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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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

B is for Box-ticking - WWII Russians - Crescent

2019 will be the year of 'Box Ticking'; posting stuff you're familiar with, or has been published previously elsewhere, which having been in storage since the 'big purchase'/for ages, nevertheless need to be posted here; to fatten the tag-list results, with the output of the commoner brands, lines or ranges.

East'ies yesterday, Brit's today . . .

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WWII Russian infantry in winter greatcoats and 'Deputy Dog' hats from Crescent. For some reason they have mostly equipped themselves with UK weaponry! The fallen guy though, having a US Thompson 'Tommy gun' SMG with drum/cassette magazine!

Next to him is a very obvious EM2, while above them there's a hybrid EM2/SLR on the end and the Timpo 1st version Swoppet's weapon (with added drum-magazine), one-in from the end.

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The officer is a particularly nice sculpt, but seems not to feel the cold to the same extent as his troops, while weaponry anachronisms aside (they WERE 'Toy' soldiers!); overall they are a nice set of figures, although that chap top right is a dead-ringer for Herald's casualty; sans helmet and pack!

Also they seem to (nothing 'seems' about it - they do!) have a cap-badge (red Soviet-star) on both sides of their furry hats? See note with the Cherilea set here, later today!

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