Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Roco Minitanks M60A1 tanks, HO scale.

The ground cover is an old US Army uniform shirt, cut up so it will lay flat.

Old CDs used for tree bases, painted and flocked and trees mounted on them.

Resin emplacements covered in spray primer, then painted brown, then dry brushed with light brown.

Green paint applied on spots and flocking put on the green paint.  

The whole terrain piece Dullcoted.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Hasty prepared positions.

Positions like this have been used since the American Civil War.

They can hold a cannon, a tank, a self propelled gun.

It both protects the troops and weapon and hides it.

M60A1 tanks in position.

Close up.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Revell German Police

The Cold War went hot.

Two men tried to blow up a bridge.

Special German Police prevented more than superficial damage to the structure.

They take them men into custody.

The sniper team provides overwatch.

Other teams provide back up.

The bridge is safe.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

1974 US Army

 Take a sheet of styrene plastic and cut it to fit a truck cargo bed. Glue cargo onto it.  Then you have a load that can be transferred to put with other loads to make a supply depot.

This many APCs need a lot of supplies.

So do the tanks.

Fuel, ammo, lubricants, and spare parts.

Troops gotta eat.

The whole unit.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


M60A1 tanks.

Dismounted infantry.

Esci Vietnam War Special Forces in 1/72nd scale.

US involvement in Vietnam ended in 1975 and US troops around the world used similar equipment.

One of the biggest differences was the M60 series tanks were not used in Vietnam due to the lack of a serious tank threat there.

Troops and tanks and APCs.

Each squad gets a dismount M60 and a 40mm grenade launcher.

Friday, November 25, 2016


Essentially a company size unit of armored infantry and tanks combined together.

5 tanks per platoon.

Three platoons per company.

Infantry platoon has four squads, each with an M113.

Most are armed with a .50 caliber machine gun.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

US Army, 1974

Roco 1/87 scale HO M60 A1 main battle tanks, US Army.

Roco 1/87 scale HO M113 armored personnel carrier.  One with flamethrower turret and one with a mini-gun.

M106 120mm mortar carrier.

ACAV version with special turret and gun shield.

Cargo truck.

Tank heavy task force.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Jeeps and Cannons

A group get together to discus the new Tim Mee Jeep set.

They are particularly pleased that they are made in America.

They are nearly exact copies of the originals.

The public needs to know.

The Army is now aware of these products.

They are pleased that large numbers of Jeeps and cannons have been procured.

The men discuss the issue with the generals.

Americans have been provided with jobs that have not existed in over 30 years.

His wife is pleased.