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My first Strelets

I grew up in the 70’s UK and aside from Star Wars figures and action man my main love was Airfix 1/72 soldiers. This love of toy soldiers carried on through the 80’s with the glorious Esci range. I then lapsed. Having passed my mid 40’s the itch came back so I found PSR site by chance and couldn’t believe some of the soldiers that had come out since I was a collector. Some dream eras had been done like Sudan 1880s and The Alamo.
I did some online shopping and settled on 2 new sets to dive back in with. The Thin Red Line and Stamford Bridge by Strelets. They arrived today along with some Gladiators from Orion. Wow those Strelets sets are brilliant. I had that buzz back from when I was younger getting on the bus back from the model shop and opening my soldier boxes.
I was so impressed by them I ordered another set of each so I can bulk up my numbers. Time to clear some space and relive my childhood :grinning:

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And the great thing with Strelets figures is that they look even more amazing painted up....it really brings them to life. Combine that with their wonderfully diverse ranges, and they are now my favourite manufacturer. Enjoy your second childhood!! :-)

Cheers,
Andrew

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I love that a lot of the sets have so many unique poses too. My Thin Red Line set has 158 figures and they are all unique. It’s a small point but quite novel to me. I ordered a few more sets last night including Lawrence Of Arabia, one of my fav films. Looking forward to getting them

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Dave
I love that a lot of the sets have so many unique poses too. My Thin Red Line set has 158 figures and they are all unique. It’s a small point but quite novel to me. I ordered a few more sets last night including Lawrence Of Arabia, one of my fav films. Looking forward to getting them
Dave, you will not be disappointed mate - the Lawrence of Arabia sets (both foot and mounted) look fantastic when painted! Pit them against your old Airfix French Foreign Legion - they'll take your breath away and knock your socks off all at the same time!

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Just imagine if we had some Strelets Foreign Legion!! :grinning:

Cheers,
Andrew

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Yeah guys I figured they could pull double duty with my legionaries. I need to get some Turkish WW1 as well though.
I was eyeing up the Tropical set from Strelets.
I think FF Legion are due a new set, looking at PSR I was surprised the newest set was still my old Esci set. I wish I had that newer Airfix version. The ones I have are the original set which are a bit less detailed
I currently have Into The Valley Of Death and The Heavy Brigade sets in my online basket to finish my Crimean collection. Only issue is I will need some Russian guns. I have a ton of Esci ones somewhere so will have to do some digging!