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Thomas Gunn Miniatures

Various new releases

4 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

King of kings

The ancient Persian (Achaemenid) Empire in miniature

10 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

Setting the scene

A chance visit to his parents’ attic reunited Jakob Bredahl-Kjær with his beloved toy soldier collection and opened the floodgates of childhood nostalgia. Jakob’s passion for the hobby was instantly rekindled and within a few short weeks, he had become a dealer for W. Britain in his native Denmark and founded Toy Soldiers of Scandinavia. George Phillips of TSCI spoke to Jakob to find out more about the business, including its signature range of handbuilt dioramas…

4 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

Alymer Military Miniatures

Various new releases

3 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

The Battle of Bushy Run Part 2

Martin Ainscough concludes his story on the famous battle

2 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

Little Legion

Napoleonic Wars

1 min read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

Ashanti Dawn

Paul Brinkley tells us the history of the Asante Empire, the Zulus of the West African rainforest

7 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

A Shimek stand-to

Brigadier Raymond E Bell looks at the work of US toy soldier artisan E. Joe Shimek II

4 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

American Civil War In The Continental Style

Giles Brown, original founder of Dorset Soldiers, describes how some of his favourite ACW figures came into existence

2 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

Dressing The Kiddies'

Uniforms and history of the Scots Guards until the Great War

6 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
December - January 2021

Memories of a far-off land…

The highs, and often very low lows, of army life in India during the 1800s

7 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
October - November 2020

Inspirational constant

Gary Emery tells us why this magazine has been an inspiration and a constant companion in his life for the last 16 years!

6 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
October - November 2020

In support

Canadian writer Guy Elliott talks us through some of his collection and how it came to be…

7 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
October - November 2020

Dealing Down Under

Over the past 30 years, Peter Nathan has carved a reputation for supplying top-end collectable toy soldiers to hobbyists in Australia. More recently, his business has branched out into the production of museum-quality dioramas to bring his customers’ collections to life...

6 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
October - November 2020

De Bange

Mike Williams builds Blitz Models 1:35 scale Canon de 120mm L modele 1878 French field artillery

6 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
October - November 2020

Britains' Americans

Brigadier Raymond E Bell reminisces about his collection of Britains figures representing American troops that have now passed to his grandchildren

9 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
October - November 2020

Uniforms of the “Highland Laddies” foreign service

Keith Nairn-Munro continues his series of articles on the Highland Regiments

8 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
August - September 2020

Scorched Earth

Gary Emery reminisces about boyhood battles recreating the exploits of Rommel and his Afrika Korps

6 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
August - September 2020

The British Toy Soldier Company

Various new releases

2 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
August - September 2020

Thomas Gunn Miniatures

Various new releases

3 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
August - September 2020

Weston Toy Soldiers

A Q&A session with Steve Weston, of Weston Toy Soldiers

9 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
August - September 2020

Small unit action

Toy soldiers and wargaming have always been closely associated and while it’s arguable you can game with miniatures of any size, the limited space available for table-top campaigns has typically resulted in the use of sub- 54mm figures. Spencer Smith Miniatures has been serving the wargaming hobby for more than six decades. TSCI’s George Phillips spoke to proprietor, Peter Johnstone, to learn more about the company and its outputs…

7 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
August - September 2020

If only I had the space...

Chris Bartlett tells us about how he builds the occasional small diorama to help with displaying his vast collection

2 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
August - September 2020

Model figures

New unpainted metal and resin/plastic figures/kits reviewed this issue by Gary Haines and Paul Osborne

10+ mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
February - March 2020

Zouaves

Mike Williams builds and paints ICM’s 1:35 scale French Army of 1914 four figure set

6 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
February - March 2020

Reigning royalty

The mounted Princesses of Europe 1890 – 1920 as created by Alec Sim

1 min read
Toy Soldier Collector International
February - March 2020

Best show in town

The final London Toy Soldier Show of 2019 brought more than 60 domestic and international traders to the Haverstock School in North West London for Europe’s largest gathering of hobbyists. Always the busiest in the calendar of shows organised by Guideline Publications, the event offered collectors a tempting selection of seasonal treats…

7 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
February - March 2020

The Support Brigade

Raymond E. Bell Jr explains more about the army he’s recruited for his grandchildren and in particular the 58th Combat Support Brigade

5 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
February - March 2020

THE DEATH OR GLORY BOYS

The history of the 17th/21st Lancers 1914-1993

9 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
February - March 2020

Defying the eagles

The legend of Rome may not have been so legendary were it not for some of its opponents….

9 mins read
Toy Soldier Collector International
February - March 2020

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