About Me

My photo
No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

T is for Two - Britains Armoured Cars

Just a quick one today, bit of lead to add to the pile! Actually it's not mine; both shot at Sandown about a year apart, thanks to Adrian for both.

The posh end of the market got you this rather smart beast in it's velvety-red box, based - I think - on a 1925 Vickers-Crossley pattern with rubber-tyred wheels, revolving turret and two-tone paint scheme, it's a beauty for it's age, but only for the son's, godson's and nephew's of the 'gentry' one suspects!

However! the poor could wish for this under the tree come Christmas morn', a slush-cast (sixpenny?) toy based on similar designs from the 'States and aimed at tighter-budgets - it has exactly the same play value when you're six or seven! And a bigger gun!

No comments: