Saturday, May 26, 2018


The Thunderbird gone, the three rocks were fought over by men.

Indians versus Spanish.

The Spanish did not stay long.

But the English did.

The Spanish were looking for gold and silver.

The English were looking for land.

And they found good land here.

And they took it.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Saga of the Tree Rocks

It was just a pile of rocks but the pterosaurs gathered there.

Giant flying reptiles.

They would squabble over the best perch.

And swoop in low over the ground.

Until man came.

And he would perch on the rocks.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

African Figures

The wall in the back is made out of logs tied together, they are actually supposed to be used as rafts.

The figures have a spear, a shield, a club and a pole for the rafts. 

There is also a rifle and a pith helmet.  The rifle here has had the sling broken off.

Even with only three poses the placement of the weapons and shields can make for a pretty good variety.

The guy in Western attire is designed to hold the rifle as the hunter, but he can hold a spear as well.

The sling allows this guy to act as a gun bearer.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


MPC made African people in both ring hand and regular toy soldier versions.

This is the ring hand version.

As far as I know there are only three poses.

One in Western style clothing.

One with arms down.

And as you can see in the center rear, one with one arm up and one arm down.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Arctic Exploration

A nice Matchbox arctic vehicle.

I like these kinds of vehicles.

It works well as a civilian research vehicle, NGO vehicle, or military.

It comes in white and I will add it to my small cadre of Arctic exploration vehicles.

Much of the USA and Europe is covered in snow, even in summer so this can be used in a lot of places.

It fits in nicely with these Zvezda Cold War gone Hot troops.

These are US Army but I could see other forces using this vehicle.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Machine Gun Ops

Modern US Army troops from Zvezda.

Using a Hot Wheels dune buggy for heavy machine gun fire support.

High mobility, great speed, makes up for it's open top and limited armor.

The vehicle has good ground clearance.

The troops join in with their Ma Deuce and M60 machine guns.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Halo Dune Buggy

Hot Wheels are still making Halo vehicles, but this one is repainted in black.

So far I have only found one, but it's pretty cool, and cheap!

I like the machine gun mounted on the back, a real dune buggy look too.

I certainly will be keeping an eye out for more of these.

Saturday, May 19, 2018


The stretcher bearers are identical so they can go front or rear.  I sometimes use four on one stretcher. .  

The stretcher handle is a weak design spot, it should have been thicker, they get broken off.

Still, you can sometimes use a stretcher with only three handles.

I have more wounded than can be carried away at one time.

This hero has a head wound, arm injury, and knee injury, yet still wears his boots like a trooper.

The WWII version of the scene from Gone with the Wind.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Aid Station

I like the Tim Mee medical set in 60mm.

The nurse is similar to the Marx nurse but the Tim Mee one has a lantern.

The Marx nurse has an IV bottle.

I like the little details like the red cross on the armbands and helmets.

Troops like to know they will be taken care of if they get wounded.