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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 28, 2018

B is for Bean-poles

If this morning's figures were over animated, the opposite is true of these guys who seem to be heavily engaged in the liberation of Europe while on a stroll to the bus stop!

Toy Soldiers, Cherilea 60mm Soldiers; Early British Toy Soldiers, Paratrooper Toys, Cherilea Paratroops, Plastic Toys, Small Scale World, smallscaleworld.blogspot.com, radio operator, Grenade thrower
Indeed, the most animated chap is the grenade thrower (also otherwise unarmed - like his 54mm oppo') and it can't be said he's actually straining himself; scaring crows more like!

Walkie-talkie guy has the same SCR-536 type of the Crescent chap (not a prick-ten, I've edited! The Fujimi 23mm guy has a PRC-10!) we saw a day or two ago, and while they are quite stiff poses, I imagine that makes them good subjects for re-painting to a higher standard. With the floppy berets they could be Frenchies catching Dien Bien Flu (still one of the best gags!).

Toy Soldiers, Cherilea 60mm Soldiers; Early British Toy Soldiers, Paratrooper Toys, Cherilea Paratroops, Plastic Toys, Small Scale World, smallscaleworld.blogspot.com, Mine Sweeper Mine Sweeping
It's hard to look interested when you are inching along at a snail's pace, and again; he would benefit from paint?

Toy Soldiers, Cherilea 60mm Soldiers; Early British Toy Soldiers, Paratrooper Toys, Cherilea Paratroops, Plastic Toys, Small Scale World, smallscaleworld.blogspot.com, Marching with Slung Rifle, Binos Binoculars Tommy Gun SMG
The other three poses, none of them making much effort and one of them has been painted-up as a Panzer commander, where you'd find a 60mm-compatable Panzer from is another matter; Lineol or Hausser?

I've also seen them with green berets, but always so clean or shiny (or both) as to be questionable.

Toy Soldiers, Cherilea 60mm Soldiers; Early British Toy Soldiers, Paratrooper Toys, Cherilea Paratroops, Plastic Toys, Small Scale World, smallscaleworld.blogspot.com, bases base marks markings
Marked bases are found of the more subdued colors/flecked khaki figures, the later bases are for the yellow-ish flecked and olive issues. The early ones are getting quite brittle now, but the later ones don't seem to suffer to the same extent.

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