Re: Re: Re: Re: Into The Valley of Death - Big Box Value
Yes, no bull! The old Marx HO Mini Set of "Charge of the Light Brigade" painted up in the scarlet red with gold helmets and white trousers made a life-long lasting impression on me. I had one Big Box set, but hated the way the rifles and lances broke off cause of the crummy-quality hard plastic.
When S*R came out with the 17th Lancers in the soft plastic and Terracotta color, I pre-ordered twice as many sets as I thought I would need from my suppliers. It was easy to afford in Japan, cause the money was easy and my Japanese wife worked also.
Regarding infantry, because there are so many more men in a box, I ordered about 10-15 of each, depending on convertibility. I got more of the latest British with the Pill-Box hats with button on top for conversions. I like shakos, but the cap is coolest!
I come from a single-parent family, the youngest of 3 boys, and missed out the first time on some classic sets, but not a second time !!! Know what I mean ... :-)?
This is why I am a big supporter of S*R. They deliver the sets I love, in every way.
But I do put my money where my mouth is. I've been a big supporter of S*R since their early days, and they are by far my biggest investment in figurines of my collection.
Really, no bull! It's just a hobby for me, not a business.