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  • #151325

    A couple of classic clips, for those who may have missed them:

    And of course:

    #151332
    Guy Farrish
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    Don’t remember the Men Will Be Boys clip but I’ve seen the other two before.

    I still don’t know how you make model soldiers as shown from compressed paper(commentary on the Cushing piece) and wonder if something didn’t get a bit confused in the script writing phase.

    Also a very useful reminder to view even contemporary sources with some reserve – some of the painting and modelling techniques have more than a faint whiff of ‘well just pretend to be doing something to the figure then’ stage direction.

    Interesting – are there any scraps of mainstream ‘human interest’ (filler) reportage being made about current wargaming which will intrigue future generations of social historians I wonder?

    Proper dress though – no joggers or hoodies in sight.

    Not surprised we (insert old codger refrain of choice) since then – no standards these days (etc).

    #151340
    Sane Max
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    Interesting. I had heard reference to Mrs Hinton from older Wargamers, and now I have a face to put to a name. The image of her sat there playing the game in full Dress Uniform is a lovely one.

    #151341
    Patrice
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    Thanks for sharing…

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #151343
    Blackhat
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    I still don’t know how you make model soldiers as shown from compressed paper(commentary on the Cushing piece) and wonder if something didn’t get a bit confused in the script writing phase.

    They are Elastolin figures which were made by compressing wood pulp into a mould around a wire armature…

     

     

    Black Hat Miniatures -
    http://www.www.blackhat.co.uk/

    #151344
    Guy Farrish
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    Ahh! Elastolin I remember, but I have always associated them with plastic figures.

    Sawdust composite material it says, now I know where to look following up your info Blackhat – thanks!

    What an intriguing idea. Not quite compressed paper but close enough for jazz.

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    I remember reading lots of the old ones were ruined by getting wet.

    #151377
    Patrice
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    I thought there was a confusion in the text with the terrain elements, which are certainly made from papier-mâché.

    Elastolin? Did they have a so broad range of figures?

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

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