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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.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

F is for Follow-up to the Follow-up!

Very brief one, thanks to fellow blogger The Good Soldier Svjek and Tim Peterson who both got in touch to ID the figures Brian Berke bought and painted which we looked at the other day.

I know little about metal, and less about the whole Marlborough, French & Indian Wars and Revolution period and next to nothing about home-casts so any help is gratefully received!

My rule when the figures come in, in mixed lots (which they do tend to, being on the smaller side) is to check an old B&W copy of an Agasee (spell?) catalogue I have, if the figure is in there I call it that, on its index card, if not it goes in the unknown flats/home-casts 40-50mm box! A system that works until you get three cats in different sizes . . . knowing one must might be Agasee but at least two must be imposters! Hell is ID'ing home-casts!

Anyway, both correspondents said they were Nuernberger Meisterzinn and supplied links, I've pinched borrowed the 'commercial advertising' images and included the links:



While this should take you to the whole page:


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