Thursday, July 19, 2018

BMC Together Again for the First Time

The guard on duty, watching the HQ in an old farmhouse as the men sleep in their tents.


The men jump up and run to their positions. 

They bring their weapons to bear!

Their combined firepower holds the enemy at bay.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Red House

This is the red farm house by BMC.

I have combined it with some of the other recent BMC releases.

The Army Accessories set.

And a BMC figures set, in 60mm.

I think they go together very well with one another.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Size Matters

The officer figure, Tim Mee, BMC, and copy figure.  The BMC figure is very crisp detail and the surface is smooth.  Most of the copies have an almost granular surface texture.  Much of the detail is indistinct.

Grease gun man, Tim Mee, BMC, copy figure.  The Tim Mee grease gun figures often suffer from a broken barrel, the BMC barrel seems a tiny bit thicker so this may prove more durable.

Tripod mounted machine gunner, side view, Tim Mee, BMC, and copy.  All petty good from the side.  Note the BMC has a long barrel compared to the Tim Mee figure.

Tim Mee, BMC, and copy, from the back.  They all have a significant mold line on the back.  They all stand up pretty well, and the left arm sort of disappears into the back of the figures.

Crawling guy, copy, BMC, and Tim Mee.  You can see the size difference pretty well in this pose.  Also the rough surface of the copy is rather apparent too.  The color of the BMC figure shows the detail of the wrinkled shirt better on the back of the figure, it's there on the Tim Mee guy, just harder to see.

Prone firing, copy in the back, BMC in the middle and Tim Mee up close.  Size difference is not as large as this photos makes it seem.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tim Mee vs BMC DK vs Copy

The figure on the right is the new BMC recast of the old DK copy of the Tim Mee figures original figure.  The figure on the left is another copy of the Tim Mee original from an unknown manufacturer.  See how small the figure on the left appears to the BMC DK figure?  Recasts are the same figures from the same mold and are no different from the original figures.  Copies tend to be smaller, and thinner and have less detail than originals, but that depends in part on how they are made.  Copies are often made to be less expensive and so little time is spent to try and preserve detail and they want the figures to us less plastic, because it's cheaper.

This line up from left to right is the copy, BMC, and Tim Mee original from 40+ years ago.  Note the Tim Mee figure is the largest.

Grenade thrower, Tim Mee, BMC and copy.  Hard to tell in this pose but they get smaller as they go along.

Side by side you can see the Tim Mee original figure is larger than the BMC.  However, note the detail is very good on the BMC figure and he is nice and thick.

 Tim Mee on the left, BMC in the center and copy on the right.  Smaller as they go along.  Still, even these copies are not too bad and the BMC figures are very good.  I think mixing the three works very well and they give a slightly different look to otherwise identical figures.

Minesweepers, Tim Mee, BMC, and copy figure.  There are even a few subtle improvements to the BMC figures that I will show in greater detail.