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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.

Monday, January 7, 2019

B is for Box-ticking - Soviet Era Troops - Russia

The Russian equivalent of Airfix! Unpainted, polyethylene figures from Progress, but choosing the 65/70mm of European composition rather than the smaller 54mm of UK makers makes them less than compatible with native figures though!

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These are able to cover the revolution, WWII or early Cold War, by dint of having no automatic weapons to date them, or much personal equipment to speak of, although there may be automatic weapons in the full set, I have no idea how many poses there are. I think the standing guy is missing a plug-in flag; red - of course - which I'm 'fingers-crossed' hoping I may have somewhere . . . but rather know I haven't!

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Colour variations have come in with mint green and olive-drab examples and I like the guy continuing to fight whilst propped against a rock or pile of blankets - rather reminds one of the crawling Turk/Space Commando pose from Reamsa/Eagle-Kentoy!

Added 15th Jan. 2019
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Chris Smith has furnished a shot of the missing flag and an eighth and ninth poses, standing firing and throwing greande and further reports that - to his knowlage - that is the contents of a complete set - nine poses and flag.

4 comments:

Chris Smith said...

Hello Hugh, one of my favourites but didn't they where Progress. Yes it is a Red flag. I think there are nine poses the others being standing firing and a stick grenade thrower holding a good representation of a PPSh 41.

Hugh Walter said...

Cheers Chris . . . Got your eMail too, thanks, I'll do a little follow-up! I also found the painted version of that space-warrior, and he's different, so a full-follow-up in the pipeline!

H

Gisby said...

And the standard bearer is holding a PPSH too....

Hugh Walter said...

Nobody likes a pedant! You're right - of course!

Chris has sent me a shot with flag and missing pose, forthcoming in a follow-up, probably over the weekend?

Cheers Gisby - like you new avatar/picture thingy . . . Mantic?

H