If you read the post about the 100 unique poses, you know that when it comes to painting figures I like to have as many unique poses as possible. At the time that I painted these guys, I almost had 100 unique GIs, but not quite. In the end, I did not stick 100% to the unique poses criteria and I ended up dropping 6 guys in favor of some duplicates that I liked better. So this post only shows 94 unique poses which are painted, plus the 6 unpainted guys that almost made the cut. For now please join me in the review of the GIs.
A decent looking pose. Too bad the detector is broken off.
The stretcher set is very interesting. The carriers have two small holes on their hands where the handles of the stretcher fit in. I am not sure when these guys were originally manufatured, but it must have been in the 50s or 60s. The material is actually hard plastic. Later in the 70s they were still made -probably cloned- in soft plastic and came in three colors: red, yellow, and blue, so you could have different color armies fight each other. If you ever 'shot' at these guys using marbles, then you know how hard they were to hit given how thin they are..
Timpo Swoppets GIs - Part III
Another pose/combination with the series 1 GIs.
Some of the kneeling poses. As you can see, I have a few more officer upper bodies than I really neeed, but I'll make do with what I got. Just happy I found a set with enough figures and in decent condition.
Here are the other 3 poses. Again, some of the poses are better than the others. The grenade man in the middle seems a bit awkward. I do like the detail on the weapons though. At any rate, these guys seem to be something of a collectible because there were not so many of them - they were only released along with those insect playsets. Those bugs are even more of a priced rarity.
I stumbled upon this guy by accident. He came in a mixed lot of figures. His base is labeled as Blue Box from hong Kong. I dont really know how many there were in the set. I also wonder if the fact that he comes from Hong Kong means that he is a clone, or whether he is an orginal. But if he is a clone, which he could be because the sculpting detail is not very sharp, I don't know what the original would have been. A bit of a mystery. But in any case, I do like the pose. It has a bit of dynamism to it, which I always welcome. I hope to someday come across more fellows from his squad.