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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 - Czechoslovakia

When looking at Drevopodnik in the past I've mentioned another card with historical/ceremonial uniforms, and I think this figure is from that set.

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Over 70mm with his very deep (but typical for composition) base, he's posed in a field stance, but is definitely wearing 'best' uniform for a staff officer! The map is nice, but not as highly finished as a German composition figure's map would be, and I don't know if the leg stripe is a staff or regimental thing; infantry, cavalry or another arm?

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Given the crudity of the sculpt, the paint is everything, and enhances this figures appearance far more than the simpler painting of the combat types we looked at back in 2012, or last year's 'Hitler' waitress.

The base mark is the teller for Drevopodnik, if you're unsure; they always have a (roman numeral?) dash-mark, or series of dashes, probably individual caster's marks . . . do you 'cast' composition or 'press' it . . . individual moulder's mark?

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