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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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

L is for Larger than Life-size

Not really a 'toy soldier', not even a 'box-ticker' as there's no manufacturer . . . this would have been a one-off commission by the council (or a similar body) to a commercial studio or model-maker of some kind, but there's no credit on the thing. However, it's painted and it's fibreglass which is considered a polymer, so it's in!

'Wellington' shopping centre - Aldershot

Taller than me, even without the plinth, it represents a drummer from the time of Waterloo, presumably in the uniform of the Hampshire's, who at the time were still waiting to become 'Royal' I believe? Listen to me . . . "I believe"? I once had to pass a test on their regimental history to get a free cap-badge from the Queen! How quickly we forget . . .

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