Friday, March 27, 2015

Hinterland Trench Raiders Converted.

I put skirts on the figures and back dated the uniforms to 1900, at least in this female universe. Actual German postcards joked about women in ranks in skirts.

Here the six Hinterland figures in three poses, act as steam tank Panzer Grenadiers.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Finally finished the Zouaves

The took several remaining figures from the Expeditionary Force Zouave set and finished the officers and made two color bearers from these stock figures. The flags were printed from examples from the Internet and represent the 5th New York.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The "old swimmin' hole."

Repro MARX scouts, converted MEGO  LOVE BOAT figures, and an old joke.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Alamo Dioramas

I saw a number of dioramas in Texas of the Alamo and Alamo battle. These photos might be of interest to war gamers and buffs of the battle.

The Mark Lemon diorama, owned by musician Phil Collins. It's in The History Shop across the street from the North West side of the Alamo...well worth the $5 ticket the guide is really informative and the light and sound show is well done.

This one is out doors on the grounds of the Alamo...

Another is in the Alamo Gift Shop...

 Also a diorama display for the BMC Alamo playset.

The San Jacinto Monument has a great museum located in the base of the monument.

It's dioramas are about 30mm to 40mm scale and of scenes of Texas history. The figures are crude but fun.