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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.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

1983 [Modern - Cold War] Modern Russians, 9 01760 - HO/OO

Modern Russians

1/76 scale; 1983; 1984 to 1985; 1:72nd; 1:76th; 20mm Figures; 25mm Toy Figures; 9-01760; Airfix 1:72nd Scale; Airfix Model Figures; Airfix Toy Soldiers; Early 1980's; HO - OO Figures; Kit Number 6016; Modern Russians; MPC 6016; Russian Toy Soldiers; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
As noted elsewhere (WWII Russian small scale post Link) these were kindly donated to the Blog by Chris Smith, a connoisseur of ex-soviet toy figures and while they don't really confirm any Cold War 'unifomology', they equally don't really belong anywhere else!

Chris reports that they came from Hungary, so are more likely than not to be of Hungarian origin rather than Russian, and their appearance is best described as general infantry or Army Men!

I think the mounted one is my favourite here, a party-trusted, attached, commissar threatening to sword anyone running the wrong way!

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