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No.1: The Eton Rifles – SOLD

First off the lockdown production line (under the stairs) for sale and in aid of good causes is my homage to The Jam’s classic single The Eton Rifles released on 26th October 1979 and reached number 3 in the UK charts.

This model consists of a refurbished 1940s Dinky (#25C) flatbed truck toy, which has been stripped down and resprayed. The toy has an affixed billboard (cannot be removed) honouring two of the UK’s most elitist leaders. Eton educated duo Jacob William Rees-Mogg and Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. The model is housed in a purpose-built display box, utilising the original sleeve artwork from the 7″ single enabling viewing of both sides of the billboard, allowing the viewer to focus their rightful frustration toward either of these self-serving shapeshifting elitist creeps.

All materials upcycled. If you would like to own, this one-off piece then drop me a line here with an offer and I’ll get in touch with you.  100% of any funds raised will then be passed onto an independent charity to support their work in these difficult times. On this occasion, the charity is the St. Matthews Project Brixton.

The St. Matthew’s Project is much more than just a football club, delivering a wide range of activities and development opportunities and offering support to young people on and off the football pitch. You can read more about this project here, along with how you can help and donate.

“In the city there’s a thousand things I want to say to you, but whenever I approach you, you make me look a fool. I wanna say, I wanna tell you about the young ideas, but you turn them into fears. In the city there’s a thousand faces all shining bright and those golden faces are under 25. They wanna say, they gonna tell ya about the young idea. You better listen now you’ve said your bit-a. And I know what you’re thinking. You’re sick of that kind of crap, but you’d better listen man because  the kids know where it’s at. In the city there’s a thousand men in uniforms. And I’ve heard they now have the right to kill a man. We wanna say, we gonna tell ya about  the young idea and if it don’t work, at least we still tried In the city, in the city. In the city there’s a thousand things I want to say to you.”  John Paul Weller, In the City, 1977.