Thursday, February 28, 2013


Scratch built bench.

Man seated on bench.

Man seated on bench at scratch built piano.

Ready to play.

1/72nd scale grand piano.

Scratch built as part of my WWII German Berlin embassy project.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Who or What Is It?

Zanti Misfits?

Space Invaders?

US Army Astro Rangers?

Dr. Doom?

Kids sippy cup from Target stores?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

All Dead and Dying

Troops around a small campfire.

It will work for a small mess unit.

Ykreol WWII Germans.

At Stalingrad.


Everyone together.

This reminds me of the Confederate hospital in Gone With the Wind.

Troops all over.

Some dead, some dying, some just hoping to die.

Monday, February 25, 2013


An accordion player.

I use musicians to give a morale boost to my troops.

Just as in real life music can make the troops a little happier.

Here are two happy troops manning a position on the perimeter.

50% alert, one watches, one sleeps.

Stalingrad soft plastic figures by Ykreol.

All are one piece soft plastic, no assembly.

This pair would work well as part of an ATG crew, I think.

A small three man position.

Only a few combat poses in the set.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ykreol Stalingrad Set

Obviously dead.

Obviously not dead.

Like this guy there are a few actual combat poses in the Stalingrad set by Ykreol.

These sets can be ordered direct from the manufacturer, in France.

I have known Yves for a long time and he provided me with good service.

More German dead.

Still more German dead.

Another prone guy, alive and moving.

Not bad.

Comforting the wounded.

This would look good in front of an aid station.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dead, in the Snow

Hands tied behind his back.

POW killed by the Communists?  Or deserter killed by the Nazis?

Dead, wounded or resting?

Some of these troops could be used in a hospital or barracks.

You can sleep when you are dead.

This guy is sleeping.

This guy is not quite dead yet.

I like the many variations in the set.

Helmets, caps, greatcoats.

Some of the wounded would be usable as regular troops, perhaps as crew served weapons crews.