Monday, January 31, 2022

Nice Car

 These are the two cars I intend to use for The Prisoner.

This is the newer vehicle.

They still make these, with many improvements.

As cool as they are, I can only afford the die cast version.

Here with #6.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Caterham Automobile

In the TV show The Prisoner Number 6 drove a Lotus Seven Series II car.
It was a kit car made by Lotus, but later sold to Caterham.
Caterham continued to make the car and changing it a little over time.
These are very fast sports cars.
This is one of the later models but did not appear in the TV show.  Still, it is an excellent model in markings similar to the TV show vehicle.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

It's a Small World

This is an It's a Small World Disney Christmas ornament.
I got it for part of my Disneyland Model project.
In real life this clock tower protrudes out in front of the rest of the front of the building housing the attraction.
This is the back of the ornament.  Very cute with little kids and the Billy Goat on the hilltop.  Scenes from the attraction.
My plan is to use a poster as the front of the attraction and this as the centerpiece to give it more depth.
This is the top showing the hook where you can hang it from the Christmas tree.  It comes with a nice piece of ribbon to actually hang on the tree and the ribbon attached to the hook with a lobster catch and swivel.  It allows the ornament to avoid tangling.  Very well done, very high quality, good design.
The bottom.  They make a few other ornaments that I hope to get for this project.
James Bond at Disneyland, License to Kill at the Happiest Place on Earth.


Friday, January 28, 2022

Bat Console

Some BMC assessories I intend to use with my Bat Cave and Man from UNCLE.
Not these too big.
These make good filing cabinets.
Back of the communications console is empty.
Front has loads of cool knobs and such.
I think it works.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Bat Prisoner

Another Lotus Seven Series II.
This one has a Bat rising from the flames like the Phoenix.
It's in perfect shape.
I don't think I will repaint it.
So it won't become a The Prisoner car.
It will keep the Bat Sign.
I will let the Caped Crusaders use it when they are in the UK.
Perhaps liberate The Prisoner?

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Lotus Seven Series II

This is the same car that was used in The Prisoner TV series.
It's a Lotus Seven Series II.
In the series the whole car was racing green.
Except the nose was a yellow orange color.
My plan is to strip the paint off.
And repaint the body.
So it can be The Prisoner car again.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Drag Racing

As part of my city building I have decided to do sports.
This one is for drag racing.
I figure I get a few Hot Wheels and Johnny Lighting cars.
Lay down some asphalt and there you are.
A drag strip race track.
Should be a low budget part of the collection.
I figure a dozen cars at the most.
I got two of these, I will repaint one, and maybe this one too!

 I at least have to do something with these wheels!

Monday, January 24, 2022

How Do I Store My Collection?

Most  of my figure collection is unpainted plastic soldiers in 1/72nd scale.
So they get put into plastic food storage boxes.  The boxes are color coded, Red for WWII Germans and WWII Soviet Union.  Blue or Green for US Army, Yellow for Japan, etc.
I put a post it note on the box to indicate the unit.  This is my WWII German Western Front Infantry Division Anti-tank Gun Battalion.
This is my WWII German Eastern Front Infantry Division Light Artillery First Battalion Headquarters.
Not all my figures are assigned to specific units yet, I anticipate a big sorting will happen next year.  This box is coded Revell, World War II, Deutches Reich (Nazi Germany) Africa Corps, 234 figures, so about 5 or 6 boxes of them.
Sometimes I use the package the figures came in, in this case WWII German Paratroopers from Mars.
These are WWII German miscellaneous hard plastic figures and accessories.  Often they are figures that came with a kit, often are not assembled, sometimes came in a lot of used items, that have not been assigned to a unit yet, or may have been mis-sorted or otherwise separated from their unit.
Vehicles and these food storage boxes are stored  in underbed storage boxes on custom built shelving under my wargaming table in the basement.  This is my WWII Soviet and German collection.  Each box contents  are noted on a 3X5 card taped on the inside of the box.  It's not hoarding if the boxes are neat and labelled.