Why is this here..

A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?

I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.

My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.

For Sale - 6mm Cold War & Modern

Having recently been offered a job overseas for a couple of years at least, I thought a quick lead audit would be in order. I have to decide whether to pack & ship, store or sell about 20 years accumulated lead. Accordingly, I have set myself a target of disposing of around about 57 different items..    essentially make me an offer. 

Where I can calculate the unpainted lead value in A$, I have included it. (Excludes what it cost me to get it sent to Oz of course.) 

More details on request…   simply add a comment and I will get back to you.

Cold War - all 6mm

1979 BAOR (British Army of the Rhine) - base-coated
All GHQ except Jaguar. Base coated and first camo colour laid down.

Unpainted lead value A$193

1960 - ?? Warsaw Pact - Arab - part painted
Variety of makes, mainly CinC & GHQ, includes air-support. What you see is what you get... 

Unpainted lead value 'Stupid'

1980s West German - painted  SOLD
All CinC & GHQ includes air-support. No Infantry (as they all count as in IFV). 

Unpainted lead value A$200

1991 British Army Iraq - undercoated
GHQ includes painted air-support. (Jaguars, Lynx etc.)

Unpainted lead value A$193

1980 South African Defence Force - base coated and washed
Mainly Scotia - air support is Mirage.  

Unpainted lead value A$200

1971 Australians in Vietnam - some fully painted
All vehicles except Bridgelayer GHQ, air support, Phantoms, Corsair, choppers, and Infantry is Irregular.

Unpainted lead value A$210


  1. Where are you in Aus? I am in Melbourne.

    I am interested in the Vietnam Aussies and BAOR. What would you take for each seperately and combined as one sale?

    1. Hi Ken, drop me a line on dougmelville at hotmail dot com I'm in Canberra