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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, September 20, 2018

M is for Mokkie's Military-Men Moulding Machine

Shelfies today, after yesterday's freebootin' figure-fest!

It's one of the rules of the hobby, as applied to shows particularly, but also a useful general rule, that if you see something and you like it and you can afford it, you should get it, as it won't be there if you come back for it later.

It's one of those self-prophesying rules that play on our tendency to doom and gloom, because actually if you return, you often get the thing you left on the previous pass, but it's the occasions when you don't that seem to reinforce the rule and build to this empirical 'mountain' of missed opportunities in your head!

I should have bought this, as I've been back three times and they haven't got another one in!

141 29 15; 3D Magic; 3D Maker; 69545; A World of Play; Bonus Free Play Stencil; Fortress Battle Set; Homemade; Irwin RX Ltd; Item No: 83003; Mookie Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toronto; Toy Maker; Toy Soldiers; UV Light Activated; box1 3DMagic Irwin RX Fortress Battle Set Mookie Toys Toy Soldier Maker UV Machine
Branded to '3DMagic' with an accompanying website and licensed from Irwin RX of Toronto, Canada, this Fortress Battle Set is imported by Mookie Toys a newish name, but one we've seen here before recently; the Italian Buzzbee clearance in PoundworldPlus just before it's demise.

I left it because I thought 'Eight-quid for three figures? Nah, not worth it', but when I thought about it, with three coloured-gel bottles, it's nine figures if you only make one of each, which is less than a pound-a-figure, or around the average for figures at a show, so I should have got when I saw it and happened to have a tenner on me . . . Hey Ho!

2 3DMagic Irwin RX Fortress Battle Set Mookie Toys Toy Soldier Maker UV Machine 141 29 15; 3D Magic; 3D Maker; 69545; A World of Play; Bonus Free Play Stencil; Fortress Battle Set; Homemade; Irwin RX Ltd; Item No: 83003; Mookie Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toronto; Toy Maker; Toy Soldiers; UV Light Activated; Figures Close-up
They don't look terribly militaristic; grenade throwing (?), head-scratching and waving at a passing bus! But with a spare's tub of old Airfix ' Multipose', Italeri or Tamiya weapons, they could soon be knocked into shape for deep-penetration missions behind the sofa!

Set with a UV-light 'oven', I'm not sure how long they would last, or how robust they would prove to be, that 3D pen (a rather disheartening experiment in barely-controlled squirt-extrusion) I bought about a year ago in Lidl had bio-degradable filament, if this is a similar polymer . . . ?

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