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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

RSI


A sturdy building.


It has a spot for a flagpole so I printed out an RSI one.


When the Allies invaded Italy, the government fell and was reorganized in two.


One was a co-belligerent with the Allies and the other continued to fight alongside the Germans, the RSI.


The rear door is a strong metal door.


The  upstairs window is blocked almost completely.


Back door.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fascist Italy


Lifelike made a host of American style buildings for decades.


This one was called the Woodlawn Police Station.


It's an HO scale plastic kit.


The original kit is molded in several colors, you can often find unpainted used ones.


I decided to make mine into an RSI headquarters.


I downloaded a number of posters from the Internet and printed them out in tiny sizes.


The kit has little flash and goes together well.


The fascines on the light poles and the columns at the entrance to the front door give a very Fascist look to the building.


The fascine is a symbol of Mussolini's Italy.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Republic of South Vietnam


Recently the City of Westminster, California dedicated a monument to South Vietnamese heroes. 


When Saigon, the capital city of South Vietnam, fell to the Communists, most people in South Vietnam knew the war was lost.


Many high ranking military officials killed themselves rather than submit to Communist rule...


And as an atonement for failure.


US and ARVN soldiers.

Bunkermeister welcomes readers from Vietnam.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Vietnam War Era Jeeps


Known locally as the "Jeep Guys" these are Vietnam War reinactors.


They operate and maintain an excellent collection of Vietnam War era Jeeps.


They are all in driving condition.  They range from gloss to flat finishes.


Most are M151 series, but some are older Jeeps.


They also show various military insignia.


Radios, flags...


And a host of uniforms, small arms, and vehicle gear...


An impressive sight seeing them all together.