Lots of Panzerfaust, Panzerschrecht and the little AT rifle thing (28mm AT gun Model 41, s.PzB 41) are all lovely for a last stand at the cross-roads. And yes - I know there are Hitler Youth now in one or two of those 20 or more recent issues, but have you seen them? Horrible little dwarven lumps sculpted like metal war-games figures from the '70's.
"Ah!" I hear you say, aren't these the same?...Well, not really, these are steeped in nostalgia for one, and for another they are - if anything - sculpted for/like composition production, not lumpy metal, the masters being sculpted in wax from the look of them?
Favourite poses now include the kneeling ready with SMG, don't know what SMG, but he gives me a nostalgia hit as does the grenade thrower, and I still like the little gun with its wooden crew!
The aircraft are MPC 'Minis' copies and were issued with all sorts of Hong Kong rack-toys, gum-balls and the like, the boats too have been seen with other HK sets.
Airfix originals are the bottom rank, and sometimes these come with a mix of Airfix 8th Army copies and a falling casualty, who could be from the Combat Group, but is probably taken from the Britains Lilliput set. The blue row are from the same source as the jade ones in the little bags further up the post, and each row is from a different source. We will return to them below when I get the images sorted out and look at the various sets.
You can see four sets already sorted on the other box top, and by counting the streatchers (top left) you know you're looking for another six sets, although out of shot were more bags of bits to be added as those seen are picked...I tended to do a light grey set then a dark grey set, fill the gaps and go again, the fifth set would be a more specific colour (there are some blueish-grey sets).
You keep going until you're down to the last few which you do as mixed (colour/shade) bags to knock-out ofr a couple of quid at a show, the bargains causing customers to stop at your table, hopefully spotting something else while they wait for their change!