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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.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

1969; Waterloo French Cavalry (Cuirassiers), S36 / 01736 / 01736-5 - HO:OO

One of the very first sets my brother and I received as kids, it was a wet rainy Easter visit to our Grandparents, and Granny went into Retford and came back with a box of these and a box of British Hussars, which we proceeded to charge at each other across the Mousey Thompson sideboard, using 54mm Britains hollow-cast farm items for scenery!

A couple of the hard polystyrene plastic mouldings issued with the Waterloo Wargame board game. These are pretty-much the same as their soft ethylene polymer originators, others in the game were simplified.

 Thanks Kostas!

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