Tuesday, 25 November 2008


Some useful palm trees from Marx. The Britains ACW piece from Paraquay given a new paint job by the companyu there now Simon Bolivar. Below some Nardi ACW plus Italian army and one of their forts.These are highly collectable pieces now as they are gradually disappearing from the market.The best pieces are certainlt the Xiloplasto centenury Risorgimento ones pictured somewhere below

Monday, 24 November 2008


To me the Call To Arms pieces have always been the best in terms of grace and size.Here are their AWI ones.

Sunday, 23 November 2008


>Nino Bixio was the right hand man of Garibaldi and this mounted figure was created by Xiloplasto for the centenary celebrations of Garibaldi in the unification of Italy. It was a kind of one off because very few British companies ever celebrated a general , Britain's did with Custer but I can't think of another.
The three Western buildings below were from Italian companies to go with their soldiers.They are from the 60's.The castle is a modern day construction which is on sale from TOYS