Sunday, May 31, 2020

The Jungle

The jungle is only one of the enemies.

There are men out here someplace, who seek to do us harm.

So we go forward to search for them.

Under the leadership of our general.

Submachine guns are very useful in the jungle.

Don't be distracted by the beautiful flowers.

Saturday, May 30, 2020


One way to observe is with a sniper scope.

At normal view the camp looks far away.

And the troops look too small to shoot.

But with the scope they look very close.

It's a good thing the observer is friendly.

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Enemy Could Be Near

Is the enemy out there?

Do you hear them?

Or is that a friendly soldier?

At the base, much of the jungle has been cut back so there is a clear fire area.

One the plantation was neat rows but after a few years of neglect the jungle is moving in.

Keep your weapons at the ready, the enemy could be very near.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Observation in the Jungle

Every shade of green.

How many troops do you see?

How many in this photo?

There are at least three in this picture.

The key is to move slowly, and listen as much as you look.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Jungle and the Uniform

The troops wear uniforms that are slightly different colors.

Depending on the age of the uniform, how much it's been exposed to sun, and how much it has been washed can really change the color.

The General, of course, is wearing a different uniform, he does not mind looking different or exposing himself to snipers.

The jungle is every shade of green.

And so there is a place for every uniform shade as well.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Advance into the Plantation

The jungle is thick.

Exotic orchids in purple sprout up like weeds.

The plantation has not been worked in a while and is overgrown.

The troops can barely move.

Its' almost impenetrable, the enemy could be anywhere.

Weapons at the ready the troops advance slowly.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Headquarters Defense

Other troops defending the headquarters.

The defensive position is roughly a circle.

With troops in place along the barriers.

The command tent in the center.

Motor pool off to one side near the entrance.

One edge is very close to the plantation.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Banana Plantation Attack

The troops have set up a base just outside the plantation.

A small defensive perimeter for the command post.

Unit mascot is a big blue dog.

The generals in tan uniform have placed their plan in operation and now all they can do is wait.

 There are also a few left behind  to guard the perimeter.

Here they use a sniper rifle to scan for the enemy.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Soviet Vehicles

Vast numbers of Soviet equipment.



More tanks.

Note the slight color variation of these vehicles.

While most are the same, some are a little darker and some a little lighter.

Just like real military vehicles.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Be Careful Everyone

Not my image but a great idea!

BTR 60 and Infantry

I had pen pals in Australia, Greece, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Soviet Union.

Most were in Czechoslovakia.  I had three at one time. 

Typically it would take two or three weeks for mail to go each way.

They would send me a list of what they wanted, mostly 1/72nd aircraft and 1/35th scale tanks.

I would send them a list of what I wanted.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Eastern Europen Vehicles in HO Scale

Tanks are T54 by Roco Minitanks in HO scale.

BTR-60 were made in Eastern Europe during the Cold War era.

I had pen pals, in the days before the Internet we would write actual letters to one another and snail mail them back and forth.

They sent me Eastern European kits and I would send them mostly Tamiya kits.

It worked out well for both of us.  Never lost a package in either direction.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Motor Rifle Company

Soviet Motor Rifle Troops.

A Motor Rifle Company of 31 armored personnel carriers.

8 wheels, fully amphibious. 

Crew of 2 and 12 dismounts.

Carries heavy and light machine guns in the turret.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Soviet Troops of the Cold War



Height of the Cold War.

Soviet Motor Rifle Troops.

Lined up in formation.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Robot Samurai Squad Final Line-up

Robots in a field near the city at night.

Deployed in the open they seem a formidable force.

I don't have any wargame rules written for them yet.

But my plan is the should be armored like a tank and pretty fast.

My intention is they are a formidable opponent.

They would primarily be used against other giant robots, giant monsters, or superheroes.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Samauri Robot Squad

Japanese Samurai Robot Squad this time in gold with silver trim.

Rear view, I think they turned out very well.

Silver with gold trim.  I tried to make two contrasting units. gold on silver and silver on gold.  

The bases have a little design molded in near the edges, I lined them in with marker pen.

Just as I had a red with black trim, now I present the black with red trim.

This makes a red and black squad and a silver and gold squad, each squad has to sections.  Camouflage is the reconnaissance section.