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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.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

V is for Vanwall

We don't often visit either of these companies, and I think the last time we looked at either of them (I is for Italians) we looked at both of them, that's synergy for you! A reasonable amount of info on the Vanwall racers is here if you want it.

The Politoys (blue) is the better of the two, although weighing-in at an odd 1:41st scale? Fitted with separate exhaust-pipes and given some suggestion of suspension bars between the body and the wheels.

The base plate is separate as is the steering-wheel which is attached to a dash coming up from the floor-pan, all features absent on the Sam Toys version.

Being slightly smaller, the Sam Toys example is probably a safer 1:43th but comes with simpler wheels and no hint of suspension, the exhausts are just moulded on as is the steering-wheel, while the dash is . . . behind the steering wheel!

The irony being that while smaller-scaled it has a larger driver squashed into the cockpit - clearly he ate all the pies!

Thanks to Mercator Trading for the photo'op.

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