Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hat Wagons

Old HaT wagon horse in blue, and new HaT wagon horse in grey, 1/72nd scale hard plastic.

The new horse almost as big as the HaT riding horse from the HaT German Cavalry set.

Sprue for the new and improved pre-production German WWII wagon.

The wagon is nearly identical to the older one. The old version was too low in the back, this one is much better.

Here is the low rider version. The new one has changed the axel some so it does not ride as low in the back.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

HaT Wagons

Prototype WWI German HaT wagon set in blue.

Pre-production WWI HaT wagen set in gray.

New set has much larger horses.

The horse is essentially a scaled up version of the blue one.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Deer Men

The Imex set Eastern Friendly Indians includes a woman with a bundle of sticks and a man with bow and arrow dressed as a deer. He is perhaps the most unique soft plastic figure ever. I intend to use some of them with my prehistoric men.

Using my cutters I removed the bundle of sticks from the back of the woman. I then glued the deer skin to her back so she appears to be holding it up above her shoulders.

This guy was from the Caesar Ancient Germans, originally seen on the right and the deer covered version on the left. I removed the sword and shield. I will probably give him a spear.

This nekked Caesar Ancient German with sword and shield has been transformed into a nekked preshistoric man with spear. Having teeny tiny drill bits and a pin vice allows me to make tiny ring hand figures.

Here is the group with a couple other guys from the Caesar Ancient Germans, one has a wolf's head on his head in the manner of the Romans. They make good looking "cave men" I think.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mikes Haul II

My Pegasus haul included these civilians. Modern war often involves civilians so I need a bunch of them. This is a cheap way to build up the population.

I never saw this set before, they are horses, goats, cows, sheep and deer. Very nice. This is the last of my Pegasus haul.

I have been busy with the Fathers Day gifts. I finished the Soviet 47mm ATG. Nice kit from Zvezda.

I plug the holes and keep the gun and figures separate from the base. These are great sets, but I would like larger crews.

This gun comes in a firing trails or closed trails configuration. I did the firing trails but I plan on buying more and will do both versions.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another Big Haul

Mrs. Bunkermeister gave me $100.00 and told me to go to the hobby shop and don't bring any money back. I love her. This is the Imex Eastern Friendly Indians and Pilgrims set re-packaged as Billy V. They are cheaper in these packs than separate. The EFI will end up as part of my prehistoric people and the Pilgrims get sorted into several different guises.

The back of the package has a nice paper building model too. Pretty neat.

I got the 1/72nd scale Preiser Luftwaffe figures, some will end up in my embassy project.

Rumor is that they don't make the Boley horses anymore and so I stocked up on stock again.
While the package says HO they are really big and work great for 1/72nd scale.

While I was at Pegasus I got a set of Pegasus figures, fresh from the source. The Indians will mostly end up as Prehistoric people, the Monks as modern or at least WWII era Monks.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


The bunker is a bit small, but if it were partially underground it could work for the 1/72nd scale troops. The flag on top is for the Zvezda Art of Tactic game.

Figures are nicely sized to fit with other 1/72nd scale figures.

The Soviet 122 howitzers with some Alamo Accys and the Soviet Engineer set.

I like the barbed wire in the set, I will certainly get more of these because they are so good, maybe they will make a fence set with lots of this wire. It would be a good idea.

These little buttons are for the fence, I plan on using them as landmines. I put a couple of them on some of the fence for use at roadways as a gate.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Soviet Engineers

This is the new Zvezda Soviet Engineers set. These are the accessories from the set.

One figure is hammering in a stake with a hatchet.

Two figures have mine sweepers, the right arm and loop are separate pieces.

This guy is carrying what looks like two ammo boxes, but they might be land mines.

The fence comes with little buttons so they can stand up but there also two small terrain bits that will also hold the fence. These same terrian bits come in some of the other sets.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hat 75mm Mountain Gun

Part of my Fathers Day haul.

The instructions on the back of the box.

The set has four kits just like this one.

It makes up into a nice little gun. Parts are small and instructions are vague, but a quick look on line shows where all the bits go.

Two HaT motorcycle military police with the gun, it looks really small because in real life they were that tiny.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Father's Day Haul

The back of the box of the Soviet 45 mm ATG shows the gun and the little base and two crewmen.

The German gun set is nearly identical to the Soviet.

I was glad to see this gun, there is so little Soviet AA and the few there are out there are expensive or complex kits, usually both.

This is a great companion for the Revell set, this is the late war version.

Quite the big haul for the day. The Ancient Germans will become Cave Men alongside the Celts.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Father's Day Loot

I got one box of the Zvezda German Engineers, they have four troops in three poses, and some wire, a bunker and obstacles.

I got one set of the Soviet Engineers, they have four figures in three poses and like the Germans come with the same sprue of wire, bunker and obstacles.

I got one Skoda 75mm Mountain Gun, it will probably serve with my WWII German Mountain Troops by Airfix and Caesar.

On the back of the box you can see the poses of the Soviet Engineers, easy assembly, they say the figures don't need glue, but I will glue mine.

Nice figures these German Engineers, but with the Revell Engineers out already they don't fill much of a gap. The mine sweeper is a different version and the wire cutter guy is kneeling rather than prone, but did we really need another German flamethrower?

Monday, June 20, 2011

It Was A Happy Father's Day!

This last Sunday was Father's Day. Mrs. Bunkermeister gave me some cash and the daughter when with me to Brookhurst Hobbies in Garden Grove, CA. I got a box of Caesar Germans, Ancient ones.

I hit the mother lode of Zvezda stuff, and I got four of these.

I got four of these sets too.

I picked up one of these guns, Z comes a little late in the party with this ATG. Everyone and their dog already makes one in 1/72nd scale. They should have done a 50mm, that would have been new.