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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tank Crews


Orion USA Tank Crew in Summer Dress in 1/72nd scale.


Consider the name Summer Dress, perhaps a Winter Dress in the pipeline?


Tank crews have maintenance to do all day, every day.


A log to give more traction.


A giant wrench to remove a bolt.


Hard work for one, no work for the other!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Strelets US Army


With the two sets Strelets gives us most of the weapons we should expect for early war.


The US at the time did not field many mortars.


Many of those in the Philippines turned out to have defective ammo because it was old.


Most US Army and Marine troops wore essentially the same uniform. 


Moving up to cover.


Machine guns lined up and firing.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor


Early American WWII troops by Strelets, set 2.


These figures would work from about 1930 to about 1942.


Like set one, a lot of firing poses.


A good mixture of weapons too.


US troops used the Springfield, M1 rifle, Thompson, shotgun, and .45 caliber pistol in the early war period.


Sniper rifle.


Troops moving up.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

WWII US Army


In the first six months of World War Two the US Army fought all over the Pacific.


Until now we had to use metal figures or WWI troops.


These figures fit well with the WWI HaT and Airfix troops.


I am very happy with these troops.