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Blasts from the Past

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Nap, May 5, 2017.

  1. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Just had to share these blasts from the past ...feel free to share anything else you find







    Nap
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  2. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Here's another couple









    Nap
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  3. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Thank you for sharing some of your home movies with us Kev, it's much appreciated. :troll:
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  4. Nap Moderator

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    England
    No problem ...as you could see Carole liked to dress up as well as me looking rather dapper ( very first one ! )

    Nap
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  5. polyphemus Well-Known Member



    There was a series of programs on the BBC called I think "It's a Small World", broadcast around 1975, typically around 5 or 10 minutes in length. One featured the work of Cesar Milani, one time frequent contributor to Military Modelling & mainly of Historex conversions. I've never come across that since.

    Geoff
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  6. rossbach PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Puts a smile on my face remembering days long gone!
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  7. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Always great to see these. I wonder what they'd make of the stuff we have available today?
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  8. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    I well remember dear old Marcus Hinton,.....those Hinton-Hunt figures were 'of their day', and some of us used to call them "Squint and Grunt":LOL: Still have a couple of them at the back of the cabinet:rolleyes: When I look at them now......:wtf:

    Alan
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  9. oldtrousers PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great stuff, thank you posting all of these.

    Scott
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  10. ghamilt1 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I really enjoyed seeing these classic mini-documentaries. I too wonder what these modelers would think about some of the new releases available today. It's also interesting to see how hobbies like this were once considered a worthy pastime for a gentlemen (or lady) of substance. Makes me wonder what future generations will think of us and our small obsession?
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  11. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Here's one featuring the great Robert Symes and the then chairman of the British Model Soldier Society Roy Dilley ( figures at about 5.29 )



    Nap
  12. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    There was the BBC "Model World" series from the mid 70's.There were two episodes dedicated to military modelling/wargaming etc. Unfortunately only the model railway episodes have been loaded on youtube. The wargaming episode on Waterloo is one of a number of programs made by Tyne Tees tv. Most if not all have been loaded on youtube.

    Geoff
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  13. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I'd love to see that of Cesare Geoff !
    Roy Dilley did segments for Pebble Mill at One as well.
  14. Troy Smith New Member

    Cesar Milani posted here as part of a BBC archive,

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1948360708588140

    cheers!
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  15. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Perfect time to break out the oldies Nap.....Might get the juices flowing for a bunch of us. But I'm only speaking for myself.

    Wayne

    :)
  16. blaster A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Kevin

    Tx for starting this thread with these old videos. I love them. Those guys really knew how to revel in their hobby.

    Rgds Victor

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