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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.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

1968; [WWI] Royal Horse Artillery (RHA - British), S31 / 01731 / 01731-0 / A01731 - HO/OO

One of my favorite sets as a kid, and always available from the Parachute Regiment museum shop in Aldershot, as it was the only direct link to 7 Para in the kit-world...which may explain the diorama of a WWI trench-attack which used to be by the entrance - was it built by John Weeks? I can't remember...it should be in Colchester or Duxford now?

1969 - It's the first apperance and the little white card treatment, the horses were a bugger to get to stand up, and even harder if you tried to do it with the two horse traces!

For some reason I've jumped to 2008? at least they remain the right way round, unlike all those trench-fighting left-handers elsewhere in this catalogue!

HaT had a shout with at least two colours being issued and (I think?) three boxes.

Nice conversions to Naval landing party 1890's/1900's at top left, next to the main colour variants, Airfix to the left and two HaT to the right.

Below them someone has started to build a German artillery battery with the ubiquitous head-swaps, and a set assembled as intended to the bottom right.

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