I recently purchased a small collection of 33 figures from Evilbay for the princely sum of £25 (incluing postage) which worked out at about 75p per figure - a lot cheaper than some plastics!
They are all old 54mm Marx figures (probably recasts) in three colours (tan, brown and grey) and although there are a few duplicates (easilty modified for the most part) there are a lot of single, individual figures.
The photo above shows a small selection of the figures.
Here's photos of them all showing a figure's rear view where there are duplicates:
|Robbbers, masked and carrying their swag|
|A couple of cowboys (they have chaps)|
|Another pair of shooting figures|
|Yet more shooters |
|A couple of miners(imho), with a pouch of gold dust maybe ?|
|Two racnher types with branding irons|
|Two drawing pistols|
|A pair of masked riders (obligatory blurry photo)|
|A single armed rider|
|Four unique hunter/trapper types|
|Four individual miner types|
|A couple of townies in fighting poses|
|Finally, an Indiana Jones wannabe|
I'm more than happy with these wonderfully detailed and proporioned figures - no larger than life guns etc.
I haven't spent my week merely opening a box of figures and taking photographs, I've been busily working on my next three buildings, making great inroads into finishing them. I guess I'm more than half-wy through the build, but carving bricks into foamboard takes a long time !
The photograph on the right shows an early stage in the build (I've done a lot more since it was taken).
I've used all the scrap from the previous build, but will need another A2 sheet of foamboard to cut out a roof about 7" x 6" as I don't have a bit of scrap big enough.
At the rate I'm going it should be finished by this time next week (fingers crossed) and a report on the build will of course follow its completion. I did miss a whole day due to an excursion (obvioulsy game related) and will report on this in a future post.
That's it then for this week, hopefully there was something here if interest.
Thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are welcomed and appreciated.
Great find and purchase Joe, adds a lot more variance to what you already had.ReplyDelete
Nice work on the new building, look forward to seeing it develop
Thanks dave, the figures give a very big variety to the ordinary citizens.Delete
Building work is going at a rapid pace, soo be finished then onto filler and paintwork.
Wooow! Another great looking find sir!ReplyDelete
Thanks Michal, they're very hard to find at a reasonable price, I was very lucky.Delete
Wonderful find/purchase with the 54mm Marx figures, Joe. I especially like the Miner with a pouch full of gold dust. Very characterful. Looking forward to seeing these painted up at some point.ReplyDelete
Thanks Blaxx, I like them a lot and gives me quite a few ideas on their use too. Whilst they;re not high in the painting list, I will be getting them undercoated ready pretty soon.Delete
You have some nice additions their Joe. Some really cool looking sculpts as wellReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie, I thought they looked a bit 'thin' but they're very good sculps with excellent proportions.Delete
That's actually a surprising amount of varied poses for those figures. I often see bags of these types of figures in the dollar stores, but close scrutiny shows that they are certainly quickly cast & full of flash. They make me think back to those figures of my youth which were oft the targets of a pellet gun & hurled firecrackers. Not to mention the final shame of being melted in flames!ReplyDelete
Thanks Terry, I too have seen cheap bags of figures, mostly unuasable due to flash and poor casting, but I do look out for the bags that have a wagon or tent or something like that, they can be very useful additions. My interst in 'cowboys' has been with me over sixty years and I had quite a few, plus a loarge amount of 'Swoppet' knights (worth a fortune now). Sadly allthe figures from my early life have long gone, but this does give a chance to once more 'play' with toys !Delete
Good looking cowboys and nice progress on your new build!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain, I'm very pleased with the figures and I still feel that 54mm is the best scale for skirmish games !Delete
The new build is coming along at a rapid rate (for me at least), roofs being tackled atm.
Great stuff Joe! There are a lot of really neat poses throughout the entire group. Looking forward to seeing more on that building 😀ReplyDelete
Thanks Ivor, I willl be changing the poses of the duplicate figures, a little - where possible.Delete
I've been very busy (for me) on the next set of vuildings and have made a lot of progress - report to follow on Monday.