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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.

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!