Sunday, 8 September 2019

Peter Laing WW1 -A trip down memory lane -Part 1 The British

In a response to a post one of the comments mentioned Peter Laing figures and this set me off on a trip down memory lane and I thought I would share some pictures (a lot) with you.

These were my WW1 British French (some FPW), Belgians and German Peter Laing figures and vehicles.  I say my figures, almost all came from Stuart Asquith many years ago.  I added some of the vehicles and a couple of tanks some were Peter Laing originals and some I made from plastic card.  Those were the days.  Bob had the Russians and Austrians, unfortunately I don't have any pictures of them.

The last time they saw any action was at the time of the Falklands War in 1982.  At the time they were reporting casualties and this all seemed too real and they got packed away and left in boxes until 2012 when I sold them to Ian Drury.  If you have ever seen any of Ian's Peter Laing figures you will realise just how well these figures can be painted.

As I said there are a lot of pictures so I have broken this down to 3 posts (sorry they aren't better but hopefully they are enough to evoke memories).

The British.










(I can only claim a couple of lorries and tanks from this array including the anti aircraft gun on a lorry)






There were also a few British Colonials





Next the French and Belgians

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Peter Laing WW1 -A trip down memory lane - Part 3 The Germans

 Part 3 - The Germans









Mobile Machine team


Flamethrower teams 





I hope this 3 part trip down memory lane has conjured some good memories of owning Peter Laing figures and if you have never seen them before an idea of just how large the range was!

Peter Laing WW1 -A trip down memory lane - Part 2 French and Belgians

Part 2  French and Belgians


French Guards FPW

FPW Zouaves

FPW Marines


Cuirassiers

Dragoons (FPW?)
Dragoons
 



The Belgians

Belgian Carabineers

Belgian Jagers
 

Belgian Guides
Next the Germans