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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.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

C is for Chopper

And not a Triumph, Harley Davidson or an Indian 'Iron Horse' anywhere to be seen! Nor a hover-boarding graffiti-hooligan - one for the 2000AD fans there! Although; that might be a duplicate title; there's not many but - they are starting to sneak-in!

We've looked at some other shots from this photo-session in the past (probably when we last used the title!), here's another one . . . a line-up of vaguely 1:76th/72nd scale two or four-seater helicopters from various Far Eastern origins, from the left:
  • ·         Modern Chinese generic, basically a Jet-Ranger/OH-58 Kiowa shape in military paint, all plastic (styrene body and bed, propylene rotor-blades) and pretty-much current.

  • ·         Zee/Zyll/Zylmex (and others) M.A.S.H. Bell-13/-47/'Sioux' with a die-cast body and plastic detailing in ethylene (coloured pieces/details) and styrene (canopy).

  • ·         Classic late-1970's - mid-80's rack-toy inclusion; a very simple moulding of a Bell Huey Cobra gunship, grandmother of all modern attack-helicopters - hence AH-1!

  • ·         Die-cast and plastic OH-6 Cayuse type recce/liaison/observation-type, like the first; from 'China' rather than Hong Kong.

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