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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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, July 17, 2017

T is for Two - Britains Armoured Cars

Just a quick one today, bit of lead to add to the pile! Actually it's not mine; both shot at Sandown about a year apart, thanks to Adrian for both.

The posh end of the market got you this rather smart beast in it's velvety-red box, based - I think - on a 1925 Vickers-Crossley pattern with rubber-tyred wheels, revolving turret and two-tone paint scheme, it's a beauty for it's age, but only for the son's, godson's and nephew's of the 'gentry' one suspects!

However! the poor could wish for this under the tree come Christmas morn', a slush-cast (sixpenny?) toy based on similar designs from the 'States and aimed at tighter-budgets - it has exactly the same play value when you're six or seven! And a bigger gun!

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