Thursday, February 28, 2019

Textron Tiger

Textron Tiger.

Matchbox says it's an Imgen vehicle.

Used by the military and by private security and mercenary troops.

Needs to have the Imgen logo painted out.

Maybe highlight the headlights too.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


The HALO Warthog.

Hot Wheels has made several versions.

One is very big and expensive.

This is one of the cheaper and smaller ones.

I like it better because the size is more 1/72nd scale.

It works well with my Starship Troopers figures.

I think the figures fit okay with the vehicle.

It's a great future Jeep.

Shown  here with a Caesar Miniatures 1/72nd scale police types.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bug vs Firepower

More troops arrive.

More firepower is brought to bear.

The bugs here are large and take a lot of killing.

The dual mortar arrives.

The greater firepower is helpful.

The bug is brought low.

Monday, February 25, 2019

A Bug Planet

 It's a bug planet.

Nothing moving but bugs.

Even the plants have thorns and are inhospitable. 

A truck on patrol encounters a bug.

Men in the back open fire.

They dismount as the bug approaches.

More troops arrive.

More troops engage the bugs.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Land Rover

Hot Wheels Land Rover.

I like the color palette on the model.

Nice wheels too.

They fit my color scheme for Starship Troopers.

I like the camouflage job as well.

A good sturdy vehicle.

So far I have picked up five of them.

Nice truck.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Cops and Cop Cars

As part of my US Army 1938 project I am trying to put together police forces for the same era.

Matchbox came out with this interesting car model.

 A great looking cop car from just the right era.

Very good looking machine.

Cop cars should have a running board!

Best of all, it's not made in China.

Here it is with a partner and an Airfix soldier.

I took an Airfix WWI US Army soldier....

And switched his head with an Airfix WWI British soldier.

It makes him look like a 1930's American police officer.

Friday, February 22, 2019

MPC in Blue

MPC soldiers in blue.

Originally sold in blue as USMC and they came in a yellow sand sifter for beach play.

They also were sold in green.

I use the blue ones as a naval landing party of blue jackets.

The figures were very thin, probably as a cost cutting measure.

They had really good detail, like the helmet mesh.

Nice folds in the clothing.

The radio man and the walking soldier at sling arms look similar from a distance.

I like the various packs they carry.