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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, April 3, 2017

N is for 'New House' at Basing

The Tudor 'New House' complex looks pretty (shades of Hampton Court Palace) but is basically a series of heavy keeps, joined together by corridors of ancillary buildings (stables, cookhouses, workshops, servants quarters &etc.) and enclosed by a fortifying wall.

Again the modelling material has its limitations and the buildings are a bit too 'gridded', but it would make an excellent war-game - with all those redcoats and bluecoats Lego used to issue with their pirates!

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