A quick follow-up post to the Unknown Metal posts of January, stuff which got missed, turned-up elsewhere, turned-up in the Napoleonic box (forthcoming posts), or; in the case of the train-crew bag - turned-up in Picasa, where they'd been al along as I edited the other posts!
First-up is this one seen in those previous posts; as there was some debate last time, so I've tried to get the base across a bit better this time, and the fact that he still looks like a 'backwoodsman' rather than being from the Indian Campaigns.
I suspect 2A is a touristy thing with its chromium-finish, but is it pirated from a gaming figure? 2B seems to be an Italieri/Zvezda home-cast, but might it be a from a commercial release?
2C is obvious (Les Higgins?), but unmarked so a confirmation would be nice! The rest are probably requiring a wild guess or two, but the diminutive Roman type might be ID'able!
All gun barrels look the same so not much hope on the top row, but you never know, and the last one on the right of the line-up (3F) is turned brass which may trip someone's memory? While 3A is so small it must be from a fort, or a Russian tank commander! Any ideas?
3G is probably a Minifigs - going on the code and what we learnt in Jan., but again I can't get its letters to make sense - North F*****g Africa Horse-substitute? So help needed please!
The distinctive underside should help ID this complete gun kit, if you are familiar with it, as will the 'sprulettes' on the ends of the axle?
Siege artillery, crude; so early medieval? Or cast-iron; so ships gun? Minifigs? No markings of any kind.
Set of railway accessories in the upper shot, we had no real feedback from that quarter last time, so probably not regulars to the Blog, although I know some drop in from time to time so if you're visiting a few years hence (from the publishing date) you can still comment, every little snippet of info. helps!
The lower two shots are a tool set on a table top, legs missing and probably home painted, but - hobby wise - railway layout or model-car accessories? And; who's the maker?
All the same maker I think, but the 'V5' (7B) seems to be incomplete and part of a larger wagon, although it could be a wheeled battering-ram (with very big wheels!).
The marks aren't on the castings, but were on a handwritten-note in my own hand, so they may originally have come with similar notes - some of this stuff goes back decades now!
Latecomers; 2 15mm AWI (8A) in with the Nappies, a train-crew (8B) I photographed years ago and which were sat quietly in Picasa the whole time I was pushing the January posts around and some waiters (8C) carrying silver trays which I think might be Wardie/Mastermodels, but confirmation is sort - before labeling! Note that some are wearing white shoes!