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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.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

1969; [WWII] Russian Infantry, Patt.1735 / 51453-8-1735 / 51453-8 / 51553-7 / 51553 - 1:32 (54mm)

Breakdown of a complete set's contents, 29 figure box

B Airfix Hong Kong 1-32 54mm Plastic Toy Russian Soldiers WWII Rado Ri-Toys 200448.bmp
A mint set needs to contain one of each of the figures above, with the equivalent number (where hard to discern) for each pose as given to be properly 'Mint'; otherwise it's just a 'made-up' set  in both meanings of the word!

1:32nd Scale Figures; 1:32nd Scale Russians; 1:32nd Scale Toy Soldiers; 1:32nd Scale Toys Figures; 54mm Figures; 54mm Plastic Figures; 54mm Russian Infantry; 54mm Toy Soldiers; Airfix 1:32nd; Airfix 1:32nd Scale Figures; Airfix Toy Soldier; Hong Kong; Hong Kong Plastic Toy; Hong Kong Toy Soldiers; Made in England; Made in Hong Kong; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toy Soldiers; Plastic Toys; Rado Industries; Rado Russians; Ri-Toys; Ri-Toys Russians; Russian Infantry; Russian Plastic Soldiers; Russian Toy Soldiers;
The three colours of Airfix I know of, the grey ran for the longest time; from day one, in the late 1960's and with the odd faint shade variation between production-runs remained unchanged until 1980'ish, when the 14-figure boxes contained the orange ones I think. The Khaki examples are a more recent re-issue/CTS thing I've - so far - paid scant attention to.

1:32nd Scale Figures; 1:32nd Scale Russians; 1:32nd Scale Toy Soldiers; 1:32nd Scale Toys Figures; 54mm Figures; 54mm Plastic Figures; 54mm Russian Infantry; 54mm Toy Soldiers; Airfix 1:32nd; Airfix 1:32nd Scale Figures; Airfix Toy Soldier; Hong Kong; Hong Kong Plastic Toy; Hong Kong Toy Soldiers; Made in England; Made in Hong Kong; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toy Soldiers; Plastic Toys; Rado Industries; Rado Russians; Ri-Toys; Ri-Toys Russians; Russian Infantry; Russian Plastic Soldiers; Russian Toy Soldiers;
Some Hong Kong copies; mostly generic junk, but the lighter-brown ones (top six and left of mixed shots) seem to be the Rado Industries (Ri-Toys) shots, although of poor quality they match the small-scale versions for colour.

1:32nd Scale Figures; 1:32nd Scale Russians; 1:32nd Scale Toy Soldiers; 1:32nd Scale Toys Figures; 54mm Figures; 54mm Plastic Figures; 54mm Russian Infantry; 54mm Toy Soldiers; Airfix 1:32nd; Airfix 1:32nd Scale Figures; Airfix Toy Soldier; Hong Kong; Hong Kong Plastic Toy; Hong Kong Toy Soldiers; Made in England; Made in Hong Kong; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toy Soldiers; Plastic Toys; Rado Industries; Rado Russians; Ri-Toys; Ri-Toys Russians; Russian Infantry; Russian Plastic Soldiers; Russian Toy Soldiers;
Best copy on the left, poorest on the right. As mentioned above Rado seem to have manufactured their larger scale copies in the same colours (per nation/subject) as their small scale ones, which means you should find these in silver, green, blue and the orange (below) I think, as well as this chocolate brown (the commonest - in both scales), which has been dutifully followed by the bottom-feeding sub-pirate!

1:32nd Scale Figures; 1:32nd Scale Russians; 1:32nd Scale Toy Soldiers; 1:32nd Scale Toys Figures; 54mm Figures; 54mm Plastic Figures; 54mm Russian Infantry; 54mm Toy Soldiers; Airfix 1:32nd; Airfix 1:32nd Scale Figures; Airfix Toy Soldier; Hong Kong; Hong Kong Plastic Toy; Hong Kong Toy Soldiers; Made in England; Made in Hong Kong; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toy Soldiers; Plastic Toys; Rado Industries; Rado Russians; Ri-Toys; Ri-Toys Russians; Russian Infantry; Russian Plastic Soldiers; Russian Toy Soldiers;
Ri-Toy's standing firing in orange, the kneeling firing compared with Airfix's original and another kneeling figure, who has the look of a good-quality copy, sent in by Chris Smith and seen over on the 'Home Blog' the other day (2019), but he's not as well detailed.




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