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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.

Friday, December 19, 2008

M is for Mercedes by Esci

The Mercedes 6-wheeled armoured staff car to be precise! One of my favourite kits, despite the fact that there were only a few ever made (somewhere between 4-6 or 12-14 depending upon who you talk to, or what reference source you consult). This kit was produced for years by Hasegawa, and occasionally they still chuck out a quick batch.

I painted mine as close as possible to the one depicted on the box, however there are clearly - in photographs of the originals - various finishes, including a gloss chocolate-brown version and a reversed scheme with black car and silver mudguards.

The Nazi officials were a bit stiff, so I left them in the box! It should be shiny if you click on the photo's for the enlargement but it's a bit dusty!

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