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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Metallic Blue Troops


Radio man, note the pistol holster on his hip.  I use him as an officer.  Like the others he is 60mm.


He also carries binoculars, note the wire from the handset to the radio on his back.  The pockets have buttons, the boots have laces, great detail.


Hand to hand combat soldier.  Note the rifle finally has a magazine.


I have a lot of these guys in three different shades of green, and a few of them in medium blue and just a squads worth in metallic blue.  Because these troops are so thin compared to the Tim Mee soldiers, I consider them to be more physically fit.  Therefore the green ones serve as US Army Airborne; paratroopers.  I need to pick up a few more metallic blue and medium blue ones.  I use the medium blue for US Navy, for repelling borders, as landing parties and as SeaBees.  The metallic ones I use as part of may fictional Naval space program.


Finally, I have one prone machine gunner.  Note the magazine, again reinforcing my belief that these troops have the M14.  The M14 had a squad automatic weapon version that came with a bipod and was designed to be fired from the prone.  It also had a fold up plate on the butt to help control the weapon in full automatic fire.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Three Thousand, Six Hundred, Fifty Posts

As near as I can figure, this is my 3,650th post on Bunker Talk.

That's one post per day, for ten years!

MPC Troops


MPC US troops in metallic blue.  This is my favorite color, metallic blue, just like this guy.  I only have a few of these troops and I don't have all the poses in this color.  His rifle seems to be an M14 based on the ridges on the top of the rifle.  However, he has no magazine in the rifle.


Another MPC soldier with rifle, again no magazine.  Maybe they could not figure out if they wanted M14s or M1, or a mixture of both.  Note the pineapple grenade on his chest.


Kneeling firing a rifle.  No base on this pose and it's too bad because it does not stand up really well.  They have a similar pose with a bazooka.  That guy has a bazooka rocket molding along is leg so that it helps him to stand up.


Walking at sling arms.  A useful, if unexciting pose.  Good for guard duty, patrolling, marching in parades, or even as a crew served weapons man.


Note the two similar but not identical poses.  One on the left has no hole in the base, the base is smaller, and has no cross hatching on his helmet.  He is also a little hunched over but is that because he is tired, or he was removed too quickly from the mold?

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Medical Team


The other nice Marx accessory is the medical kit.  I like the two tone plastic camouflage or weathering technique.  It's done by dropping two colors of plastic beads into the injection molding machine and injecting them before they mix much.


The detail on the box is amazing, the instruments, the little drawers.


I always use it with my Tim Mee medics.


Having the plasma is handy with all the wounded coming in.


Of course, the whole blood can bring other problems.


So keep a jar of garlic powder handy.