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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.

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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