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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.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

M is for Morris by Matchbox

Further to the Matador below, this is a similar exercise in 'slight enhancement'...I'm no great modeller, but it's always nice to give your kit a little bit of individuality, even if you intend to drown it in a too-heavy dry-brushing! Matchbox 17lbr A/T gun and Morris tractor;

The only changes to the kit were the canvas flap on the tilt-rear which was made from some textured tissue I had lying around on the work-bench, I also added similar 'doors' from the tissue to replace the rolled-up ones in the kit, however I don't know if this is how they looked as you only ever see them rolled-up or missing in photographs!

Should have done something with the breech, should have used a dark wash rather than a pale dry-brushing, should have...! The figure is from the Airfix Airfield control tower.


Paul´s Bods said...

Looks fine to me. The additional flap is a good idea.

Maverick Collecting said...

Thanks mate - digital photography however reveals a host of problems, the trail spades needed de-seaming for a start!