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Reply rob
6:56 PM on January 7, 2014 
Our Project -We r building a Not For Profit Mobile Museum" the History Bus "a school bus filled with Dioramas and antiques to take to schools and events and to try and get kids interested in History. We r building the 1st one in the Tampa Bay Florida Area, But we hope to go National as soon as we get this project rolling .If anyone is interested in Donating or Selling us items diorama figures models etc 1/32 -1/35- 54 mm 60mm let us know we r grateful for any Assistance.Robert
Reply joesoldiers
11:00 AM on August 15, 2013 
civilwar says...
Joe: I am trying to find 54mm accessories like bottles, coffee pots. cooking pots, plates and cups in metal. Do You know of any company or companies that make these items. I prefer to paint them Myself. But some one paints these items that is okey. Thank You for any help. Also very helpful web site.

Answer: There are lots of resin kits out there usually for WWII era accessories, but I find them to be expensive and not really in scale with plastic 54mm figures. The Marx company made the most extensive range of these types of diorama pieces. I would Suggest that you check out the "Classic Toy Soldiers" Company website which sell re-cast Marx co. camp accessories, and weapon "sprues" with frying pans, etc. among the weapons and canteens etc. . The are unpainted plastic and must be washed in light soap to remove the release agent from the surface of the plastic before painting them . THese are also the most inexpensive items on the market today that I know of
Reply civilwar
9:24 AM on August 15, 2013 
Joe: I am trying to find 54mm accessories like bottles, coffee pots. cooking pots, plates and cups in metal. Do You know of any company or companies that make these items. I prefer to paint them Myself. But some one paints these items that is okey. Thank You for any help. Also very helpful web site.
Reply John in Ireland
8:04 PM on March 24, 2013 
back a few weeks from Texas. I did visit Kings X toy soldier store in San Antonio. Got some BMC Yorktown and Alamo.
In San Marcos itself...where I was staying....I got some more BMC and to me a new company called Safari Toobs....expensive but quite unique and Hobby Lobby.
In a small store I found interesting SPORTS figures, a neglected theme in my, football, basketball. These were pre-painted and the manufacturer was CP to me.
also picked up some Boy Scout basketball players (Marx clones???)
I will hopefully be back in Texas in 2015. And I will know my way around next time. I'd like to get to a flea market next time.
Thanks for all the info.
Reply joesoldiers
4:55 PM on October 29, 2012 
Bill, I am not aware of any place that has those particular heads. "Armies in Plastic" does Franco Prussion and WWI German figures with picklehaubs... hope that helps
Reply Burnside Bums
3:54 PM on October 29, 2012 
Joe I really like the Jaegers and Picklehaub heads, but did I notice that they can only be purchased from overseas, I had some very bad experiences buying items from across oceans. Is there anywhere in the USA to get these Prussian-type heads?
Reply John in Ireland
3:28 PM on October 8, 2012 
Really great site.
I will be visiting USA for first time in February 2013.
Can you recommend any good outlets in and around San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio Texas....which might sell Imex, TSSD, Armiein Plastic etc.
Reply Rob Chapman
10:43 PM on September 16, 2012 
All good here Joe,lots to do and 3 young kids keep me busy!
still try and keep active in the hobby even if its just 30mins here and there a lot of 28mm stuff now days such a great range.
but there are some nice 54mm comming out like Barzso Rev War so i might get those!
I will check out your youtube videos.
Reply joesoldiers
7:39 PM on September 16, 2012 
Rob, I have been doing dioramas fro Museums and Historical Societies fro the past few years. I also painted quite a number of the new figures.. but really can't keep up. Also have been working on several other scales as well...28mm, 40mm, 15mm, and 10 mm . Helps create depth of field with dioramas also for gaming. Been also running a music Studio (Watershops Studio)... producing several recording artists now.... check out youtube... East of the Sky Orchestra..."space music" and soundscape; and under Joe Carvalho type in "Irish Brigade" for one of the videos. Hope you are doing well too,
Reply Rob Chapman
8:51 AM on September 16, 2012 
Hi Joe
its been a few years {we swaped some figures years ago} hope you are still painting?
there has been alot of figures come out in the last 5 or so im sure they are busting to make it onto your dio's...hint hint.
hope all is well at your end,

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