The purpose of this website is to support interest in 1/72 to 1/76 scale
AFV (armored fighting vehicle) modeling. I hope to show the visitor many of the
wide range of available subjects, and to list possibilities for obtaining kits.
It is a "Cyber Museum" that displays a variety of assembled kits from my
collection of 1/72-1/76 scale military vehicles. In it the visitor will find
plastic kits of the more popular vehicles manufactured by well known companies,
assembled more or less "out of the box", as well as resin and metal kits, often
representing more esoteric subjects that are generally not addressed by the
mainstream producers. Some of the vehicles are simple conversions or kitbashes
of plastic kits, further expanding the range of vehicles that can be modeled.
The camouflage schemes are mostly accurate, but I am constantly uncovering new
information that outdates my references.
Kits are presented in much the same way you would find in an actual AFV
museum, grouped chronologically and by country of origin. A bit of historical
and modeling info are also given.
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:-Knowing when to come in out of the rain; - Why the early bird gets the worm;- Life isn't always fair; - And maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies, don't spend more than you can earn and adults, not children, are in charge. His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife Discretion, his daughter Responsibility, and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights,I Want It Now,Someone Else Is To Blame,I'm A Victim.Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, do nothing
Went with a modified MERDOC camouflage (as it is encoded upon my DNA at this point!)
I'm happy with it so far, the troops are a mixture of Stan Johansen Russians, Esci Warsaw Pact,
and Orion Federal Russian figures.
I've got those ten T72s and three BMP2s on the way, and I'm
really temped to have a little fun with them....) This is not a
new idea I've done something similar years ago to settle an
argument about camouflage on the gaming table. My point
was (and is) that camouflage on the gaming table is notional
The Evil Empire on the Brazos (BEE) chronicles the on going wars (games) and the diplomatic efforts (Posts/GNN Reports) of all the known nations (wargame collections) in my little area of the galaxy.My goal is to both entertain
and inform those new to art of miniature wargaming, and have a few laughs with it. This Blog is open to all and also welcomes comment from all and I hope that many will come to join in the madness.....)