Friday, August 31, 2012

Custer's Last Stand  The full set together.

This may be the largest single set of all new figures ever released of a single subject.

Painted up and placed on a proper base, this will make a tremendous diorama.

It sort of reminds me of the hospital scene in Gone With the Wind.

Thank you Yves for sending me this great set, I hope you sell a million of them!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Custer's Last Stand the Custer's Last Stand set.

Another solder that appears alive, how long did some live only to die before help arrived?

The horses even have the US brand on the front.

I like all the gear on the horses.

I like the rifles on the ground too.

Being in the Army  in those days was often dangerous but a defeat of this magnitude was huge.

The final piece!

Look how huge this piece is, one piece plastic!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Custer's Last Stand the new Custer's Last Stand set has some very complex pieces.

I don't know how they manage the undercuts in the models they do.

The sheer number of different poses in one set is astonishing.

I love the big moustache on some of these soldiers.

The set is useful just for the dead horses.

Some of them will find their way to veterinary units as wounded or dead animals.

This is an amazing set.

Each of these is it's own small diorama.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bunkermeister Collection

A few WWII German river barges from Paul Heiser Models, in HO scale resin.

A bit of a break from Custer, with this collection of Opel Blitz trucks, enough to move an infantry battalion.  Roco Minitanks, HO scale plastic.  Also a few other items from Wiking and others.

Back in olden times, we did not have those new fangled Paul Heiser Models 251 halftracks or even the fancy Trident ones.  We had the Roco SWS halftrack and we made do, here an infantry battalion of them.

Lima Leopold railway artillery, with locomotives, box cars and other RR bits.

No showcase of WWII German vehicles is complete without more Tiger II tanks than the Germans ever had at one place at one time.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Custer's Last Stand  is the maker of these 1/72nd scale soft plastic figures.

This figure looks like he is in a prone firing position, but all here are dead.

Part of Custer's Last Stand.

At the time it was one of the worst disasters in the history of the US Army.

No one thought that Native Americans could band together in such numbers that they could defeat the US Army in this way.

One of Custer's biggest concerns was that the enemy would get away

When troops attacked a village, the usual Indian tactic was to scatter.

This time the Braves gathered together and fought while the women and children struck camp.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Custer's Last Stand

Many of the troops have their guns laying beside them.  These are 1/72nd scale plastic from

I don't know how accurate that is, if the Indians took all the guns are not, but it does make a more dramatic vignette.

The poor dead horses look very sad.

Some like this you can imagine were fighting from behind their horse.

The straw hats are authentic and kit looks good to me.

The cavalryman and his horse, inseparable unto death.

The shape of the bases gives the impression it is one giant jigsaw puzzle.

I did fool with them for a while trying to put them all together, I would not say they can't be, but it was interesting either way.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Custer's Last Stand

This is an impressive set by Ykreol.

Ykreol has some amazing undercuts in the figures.

Some of the troops, like this one, could be used as living soldiers.

This one too could be alive and would work for wargame play.

If this group is not yet dead, they soon will be dead.

Several of the pieces in this set are impressive mini-dioramas all by themselves.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Custer's Last Stand

Ykreol makes soft plastic figures in 1/72nd scale.

Their latest set, courtesy of my friend Yves, is Custer's Last Stand.

The set consists of dozens of dead and dying horses and US Cavalry soldiers.

It depicts those left on Custers' Hill.

Each one is a single piece.