Thursday, 21 May 2015

Shopping at Triples - part 2 - bits

 I usually manage to pick up some odds and ends at shows, but seldom odder then this lot.  The Britains plastic elephant and gorilla owe me less then £1.
 The gorilla doesn't look too happy about his new home...
 ...while the elephant looks pretty laid back about things.
 I also bought some brass rod and aluminium tube - always in demand for flags and conversions.
 Tim Cockitt presented me with this very splendid 54mm 1670 mounted musketeer which was originally the property of the late Paddy Griffith.

An unlikely trio, but they all seem to get along!


Hugh Walter said...

That two-part epoxy moulding compound/filler-stuff (I instantly can't remember the name of, nor find the box which I know is here somewhere) makes excellent replacement tusks.

If you've got the yellow one, even better as it mixes to an greenish ivory and you don't have to faff about with paint...roll a worm of it with two pointed ends, cut it in half and set the two bits in opposite sides of a tea-spoon (gently so they don't stick), you get matching, inward turning, curved tusks next morning (if you do it before you go to bed!).


Tim Gow said...

Hugh Walker
Thanks for the tip. I must confess that it hadn't dawned on me that the tusks were missing!

Hugh Walter said...

Milliput! Yellow milliput...and I'm afraid any Britains elephant under a tenner these days is usually a tusk-related bargain!

Kaptain Kobold said...

That gorilla is wearing lipstick ...

Pete. said...

I may regret asking this but what are you going to use them for (the animals that is)?



Paul Foster said...

Lets hope the milliput adheres with the CITES ban!

Ross Mac said...

A strange triplet came home from tripples
Aramis, ape and Elli's srrivsl made riples
Said Aramis to Ape
if our mouths did gape
Then the party would all be cripples.

Tim Gow said...

Kaptain Kobold
Well I'm not going to tell him - are you?

Tim Gow said...

You've been reading this rubbish for years - and you still think there's a plan?

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
I think we'll write off the missing tusks as the work of poachers and forget all about it - don't you?

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
Less than £1 worth of crap and still it moves you to verse?