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Offline Ninefingers

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2021, 01:00:56 PM »
Amazing stuff!

Offline manic _miner

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2021, 01:23:52 PM »
 Great work on these.
 Loved all of the Airfix and Matchbox figures from Years ago.Still got a few boxes including the Robin Hood set.
 My Ancient Britons were/are brown.Sure i have some Cowboys that are yellow.
 Atlantic miniatures were also very good figures.The Greeks,Romans and Egyptian sets were some of the best in my collection back then.

Offline khartoum2

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2021, 05:41:18 PM »
I'm just in the process of going through my box of 1/72 plastics, -by order.  I've been told I can't have them cluttering the house any more  :(

Brings back lots of memories and surprising how many of the figures I remember and know what they are straight off considering they are have all been loose in couple of boxes for a long time now.  None are properly painted but they cover all sorts of periods and manufactures.  They were my toy of choice when a kid especially on holiday in the caravan on a wet day (happy days). 

Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2021, 12:28:49 PM »
Great work on these.
 Loved all of the Airfix and Matchbox figures from Years ago.Still got a few boxes including the Robin Hood set.
 My Ancient Britons were/are brown.Sure i have some Cowboys that are yellow.
 Atlantic miniatures were also very good figures.The Greeks,Romans and Egyptian sets were some of the best in my collection back then.
I had both brown and cream cowboys. The brown ones were older.

Offline Cubs

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2021, 08:26:58 PM »
I'm just in the process of going through my box of 1/72 plastics, -by order.  I've been told I can't have them cluttering the house any more  :(


Dude, there will no doubt be plenty of takers for the old plastic (especially Airfix) myself included.
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Offline khartoum2

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2021, 10:45:51 PM »
Dude, there will no doubt be plenty of takers for the old plastic (especially Airfix) myself included.

Good to know I'll have to crack on and finish sorting them

Offline RSDean

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2021, 10:38:05 AM »
That is some amazing and inspiring work on the Ancient Britons!

BITD, I had Robin Hood figures in both green and cream.  Insofar as I recall, I only got one box in green. I still have a few of them to show, from sometime between 1971 and 1974:

« Last Edit: November 16, 2021, 10:41:52 AM by RSDean »

Offline 2010sunburst

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2021, 11:50:37 AM »
Interesting….my late sixties box were a much brighter green than that.  A sort of apple green! 

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2021, 01:09:20 PM »
Mine were positively emerald  :)

The variety is downright interesting.

Offline Patrice

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2021, 01:19:47 PM »
Superb, I had all these too, and still have many of them (although some broke easily after staying too many years in an attic).  :(

Thanks for sharing.

Offline Cubs

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #55 on: November 17, 2021, 06:38:56 PM »
Guys with helmets, swords and shields now. I'll probably convert some of these dudes in further boxes to carry spears, but for now I kept them as is. Left hand guy has a mail shirt painted on, right hand guy bare chested, just to show the variety you can paint straight on to the models. Middle guy has lost the horns for his helmet and right hand dude has the helmet painted as hair. More easy conversion work to add variety.


Offline 2010sunburst

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2021, 07:04:23 PM »
Super paint jobs cubs.  Love the variety you have got from these.  I have enough trouble painting what’s there….let alone making it look like something else!

Offline has.been

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2021, 07:51:00 PM »
I was in a Charity shop today, & I got all excited.
A bag of Airfix brown & green bits in the one pound
bin. I gleefully pulled it out & then put my glasses on...

Big disappointment, it was only a bag of Potpourri.  :( :( :(

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2021, 05:20:29 AM »
I was in a Charity shop today, & I got all excited.
A bag of Airfix brown & green bits in the one pound
bin. I gleefully pulled it out & then put my glasses on...

Big disappointment, it was only a bag of Potpourri.  :( :( :(

Classic, made me spit my coffee out!

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Offline jambo1

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Re: Airfix Ancient Britons
« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2021, 05:25:08 AM »
Great work once more, really like the conversions made by paint jobs, they look superb. :)

 

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