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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Disappearing Rifle


I got this disappearing rifle at a local toy soldier show.  Figures are slightly shorter than 1/72nd scale.


If you know who made this, let me know, I am looking for another one!

Monday, August 29, 2016

War and Peace Toys


There is a toy soldier show in Irvine, California every year.


Once again my friend Bennett Willey was there selling Marx playsets.


He sells Marx pieces and a few other items.


I always spend a lot of money with him, his prices are great!


Nearly every playset he sells is complete.


It's amazing just to look at them all.


Drop him an email and ask about what he has in stock.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

100mm ATG


Soviet anti-tank guns.


Taking advantage of what little cover there is to be had.


Heavy guns require a large crew to move them around.


The heavy shells are hard to handle.


Keeping up a sustained rate of fire requires rotating the crew.


Anti-tank gun are low profile and can often refrain from firing until the tanks are close.


Guns of this size were a match for any of the WWII German tanks.


Wide open spaces are best to take advantage of the long range of these guns.


I mark the bottom of the base with the nation, and type of gun.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Soviet Artillery Crew Orion


For years I have been buying Soviet WWII artillery.


Now, Orion makes WWII Soviet Artillery crews!


I will need a bunch of these to staff my guns.


There are four poses, in three different uniforms.


I try to staff my guns with the correct number of crewmen.


For that I include the transport staff.


And some of the staff handling ammo.


And manning the fire direction center.


Orion sometimes includes a resin pose in the set.


In this case the pose is identical to one of the plastic figures.  Shown together they look like a dance troops.