Sunday, December 31, 2017

Red Army Medical Troops

1/72nd scale Soviet WWII medics, with stretcher.  The nurse is supposed to go on this base, but I used a bit of sprue to give her her own base.

My WWII Soviet Red Army medical support is poor, so this set really fills a big need for me.

The nurse fits on the big base despite having her own homemade base.

It's a good set, I got a couple of them and intend to get a few more.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Church With a Stinger

Wal-Mart Christmas church.

Side view.  Probably in 2018 I am going to drag out all these buildings and sort through them.

Then I will do a mass painting of them.  Cover that snow.

Then touch up the other colors.

I will likely using craft paints from Hobby Lobby.

Zvezda Cold War US Army Stinger team.

This great 1/72nd scale set gives you two, two man teams.

Here they are guarding the small church from air attack.  I got this church and these men on my journey from California to Kentucky and just finished putting the troops together.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Colonial Interplanetary War

British troops respond to a report of a space ship landing on the common.

It's near the large yellow house.

The fearsome jets are just winding down.

The sergeant moves in to inspect the vessel.

Perhaps a scout ship from Mars!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

US Army Set 2 Ceasar Miniatures

Caesar Miniatures Modern US Soldiers in Action set 2 in 1/72nd scale.

Not surprisingly, this is the companion set to set one.

This set has all the heavy and crew served weapons found up to company level in the Modern US Army.

The light machine gunner loader does not come with a base, but his harm and ammo box are separate parts, so I felt a base was helpful for rough wargame handling.

The set also includes a heavy and light mortar and crew, two of each.

A nice complement to the regular troops, no flash, good poses.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


I got this rocket ship at my local gaming store, in Orange County, CA.

This is a Quinjet, by Heroclix, used by the Avengers in their comic books from the 1960's.

I think it's a great looking rocketship.

I will likely use it with my Starship Troopers, or perhaps my Skrull Army.

The rocket jets out the back are very nice.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

British Command

HaT Industrie Zulu War British Command set.

Most of what I know about the Zulu Wars comes from watching the movies Zulu Dawn and Zulu.  I am okay with that, they were good movies and it's not a period I really wargame.  I have a number of British Colonial troops and some Esci Zulus but that's about the extent of my British Empire.  These troops are more likely to be used as Americans of the late 1800, the US Army used similar uniforms and helmets, or get used to fight invading Martians.

This set is a great idea, they provide several alternate arms holding different weapons and accessories that can be mixed and matched to make different troops.  The horse mounted officer can have binoculars, a pistol, a sword, or the flag.  American horse cavalry carried a guidon rather than an actual flag most of the time.

These figures carry supplies or buckets.

This pose is intended as the flag bearer, but I have him a pistol and a sword for more variety.

Here they got a pistol, two riflemen, or binoculars.  I like this ability to change up the poses.

The set also comes with these men who have integral arms.  All of these poses are grate for a command set.  Most are officers, or supply troops, sergeants waving, pointing or shouting also!  Great figures with no flash.  I used gap filling super glue, but figures were washed with soap, warm water and a toothbrush to remove the mold release.  Until they were washed they would not take the glue.

I think they fit rather well with the Christmas building.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Building

A two story building from this years Wal-Mart Christmas buildings.

A house like this would work for at least the last 100 years, and I would not hesitate to use it at least as far back as the ACW.

I only got one of most of these buildings this year as my supply of them is pretty large.

This rather unique building with the tower and awning in front is very distinctive.

Still, a useful addition to the collection.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Marching Confederates

American Civil War Confederate infantry marching by Strelets in 1/72nd scale plastic.

While railroads played an important role in strategic transportation in the Civil War, most troops moved from place to place on foot.

This set includes one command sprue and three infantry sprues.

Command sprue includes a drummer and officer with sword.

Keeping the troops together on a long day of marching was important.

It was too easy for stragglers to just fall farther and farther to the rear and eventually just fade away.

These figures are all essentially one pose, troops marching along.

Still, they work for both marching along enroute to the next battle, or walking picket duty, or maneuvering around the battlefield.

The figures are nice individual vignettes of troops on the march.

A great set, and I know I will be buying more of them.