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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.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

News, Views Etc...Plastic Warrior No.164

On top of it - two issues in a row; I'm on a roll! Issue 164 of 164 includes . . .

News and Views and other stuff
* Introduction
* News of James Opie's new written work
* Eurofigurines and Constant Scale received
* Feedback on previous What The !&*$?

Articles
* The issue begins with a three-pager on Timpo solid knights by Ashley Needham which also covers the fort by Pagett Brothers
* Peter Watson takes an in-depth look at Replicants various Robin Hood character figures
* Barney Brown looks at some near mint Baronial Knights from Cherilea (the ones I was thinking-of when I got it so wrong the other day!)
* There are memories of Starlux medievals from Daniel Morgan with a lovely scratch-built gothic 'yard'.
* Marx cowboys part two from Debbie Stevens looks at the 'Warriors of the World' poses.
* Converters Corner takes Armies In Plastic's Arabs and has them converted to Peninsular Spanish allies by Les White who then takes a Reamsa monk and reduces him in stature to match!
* Centre Spread is more memories of plastic warrior'ing over the years, shared by Alwyn Brice, Philip Hamilton, Mark Higginbotham, and John Murry

Regular Features
* What The !&*$? this month asks for help on:
  • §  Guards from hollow-cast moulds
  • §  A mounted six-shooter
  • §  The weirdest swoppet you ever saw, who looks remarkably Cherilea, remarkably Kinder and remarkably Italian all at the same time, yours for the ID'ing
  • §  A pair of Tiraillers who look French but might be British (lovely tassels on their fezzes
* 'Readers Letters' is a busy one starting with the editor, Paul Morehead correcting himself on combat dogs with the help of Kent Sprecher! Also corresponding are . . .
  • §  Eric Keggans - Tri-ang Forts and Galt Toys
  • §  Peter Cole - also Galt
  • §  Yours Truly - following-up on issue 163's What The !&*$?
  • §  Peter Watson - PW's May show feedback and memories of George Hill
  • §  Joe Bellis - Crescent knights
* 'What's New' covers recent releases from:
  • §  Expeditionary Force - Zulus (fantastic heads/faces, really superb)
  • §  Replicants - all sorts
  • §  Paragon Scenics - ACW (firing line)
  • §  Nicholas Kent - resin accessories (introduced/revued by Colin Penn)
Plus all the usual small-ads
Front Cover shows the painted Timpo Knights
Back Cover has a close-up of Cherilea's 'Baronial Knight'

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