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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, January 2, 2009

R is for Rawcliffe Pewter

These were produced some time ago and fit in very nicely with almost everything else being slightly larger than Airfix and slightly smaller than most 25mm (these days 28mm!) metal.

The range was not large, being designed for display a' la Franklin or Danbury Mint. The company is still going but these have not been issued for a while, although they do seem to re-issue items from their inventory from time to time, so they may well become available again one day - especially if they keep getting eMails requesting them...hint...hint!

Although I have tracked them down on the 'net, these are the only two I have managed to get hold of and I think they are both damaged, the pewter is also quite pure, so very soft.

Franklin Mint did a fantastic set of Wild West wagons which would go very well as part of a display with these, if you are a non-painter. They are mostly in these non-aggressive poses, but then they WERE non-aggressive until the White Man started killing them, raping their women and stealing their land (just watched Danceing With Wolves!).


Snickering Corpses said...

There certainly were non-aggressive tribes, but there were also plenty of tribes killing each other, stealing each other's land and raping each other's women before they met the white men.

Very nice figures though.

Maverick Collecting said...

Good point, well made. I was making a political and emotive comment on the doings of the white man rather than the actuality of everyday life for a stone-age people!!