of 18C Figures. 6
o   Availability of ACW Figures. 2
o   Availability of Ancient Figures. 7
o   Availability of Napoleonic Figures. 1
o   Availability of Wild West Figures. 3
·         Swoppets and Over-moulding. 6
Giant/Hong Kong Production. 2 [Letters], 7 [Letters], 8 [Letters], 11 [Letters]
·         ACW. 5 [+ Cover]
·         Airline Staff and Passengers. 6 [Cover]
·         Astronauts/Spacemen. 6, 9
·         Backwoodsmen. 5
·         Cowboys and Indians
o   Einco/Pony. 9
o   Figure Poses. 6
o   Horses. 8
o   WHC/Cornelius/Wavymane. 10
·         Einco. 9
·         Forts. 4
·         Guardsmen. 6
·         Horses. 8
·         Indians [See; Cowboys and Indians, above]
·         Knights/Medieval
·         LP/Spacex. 6, 9
·         Marklin Copies. 11
·         Mongols. 4
·         Napoleonics. 5
·         Romans/Greeks. 2 [+ Cover]
·         Siege Weapons. 4
·         Vikings. 4, 5
·         WHC/Cornelius. 10
Giant or What? 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
Grant, Charles (Correspondent). 4
Great Gizmos (Dimestore Dreams). 6 [T&HF]
Griffiths, Alan (Merit) - Interview with. 4
Grossman, H. 3 [T&HF]
Gulliver Confederates. 8
Harding, Mike (Author). 1
Hät Industries [See also; What’s New]. 3 [T&HF]
·         Marching Through Time - Overview/Company Profile. 1
Ĥausser. 5
Herald [See; Britains]
[H.] Grossman. 3 [T&HF]
Hobby’s Annual. 6 [T&HF]
Hornby. 4, 6 [T&HF], 7
Hughes, Phillip (Correspondent). 11
Humor
·         Cartoon. 2, 5
·         Photo-pic. 1
Hunter, S (Author). 4
Imex [See; What’s New]
Imperial. 6
Indiana Jones ™. 11
Instant Products. 6 [T&HF]
Internet and the Collector
·         CTS, 10
·         eBay Watch. 8
·         One-Inch Wonders and the Web. 4
·         Sounding Off, Logging On. 3
Istine, Phil (Author). 9
Italeri [See also; What’s New]. 3 [T&HF]
Jan Boers Airfix Checklist. 2
Jones, David (Author, correspondent). 3
Jones, P.R (Correspondent). 10
Johnson, Peter (Correspondent). 3
Jouef. 9
Kentoys [See; What’s New]
Kibri. 6
Kinder Romans. 2, 3
Knight, Brian (Airfix)
        Contribution/Additional Photographs. 9, 10
        Interview with. 9, 10
Knight, Steve (Contributor). 7
Knowles, R.M (Correspondent). 5
Lane, Vernon
        Author. 9
        Correspondence. 4, 10
Letters [See; Readers Letters, See also; Correspondents]
Lilliput [See; Britains]
Little Big Horn, the Battle of. 5
Logging-On [See also; Internet…]
        One Inch Wonders and the Web. 4
        Plastic Warriors and the Web. 10
Lone Star. 1, 2 [Letters]
LP/Lucky Products. 6, 9
Majorette. 1 [Letters]
Man Who Drew Airfix, the. 9, 10
March or Die or Redesign. 4
Märklin Copies. 11
Marksmen [See also; What’s New]. 2
Martin, Charles (Correspondent). 7
Marx. 2, 3, [Letters],
·         Marx/Blue Box. 11
·         Marx Highlander. 4 [+ Cover]
·         Marx ‘Over the Top’. 6
·         Marx Troy. 11
Matchbox. 3 [T&HF]
•     1:76 Figure Sets. 1
•     1:76 Kit Figures. 1
·         Battlekings. 1, 2
·         Die-Cast Accessories. 1, 2
·         Matchbox Update. 2
·         Piracies. 1, 2
·         Small Scale Collectors Guide. 1
·         Yesteryears. 1
MB Games. 8 [Letters]
McKenna, Dave (Contributor). 2
Media Models
        Indiana Jones ™. 11
        Star Wars ™. 10
Meet your Maker
        Orion. 8
        Strelets*R/Yuri Andreichenko. 11
        Yves Kervella. 4
Merit/Model Scene. 2 [Letters], 3, 4, 11
Micro-Bull. 9
Micro-Machines [See; Galoob]
Midland Model Products [Model Power]. 3 [T&HF]
Mikephil. 6
Military Micro-Machines. 11
Milton Bradley [See; MB Games]
Mind the Gap. 7, 9
Minisets [See; Britains]
Model Power. 1 [Letters], 8
Montaplex. 1, 9, 10 [Letters]
Mordaunt-Smith, Michael (Contributor). 3
More
        …of Merit. 4
        …on Montaplex. 9
Morehead, Paul
        Author. 1
        Contribution/Additional Photographs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Multiple Toymakers. 6
Musing on Ancient Models. 3
Musing on Models. 6
Mystery of Manalito’s Legs, the. 7
Needham, Ashley (Author). 5
Never Had It So Good. 1, 2, 6, 7
Newbury, Roger (Author). 6, 8
New Production [See; What’s New]
New Ray. 6 [T&HF]
News, Views and Other Small Scale Stuff/Small Scale News
·         Airfix Robin Hood ‘Missing’ figure. 2
·         Bachmann. 4
·         Coronation Coach. 7
·         Galoob. 2
·         Hornby. 4
·         Marx
o   Highlander. 4
o   Troy. 11
·         Micro-bull. 9
·         Revell. 4, 9
·         Toy Soldier Company. 4
·         WHC/Cornelius. 4
·         Woolworths [Actually Soma figures]. 2
Nexus. 3 [T&HF]
N.F.I.C. 11
Northern Exposure. 1, 2, 6
Novalinea. 7
Odemars [See; What’s New]
‘Ogri’™. 3 [T&HF]
OKBTI/Okbti. 2 [Letters]
Old Stalwarts. 8
Once Upon a Time in the West. 3
One for the Road. 11
Orion [See also; What’s New]. 8 [+ Cover]
Over Here. 9
‘Over-moulding’. 6
‘Over the Top’, Marx. 6 [Letters]
Pearson, Martin (Correspondent). 3
Penn, Colin (Author, correspondent). 11
 ‘Phil-istine’ (Author). 9
Pilley, Steve (Correspondent). 6
Pireme Publishing. 6 [T&HF]
Plasty. 11
Pocketbond (Emhar). 3 [T&HF]
Pocketbond (Smër/Lodê). 6 [T&HF]
Prisoner Identified. 3
Product Reviews [See; What’s New]
Purkess Britain Games. 3 [T&HF]
Racing Champions. 3 [T&HF]
Rado. 11
Readers Letters [See also; Correspondents]. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11
·         40mm Figures. 8
·         Action – Combat Raider Tank. 7
·         ACW. 2
·         Airfix Commandos. 8
·         Airfix/Marx ACW [mix-up]. 1
·         Airfix Sea King Diver. 3
·         Atlantic Egyptians. 2
·         Board Games. 11
·         Christmas Crackers. 11
·         Comics. 6
·         Corgi. 3, 11
·         EKO/Reamsa. 4
·         Fernando Enterprises – Painting Service. 2
·         Figure Quality. 2
•     Galoob. 1
·         Giant/Hong Kong. 2, 7, 8, 11
·         Internet, the. 3
·         Lone Star. 2
·         Marching Figures. 6, 8
·         Marx ‘Over the Top’. 6
•     Majorette. 1
        MB Games. 8
·         Merit/Model Scene. 2
•     Model Power. 1
·         Montaplex. 10
·         OKBTI. 2
·         Revell Quality. 1
·         Roco-Minitanks. 2
·         Spencer Smith Miniatures. 3, 4
·         Tri-ang/Almark. 8
·         Trojan/Crescent. 2
·         TV Product Licensing. 10
·         ‘Warriors &Weapons Castle Siege Game’. 3
Readers Small Ads. 2, 3, 4
Red Box. 3 [T&HF]
Reduced Circumstance
        Herald. 2
        Lone Star. 1
        Marx/Marksmen. 2
        Reisler. 4
        Trojan. 1
Reisler [See also; What’s New]. 4
Remember the Alamo. 10
Revell [See also; What’s New], 1, [Letters], 4, 6 [T&HF], 9
Revell (Matchbox). 3 [T&HF]
Ri-Toys. 11
Roco-Minitanks. 2 [Letters], 8 [Two separate articles; an overview and a video review]
Rospaks. 4
Royas Y Malerat. 5
Rudik, Victor (Author). 1, 2, 6
Russel, B (Correspondent). 6
S.A.E. 5
S.E.G.O.M. 2
Shekhovtsov, Ura (Correspondent). 2
Siku. 3
Simba [See; What’s New]
Small Scale Collectors Guide – Matchbox/Lesney. 1
Small Scale Product News [See also; What’s New]. 4
Smër/Lodê. 6 [T&HF]
Soma (Woolworths). 2
Soma (Titan). 3 [T&HF]
Sounding Off (Participation in the Hobby). 6
Sounding Off, Logging On. 3
Spacex [See; Tri-ang]
Spencer Smith Miniatures. 3 [+ Letters], 4
Spot-On. 11
Sprecher, Kent (Correspondent). 7
Springwood. 2
Starlux. 5
Starr, Steve (Author). 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
‘Star Wars’ ™. 10
Strelets*R [See also; What’s New]. 11
Sweetman, Chris (Author, contributor). 11
Swoppets and Overmoulding in Smaller Scales. 6
Tapper, Will (Author). 7, 9
Tawzer, Arlin
        Author. 8
        Correspondence. 6, 8
Thair, Matt (Contributor). 1, 2
Thaxter, Ricky (Contributor). 1
‘The Battle Game’. 3
Thomas, Alain (Contributor). 5
Titan Toys (Soma). 3 [T&HF]
 ‘Tommy Spot’. 11
Torres, Clive
        Author. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
        Correspondence. 2
Toy and Hobby Fair Reports. 3, 6
Toy Fair, the. 6
Toy Soldier Company. 4
Trenton, the Battle of. 11
Tri-ang - Triang
·         Board Games
o   The Battle Game. 3
o   Warpath. 4
o   Wild West Checkers. 4
·         Spacex. 6, 9
Tri-ang - Triang /Almark. 8 [Letters]
Trojan
·         Tiny Trojans. 1
·         Trojan/Crescent. 2 [Letters]
Trouble with 20’s, the. 3. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Tudor Rose (Vehicles only). 3
TV Product Licensing. 10 [Letters]
Ultimate Explorer. 7
Unknown (Contributors - conversions). 9
Video Review [See also; Book reviews]
        Roco-Minitanks. 8
Waddingtons. 5
Wade, Shamus (Author). 3
Walter, Hugh
                    Author. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
                    Contribution/Additional Photographs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11
                    Correspondence. 2, 8
Ward, C.E (Author). 1
Wargaming Articles
·         Boar War. 9
·         Napoleonic Wars. 1
·         Peep Over the Parapet
o   The Battle of Trenton. 11
o   The Trouble with 20’s. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
·         Remember The Alamo. 10
‘Warpath’. 4
Warriors & Weapons - Castle Siege Game’. 3 [Letters]
Waterloo Wargaming. 1
What’s New. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
·         A Call To Arms
o   ACW Confederates. 4
o   ACW Union. 5
o   Modern British Infantry. 3
o   Waterloo British Infantry. 2
o   Zulu’s. 6
·         Büm. 6
·         Dickie. 10
·         Emhar
o   British Artillery. 4
o   British Infantry and Tank Crew. 4
o   German Artillery. 4
o   German Infantry and Tank Crew. 4
·         Hät
o   Alexander’s Light Infantry. 8
o   Alexander’s Thracians. 8
o   Austrian Artillery. 7
o   Austrian Chavau-Leger. 5
o   Austrian Cuirassiers. 2
o   Austrian Line Infantry. 9
o   Bavarian Artillery. 7
o   Bavarian Cavalry. 5
o   Bavarian Infantry. 4
o   British Dragoons. 5
o   British Light Infantry. 9
o   British Rocket troop. 7
o   Brunswick Lieb Infantry. 4
o   Dutch/Belgian Light Dragoons. 5
o   Dutch Infantry. 4
o   French Horse grenadiers. 2
o   French Light Horse lancers. 2
o   French Light Infantry. 9
o   French Line Dragoons. 2
o   French Line Fusiliers. 9
o   French Line Horse Artillery. 7
o   French Young Guard. 4
o   Greek Mercenary Hoplites. 7
o   Kings German Legion Light Dragoons. 2
o   Macedonian Phalangites. 7
o   Russian Dragoons. 2
o   Russian Cossacks. 2
o   Russian Cuirassiers. 2
o   Transfers; Greek, Roman, Spartan. 10
·         Imex
o   ACW Accessories. 4
o   Battlefield Accessories. 4
o   British Redcoats. 8
o   George Washington’s Army. 8
·         Italeri
o   4/5th Century Persian Infantry. 6
o   Celtic Cavalry (Pre-production). 7
o   French Dragoons. 2
o   French Imperial General Staff. 2
o   Macedonian Cavalry. 8
o   Persian Cavalry and Chariots. 8
o   Roman Infantry 1/2nd Century. 5
o   Roman Cavalry (Pre-production). 7
·         Kentoys. 6
·         Marksmen. 7
·         Micro-Machines. 8
·         Odemars. 10
·         Orion
o   Chechen Rebels. 10
o   Modern Russians. 10
·         Reisler. 7
·         Revell
o   Modern British Infantry. 5
o   Modern German Panzer grenadiers. 5
o   Modern German Paratroops. 5
o   Modern US Infantry. 5
o   WWII British Infantry. 10
·         Simba. 10
·         Strelets*R - French Army Camp. 10
·         Yves Kervella [Odemars/LW]. 3
·         Zvezda
o   13/14th Century Mongols. 5
o   Greek Infantry. 5
What’s Your Game. 3, 4, 5
WHC/Cornelius. 4, 6 [T&HF]
Where Are They Now?
·         Comansi and Novalinea
·         Rospaks. 4
·         S.E.G.O.M. 2
·         Springwood. 2
·         Starlux. 5
Who Are Montaplex. 1
‘Wild West Checkers’. 4
Williams, Ben (Author). 10, 11
Woolworths [Actually Soma figures]. 2
Wot the !&*$? [Subsequent identification in brackets], 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
·         Airfix
o   (Sea King Diver). 1
o   (Space Lizard-man). 1
·         Alien Family. 6
·         (Aurora WWI German). 5
·         (Bachmann ‘A-Team’ ™). 1
·         Balinese/Thai dancer. 1
·         (Budgie Wagon Train). 6
·         ‘Cinderella’ Coach. 6
·         Conquistadores. 4
·         (Corgi Soldier with Welding Gear). 1
·         Cowboy. 1
·         (Dunkin/Tyler’s WWII). 5
·         Fantasy Warrior. 5
·         Futuristic Infantry. 4
·         (Heller French Troops). 1
·         Huntsman. 1 [foot], 4 [mounted]
·         (Marx Babes in Toyland). 5
·         (Matchbox Sci-fi Warriors). 6
·         (MB Games Axis and Allies). 4
·         Policeman. 5
·         Sci-Fi Motorcycle. 4
·         Sci-Fi Figure. 4
·         Scots Dancer. 4
·         (Siku Indian). 1
·         (Solpa Commandos). 5
·          (Spencer Smith Miniatures Modern Infantry). 1
·         Train Guard and Passenger. 5
·         US G.I. 4
·         Yolanda Ninja Turtles. 6
Yves Kervella [Odemars/LW, See also; What’s New]. 4
Zatapatique, Cornelius (Author). 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
‘Zero Hour’. 11
Zvezda [See; What’s New]


Typos/Errata/Corrections

Volume 2 - Wot The !&*$?
With regard to the phrase “Kolwezi era” (coined by me!), the troops (now known to be Heller French Commandos) are carrying the FAMAS a ‘Bullpup’ bodied assault rifle which didn’t enter service until shortly after the Kolwezi intervention, sadly this is now a bit of an internet myth, having been quoted about the place - without acknowledging me or PW/1W!

Volume 4 – More of merit
The boy running with a kite in his raised hand is Tri-ang Modelworld, not Merit.

Volume 6 - Giant or What? Page 5
In the key to Indians Mounted, BSIM3) should read …3a) and BSIM4b) should read …3b) in order to tie-in with the photograph.

Volume 7 - Focus On; The Japanese in WW2. Page 19
The second figure 12 in ‘NOTES’ should read 13

Volume 9 - More on Montaplex
These figures are Hobby-plast, which was a subsidiary/trade-mark of Montaplex, but they were never found in Montaplex bags. Several Spanish blogs/forums have now itemized both the ranges along with other ‘Sobres’. The middle row are the figures in item ‘o’ in the Japanese article in Volume 7.

Volume 11 - Blue Box or Marx
 On the third page, second photograph, the caption should begin ‘Second and forth…’ not; Third and fifth…