Dated: January 25, 2010
I was 10, Britains was making cutting-edge sets of plastic 1/32 Swoppets, and Comic Books were at a popular peak gracing the back seats and floor-boards of every family station wagon during hot summer vacations on the road. I had a set of Colonials and British to fight each other while I got motion-sickness and heat stroke in the wagon's cargo area. The comic book flats advertising picture inspired my battles. Still today Britains Swoppets inspire my conversions. Here are some pictures of my in-progress 1/72 Swoppets project, which is never intended to be finished. All have Swoppet-type heads plugged in. All parts are common today. Can you recognize them?
Credits: (1) Britains Catalogue - GC's private collection, (2) Comic Book Flats reproduction courtesy HaT Industrie, ETS Archives dated Dec. 12, 1998, "A Trip Down Memory Lane", (3) Inspiration credited to all HaT Industrie "Day at the Forum" Members & Contributors, and all sculptors and artisans, past and present, who have and continue to influence half a century of generations all around the world - Thanks to all!
Many thanks to Mr. Clay.
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