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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.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Q is for Quandary

A bit of a conundrum tonight, for which I seek the input of those who have an opinion;

Sorting out all the recent acquisitions of Airfix small scale, most of which have come in mixed lots from here and there (this is actually an intermediate 'sort' as the bags in the box contain only the pickings of the last year or so), when I was drawn to a coincidence involving the Afrika Korps...

Two of the type 2 figures seem to have been painted in the same style/at the same time as some of the type 1, meaning they are almost certainly the 'semi-rare' (less than common!) two replacement cavities from the 'transitional' issue.

The quandary being, I usually strip the paint on this stuff before they go in the spares box, if I strip these there will be nothing to link them, but if I leave them painted I have a part-set of 7!

What would you do? Is it even worth getting excited about them, I tend to think not...

4 comments:

The Philosophic Toad said...

Could you strip them, but make a tiny, tiny mark on the base of each to show the connection?

Paul said...

Well that is a hard one Hugh. I would just strip them myself and leave them together. Possibly the shade of the plastic it was moulded in would link them together?

Anonymous said...

But painted at the same time may not mean they came in the same box - It's possible but can't be proven. There would have been a period when both sets were on sale perhaps even in the same store as Airfix (along with Timpo) got their products into quite a few newsagents which is where a lot of our pocket money would have been spent.

I loved all the Type 1 sets even though the Type 2s were better sculpted. Paul Keough

Maverick Collecting said...

This is the quandary Paul, they look as if they did come together, but unless they're on the sprue???....