Sunday, November 08, 2015
A hen's tooth
Some things are rare.
Hen's teeth. Rocking horse manure. Battlespace Turbo car spikes.
This one is found the on the model for sale (currently) by Metropolis Toys in Warwick. Earlier this week, I was taking some photos of models for Ramsay's Guide and couldn't resist grabbing a closeup shot of this rare part. I own two tatty examples of this most fantastic of models, but neither came with its spike.
To my surprise, the spike is made of plastic. I thought it was rubber, hence the lack of surviving ones. Presumably production changed over time. On my best car, the spike is a replica made of wood. Just keep your head out of the way.