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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.

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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