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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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

S is for Something Blue

It don't get bluer than this, I can't remember where I picked this up, some evening train-fair in a school hall probably! But a fascinating 'artifactal' thing nonetheless.

It is basically crêpe plastic! A sheet of shopping-bag type polyethylene has been run though the paper crêpeing [spellcheck says 'crêpey'!] machine (interlocking-rollers?), probably with some heat in the mix, and when cooled you have a brilliant water surface for model railways, that glistens like you want to dive-in!

'Something borrowed' later today!

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