Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tim Mee

I think this is supposed to be the .30 caliber machine gun, air cooled.

But without a tripod, or bipod, and a bit thick on the barrel.

Water cooled .30 caliber machine gun, with tripod.

A good figure, but sometimes lists to the port side.

Sniper, he has a bolt action rifle and some later versions had a base on the figure.

Nice posture.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tim Mee

The addition of a guard dog really makes this marching figure into a guarding figure.

Marx made a nurse with a plasma bottle, Tim Mee nurse has a lantern.

The wounded guy goes with the stretcher and stretcher bearers.

Gas mask guy, I often use him as a loader for the kneeling bazooka guy.

Tim Mee figures came in a variety of shades of green.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tim Mee

Tim Mee dogs.

I love dogs, real ones and plastic ones too.

I got some Tim Mee bazookas, they made them as a separate weapon, but no soldier for it.

Since the M60 machine gunner often comes without the machine gun, I use them as bazooka gunners in the prone position.

Bazookas were often fired in the prone position, it allowed a more stable platform.

Crawling guy is the loader.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Guns and Dogs

Tim Mee Cold War troops.  Note the magazine on the rifleman, an M14.

Prone soldier with an M60 machine gun.  A separate piece and hard to find.

Tim Mee seated driver figure, very hard to get.  Also in blue for Air Force.

Tim Mee medic dog.

Also sold as a civilian dog without the pouches.

More Army dogs.

Friday, June 26, 2015

WWII Ring Hand Weapons

Marx, MPC, and several other companies made similar weapons and accessories.

No one has recast them as far as I know, not the WWII style weapons.

They come in silver and several shades of green.

There are at least three kinds of submachine gun.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

MPC RIng Hands

The running man pose seems the most difficult to find.

I was lucky to get several of them at the toy show.

I have also been lucky enough to get some of the weapons and accessories.

Often they are brittle.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MPC Ringhand

Old MPC slot hand figure.

Slightly rare golden ring hand figure, often these are brittle.

Blue metallic with a regular blue MPC ring hand figures.

Green ring hand figures.  The standing and running ring hand figures are my favorite ever.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MPC Army

MPC kneeling, firing Cold War soldier.

From a distance these two are often confused.

Radio and marching soldier from the back.

A group of MPC troops.

I like these figures, they are also available as recasts and they are cheap.

Monday, June 22, 2015

MPC Army

These are the MPC troops in green.

There are a lot of poses but some seem more rare than others.  The radio man is a little rare.

I like the grenades.

The marching guy is rather common, but I really like the pose.

The grease gunner.

The grenadier with Thompson.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


I think this is a Giant of Hong Kong Mongol castle.  

It makes a nice square, but I think I will use it as a wall for the Boxer Rebellion.

It's rather short and the towers are small, but I think it's okay for it's purpose.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

US Navy

These are the MPC Cold War US Army.  I use the blue ones as US Navy.

These figures are a little thin.

The figures are nicely detailed and carry M14 style rifles.

This figure is in many MPC sets, typically in blue, sometimes in yellow.  He should have been green.  The pin fits into a spot on the seats in many MPC vehicles.  Using the pin makes him almost impossible to remove.

I got this mystery bit at the Westcoaster.  I will use it as an antenna.