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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 60-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”. Likewise, 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, April 16, 2024

RF is for Rene Fisher

I'm on a long-run at work, which tends to build fatigue, so last night, instead of posting something here, I watched old clips of '8-out-of-10-cats...' on Faceplant, then went to bed! And this is only really a quickie, and seen elsewhere a while ago, but interesting nevertheless!

Pretty sure this is Rene Fisher or RF, from France, and some kind of touristy/keepsake thing, which would have had a waterslide transfer with a town or navel port (Marseilles?)'s name on it, it's all 'styrene except the little aluminium tags which keep the figures on the thing, and, from the number of holes, it's fair to assume there were other contents/layouts, and probably, originally, different towns depicted/named?
It's missing a couple of bars to the gate, but I have an old pack of Slater's window-bars somewhere, which I'm hoping with provide a nice, neat mend at some point? And - of course - it's another sentry box!

I believe the chap in the front left corner is also RF, but, like the two late'ish Starlux next to him, is apparently an French Alpine soldier, not a sailor! They are joined by three lead hollow-casts and the Argentinian ALB rubber chap, we've since seen cleaned-up here at Small Scale World, for an all-blue line-up!

Those alpine troops again!


MGB said...

Nice post, Hugh. And a lovely item to own, wonder when it was made.

Hugh Walter said...

I honestly don't know, but I guess about '58-65'ish? IE, probably before I was born!