Author Archives: François Beaumont

  • M.I.M. “BLUE-EYED SOLDIERS”.

    At the end of the 90s, a Belgian friend told me that M.I.M. molds were for sale. A few days later, we were in Brussels, in a beautiful 19th century house, and we were climbing a staircase with stained glass windows, which certainly led us to paradise. On the third floor, a large, very bright …

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  • Manufacture of a MIM soldier.

    This article will allow us to follow step by step, the process of the realization of a figurine, from its conception until its birth and its production. From the project to the realization, from the first drawings to the plaster masters, from the mold to the finished figurine: all stages of production. The study of …

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  • Open the box !

    Memories. The oldest of us remember the window shopping on the way to school. Near these, there was always a small shop, which sold toys and sweets. Inside we were greeted by the scent of primers, Malabar and Starlux. Outside the window displayed its wonders. There were toys in every nook and cranny.  The imaginary. …

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  • The tin soldier. Small historical reminder.

    The expression “lead soldier” is a generic term. It encompasses both plastic and tinplate soldier, as well as composition and aluminum. This quick overview of the subject will perhaps allow curious neophytes to see a little more clearly. Tin soldiers. (Soldats de plomb), (Bleisoldaten). The three great nations of the lead soldier, as we know, …

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