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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. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Monday, March 5, 2012

REP is for Régiment Étranger de Parachutistes...

...and not what I thought it was the other day! Only the French could buck the trend of maroon for paratroops berets! More 25mm Starlux, I've tagged them as both Styrene and Cellulose-acetate polymers because Starlux used both, but these appear to be polystyrene.

These seem to be not so much 'hard to find' as just a very small range, I've seen these two poses quite often but there doesn't seem to be a any fighting or marching poses as there are with the kepi, helmet and red or blue beret wearing ranges, nor do they seem to have the musicians of the other sets, just 'officer' and 'radio-man', I think the same is true of the 54mm range? possibly part of a 'command' set with the MP and the blue-kepi'ed regular army officers we'll look at soon.

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