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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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

J is for Jeep

Having looked at the Britains Land-rover with it's nod to both the SAS 'Pink Panther' and the modern 'Technicals' I thought we'd better see what Hong Kong was doing at the same time...

No name on this one so no pack drill - knees aren't up to it anyhow! With a pull back motor and a sparking mechanisem that still works this is a neat little beast with shades of the Western Desert campaign and David Stirling (who once bought me and my brother a Coka-cola while we made a den out of large red leather club chairs!), this is around 30mm and when I saw it the other day it immediately identified two gluey figures from the 'Unknown, Military, Post 1900' box.

2 comments:

Gog said...

wow, that jeep is really nice, when was it made? Is it really made at the same time than the Land-Rover? If it was made in Hong-Kong, it's proabably intended to be a cheap version of the other one, but mint and boxed still looks great.

Maverick Collecting said...

Hi Gog
The Land-Rover was late 1960's while this is probably early-to-mid '70's, they're not really competing with each other, I just thought it was a good excuse to buy this one and blog/post it!
Cheers
H