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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.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

I is for Instruction

I bought this Britains Swoppet out-worker's instruction-sheet at the last Birmingham show I attended (sadly three years ago, having not missed one for about 15 years, I've managed to miss two in a row!). I think they are all in the Plastic Warrior specials on the subject, but this is the only one I've got, and the two (I've cropped and split them so they'll enlarge to the maximum) aren't in sequence, so; a reprint?

Interestingly the out-painters got them by the gross (144) and had to hand the instruction sheet back with the finished products, also...if you follow the instructions 'to the letter', you'd be sending the cross-bow man back ready for retail sale (paint and parts complete), but the man-at-arms would return to the factory without a weapon (pole-arm) or visor?

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