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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.

Friday, November 20, 2015

C is for Combat Soldiers

I can't remember if this has been on the Blog or not? I took the shot back in '07 or '08, so if it hasn't it's high time it did! Rather crappy photograph I'm afraid, I was still getting to grips with flash and the macro settings, but rather crappy figures, so: ...

...the earlier 60-mils from Marx, two gunner/loaders but no gun and two guys doing PT with a grenade, but I always quite liked the squatting/sitting firer, a very decent bit of sculpting - the chap with a rifle that is; the bazooka-man's going over backwards any second now!


Ed and Bettina Berg said...

I always liked the older Marx sculpts, but then, those are the ones I remember growing up with. Nice set BTW.

Hugh Walter said...

Sadly not mine Ed, photographed this from the stock when I worked for a dealer quite a few years ago now! Wish I'd taken more photographs, but I was usually busy sorting stuff out or preparing for a show. I once spent two weeks putting mounted 'Swoppet' Indians together, managed to get about 85 passable examples...took them to Herne on the Saturday and one chap bought the whole tray before they went out on the stall!


PS - reminds me - I DID photograph them...I'll dig the images out, there's a post there!