Monday, November 30, 2015

Alien Viewpoint

The Americans close in.

The alien sees through the holes in the debris.

The robot soldier goes first, the tanks cover the infantry, the long range anti-tank missile launcher provides covering fire, and the command vehicle provides coordination.

The tanks move in.

The alien and the robot.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tank Infantry Cooperation

The robot soldier has an alien cornered.

The long range anti-tank missile carrier fires.

The scene from above, showing combined arms in operation.

The tanks work closely to support the infantry.

The infantry can see were the tanks have blind spots.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Berlin 1964

The aliens had landed in the American sector of Berlin.

It was the worst disaster to happen in 1964.

Many buildings were destroyed by them and more in the subsequent combat.

American troops, seen here were closing in on one of the aliens.

The comms man used a portable satellite link to relay informtion on the location of the alien.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Soldiers of the Future

The soldier of the future as he may have looked in 1964!

New and exotic weapons to confront new and exotic enemies!

Even robot soldiers to gather intelligence.

The updated M60 series tank and the new small arms.

Long range, high speed, low drag anti-tank missiles.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Dune Buggies

The other dune buggy type vehicle from Hot Wheels.

I am using these as a radio version and other van body uses.

I may put a couple red crosses on it perhaps.

The rear has two plastic spare tires, but they could be easily cut away.

The two vehicles together look pretty good, I think.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

American Snapper

In the 1960's and 1970's the US Army loved dune buggy type vehicles.

They tried several different kinds but eventually they settled on the Humvee .

I am using this for a mid-Cold War anti-tank missile launcher.

This is similar in concept to the Soviet Union Snapper system.

This is an American version of that very common Soviet vehicle.

Rockets ready!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


More Hot Wheels getting a repaint.

Several different versions.

Bottoms get repainted too.

I am using the Rut-Oleum Camouflage series paints.

The Deep Forest Green makes a very nice olive drab for post WWII US Army vehicles.

Watching paint dry.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hero Clix

While the majority of my small figure collection is 1/72nd scale, I have found uses for other size figures as well.

I have been buying HeroClix for a while now, always used, usually on eBay or at local hobby stores.

Because how large is a Moleoid anyway?

How tall are beings from another planet?

The biggest problem size wise is the base, cut the figure off the base and they lose several millimeters in height.

Then glue them to a sheet styrene base and the figures look much better alongside their 1/72nd scale counterparts.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Flying Saucer Defense

Hot Wheels car repainted as a Cold War era US Army missile launcher.

Missiles are white and body is olive drab.

In the movie Earth vs the Flying Saucers, they used a parabolic antenna to broadcast a signal to disrupt the flight of the UFOs.

I put together bits from several different models to create this vague representation of those trucks from the movie.

They used civilian trucks, but I made a more military version.

Of course, it could also be used as a military radar unit. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015


More primer painting.

Hot Wheels and plastic truck.

Turn them after each side dries and get all the vehicle covered.

Drill out the rivet on the Hot Wheels car and just paint the metal body, so the wheels and window "glass" don't get painted over.

Then get the Rustoleum paint out for the overall color after priming.