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Offline Romark

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Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« on: October 27, 2020, 01:49:55 PM »
While having a sort out in my gaming cupboard I came across my collection of Brittania minis.
I started collecting these on their release back in the early eighties,if I remember correctly?
I bought them at a Salute show ,stood next to the late Ian Weekly, Bach when it was being held in Kensington Town Hall and I was brave enough to journey up to London for the show lol.
The sculpting style is not to everyone's taste,I know,but I've been slowly adding to my collection,every now and then,over the years and thought I'd share them here as you don't get to see  this manufactures castings very often :)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 08:24:58 PM by Romark »


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Re: Brittania Crimean minis
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 02:28:05 PM »
A few more pictures I couldn't fit into the original post,line infantry for both sides and "the tin of shame" ! :( lol

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 03:10:24 PM »
Proper nostalgia trip! I used to love the Britannia ranges, I had loads of their Plains Wars back in the late 80s. I probably stood next you at their stand at Salute when it was in Kensington Town hall! lol
And the late great Ian Weekly, a true gentleman and a friend of mine, I had the pleasure of visiting him when he lived in Buxton Lamas in Norfolk. I still have my signed copy of his book. :D
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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 03:34:30 PM »
Proper nostalgia trip! I used to love the Britannia ranges, I had loads of their Plains Wars back in the late 80s. I probably stood next you at their stand at Salute when it was in Kensington Town hall.
Perhaps Nick,but you were probably with your parents  ;) lol
And the late great Ian Weekly, a true gentleman and a friend of mine, I had the pleasure of visiting him when he lived in Buxton Lamas in Norfolk. I still have my signed copy of his book. :D
Yes indeed,I remember him chatting to me about the miniatures despite him probably only understanding one in every  three words I said. lol
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 08:26:03 PM by Romark »

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 03:53:38 PM »
Perhaps Nick,but you were probably with your parents  ;) lolYes indeed,I remember him chatting to me about the miniatures despite him probably only understanding every one in three words I said. lol

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 03:55:02 PM »
My only real complaint about the BM 25mms is that Dave Howitt seemed to use a metal mix that was very prone to breaking (particularly a bayonets & rifle barrels) but I loved the style of sculpting.

Britannia figures are still available.

I had a number of Crimean War of units and some Little Big Horn figures, at one time

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 03:55:45 PM »
lol

I'm older than you think, I've just kept my baby face good looks :D



 lol
True dat!  lol

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 03:57:58 PM »
My only real complaint about the BM 25mms is that Dave Howitt seemed to use a metal mix that was very prone to breaking (particularly a bayonets & rifle barrels) but I loved the style of sculpting.

Britannia figures are still available.

I had a number of Crimean War of units and some Little Big Horn figures, at one time
Yes, you're right,very brittle stuff indeed! :)

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 05:25:17 PM »
I was looking at these figures today, never really thought about doing the Crimean War but Brittania figures appeal to me, proper old school look. This thread isn't helping either!! :)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 05:51:34 PM by jambo1 »

Offline Silent bob

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 05:38:36 PM »
Still available (I think) from Grubby Tanks

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2020, 05:40:25 PM »
I was looking at these figures today, never really thought about doing the Crimean War but Brittania figures appeal to me, proper old school look. This thr :)ead isn't helping either!!
Go on, treat yourself  :)

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2020, 05:42:21 PM »
Still available (I think) from Grubby Tanks
Indeed they are  :)

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Re: Brittania Crimean minis, nostalgia.
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2020, 05:52:34 PM »
Yes, you're right,very brittle stuff indeed! :)

Yep, when you dropped them they would shatter :'(

 

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