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Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 3:30 pm
by Voice From Limbo
I love it -- the Ripper Platoon.

Of course, I suppose most people buy that set because they want them all, but it reminds me -- to what creative uses do people put the various oddball/useless figures they end up with from packs? I once toyed with the idea of making up a regiment of the casualty carriers in the old Airfix Washington's Army set:

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But I came to my senses. Anyone ever do anything like that? The Rorke's Drift scenario sounds like fun.

(Sorry to drift off topic). :oops:

Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:29 pm
by Macunaima nli
JJCH nli wrote:Mac, if you are interested you can listen to the interview with the author here:

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pr ... 9/11097110


Will do!

Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:30 pm
by Macunaima nli
Voice From Limbo wrote:I love it -- the Ripper Platoon.

Of course, I suppose most people buy that set because they want them all, but it reminds me -- to what creative uses do people put the various oddball/useless figures they end up with from packs? I once toyed with the idea of making up a regiment of the casualty carriers in the old Airfix Washington's Army set:

Image

But I came to my senses. Anyone ever do anything like that? The Rorke's Drift scenario sounds like fun.

(Sorry to drift off topic). :oops:


That’s a casualty?! We always treated it as three drunk continentals.

Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:44 pm
by Voice From Limbo
In that case, shouldn't be difficult to assemble a regiment!

Lines probably wouldn't be very straight though. . .

Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:54 pm
by Guest
Voice From Limbo wrote:In that case, shouldn't be difficult to assemble a regiment!

Lines probably wouldn't be very straight though. . .

How many boxes did you buy?

Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:10 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Lots. :cry:

Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:08 pm
by Voice From Limbo
And that's not mentioning the crawling and firing prone figures in that set.

On a related subject are the "what were they thinking?" figures that pop up from time to time. One example that comes to mind: when 19th Century Miniatures commissioned a Sudan line, they apparently trusted the sculptor to do his own research -- understandable, given the wealth of easily accessible sources. The results don't seem to have justified their confidence. Here's the "Dismounted Camel Corps" set:

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Note standing camels, and "Camel Holder", second from right.

Ladders not included, for some reason.

Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:15 pm
by Australian Dawn NLI
Just found what looks like a not Nick Cave fig:
https://www.freebooterminiatures.de/ind ... iew/11/312

Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:44 pm
by JJCH nli
Australian Dawn NLI wrote:Just found what looks like a not Nick Cave fig:
https://www.freebooterminiatures.de/ind ... iew/11/312


That’s not bad!

I must admit, I fucking love the Llama Corps. I think I want one.

Re: Every Man Jack

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 12:44 am
by Voice From Limbo
Yeah, that's another one I thought of doing. Maybe entering it in a painting contest as "HM Desert Hook and Ladder Corps".

Thought better of that too. Making fun of the makers' products doesn't lead to discounts.

BTW -- there seem to have been 2 or 3 Not David Bowie figures over the years.