A companion to the Hinton Hunter and the Old Metal Detector blogs, dedicated to the first "true 25mm" figures of the Minifigs S Range, produced between 1968 and 1975.
Saturday, 7 March 2015
HYA 8 Armoured infantryman with handgun
The codes for this figure and the armoured infantrman standard bearer seem to have been transposed on the Vintage 20mil list - the code on the standard bearer suggests he is HYA 7 not 8 and the han gunner would therefore be HYA 8 not 7.
This site is one of a family of (currently) three blogs for people interested in old 20mm and "true 25mm" wargames figures. The others are the Hinton Hunter (concentrating on Hinton Hunt) and the Old Metal Detector (other manufacturers).
Minifgs S Range figures can be hard to identify with absolute confidence, partly through a lack of contemporary photographic catalogues, partly because the code numbers scratched on the underside of infantry figures' bases may be obscured by later basing or by filing, and because code numbers are not present on cavalry figures, while one Napoleonic Lancer looks very like another.
If you spot any mistakes in the attribution of any of the figures here, or can supply pictures for any of the figures missing them, I would be very glad to hear from you.
Contacting the Lone S Ranger
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