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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:46 am 
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Saw this on the BBC news website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-31991001

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:05 am 
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And one of the truest things that could be said equally well about re-enactment and the inclusion of all nations at shows:
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"They may certainly be from an unpalatable period but we cannot just take out and keep the pieces of history that we like, it doesn't matter if it's nice history or not, it still needs to be remembered.

"We are not glorifying it, we are just presenting it for what it is."
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There's not one, carrying a pot of paint, a hammer, or cudgel ! Must be the 'Olypic' limited edition set .

Doesn't 'elastolin' slowly break down, from the inside ? As with leichmetal badges, unstable chemical or alloy composition.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 13:14 pm 
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They - and Lineol - are prone to damp damage - it's the wire armatures inside them that rust, expand and split the figures from the inside - a shame as the range of poses produced put so many traditional lead soldier makers to shame - with the exception of Hyde, of course.


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Wish I could afford to to buy them!

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I've some of those at home not brown shirts but Wehrmacht bandsmen and a soldier with two ammo boxes and no they don't weather well


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 18:19 pm 
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Hi Andy
Well if their original, their over 70 year old, and they have been well played with they cant be that bad, I had great fun in shooting my old lead soldiers with my air rifle, wish I had kept them now :cry: .
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