Friday, 10 August 2018

Another loft find - Airfix Robin Hood & Sheriff of Nottingham

In the deep recesses of the loft I found a tin box.  Inside were a series of A4 paper boxes which revealed a large collection of Airfix Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood figures, as well as siege equipment made by Zeveda and Atlantic.  The majority of these came from my friend Stuart Asquith.

Anyway I am getting rid of them, but I thought I would give a bit of a trip down memory lane for anyone else who had these.




How many Robin Hoods can you have in any army?
 






I also came across a 'medieval army' I made using the above figures and Airfix Ancient Briton Chariot riders and US cavalry.  These were for a game at SALUTE when it was held in Kensington Town Hall more than 40 years ago.





10 comments:

  1. Nice nostalgia journey ….. though third from bottom reminded me (made me smile) of the frustration of getting horses legs fixed to those bases. I ended up sticking sewing pins up through the base and into the belly. Camels in the Arab set had a similar problem and solution!

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  2. I know what you mean, definitely a case of the oats have matured over the years resulting in lots of drunken horses! Glad you liked the nostalgia

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    1. There are a lot and en masse they look good but after 30 years in a box they are showing their age!

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  4. Like them a lot. Hope they go to a good home.

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    1. Fortunately I managed to find a home for them, although a few broke in the packaging!

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  5. I bought an Airfix catalog when I was around 12. I dreamt of having 2 Airfix Medieval armies. I never thought of asking the hobby store owner if he could special order the figures!

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    1. I know what you mean, they always looked great on the box art, never managed to buy the castle though.

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  6. I bought loads of the Robin Hood set, they were an excellent basis for Ancients conversions. The archer reaching behind for a arrow stuck in the ground made a brilliant slinger. Also remember the trauma of fixing Airfix horses to bases. I reckon the first set where they got it right was the Waterloo British Hussars.

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  7. Funnily enough some of the figures in the box had been painted to use as Ancients. It's also interesting when producing my conversions for a 'medieval' army I went for the Ancient Britons for some of the figures.

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