Tuesday, August 21, 2018


A lizard suns himself on a rock.

Wait, what's that noise?

Is it danger?

Or is it dinner?

Monday, August 20, 2018

Yellow Submarine

I purchased two of them, they are about five times the cost of a regular Hot Wheels.

I took this one apart.

It's held together by two plastic rivets and two metal ones.

Metal rivets.

I will likely repaint them both but might make one a SEAL insertion boat in green or black.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Yellow Submarine

The Beatles Yellow Submarine by Hot Wheels.

On first glance, not the most military of subjects.

But consider it repainted in gray and with USN markings.

It has rollers on the bottoms.  So I consider it not unlike those Soviet submersibles that used to proble Swedish national waters back in the days of the Cold War.

So while it could float along, it usually would drive along the bottom, making it harder to find on sonar.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Bunker Building

 The Bunker is progressing well.  There is a bump out on the north east corner and the beam has been placed across it to support the floor.

Roof components were constructed off site and were delivered for installation.

Bunker walls are eight inches thick and nine feet high.

This is a walk out basement, meaning one end is at ground level and the rest is dug into the hillside.  This is the east end of the wargame room, note all the windows for excellent lighting.

1-to-1 scale MRS Bunkermeister checks out the large center window and provides some context for the size of the new home of Bunker Talk.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Ideal Artillery

The heavy artillery moves into position.

Elevates the gun.

The troops deploy.

The firing solution is ready.

The area is secure, the fire mission can commence.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The War is Over

The Cold War has ended.

The need for missile defense is gone.

So the anti-missile missile launchers sit empty.

Unwanted and unused.

Before millions of dollars were spent on them and now they are just so much scrap metal.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Troops and Tanks

I don't hold to specific playset contents nor to brand specific toy soldier play.

Tents are recast from Marx, now sold by BMC.  Soldiers here in green are recast DK, clones of Tim Mee, sold by DMC.  White figures are MPC.

Hidden green soldier is Ideal and gun barrel is MPC.

Troops and weasel are MPC, at least 40 years old.

A better view if the Ideal figures which are very similar to Tim Mee but have detail differences, standing man with weapon at the waist is a BAR not a rifle as with the Tim Mee figure.

Another view of the Ideal figures and MPC vehicles, all are 60mm size.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


There may be some trouble lurking in the forest!

The whole set up.

The troops are deployed and the missiles are ready.

The tanks are ready.

 And the dancers are dancing.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Robots and Missiles

Air Force security personnel guard part of the perimeter.

After all the new missiles are still mostly secret.

Army troops and some of the scientists work on the robots.

While others prepare the camp.

Off duty troops relax, they will be on guard duty tonight.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


The troops have brought some of their newest weapons to show the Liberians.

New light weight tanks and bulldozer.

New Weasel weapons and troop carrier.

A traditional dance troupe performs for President and Mrs. Nixon and Vice President Goldwater.

A TV camera captures the event for audiences back home.