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I’m a 56-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, December 6, 2021

I is for I Forgot One!

Racing myself to get the previous post out before midnight (now gone!) I forgot I still had one purchase on the camera! So a bonus follow-up in the matter of yesterday's/Saturday's London Toy Soldier Show plunder!

Action Stars Tee-pee; Action Stars Teepee; Action Stars Tipi; Airfix Action Stars; Airfix Tee-pee; Airfix Teepee; Airfix Tipi; Airfix Wigwam; Airfix Wild West; Airfix-Plasty; Camp Fire; Indian Wigwam; Indianer-wigwam; Plasty (Germany); Plasty Action Stars; Plasty Germany; Plasty Tee-pee; Plasty Teepee; Plasty Tipi; Plasty Wigwam; Plasty Wild West; Plasty-Airfix; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
This is the beast and technically it's an 3¾-inch action figure accessory, and not really something for the Blog at all, but, three things bring it here with my blessing; 1) it's by Plasty, and we like them don't we with their swoppets? 2) The wigwam's base-plate and packaging are marked Airfix and they are a cornerstone of the hobby, or the UK's corner of it at least and 3) it's almost the same size and design of the Britains vinyl Teepee/Tipi, which is one of the most sought-after items in the hobby, among those who don't eschew Wild West, shock-horror!

Action Stars Tee-pee; Action Stars Teepee; Action Stars Tipi; Airfix Action Stars; Airfix Tee-pee; Airfix Teepee; Airfix Tipi; Airfix Wigwam; Airfix Wild West; Airfix-Plasty; Camp Fire; Indian Wigwam; Indianer-wigwam; Plasty (Germany); Plasty Action Stars; Plasty Germany; Plasty Tee-pee; Plasty Teepee; Plasty Tipi; Plasty Wigwam; Plasty Wild West; Plasty-Airfix; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
You get six long and two slightly shorter poles, a vinyl tent, pre-stitched at the lower join-line with a piece of kitchen string (it's heat-welded above), a base-plate, which is marked Airfix underneath, and a five-part camp-fire in a separate bag, plus box and instruction sheet (vorn = front).

Action Stars Tee-pee; Action Stars Teepee; Action Stars Tipi; Airfix Action Stars; Airfix Tee-pee; Airfix Teepee; Airfix Tipi; Airfix Wigwam; Airfix Wild West; Airfix-Plasty; Camp Fire; Indian Wigwam; Indianer-wigwam; Plasty (Germany); Plasty Action Stars; Plasty Germany; Plasty Tee-pee; Plasty Teepee; Plasty Tipi; Plasty Wigwam; Plasty Wild West; Plasty-Airfix; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
It lacks the finesse of the Britains ones (there are three or four print designs on the vinyl-sheet of the earlier ones), but equally it lacks the handfull of pesky and easy to lose tent-pegs of that better-known one, but nevertheless it will look lovely with a few 54mm figures, albeit with a rather high entrance-hole!

The range was given various names, in the UK the line was known as Airfix Eagles, leading to rarities in the UK (and elsewhere - Spain) and I don't know if the wigwam was included, but they definitely manufactured the base-plate!

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