Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Radio MPC

 The Marines kept contact with the destroyer and LPD off shore.

The island seemed clear.

No sign of anything dangerous, or even interesting.

"Well, Sarge, I guess that wraps it up, a big nothin'"

Radio MPC is on the air, we will be returning to the ship, nothing here, nothing to report.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Island Patrol

These Marines are professionals.

The left flank is tied down with heavy weapons ready to support the center.

This barren little island has no water to speak of.

So the terrain has little vegetation to provide cover.

The heavy barrel automatic rifle and the bazooka team provide major firepower.

Monday, April 28, 2014

An Island in the South Pacific

"Hey, Sarge, what are we doing on this island?"

"Doing what Marines do, what they are told!"

"You really think there's Japs here?"

"If there are, we'll find them."

"Let's just hope we don't have to fight them."

Sunday, April 27, 2014

An Island, Somewhere in the South Pacific

A small island in the south Pacific.

It's the mid-1950's and these Marines have been ordered to check the island.

They are checking reports of strange noises and strange lights given by passing ships.

HQ thinks it might be Japanese left over after the war.

Or maybe smugglers.

Or something else...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tow Truck

I got this Hot Wheels truck, two of them.

The back of the truck card.

This is a nice retro design.

I am considering making this into a Batmobile service and repair vehicle.

It has nice tools in the bed.

The engine is pretty cool too.

Friday, April 25, 2014


Hot Wheels Mars rover with 1/72nd scale figure.

There is one version with brown wheels that simulate dirty wheels and one version with all black wheels.  The card is the same for both.

Mars Rover Curiosity card rear.

Two rovers together.

The real rover is nine feet long.

It's about 1/64th scale, but I think that it is passable for 1/72nd scale.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Rover departs the Stargate.

Recon squad joins the Rover.

Rover provides documentation and load carrying for the squad.

More troops exit the Stargate.

Strange planets often look like Earth.

Stargate made out of paper and model water, troops by Caesar Miniatures.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Hot Wheels has made many space related vehicles over the years.

This is the back of the package, very crowded with information but it does not say much.

It's a great model, the Mars Rover, Discovery.

The camera mast rotates.

Mars rover with Mars explorers, Caesar Miniatures spacemen.

The rover explores strange soil.

Ready to find signs of life.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014



By Hot Wheels.

Hot Wheels makes a lot of different Bat Mobiles.

 They vary a lot.

This is a new model and still in stores.

I got a couple of them.