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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

C is for Candles...Three Candles!

Weird...it doesn't seem to work...I'm sure that was funny the last time I heard it! No matter...do you remember when Tom Clague sent the picture of the GI Candles, well I picked these up sans box/liner the other month from a cake-decorations shop in Basingrad.

But I hadn't recognised them from last April's post, and the way they were stuffed into the tray and hidden at the back of an old-school glass display cabinet/counter unit, I thought they were resin like just about everything else in the store, so passed on them as a rather odd take on the Hong Kong clone thing, when she actually had all five.

Close-up of one of the figures, a nice jade green wax and assuming the wick runs down through one leg only, you could end-up with a rather macabre battle-casualty...'Stumpy'! Tag list says Noup Design, and you know they're Matchbox clones.

[Later the same night...]

I forgot I'd photographed another one a couple of days later...the platoon runner/signaller guy, with that wick he looks like a particularly evil gnome! "Oooozzzziii Neinnmilllimeeeeetterrrrr!"

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