Friday, July 20, 2018

Britains 54mm 2nd Series Foot Knight No. 910 - Bronze Helmet

One of those poses you never seem to have enough of when playing Medieval armies, the archer, came with a bronze helmet and silver helmet from Britains back in '71. Today we're looking at the bronze helmed dude. Like their other series', this one too had six different poses in it. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Britains 54mm 2nd Series Foot Knight No. 909

(with Willie Nelson's tune "On The Road Again" playing in the background of my mind) Being a restless sort, I've had enough of trains and fire and emergency vehicles (for now) so I'm switching gears once more to continue with a thread started earlier this year. I'm picking up again on Britains series of Deetail 54mm Knights. For the next few days we'll be looking at their Series 2 figures (Series 1 figures were featured back in May of this year). Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Processed Plastic Rescue Team Playset No. 14320

When I set up the train layout to stage a fire scene replete with several burning buildings (see our mini series: TRAIN TIME: A Bad Day In Marxville beginning on 31 May 2018) I tried to find as many 'burning' buildings as I could that would all look okay together in a cohesive scene. I already had the burning apartment building from Hasbro's "Fearless Fireman" game, the Keystone burning building and a terrific set from MPC with a hi-rise building on fire, but to make a nice square-ish city block all on fire I needed one more piece. Processed Plastic Co came through with their 'Rescue Team Playset which included a two-piece building with 'fire' peel-&-stick appliques, 2 large crates, two stop lights, two over-size fire hydrants, four piles of rubble, and 32 figures. The 70mm figures come in two colors (red and white) in six poses. The building measures 6 5/8" (16.82cm) H and the base measures 5 1/2" (13.97cm) W x 2 5/8" (6.66cm) D. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

The playset comes in a clear plastic tub

Normally I like to do single shots of any figures but I have to admit folks - I'm just plain pooped! I simply didn't want to pose them individually. Perhaps one day I'll do an update. 

Here, Auburn pieces are posed next to the Processed Plastic pieces for comparison
Left-to-right: Auburn, PP, Auburn, PP, Auburn, PP
The PP fire hydrants, while the same height as the Auburn, is way heftier and looks awkward
The Auburn figures are ~80mm vs. PP at 70mm

Here we see the PP building set-up with the others for a dramatic scene in Marxville

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Auburn Fire Engine #614

Here's the last fire engine that came with that batch of Auburn trucks I bought recently. We've posted one just like this back in 2011 but this time around there are more photos. My sample almost appears as if someone deliberately bent the front axle to make the wheels appear as if they are in a turn. The smallest of the fire engines, the #614 only measures  4 1/4" (10.79cm) L x 1 5/8" (4.12cm) W x 1 1/2" (3.81cm) H. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina