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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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

C is for Contribution Season - XVI - Small Scale Civilians from Dario

Dario from Italy sent these 'unknow'n small scale to the blog ages ago, and while they are low-resolution and a bit fuzzy, they are more plastic-grist to the collectors-mill and worth a shufftie! All scaled with a Quaker Gladiator.

These look to be similar to Spanish Sobres, but to a higher standard of sculpting/Finnish and original design, although similar in posing to the old Wiking strips, so . . . anyone know anything else about these?

I have a set of these painted and carded by Life Like or IHC (I'm pretty sure it's IHC, but not 100% and they're in storage), obviously they were marketed elsewhere as unpainted mouldings on the runner, presumably with a die-cast fire-appliance or similar vehicle set, but equally could be a model railway thing - that's how my painted set is marketed.

Close-up of the unframed runner - I think some of these poses have appeared in larger scale Hong Kong/China sets, but as you can see these are all in the HO and OO-guage compatible size-range. Thanks Dario.

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