Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Gettysburg April 19.

Hey gang,

The G'burg toy soldier show is Sunday, April 19th. I'll be wandering the aisles maybe I'll see you there.

Bring money and...

Soldier on!

Happy National Toy Soldier Day!

March 4 is National Toy Soldier Day.

Celebrate and...

soldier on!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Farewell Monocacy

Much of the reason that I'm a Park Ranger today has to do with the 54mm Louis Marx Blue and Gray playset that my parents got me for my tenth birthday.

Along those lines, I just finished a wonderful sixty-day detail at Monocacy National Battlefield.  I can honestly say that every day was a joy and I think that I've never worked as hard as I have over these past two months.

Tomorrow, it's back to the National Mall...with an abiding hope of returning to a battlefield sooner rather than later.

I've got my fingers crossed.

Ranger on!


Shifting gears...a little

I've been cruising ebay acquiring, a little at a time, a staple of my childhood - 54mm Louis Marx WWII Battleground figures and accessories.

I have two Civil War posts coming up, and after those I'd like to do some Marx WWII posts. 

All of the Marx materials are unpainted, and I'll be leaving them that way; this makes me consider doing my Marx photoshoots in black and white; I think that might be kind of cool.

Here is a scenic that I've been working on this weekend, it's a BMC pillbox embedded in concrete and stone, for part of the Marx Navarone playset. 

 It's been fun making it and I'm learning a lot about working with styrofoam...the craft store variety, not the nice high-density stuff. I've been having a lot of "happy accidents" during this learning process.

So stay tuned, and I hope that we all enjoy upcoming posts.

Soldier on!