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Taos

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PostSubject: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyFri Apr 17, 2020 2:25 pm

Some oldies from Timpo with the really nice Impala Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyFri Apr 17, 2020 4:16 pm

Dear me !!! They are GREAT, and I have never seen any of those before Shocked

Thanks for sharing Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyFri Apr 17, 2020 5:38 pm

Great collection! there is a rhino too.. cheers

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..and with the Starlux one for size comparison:

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyFri Apr 17, 2020 7:43 pm

Very very nice. Could you please share closer pics of the ibex?

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySat Apr 18, 2020 1:03 am

Very beautiful models. I have a golden eagle, rhino and the wolf. They never made a fox as far as I know. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySat Apr 18, 2020 11:54 am

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Great collection! there is a rhino too.. cheers

..and with the Starlux one for size comparison:

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Caracal, a most handsome pair. The Starlux has a presence of being in the wild and the Timpo of being in a zoo.

Thanks for this comparison photo.

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySat Apr 18, 2020 4:25 pm

Thank you for your kind remarks and it was lovely to see the Rhino with his Starlux company!
Will get a photo of ibex Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySat Apr 18, 2020 10:37 pm

Almost all your Timpos are unpainted. Do you know whether they were sold like that or are they unfinished products?
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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySat Apr 18, 2020 10:56 pm

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Almost all your Timpos are unpainted. Do you know whether they were sold like that or are they unfinished products?

Hi Roger

Originally Timpo offered their models 'fully' painted but the paint they used flakes easily so it is hard to obtain models that still retain their paint.

In later years Timpo offered their models unpainted perhaps in competition from Hong Kong imports to achieve a more competitive price point.

In fact Timpo pioneered overmoulding for their soldiers from the mid 1960's to totally avoid the need for any painting making them highly competitive and popular in foreign markets. These overmoulded soldiers sold particularly well in Germany.

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySat Apr 18, 2020 11:38 pm

Thank you for these informations Chris! :)
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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySun Apr 19, 2020 11:40 am

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Almost all your Timpos are unpainted. Do you know whether they were sold like that or are they unfinished products?

Hi Roger

Originally Timpo offered their models 'fully' painted but the paint they used flakes easily so it is hard to obtain models that still retain their paint.

In later years Timpo offered their models unpainted perhaps in competition from Hong Kong imports to achieve a more competitive price point.

In fact Timpo pioneered overmoulding for their soldiers from the mid 1960's to totally avoid the need for any painting making them highly competitive and popular in foreign markets. These overmoulded soldiers sold particularly well in Germany.

More interesting info !! cheers
Chris, what is "overmoulding, please ? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySun Apr 19, 2020 5:30 pm

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Almost all your Timpos are unpainted. Do you know whether they were sold like that or are they unfinished products?

Hi Roger

Originally Timpo offered their models 'fully' painted but the paint they used flakes easily so it is hard to obtain models that still retain their paint.

In later years Timpo offered their models unpainted perhaps in competition from Hong Kong imports to achieve a more competitive price point.

In fact Timpo pioneered overmoulding for their soldiers from the mid 1960's to totally avoid the need for any painting making them highly competitive and popular in foreign markets. These overmoulded soldiers sold particularly well in Germany.

More interesting info !! cheers
Chris, what is "overmoulding, please ? scratch

Hi Susanne

Basically a plastic of one colour is moulded over a plastic of another colour.

For example, a rigid core plastic is first moulded, then another colour plastic is moulded onto or around the initial moulding - hence overmoulding.

This process can completed many times, for example, the Britains male ballerina had six moulding processes with five of these stages an overmoulding onto the previous combinations of moulds.

Technique pioneered by Timpo in the mid 1960's and Britains issued its first overmoulded figures in 1978.

Hope this helps.


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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyMon Apr 20, 2020 5:26 pm

Picture of Ibex as requested.
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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyMon Apr 20, 2020 5:49 pm

Thank you so much

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyMon Apr 20, 2020 5:51 pm

No problem. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyMon Apr 20, 2020 9:15 pm

As I remembered was Timpos wild animals very sparsely painted. Only som details in one colour.
And they were moulded in four ground colours, Grey, Sand, Brown and White.
The animals in Taos picture above was originally in white. And the ibex for example had grey painted horns. Why they made them i green at the end of the company is a mystery.
There was also a polar bear, I think it was made from old metal moulds.
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Here shown with the Inuits sledge, note the dead seal on it. You can see an example of "over moulding" on the driver

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyMon Apr 20, 2020 9:52 pm

Thanks for the information, Chris, that's very interesting. The sledge is absolutely wonderful, Lennart.
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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptyTue Apr 21, 2020 7:13 pm

Timpo sledge is really nice but the masterpiece is the Herald/Britains one. Is usually extremly expensive and I only have parts of it...

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySat Apr 25, 2020 9:59 pm

Yes, I've seen the Herald sledge for sale .. but I didn't have enough money. But the Timpo is very good too.
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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Oldies   Timpo Oldies EmptySat Apr 25, 2020 10:12 pm

Thankyou very much for the explanation of "overmoulding" Very Happy
So now I learned something new today cheers

WOW !! Those sledges are magnificent Shocked

And the ibex is lovely Very Happy

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