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Author Topic: Figure Compatibility - I GIVE UP!!!  (Read 4590 times)

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Re: Figure Compatibility - I GIVE UP!!!
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2013, 10:23:31 PM »
Yes, I know, it was oldsmobile that started assembling cars in assembly lines, here we go nitpicking again...  lol
so it is not anymore a revolution....
so, started with toy soldiers at the age of 17 in 1968 - impressing  ;)

anyway, I guess I made my point. I think it is a matter of perspective.
there must be a reason why they had to choose the guear soldiers by size..
I just read that Frederick gave away his amber room in exchange for soldiers with guard size....

 Back in the 90ies, I used to buy the huge Old glory packs and sold all the doubles.
I really detest doubles - that's how I came to head and weapon swaps

Offline Van-Helsing

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Re: Figure Compatibility - I GIVE UP!!!
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2013, 11:04:58 PM »
I beg to differ. In the late 18th century the Royal Navy set up assembly lines to make pulleys and rope in the Portsmouth dockyards. These were replicated across Britain during the Industrial Evolution.

Most people make that mistake - that's because most only think of the moving assembly line - which was introduced by Henry Ford in 1908. the innovation is what made possible a modern consumer culture by enabling an (in theory) low-unit cost for manufactured goods.

Honoré Blanc (a French gunsmith) came up with the assembly line concept in the middle of the eighteenth century use of interchangeable parts (building on the Gribeauval system introduced by Lieutenant General Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval - which was a new production system that allowed lighter, more uniform guns without sacrificing range - and even though its focus at the time was artillery rather than muskets or handguns, it had a profound effect at the time) - basically, the Royal Navy pinched the idea ;)

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind" ~ H. P. Lovecraft


Offline NickNascati

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Re: Figure Compatibility - I GIVE UP!!!
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2013, 05:36:55 PM »
former user,  Yep, you may bask in my glory. :)
I was "Theme Editor" for the Renaissance for the Courier Magazine in 1973, and had a couple articles published before that.

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Re: Figure Compatibility - I GIVE UP!!!
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2013, 05:43:26 PM »
well, I had to look this up  lol
I am sorry it doesn't exist anymore  :(

but You can ask me anytime if You need 19th century weapons researched  ;)


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