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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.

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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