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Friday, September 3, 2010

New Figures

This year I will turn 55 years old, I was born in 1955. My wife calls this my "Golden Birthday." As a result she is letting me get anything I want. Naturally, I have selected a hobby item for my birthday. I have commissioned my own set of custom army men for myself.

They will be a WWII era set of US Army Automations. I have been writing a back story for them to explain their existence and usage during the war. The figures will be soft metal and 1/72nd scale. They will wear US Army uniforms and carry US Army weapons. I plan on having 25 poses for these figures.

There are many similar figures in 28 mm and 15 mm but none in 1/72nd scale to the best of my knowledge. As the project progresses, I will update you with the back story and drawing and photos of the figures. My daughter, Sarah, designed the figures and drew them for the sculptor.

8 comments:

Jage said...

Will these be available to the general public? And if so by whom?

Bunkermeister said...

Hello Jage, if there is interest in these figures they may be made available to the general public. There are several possible outlets for them, nothing has been finalized.

Bob G. said...

Bunkermeister:
Congrats of reaching that "duouble0nickel"...been there three years ago...it's not that bad, really...LOL
(as long as CAKE is involved)

Be interested to know if you have any specific unit or genre of soldiers (rangers, airborne, etc) in mind, and what positions you want them in.
I would LOVE to see some 1/72nd scale U.S. soldiers in the same poses they had for the MARX toys battlefield sets from the 1960s!
They had SO much detail!
I kick myself for not hanging onto them, too!

Keep us updated...I'd be interested in these

Carry on.

Uwe said...

Hi Bundermeister,

my congratulations on your birthday! I like your wifes thinking:-)

Of course I would like to have these figures too, a very interesting subject.

cheers
Uwe

Bunkermeister said...

I have recasts of many of those Marx figures and they are great. I am doing 25 poses, with a wide variety of US Army weapons. They will be regular infantry automatons. Mechanical men in US Army uniform.

Bunkermeister said...

Thanks Uwe, I hope you will like the figures. Start saving up!

Karcuss said...

look forward to seeing the progress

and all the best for the "55"

i have a bit to go still not near the "44"

cheers karcuss

Bunkermeister said...

44 years old? I have figures in my collection that old!