10339Re: [Yorke_Kits] Re: Mexican taking a Siesta....
- Dec 2, 2008Colin---
I can remember as a young kid (in the 50's) saving-up my allowance (and
maybe box tops) and sending off for a "wagon train" set.
Based on what I had seen on TV (or the box ad art), I had myself convinced
that I was going to get this really BIG neat, colorful stagecoach with
cowboy figures and a horse team that were going to come charging out of the
box and race off across the kitchen floor---prancin' and shootin' and
whoopin' and holler' all by themselves.
Boy, was I disappointed. Small. All brown plastic. Lifeless---not a hint
of self-animation to any of it. I was too young to make the "pretend" leap
that would later be so natural in playing with plastic solders, cowboys and
Probably was O scale. Probably was one of the Revell kits. Another lost
treasure from childhood.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Westfield Weavers" <westfieldweavers@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Yorke_Kits] Re: Mexican taking a Siesta....
> When I was a kid I was a big fan of all the westerns on TV so I saved up
> and bought some of the Revell wagon kits. Years later, as a seasoned
> citizen, I rebought them on ebay (in the 50's they were .98/kit)and use
> them on my layout from time to time.
> You will spend more time painting and weathering than gluing them
> together. The details are sharp!!
> Colin Claxon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: E. Craig Kanewske
> To: Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [Yorke_Kits] Re: Mexican taking a Siesta....
> Subject: [Yorke_Kits] Re: Mexican taking a Siesta....
> > That's the old Renwall figure from the cowboy set with fence.
> > Tom
> Man, I so missed-out on all of that old Revell/Renwall/Borax era of O
> Bill Roy/McKenzie Iron has some Southwestern figures----I don't recall
> doing a "siesta" one---at least not the iconic one we're talking about.
> As a trivial aside---I wonder how that particular image entered our
> cultural "image bank"? It's long been popular in Texas as "yard art" and
> cheesy racial-stereotype postcards. I wouldn't be surprised if it
> originated in some Disney 'toon.
> Ever try to SLEEP in that posture? Doesn't work for me.
> Craig Kanewske
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