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Monday, February 28, 2022
Race Track Truck
Sunday, February 27, 2022
Tim Mee 60mm Troops
Saturday, February 26, 2022
M46 60mm Tank
Friday, February 25, 2022
Special Edition Strelets and Ukraine
Strelets makes 1/72nd scale soft plastic figures. They are based in Ukraine. I have a lot of them and many more are on my want list. I decided that perhaps they could use a little support during this trying time.
I made my largest ever Strelets order today from Hannants. It seemed like a good idea to purchase some of our favorite army men today as a concrete way to show our support for a great company and a courageous people. No matter how current events go, it will not hurt to increase the demand for products from Ukraine. I figure this is a small thing, but it's something those of us can do who collect 1/72nd scale troops.
I know it won't get money to them directly, but it will help to create more demand for their products. So perhaps if your wish list has a few Strelets figures you might want to consider buying them sooner rather than later as a way to show support for the company and the people of Ukraine.
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Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Boy Scouts That's All for Now
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Boy Scouts and Gettysburg
Until the last few years I have always respected the boy scouts and the work they did, my figures are not intended to represent any specific scouting organization but rather to encompass the period from about 1898, a couple years before the Boy Scouts of America were formed, and about 1958. I think they will be useful for my War of the Words scenarios for 1898, 1918, 1938 and 1958.
The Boy scouts participated in a Civil War veterans reunion at Gettysburg in 1913 marking the 50th anniversary of the battle, over 400 boy scouts were there. In 1938 there was a 75th anniversary reunion at the Gettysburg battlefield. In 1913 over 100,000 people attended. In 1938 nearly two thousand Civil War veterans attended. Both reunions invited all American Civil War veterans, from either side.
Gettysburg was used for military training in the years between WWI and WWII.
This figure is an Airfix WWI American who originally was bayoneting a fallen foe. I figure boy scouts would have few opportunities for that so I gave him a shovel.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
New Boy Scouts
Monday, February 21, 2022
This guy started as a WWII German but now he is as American as apple pie in his new boy scout hat. Many scouts, particularly in the first 50 years or so of the organization wore home made uniforms or only partial uniforms. So they often did not look all that uniform. By using a number of different kinds of figures as the basis for the scouts I hoped to get more variety of appearance.