Historical Miniature Wargaming, Military History, Plastic Army Men, & slush cast soldiers. Figures from Airfix, Italeri, Giant, Revell, Pegasus, Dapol, HaT, Ykreol, Imex, Orion, Strelets, and Roco Minitanks, Trident and Fidelis Models; as well as wargame rules. I also enjoy 54mm & 60mm Toy Soldiers from Tim Mee, Ideal, MPC, and Marx Toys! I have collected toy soldiers for over 55 years. You can eMail me at BunkerMeister45@aol.com
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
More of my 1950's Cold War US Army. It includes 8 inch and 155 mm self propelled armored guns. Naturally, the mainstay is the M-47 series Roco tanks. Note the tank commanders popping up from the hatch. My battalion command vehicles are designated by the presence of a tank commander.
The corner here has a couple Nike anti-aircraft or anti-missile rockets.
I have a few M59 Roskopf armored personnel carriers. This was in use before the M113 and looks very similar. I am always on the lookout for a few more of these long out of production vehicles. The little green plastic box is my spares box for this storage box. I try and put a tiny box in each large box in case a machine gun or other bit falls off in storage or in play.
I had an old Roco AVLB on the M48 chassis and I backdated it onto an M47 chassis. Call it a prototype to test the theory.
I got an M47 from some Japanese company decades ago that had a terrible turret, so I used the hull to make this AVLB.