M/S of a young man sitting at his desk playing with plasticine. C/U shot of his hands showing a little bust being made. He places the bust on the table and takes another piece of plasticine. C/U shot of the young man's face. Seventeen years old John Runnicles makes plasticine soldiers with great precision. He started making plasticine figures for demonstration purposes when he was instructing pupils of the school Naval Cadet force on British and foreign uniforms and developed the skill further.
High angle C/U shot of John's hands placing a piece of plasticine over the face of the little figure. C/U shot of John's face as he works. C/U shot of John's hands placing a nose on the face. High angle C/U shot of different colour bits of plasticine on a tray. John's hand appears searching for the right piece, finds it and disappears. C/U shot of John's face while working.
High angle C/U shot of Jon's hands as he makes little sausages and places them on the face one by one, to create lips. C/U shot of John's face as he works. C/U shot of the eyebrows and moustache being placed and shaped on soldier's face. C/U shot of the hand taking a little helmet made to perfection and places it on soldier's head.
C/U shot of two rows of little figures in different uniforms. Several C/U shots of the faces of John's figures. Too bad they cannot be preserved - says voiceover.