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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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A is for Arabs

Continuing with the images I took as I was putting away Tuesday's plunder we arrive at a quick comparison of the various Arabs available in polyethylene in the late 1950-1960's for the recreating of Beau Geste or Lawrence of Arabia type scenarios on the carpet.

A motley bunch of mostly blade-wielding ner-do-wells and self explanatory as far as the makers go - everyone seems to have taken Timpo's lead, in colours if not poses! Cherilea's Arabs (and the accompanying Foreign Legion) are often brittle and mine's no exception with a split across the base.

The two from Charbens are both damaged; missing the butt's of their rifles and making them look even more like the Timpo pose they were taken from, but they also look like they're holding clubs - so they stay.

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