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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

G is for Gatling Gun by Hinchliffe ?

And before you say anything....I know..., it's the patented Owen-Gatling! I was thirteen when I made this, I think it's a Hinchliffe 'Colonial' Gun on a Hinchliffe Napoleonic RHA carriage, and working from a hazy piece of pen and ink artwork in World of Wonder magazine I thought the right thing to do was cut the magazine down!!!!

The crew were converted from three Atlantic Gold Diggers and a Giant cowboy, basically I just cut their stetsons into kepi's and gave them a matching colour scheme, based them on plasticard with Humbrol filler and a bit of flock and placed them front centre in the line!

A close up of the gun, a blob of Araldite two-part epoxy keeps the wheels on yet moving, and a few splashes of gold make the whole thing look more workman-like...well it does when you are thirteen!!

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