Saturday, December 24, 2016



 I used Khaki and White 1905 Japanese for regulars or Federales and Revolutionaries. White 1898 Cubans were used for Rebels and an assortment of 1900 US and Boers for Mexicans and volunteers.I also added a few Argentine made female Western figures as Soldaderas. Two British gun crews were converted to regulars with spare Japanese heads. You can leave the original pith helmets on as those were worn to. It's too bad that there are no  Mexicans in sombreros in the AIP line. The Spanish/Cuban troops are close to uniformed regulars on both sides as they bought surplus US uniforms. Most period photos show crossed ammunition bandoleers worn by Mexican troops. Only the AIP Boers have that feature. I threw in a few WW One British lancers but now I can't find info on the use of the lance by Mexican troops this late in time.

 You folks be the judge.

Friday, December 16, 2016

MORE Scenes Inspired by Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here

Soon I'll have this out of my system.

A "Buzz" Windrip Rally. MARX, TIMMEE, ACCURATE,and some 1960s racetrack figures.

                                            The blue clad "Minute Men" are now armed.

The New Underground rescues prisoners from a concentration camp.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Scenes Inspired by Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here

Assorted MARX and MPC figures...

                                                        Commandant Effingham Swan

 "Shot while trying to escape"

Labor Camp


The "Buzz" Windrip poster was made from a recent theater production of "It Can' Happen Here."

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Scenes from It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Mostly repro MARX figures

The US under the Presidency of "Buzz" Windrip. 

"Corpo" Police arrest dissidents 

                              Journalist Doremus Jessup is arrested by local "Minute Men"

"....He most noticed a number of stray imitation soldiers, without side-arms or rifles, but in a uniform like that of an American cavalryman in 1870: slant-topped blue forage caps, dark blue tunics, light blue trousers, with yellow stripes at the seam, tucked into leggings of black rubberoid for what appeared to be the privates, and boots of sleek black leather for officers. Each of them had on the right side of his collar the letters "M.M." and on the left, a five-pointed star. There were so many of them; they swaggered so brazenly, shouldering civilians out of the way; and upon insignificances like Doremus they looked with frigid insolence...."
                        ( I used the MARX US cavalry that look more like 1950s GIs)

                                            District Commissioner Shad Ledue

"Looks a bit like over in Germany and Italy!"
                              "Don't worry neighbor...It can happen here!"


                                         Members of the New Underground.

                                     Another arrest by Corpo Police and Minute Men.

                                                        "I'd better look away"

        "Anyway........... I'll be on easy street when President Windrip sends everyone their $ 5,000.00!"

     You can read "It Can't Happen Here" on line