Tuesday, February 28, 2023

60mm Small Arms

This is a great set of early 1960s US Army troops.
Weapons include a bazooka, the M14 Rifle, and the Grease Gun.
Poses include hand to hand fighting, rifleman shooting, automatic rifleman firing from the prone position which was the preferred method for that.
There is also a radio operator who looks very similar to the man walking with his rifle slung.
There is also a grenade thrower who has a Thompson SMG.

 The radio operator also has a holstered pistol, so all around most of the small arms common to the US Army in the early 1960s.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Outdoors in Blue

Outdoors the vivid metallic blue of these figures really shows up well.
A small patrol verifies it's safe for the main body to proceed.
Here are all my MPC 60mm metallic blue figures.
Because the bases are so small they can be hard to stand up.  The bazooka guy has a rocket next to his knee rather than a base.
The submachine gunner on the left corner of the photo is one of the hard to find guys as is the kneeling rifleman in the center next to the prone automatic rifleman.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

MPC 60mm Figures

Picked these up at a local comic book store.  The Archives in Bowling Green, KY.
These are more metallic blue than the photo shows.
Too much light in the photo box.
These are 60mm figures from MPC made in the 1960s.
They are my favorite color.
I have a few and now I got a few more!  I usually use them as Marines or as a Naval Landing Party.
There are a few variations and some are harder to find than others.  Some have a hole in the base and some don't.  I think the base was made smaller to save plastic and the hole was eliminated.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

RCMP and Tanks


Obsolete American tanks used for training by the RCMP.
The Germans swept through France and the UK could fall any time.
The RCMP might be the only defense in some parts of the country.
Bren guns were even being made in Canada.
And so the RCMP could pick up a few just in case.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Troops Training

US Army troops in training.
Making some use of cover.

 Training with folks from up north.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Tank Infantry in the Forest

These American tanks are training up north.
The northern part of North America has such a long shoreline it can't be properly defended.
So troops need to be ready to push any invaders back into the sea.
Tank and infantry cooperation is important.
Training with tanks is essential for infantry.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Tank Training Mission


These new tanks were being used to train troops.
They were very good at moving across country.
This is a mass tank attack.
A training mission today.
But tomorrow it could be real.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

In the Forest

The troops move silently through the trees.
They are skilled woodsmen.
They rallied to the colors.
The new tanks were a welcome help.
It will be impervious to British cannons.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Strelets Troops

Crouching in the forest.

Listening for Indians, or British, or Mexicans.


An officer pointing wearing a dress uniform.

I like the hats!

One of each pose.

It makes a nice squad size group.