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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.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

T is for Toy Fair 2019 Reports - Revell - Viking Long Ship

Revell also had glow-in-the-dark versions of two older kits, the Viking long ship and the Pirates of the Carribean licensed Black Pearl. Although scaled to 1:50, you can pile smaller-scaled figures in it and it still looks OK!

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The 'night color' seems to be a blackish-grey or graphite wash, which goes on thin allowing the fluorescent plastic to shine through, but I'm not sure and didn't ask, it may be more of a dry-brushing thing?

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As it happened I'd bought the finished vessel for a pound in a charity shop in Basingrad back in October of last year, and although the shop gave me a box to carry it home on the train, it suffered damage (and was already missing a few oars!) before I could shoot it.

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It gives an idea of what the ship can look like, and has now gone to recycling, but only after I stripped all the useful spares off it. At the end of the day, unless you are lucky enough to have a large or spacious property, it's very hard to hang on to stuff like this, which is probably why the previous owner gave it to charity in the first place!

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