Friday, July 31, 2020

SuperHeroes in 54 and 60 mm

Dollar Tree has had a lot of nice super hero figures recently in several different series.

This Spider-Man is perfect for 54mm.

Shown here with a Marx GI they look good together.

This other set has figures a little bigger, more 60mm, which is okay for me, because most of my figures are the larger size.  Note the thick base also makes Batman seem larger.

Superman in a rather odd pose.  I think since they are Super Heroes it's okay for them to be a little larger than life.

Aquaman and the Marx GI.  Nice detail on the upper body and good value for a dollar.

The Flash, good action pose.

Wonder Woman, with her magic lasso.  Her tiara is also a sort of boomerang with a sharp edge too.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Super Heroes

Visited Dollar Tree and found a few super hero figures, this is Superman.

They are about 60mm size, which is perfect for me, this is the Flash.

I got a couple of each for conversion use, this is The Joker.

I plan on having a super hero game ready in a couple months, this is Wonder Woman.

This is one of two Batman figures.

Second Batman.

This Spider-Man is from a different series, he is the only one they had.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Satellite Dish

My neighbor is switching from some kind of satellite television to cable TV.

She was tossing out the dish, without electronics and I asked if I could have it.  She said I could so it is being repurposed.  First I had to fold out the end and knock out the dent. 

Wear the orange jumpsuit for safety, at a construction site with no construction.

Wear the MP helmet so people will know you are Military Police, at a site with no people.

It's important work, standing in a field guarding an inactive satellite dish.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Soviet T-34/76

Working on the WWII Soviet Tanks some more.

T-34/76 from Mir in HO scale.

Mir was a model company in the Soviet Union and is long gone.

Primer painted and ready for their over all green paint.

And here they are in green now.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Soviet Tank Platoon Organization

Wargame unit organization tip, I make each platoon a little different.  Note the small rolled up netting on the rear deck of these three tanks in this platoon.

This platoon gets an fuel drum on the rear deck.

Rather than a fuel drum this time it's a road wheel for this platoon.

The front glacis of this platoon gets two road wheels.  It's a simple, easy way to distinguish platoons from each other.  That way when checking morale or command and control you can tell which vehicles belong together.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Heiser Models

Two companies for a battalion of 23 tanks.

Both early and late war tanks.

I have the machine guns for the turrets, but they will get glued on later, most broke off when I moved.

These kits are resin and injection molded plastic.

Good detail and yet sturdy for wargames.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Soviet Shermans

Two companies of Heiser Models Sherman tanks.

M4A2 with the diesel engine, a Soviet platoon of three.

Soviet tanks typically used diesel so it was in their supply chain.

US tanks usually used high octane gasoline for better performance engines, USMC used diesel because landing craft and many ships used diesel so it was in their supply chain.

One company of ten Shermans as supplied to the Soviet Union.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Master Model Builder Wayne Wanner and the Construction Equipment

Master Model Builder Wayne Wanner sent me three of these great little concrete mixers.

He painted them in military colors.

And added dried "concrete" to the bowl.

It's a pretty cool model.

And he did a great job painting it up, thanks WW!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Construction Equipment

This is the other construction equipment toy that I got from Dollar Tree.

 Pretty nice road roller.

Interesting thing is the rear engine cover is metal.  The rest of it is plastic.  Don't know why it's metal, but it is.

Jointed in the center.

I am thinking about getting a couple more and maybe putting two rollers on one to make a more old fashioned road roller.

A little construction scene.