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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, February 1, 2018

K is for Kaskey Kids

So; following-on from the last post, Brian also sent these other sports related sets from Kaskey Kids, as they are only shelfies of the tubs I'll keep blurb to a minimum, thanks as always to Mr. Berke.

Basketball Guys; this is the one most likely to appeal to a wider audience, as it's a more international sport, like the footballers we looked at last time.

Only three poses plus referee and accessories, I don't get the blue skin at all, and while they are quite well painted, they would benefit from a experts brush, if only to add character to quite smooth or blobby sculpting?

Baseball guys, a more US-centric set, with at least six poses, although only one or two of some. Blue and orange?

Now . . . I wouldn't say I'm a fan of American carry-ball, but A) it's sad to hear of its demise due to the vast amount of brain-damage research-results coming out, coupled with the lack of a real cure or prevention, and B) These are definitely the best of the bunch sculpt-wise as the helmets and distinctive kit (needing better sculpting) make them the most realistic, and they would paint-up something awesome!

Possibly four player poses and referee? I may not be a fan, but of the three sets here, these are the ones I'd buy first, sadly they're not being imported as far as I know? Note that while the basketball and baseball guys are quite poor sculpts the footballers were as well detailed as these, and had better head sculpts than the other two sets.

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