We few, we happy few

Kerby, Martin (2014) We few, we happy few. Toy Soldier Collector, Aug/Sept (59). pp. 26-29. ISSN 1745-5804


Toy soldier collectors are regularly reminded that they are in a 'niche' or 'boutique' hobby. There are even murmurs from some collectors that rising costs are slowly but surely returning the hobby to its aristocratic roots. This vision of a looming apocalypse for the hobby, where only the wealthy are able to indulge their passion for military miniatures, is thankfully exaggerated. Nevertheless, it is true that manufacturers will need to be increasingly creative in their efforts to balance the competing demands for affordable figures.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. This article discusses the collaborative efforts of a group of Brisbane toy soldier collectors who created three large-scale dioramas to commemorate the centenary of World War 1. The dioramas are currently on exhibition at St Joseph's Nudgee College in Brisbane and are used as an important educational resource to engage the students with military actions by Australian soldiers.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 01:53
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 00:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: toy soldiers, military miniatures, collectors, hobby, collaboration
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26079

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