About Me

My photo
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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

B is for Beware...

...Greeks bearing gifts, even if it is at Christmas and especially if the gift is made of wood!

Very quick box-tick tonight...

These are all Britains Herald from Hong Kong production, with the integral bases on the left of each pair and the 'swoppet' base on the right. I do have some of the better painted UK made Herald versions in storage, along with the mounted figure and some HK copies, and they were given tentative titles a few years ago in Plastic Warrior magazine, so we will return to them for sure, but for now, that'll do!

I will add that you can use hot water to straighten the bent spear, but don't use it straight from the kettle, if it's too hot the vinyl will shrivel-up like a sun-dried worm!

No comments: