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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. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

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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