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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.

Monday, January 26, 2009

U is for Ulrich von Hutten

There is very little to add to these images, the art of the tin-flat artist/sculptor at its very finest.

Depicting the German Ulrich von Hutten (1488 to 1523), the Lutheran Reformer and critic of the Roman Catholic Church, these are marked Plassenburg 1955; A large Schloss in Kulmbach, Bavaria which has a military museum of some worth.

The reverse of the figures, they are 35mm and as to which figure is whom? Your guess is as good as mine. One day I hope to paint these, but whenever I see the efforts of the real pro's at the BMSS show in London, I seem to put back the start date by another year or two!!

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