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I’m a 58-year-old Aspergic gardening 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, August 11, 2022

B is for Box-ticking Bible-bashing Belligerents

Crusaders; Reivers of the Levant! We know these are Supreme because Tiger told the hobby they were when they announced they would be carrying the full-sized range over a decade ago, through the pages of a leading hobby magazine. Whether Tiger were going through Toy Major or direct I don't know, but the impression was they were working directly with Supreme.

It makes you wonder then that ten years later someone would be talking such shite about Supreme on the PSTSM notice-board and in direct attacks on me? But if the individual had got used to making things up as he went along, and further; got used to getting away with making things up as he went along, you cease to wonder about him and wonder instead at those around him? Several of whom were older and should've been wiser!

Crusader Figures; Crusader Knights; Italeri Crusader Figures; Italeri Knights; Italeri Medieval Figures; Knight In Armour; Knights; PVC; Medieval Knights; Small Scale World; SP Crusaders; SP Knights; SP Toys; SP Toys Knights; SP Toys Medivals; Supreme Crusader Figures; Supreme Knights; Supreme Toys; Supreme-SP; Supreme-SP Crusaders;
Knights Hospitaller . . . Templar? If the crosses used by the orders are specific, these are Knights Generic (White) I fear! In the best traditions of most other plastic crusaders! The separate weapons are quite good I think, a short lance with hand guard and another with a nice three-pointed pennant. All Italeri copies and again; a couple of the figures are similar to those in smaller-scale Supreme lines/sets.

Crusader Figures; Crusader Knights; Italeri Crusader Figures; Italeri Knights; Italeri Medieval Figures; Knight In Armour; Knights; PVC; Medieval Knights; Small Scale World; SP Crusaders; SP Knights; SP Toys; SP Toys Knights; SP Toys Medivals; Supreme Crusader Figures; Supreme Knights; Supreme Toys; Supreme-SP; Supreme-SP Crusaders;
Knights Generic (Black), Teutons, or the other Hospitaller! More Italeri copies; the horse with the lozenge base (left, and the one with the aubergine-shaped* base, right in the 'white' shot) are standard horses in the Supreme inventory being used in most sizes/scales and other (non-medieval) sets. Indeed one of the ways of working them all out is the re-use of figure poses or horse sculpts!

The foot figures are all taken from Italeri Set 6009 The Knights, the mounted from Italeri Set 6019 Teutonic Knights.

*brinjal, brown-jolly, eggplant, Guinea squash, Jew's apple!

2 comments:

Jan Ferris said...

Are you sure that all of the knights could read the bloody book?

Hugh Walter said...

Probably very few Jan, good point! hence the power of the church, and the power of 'The Book', yer' average knight of the time talking a bastardised Norse-French, while the Bible (and the Priests) were stubbornly Latin . . . Three cheers for King James!

H