Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Airfix World War One Germans

A7V by Akheton in 20mm and one of their troops.

Side view with Airfix solder.

World War One Germans built about 20 of these tanks and I don't think any two of them were the same.

I have 14 of them.

WWI Airfix German, with a new helmet.

Focus on the tank, these are metal tanks.  I have plastic, vacuform, and resin versions.

Airfix WWI German with new helmet.

Monday, August 19, 2019

A7V and Infantry Support

Figures by Akheton and Airfix.

Tanks are metal, I think they are by Akheton too, 20mm.

I have had these at least 20 years and probably longer.

Little plastic fences just showed up one day on their own.  I have no idea where I got them.

World War One Airfix German soldiers.  What two things are unusual about this figure?  Post a comment in the comments if you have a guess.

A group in the attack.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fire Truk and Bus

Visited a swap meet / toy show the other day.

They had a Grateful Dead bus.

Not sure why someone would make a Grateful Dead bus, but here is one.

It may be repainted.

I also got these two old timer vehicles.

The fire truck is a real truck, not a suped up hot rod.  It's a Athern-Fox made between about 1924 and 1930 they look about the same.  They stayed in service until at least the 1960s with many agencies.

That's a long time fighting fires.  I may get a few more.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Santa Claus, Snowmen, and an Armored Car

I found this at Hobby Lobby.  It's a collection of snow men.

This card also, it's a collection of Christmas figures and items that are about 1/72nd scale.

I got this at a local school swap meet.

A very nice armored car.

It has been painted up as a police bomb squad vehicle.

I think it's pretty well detailed.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Hot Wheels Police

A Lamborghini police car.

Hot Wheels makes it in black and white and blue and white.

The blue and white works well as an NYPD vehicle.

Another police car.

Hot Wheels is making a lot of police cars recently.

It's an interesting vehicle.

They look good together.

Looks like a major mutual aid crisis.

God bless our police and back the blue.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Queen of Hearts

This is a really cool Hot Wheels truck.

It's a Bicycle playing card as a vehicle decoration.

It's the queen of hearts.

This is such a cool idea, I would purchase a whole deck of cards printed on this truck.

It's very detailed.

There was a Marsha Queen of Diamonds on the Batman TV show, but a Queen of Hearts should have been a Batman super villain.  I may make one up.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Captain America

A new Hot Wheels Captain America car.

Hot Wheels are doing a lot of super hero cars right now.

I think this one is pretty nice.

Shown here with a 1/72nd scale Robin figure.

And shown with the 1966 Batmobile.

The overhead view shows a great shield decal and the interior view has only one center seat for Cap.
I will use this for a post-WWII Captain America.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Space Shuttle

Matchbox Dream Chaser.

It's actually a real thing.

It is being built to fly stuff to and from the space station.

 It's like a miniature space shuttle.

Pretty cool vehicle I think.

Has some nifty wheels on the bottom.

 We landed after the initial alien attack.

 We stayed in our spacesuits and our environmental control robot computed the air, water, and soil.

It seemed like the whole city was aflame.