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Bit of an unusual post this … but hey, variety and all that … :spin

Being in a 3mm mood, I remembered some tiny tanks I ‘sculpted’ and cast in my early teens (13–14 I’d guess). Measuring them now, the tanks are approximately 1/800? scale … the planes closer to 1/1660?.

I’d seen an advert for 1:300 scale ww2 tanks in a wargaming magazine, but they could only be purchased by phone with a debit card (or something), and so were not available to 13 year old me. So I just guessed (incorrectly!) how big/small 1:300 was and made these myself.

They were ‘sculpted’ in super sculpy. Super sculpy is an awful material to try to make tanks in – it’s very soft and the translucent peach colour makes it impossible to see details at that scale. Still, it was what I had, and I then moulded and cast some of them in white metal (I’d already been casting Prince August napoleonics, so was used to white metal).

(and yes, I know these look like unrecognisable lumps now, but I had fun making ‘em when I was 14 :D )

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A pair of de Havilland Mosquitos … not sure what the small fighter was meant to be
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A tiny Wespe (or something like a Wespe?)
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Mix of stuff, the metal thing with some pink was a Tiger I, I think the others are: t-34/76, IS-2, Matilda, Polish TKS tankettes, Jagdtiger, StuG-III, pair of bergwpanzers ARV, and … I dunno maybe a sturmtiger?
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Some of the 'masters', this is what the sculpy looked like, this lot incudes a t-35 and Karl-Gerät:
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Bergepanzers and sturmtiger. Rocket mortar is the head of a pin.
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Russian SU-85s (honest, they are!)
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A bit later i got interested in the napoleonic wars as well and tried some infantry, these are closer to 3mm scale (+extra height from bearskins), spanish and french grenadiers:
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(I might have posted these on taccom before, if I did, please show me, as I couldn’t find any other photos!)

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Pretty workmanlike for 13 or 14, man, I have to say. Especially the SUs, which are pretty convincing.

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Bloody good for the age you did them I wouldn't of had a clue at that age.

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cool!

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Very impressive for a young teenager.
I too remember the Prince August figs, I made a load too, all gone now although I still have lots of the Mithril LOTR figs


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They are really nice.

at 13 or 14 I was still trying to not write in crayon!

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they are so smol

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