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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, July 18, 2019

F is for Follow-up - Tents and Totem Poles

Couple of things I got round to doing which I should have done (tents) or meant to do (totem poles) at the time of the referred posts, but didn't as I'd forgotten the former and terminal laziness prevented the latter!

Army Bivouac; Army Tent; Bivouac; Camouflaged Tent; Marquee; Military Tent; Plastic Tents; Plastic Toy Tent; Play Set Accessories; Pup-tent; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tent; Tentage; Tents; Toy Soldier Accessories; Two-man Tent; Unknown Toy Tents; Unknown Toys; Vintage Army Tent; Vintage Plastic Figures; Vintage Plastic Soldiers; Vintage Plastic Tent; Vintage Plastic Toys; Vintage Toy Figures; Vintage Toy Soldiers; Vintage Toy Tent; Vintage Toys; War Game Accessories;
So, while I was getting the tents down and shooting them the other day, I forgot that (pretty-much the same week) a parcel arrived from Peter Evans, which had among all the polymer loveliness; a tent!

A tent which has the same four mould release-pin marks with the sharply-angled terminals, as the two we looked at the other day , and which are also for forcing a deep moulding off the male half of a moulding or machine-tool.

1133; 1133 - Camouflaged Tent; 1134; 1134 - Red Cross Tent; A Team; A-Team; Army Bivouac; Army Tent; Bivouac; Camouflaged Tent; Card Tent; Cascos Azules; Cat. 1133 - Camouflaged Tent; Cat. 1134 - Red Cross Tent; Colecctiones Jecsan; Ejercitos de la Paz; Fabricados Por Jecsan; Federales Y Confederados; Jecsan; Jecsan Confederados; Jecsan Federales; Jecsan Tent; Kentoys - Reamsa; Marquee; Mattel A Team; Mattel A-Team; Mattel Toys; Military Tent; Plastic Tents; Plastic Toy Tent; Play Set Accessories; Pup-tent; Red Cross Tent; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Speedwell; Speedwell - Trojan; Speedwell Army Tent; Speedwell Khaki Infantry; Speedwell Toy Soldiers; Tent; Tentage; Tents; The A Team; The A-Team; Tienda de Campaña de Jecsan; Toy Soldier Accessories; Trojan 14th Army; Two-man Tent; Unknown Toy Tents; Unknown Toys; Vintage Army Tent; Vintage Plastic Figures; Vintage Plastic Soldiers; Vintage Plastic Tent; Vintage Plastic Toys; Vintage Toy Figures; Vintage Toy Soldiers; Vintage Toy Tent; Vintage Toys; War Game Accessories;
The find (realisation!) allows for a sizer/comparison shot between both the Jecsan question-mark (Speedwell/Trojan?) and the 'smallie' included in that post, for which a second colour variation as also appeared - as if from nowhere! Along with the 'Q is for...' one now ID'd by Edwin Fear (cheers Edwin) as a 4" action-figure accessory from Mattel's A-Team lines.

Airfix 1:72nd Scale Indians; Airfix HO-OO Indians; Britains Copies; Britains Herald; Britains Wild West; Camp Fire; Carded Wild West Set; German Totem Pole; Hong Kong; Hong Kong Indians; Hong Kong MOC; Hong Kong Piracy; Hong Kong Wild West; Imperial; Imperial Premium; Imperial Totem Pole; Indian Camp Set; Indian Novelty Toys; Indian Toy Figure; Indian Toy Figures; Indian Village; Indians; Jean Hoefler; Jean Indians; Jean Totem Pole; Jean Wild West; Korona; Korona Premium; Korona Totem Pole; Made In Germany; Premium Totem Pole; Premiums; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tee-pee; Teepee; Tentage; Tipi; Totem Pole; Totem Pole Premium; Wild West Figures; Wild West Set;
Also comparing the Jean totem-pole, with that copy we looked at the other week [a while back] when I renovated the generic carded set. You can see the copy is quite a bit smaller.

Airfix 1:72nd Scale Indians; Airfix HO-OO Indians; Britains Copies; Britains Herald; Britains Wild West; Camp Fire; Carded Wild West Set; German Totem Pole; Hong Kong; Hong Kong Indians; Hong Kong MOC; Hong Kong Piracy; Hong Kong Wild West; Imperial; Imperial Premium; Imperial Totem Pole; Indian Camp Set; Indian Novelty Toys; Indian Toy Figure; Indian Toy Figures; Indian Village; Indians; Jean Hoefler; Jean Indians; Jean Totem Pole; Jean Wild West; Korona; Korona Premium; Korona Totem Pole; Made In Germany; Premium Totem Pole; Premiums; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tee-pee; Teepee; Tentage; Tipi; Totem Pole; Totem Pole Premium; Wild West Figures; Wild West Set;
It's actually a Korona premium, not shown in Peter Konrad's Weichplastic-Werbefiguren, but mine's an early 2nd edition (1994), and showing all the signs of factory paint, one or two of the figures shown in Konrad's book have paint, although it's unusual for premiums, it's not impossible - it's like those Crescent [Kellogg's] guards; I'm sure there's a painted issue of them, perhaps production overspill/end of promotion clearance?

The blue one is an unpainted Jean original, and most 'large-scale' totem-poles are nicely scaled for 'small-scale' figures, not only that, but these from Airfix - having quite a bit of clothing - make reasonable northern 'woodland' Indians!

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