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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, June 10, 2016

T is for Two - Cherilea Rarities

Clearing Picasa with this post!

This is rather exquisite, photographed the other day on Adrian's stall, well outside my budget! Obviously designed by the same guy who did the UN troops, but he seems to have improved his sculpting slightly, and they work better for not having all the panoply of combat soldiers draped over them!

It's a bit impractical, I assume it's designed to float, but without the weight-system of Timpo and Britains, combined with their flat-bottoms; it's unable to stand-up on the carpet. I didn't try to assemble the loose figure as at this age it's best not to try, unless you've paid for the item first!

This has been in Picasa since March 2013, so well over-due for its fifteen minutes! The 1st version British Infantry swoppet-type, with plug-on boots, a separate bayonet and integrally-moulded sniper's rifle, I bought some 2nd version bits the other day, and it's the best way to collect these, a hand-full of bits at a time and mix and match until you can make-up a few complete ones.

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