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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.

Friday, September 22, 2017

OBE is for Other Bugger's Efforts!

As opposed to MBE : My Bloody Efforts

Even briefer than yesterday's post, but worth a punt I hope you'll agree, I took this shot years ago, I mean about ten years ago and they were in the stock of Plastic Toy Soldiers (PTS52 on evilBay).

The original is on the right, to the left are three home paints, probably from three artists and while clearly one is a straight Khaki transposition and the other wearing a tropical jacket (?), the third - on the far left - is beyond my limited 'Uniforminfo' skills! Is he a Gurkha? Were they shoved into kilts at some point?

Anyway, they make a nice group and hopefully will give people who paint-up rare'ish figures some ideas, there's just the finding of the figures to be done first!

Throwing this up here as a WTHIT*. I used (as a small scale collector) to think this was a scale down of the Britains Floral Garden Folk's teenage boy, but it's not, It's more like a reverse of the Hornby Hobbies diminutive PVC purple-shirted hippy sitting on the grass.

It's about 35/40mm and might be from a set of O-gauge figures (but I haven't encountered the rest of the 'set' if it's out there), so could he be a die-cast vehicle accessory, or from a kit (he's polystyrene), does anyone recognise him?

* What the hell is it?!!


Brian Carrick said...

The grey uniform with green facings looks like the London Scottish Regiment.

Jan Ferris said...

The seated gentleman has some very fine detail, but looks like he may be in need of a pint or two.

Hugh Walter said...

Cheers Brain . . .Paul M beat you by 15 hours! Thanks Both!

Jan - he looks like he should be holding something and a beer would fit the bill nicely!