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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, December 7, 2013

G is for Guards - 60mm Figures

There were three 60mm sets of guards produced in the classic factory-painted, soft-ethylene, 1950's toy soldier style that I can think of, the two below and a set of non-musical Cherilea figures one of which appeared in the En Garde post the other day.

The other Cherilea set were musicians and I only have the three at the moment, they will re-appear over the next few days in more of these thematic posts.

The other set was by Crescent, these came courtesy of Mike Melnyk (who has helped with a lot of these guards/ceremonials) and arrived about a year after I took all the other photographs, so they are not in any of the other posts (I think I've queued-up 16), so the standing firer wasn't in that post the other day, and the officer was missing from 'his'. There were 3 other poses and when I've tracked them all down we'll have another look at them. They have more than a hint of the Charbens sculptor about them and are very different from the 54mm set by Crescent.

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