Thursday, March 31, 2011

Trucks and Wheeled Cannons

Some of the Barclays type vehicles are close to HO 1/72nd scale. This US ARMY truck is one of those.

As you can see from the presence of a Revell figure and an Automaton they go well with 1/72nd scale troops.

This truck / cannon is a bit larger but still and interesting concept vehicle.

Figures in the vehicle are about 1/48th scale.

This very futuristic design is awesome. I like it. It looks a bit like a shark.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tank, Gun, and Big Ear

More Barclays type figures today, I got these at the West Coaster show. Two men in gas masks operating heavy artillery.

Look at the size of that shell! These are great metal toys.

In the days before radar they used large bowl type listening devices to detect the presence of aircraft. They worked at night and in the fog. Did not work when it was noisy!

A great set with two abut 54mm size crewmen.

The tank, the artillery and the AA detection gear. Great stuff. I don't think I will wargame with it but I do display it in my library with my book collection.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Metal Toy Tank

Over the last few years I have been picking up these vintage model vehicles.

Model toys like this were made just after the First World War up until about the 1970's. This looks like one of those Combat Cars of the late 1930's.

The US Army had no money but they still did research and development for amored vehicles.

These models were hollow and pre-painted.

I like the tracks and suspension, very cool, the wheels are more of an acquired taste.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Caesar Good Knights

Caesar 1/72nd scale armored knights.

I don't even really do armored knights and I liked these so well, I got some!

This little cluster of two men with halberds, and two with swords flanking the guy with no base made a nice little command staff in my opinion.
A pretty active set and I liked them a lot.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Caesar Knights

Caesar Miniatures Knights in full plate armor in 1/72nd scale plastic. They have a variety of weapons from simple spear to some pretty big swords.

This very cool figure does not even require a base to stand up. Not bad for a 1/7nd scale plastic figure!

The full line up from the rear. Only 30 figures in the box, but every one a gem.

A nice size comparison with a Revell figure and a PAeL Automation.

These guys make up some nice little vignettes when placed together.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


The new 1/72nd scale soft plastic Caesar Miniatures 15th Century armored knights.

These are all full plate armored men. The guy with the sword in his right hand has a ring hand with separate sword.

All of the figures in the set are foot knights.

They have mail showing in some places were the plate does not cover fully.

There is a variety of headgear on display and the figures look great.

Friday, March 25, 2011

West Coaster

Marching guys from Marx with one Tim Mee Toys guy.

Tim Mee Toys troops are some of my all time favorites.

A couple Marx figures without bases.

These 60mm figures fit in well with the MPC and Tim Mee Toys guys.

As a kid the only Marx figures I ever had were the 54mm size ones, I like these better.

This is a great Tommy Gunner.

This is half of the troops I got at the West Coaster show. It was a good haul.

These are the other good ones I got there. I like going to shows. You see a lot of cool stuff.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

West Coaster, MPC Finds

This guy has a congenital defect of no face, but that just makes him extra special.

A couple troops with pistol belts.

Pistol belt and body armor. A bit of flash on some of the troops but nothing that can't be trimmed off.

I got a pretty good selection of MPC Army troops at the show and a few accessories.

The MPC ring hand soldiers are pretty good as soldiers if you can get enough weapons. I used to use round toothpicks as rifles. I often used them as artillery crews too.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ring Hand Accys

I picked up a few dogs too. I like dogs. Both little plastic ones and real ones.

The best things about the ring hand figures was the ability to do different things with them, like dress them in different accessories.

These life jackets I always used as bullet proof vests. Life jackets were not too useful for most land combat operations.

The helmets were great too. The nice things about the separate items was the ability to take the same pose and make him into several different figures. I tried to have at least two pieces on each figure, but it was hard to find that many bits.

The running man was always one of my favorites and I seldom had more than a couple of them.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

60mm Troops

A couple Lido type figures. The pistol shooter has a thin layer of flash and it makes him look like he has a halo.

This kneeling guy has a carbine, I think he was made by Auburn, but I am not sure. Nice figure.

The classic Tim Mee grease gunner. I got two of them still have the barrels attached, they often got broken off.

Second grease gunner. Nice really.

Gen. Spaatz, a 60mm Marx figure, he can supervise the MPC ring hand blue guy.