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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Travel and Storage


Most of my collection is stored in Sterilite underbed plastic storage boxes.


Here is a mixed unit being prepared for transport to a hobby show for display.


A beer flat, actually a Skippy peanut butter box from Sam's Club.


Terrain ready for travel.


Roco Panzer III.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cavemen


I have had a chance to apply primer to my cavemen.


I call them cavemen because I use movies like One Million BC as one of my primary sources of information about prehistoric life.


 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Million_Years_B.C.
 

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Million_B.C.



There are very few actual "cavemen" in 1/72nd scale.


Phersu Miniatures makes very nice resin figures in 1/72nd scale.


I have re-purposed a number of other figure sets to get a pretty impressive range of figures.


By careful shopping and a few conversions you can get decent ancient megafauna too.


Soft plastic and resin figures are much cheaper than the metal 28mm alternatives.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Brewer Show


Worked at the Brewer Show, it's a model kit show, helping my friend Randy from Fidelis Models.


Some wargamers were there.  They made a welcome mat into a farmers field by gluing on some green bits.  Clever idea, I may steal it.


They had a nice set up.


GI Joe 1/6th size remote control vehicles. 


They did a whole parade of them.


They were nice.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Zvezda AA Guns


Firing at a low level, fast moving object.


I add a command post to each battery of guns.


This is the ammo dump for the 85mm AA guns.


I took one of the Zvezda 85mm bases and added sandbags from an old Matchbox kit, PSC ammo box, and some other bits and bobs.


Two batteries of four each.


Zvezda figures are intended to be mounted on the square base, but I mount them individually on sheet styrene.