Saturday, March 31, 2018
The Galaxy Laser Team on patrol down the river bed.
Keeping a decent interval between members so that on grenade can't get them all.
The walk right up to the edge of the forest.
The sniper takes perfect aim.
His target is big, and round, and orange; he cannot miss.
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Friday, March 30, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Well over a full company is deployed and ready.
Peeking through the brush.
Men walk guard at the rear for rear area security.
Many men have fixed bayonets, they anticipate a close in struggle.
Everyone has sited in their weapons and is ready.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
A large number of tripod mounted machine guns. The whole machine gun platoon ready to lay down massive firepower.
The captain checks around to insure the men are ready.
Natural vegetation is used for camouflage.
The armored car is sited back a bit so it can stay hidden.
The troops are using every trick to stay hidden.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Mortar battery lined up for indirect fire support. All sighted in on the river bed.
Riflemen and machine gunners right up to the edge of the forest, to get as close as possible to the ambush site.
Grenadiers in line behind the shooters. Ready to toss grenades in over their heads.
The high technology XM800 series armored car ready to lend rapid cannon fire support.
MPC ring hand figures, in use as the command staff.
More ring hand figures on the run to report the enemy is near.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Dumont Hill is near my apartment, it is a Civil War campsite of the Union Army.
Tim Mee 60mm figures, and a few MPC ring hand figures. These figures are at least 30 years old.
The Tim Mee 60mm figures don't include a mortar so I use the Tim Mee 54mm Vietnam era troops with, ironically, the 60mm mortar as support for them. I also use the figure with the Stoner 63 machine gun as well. Tim Mee XM-808 Twister armored car for reconnaissance and support.
Troops guarding the rear.
Field headquarters with the MPC figures as commanders. Also a field aid station with Tim Mee medics and nurse.
Troops lined up for an ambush.
Machine guns sighted along the bend to fire the greatest possible distance down the riverbed.
Bazookas at the ready for any anti-armor needs.
HQ, aid station, and mortar teams.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
My work on the Pegasus 1/72nd scale WWII Russian mortars continues.
The set comes with a few extra arms to allow some alterations in the poses.
I did this group all the same.
They include crews for both the 120mm mortars and the 82mm mortars.
Dropping the 120mm mortar rounds in the tube.
Carrying 82mm mortar ammo.
Friday, March 23, 2018
I have been building Pegasus 120mm and 82mm WWII Soviet mortars.
I cut each figure, one pose at a time off the sprue, glue the figure together, and then go on to the next sprue and cut the same figure off the sprue and put him together.
One of the kneeling guys. I have forty of each of 12 poses to do, that's twenty sets!
Here is 1/2 the contents of a set, you get two sprues like this, I added the numbers for my own reference.
My temporary work station while I am staying in an apartment.