Sunday, December 31, 2023

Dia De Los Muertos

Hot Wheels Cloak and Dagger
I have the white version of this car also.
It has a cool feature that the body comes off of the model.
Both of them together.
I can't seem to find out what the significance of the Ee is supposed to be.
Cool underside.
Same without the top.
I think these will be voodoo related cars for my James Bond Live and Let Die scenarios.

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Sleepy Town

Dollar Tree Town.
A generic small town that could exist anywhere there are Europeans or Americans for the last 250 years.
A peaceful sleepy little town that could be anywhere.
A few friendly people wave at one another.
The pastor stands in front of his church.
As the Panzer IVs drive past.
A few years later and the US Army 2 1/2 ton trucks drive past in the other direction.
Just like 1918 when the Americans were here before with their artillery.

Friday, December 29, 2023

Small Town School

Small school from Dollar Tree Christmas stuff.
I like this little awning, it looks like a drive up window for a bank.  So you could repurpose this building for that useage.
This side is plain but nice.
Another nice side.
The front looks a bit like a re-purposed fire station.
Getting these few buildings makes a nice little town.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Row House

This is another repeat Christmas building from Dollar Tree.
Last year it was red roof and powder blue walls.
This is a nicer looking version in these colors.
I got a bunch of them last year because they make good row houses.
The railing is supposed to represent a balcony or a faux balcony.
Here is last years building on the left and this years building on the right.
Retro Robots like them.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Dollar Tree Church

Dollar Tree church, Christmas Building.
The steeple is a little crooked, but I may just leave it since it adds character.
It is a nice design.
It would work for 250 years or more with it's classic design.
The white square space might be good for a tree, grass, park bench, religious statue.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Candy Store

Dollar Tree did not have much new for small Christmas buildings.
I got this one and not until I got home did I realize it is a re-release of one from last year.
It is a nice building.
I plan on using it as a two building chain of candy and ice cream stores.
So not a bad building.
One new thing is they have lights inside but unlike last time these have separate batteries not included.
These are plastic models and would take paint well and are pretty good.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Dog Toy? Who Sez?

While at Tractor Supply shopping for dog treats I found this dog toy.
It was $10 plus tax and a very nice item.
The disclaimer on the back of the package says that this item is for pet use only.  It is not a child's toy.
However, in my opinion it is too good to give to the canine buddy, it's an awesome retro robot.
It is perfect for science fiction wargames from the 1920s to the late 1960s in my opinion.
Here is the robot with two scientists who were instrumental in it's development.
At least that is the plot of the B science fiction movie they are filming.
I think it works well with 60mm figures, it is big enough to be intimidating but not so large as to take up a lot of space.
Cut, that's a print.