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zondag 10 mei 2015

Jean Höfler Figures 1 and Ray's 500th post

Some of the older followers of my blog will recognize this figure for sure. The younger ones amongst you maybe not. This fellow is one of the oldest figures I have in my collection. I played with this kind of figures when I was a kid and also did my grown sons. I painted a lot of the cowboys as cavalry figures for the kids, but now I decided to paint them again in various outfits. Here is the first of many I hope. The painting of these figures will go on on irregular base. Let's say when I'm in the mood. Not only the figures are asking to be repainted but also a little town and fort of this range.

I have my inspiration from this webside: http://www.figuren.miniatures.de/jean-hoefler-421-cowboys.html. And if you want to see how the whole collection looks like, then have a look here: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/toysoldierhq/Jean.html.

I'm always looking on fleemarkets and second hand stores to find more of these figures. My latest purchase were six knights for half an euro. Good deal!

Enjoy the pictures! 







There was something else I was supposed to talk about??? Oh yes, Ray's 500th post on his blog. The good man is organizing a Blog Give Away on his blog for this occasion. He also asked what the best post was on his blog. For me that was for sure the one where Ray won a set of brushes on another blog give away. The same brushes that his good friend Fran wanted to win. In one of his following post Ray gave them to Fran, but they weren't good anymore. Looks like chewed on them before. Made me laugh a lot.
You want to see and read more about the give away, then give his blog Don't throw a 1 a visit! Up to your next 500 post Ray! Congrats!

Welcome to my blog!!!!!

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Very nice figure and a blast from the past.

    The story of the brushes was a little different. I ran the give away and promised to send Fran some as that jammy devil Ray had snaffled them. But I supplied a set of ruined brushes, even superglueing the points ;-) Glad you liked the effect LOL

    Ian

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  2. Very nice Peter ! Great job !
    Greetings ... Looking forward to your next project !

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  3. Great work on the cowboy and thanks for the plug of the Giveaway too!!

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  4. Wonderful start! Want to see the indians now

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  5. Excellent job Peter. Keep them coming!

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  6. Hi Peter,

    that brings back the old days. My very first figures too beside the Hongkong swoppeds. When I was 5 years old my Christmas-wish was that my parents should paint all my 200 cowboys and Indians - and they did!!

    cheers
    uwe

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  7. Nice Figure Peter. And yes I remember them very good. I was a small toddler and playing with them in my familys garden. I still have some of the Knights and Cowboys from that days and also some of the catapults that came with the knights.
    super paint job

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  8. I bet those knights were quite a catch!

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  9. Hi peter! Very nice work! Nice idea to paint them! I have (only) a Horse of "Jean Hofler" figures. When I 'll find a rider, I will bring it back to life:))
    Regards, George.

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  10. Hi Peter,love that figure. He looks like he`s getting ready to lynch some unfortunate Goose Rustling Mexican Bandit! BB

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