Tuesday, 31 March 2009


  1. Connery was the only Bond.Why? Because all the rest looked like they couldn't get really nasty but Sean , well he exuded menace, looked like he could take care of himself in real life.Above is the only 'plastic figures that I know that were directly made in conjunction with James Bond Films.They are Lone Star and from Thunderball.

The womwn were of course essential and Sean also was the right man for this as in real life they fell at his feet.Ever met a woman who said they didn't like the young Connery?

His gun was a Walther=why? I don't know.

These soldiers are supposed to be from Thunderball.I have my doubts on that.

Good wines and spirits were essential and Bond knew his drinks;a bit more than a Millers high life wouldn't you say

The girls came and they went.Bond drew them im and then made them unhappy. Who was the most sexy? well my idea was Honor Blackman=Pussy Galore.

instructions for the airfix kit .Bond and oddjob

ODDJOB. I hated him.I wanted him dead as soon as I saw him.

Connery on the set.Like the beer bottles!

Early photo of Sean.He looks the bizz yeah?

One of the sixties toy soldiers put out to follow the Thunderball film

The clothes were the thing.No one was cooler than Bond

ODDJOB was a Korean . He died because he got his hat in a twist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Airfix art work.Fantastic!

PUt Bond together.An early multipose by Airfix

ODDJOB as well.

Another Bond piece

This is where to come for anything to do on Bond.OK!!!! Will be adding .
Bond is a great great British figure with all the class that American spys always lacked.

Saturday, 28 March 2009


The life of J.Edgar Hoover is more or less the life that some call the American Dream with loony tunes thrown in for a bit of perverse fun.Its the story of a boy who grew from nothing like Nixon to become the man who had the most power in American.He was everything at the same time=

Cross dresser/transvestite (girls just gotta have fun)

Leader of the FBI

Seen by his country as the perfect upholder of the American way of life

Perverter of the young

Had a "Wife" who was a male FBI agent (see Photo above; note the shoes)



Religous or at least said he was

And the hysterical thing is that it was all true!!!! But he did have his positive side and one of these was to unveil to the world what Martin Luther King really was!!!!

And that leads me to observe that behind every "My country right or wrong wallah" there's an Edgar Hoover trying to emerge. But the idea of gangsterism has always been popular; the untouchables first screened in 1959 was a series which in some way got things right as regards the historical value.The excellent Robert Stack played Elliot Ness and it showed that good can often overcome evil.The gangsters were a group of men who came mainly out of Chigago and were the psychotic (maybe) offspring of immigrants. Blind ambition was their watchword but at least they had some guts unlike many of America's corrupt (then and now)politicians.

The central role of Hoover as regards the gangsterism in America was because he refused to acknowledge the existance of the Cosa Nostra. He preferred the so called publicity of the public enemy such as John Dillinger.
The brilliant series by Marx left all the other soldier makers for dead in their brilliant idea of choosing subjects.A bit like Atlantic.

Saturday, 21 March 2009


Here are some nearly finished,finished and only half finished pieces.The Dragoon officer with the flag is on my unpainted metal list ansd is £6. Only a few left and once they are gone I have no plans to continue in this period. The dragoon officer is one of the best figures ever done by Alan Caton and I bought darren wards remaining stock when he gave up his business.


The first is a US Dragoon officer crossing the Rio Grande in the Mexican War.This is on my lists at £6 unpainted.The last two are conversions that I'm planning to put into metal.

Friday, 20 March 2009

These are mostly ACW conversions apart from the Rebel officer which is original.

Monday, 16 March 2009


Maybe the greatest of all Englishmen who had a vision for his times. Like the post below Oliver was seriously undermined by those who wrote what they wanted history to be.The biggest fallacy of all is his time fighting in Ireland. To set the record straight read Antonia Fraser's CROMWELL a great read. Here are three brilliant 56mm models of Oliver and his cavalry