Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wanted FOV ACW Figures

Hey folks, one of our readers just wrote in reply to post "Forces of Valor American Civil War Union - Set 1":

"Hello Edward. Just discovered FOV ACW sets and they are wonderful. Got some figures from them, but would like Blue & Gray firing, kneeling; Gray standing firing; and both sides reloading. If you know someone who may have these, appreciate an email. Thanks, Carl Castoro"

Anyone got spares out there?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Acme Douglas A-20 Havoc

I've been posting tiny airplanes for a while now cuz that's the box that got dug out of The Cave during a recent archaeological dig :-) They're also easy to photograph on my Amazon MyStudio set-up. Up next is this nifty little gem from Acme, the A-20 Havoc made from 1945 to the mid-'50s and measures 4 1/2" (11.43cm) L x 5 3/8" (13.65cm) wingspan x 1 1/8" (2.85cm) H. 

The A-20 was a light bomber/intercept aircraft which served with at least seven countries besides the U.S., but the first recipient of the aircraft was France. It's also well known as the British Boston. First taking flight in 1939 it remained in production until 1944 with Russia receiving more than any other customer, to include the USAAF, under the lend-lease program.

Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Courtesy Wikipedia

Courtesy Wikipedia

Sunday, December 27, 2015

VIBRO ROLL B-17 Olive Drab HP

Here's an interesting little toy from the 1940s, the venerated B-17 Flying Fortress. The toy itself is rather a mystery and I couldn't find anything more specific than one photo in Bill Hanlon's book "PLASTIC TOYS Dimestore Dreams of the '40s & '50s' " which attributes a plane that looks just like this as being made by VIBRO ROLL Products, USA. The dimension for that plane are slightly different than this but the similarity is there. It measures 4 3/4" (12.06cm) L x 5 1/4" (13.33cm) wingspan x 1 1/2" (3.81cm) H and has no maker's mark on the plane.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Las Vegas,Nevada 24 Dezember 2015 Der Voll Mond Heilig Abend ( Full Moon Christmas Eve )

Everybody Enjoy The Special Christmas Eve Full Moon 24 December 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada & Have A Happy New Year The Berg's Opa Fritz & Oma Bettina & Familie :)

Las Vegas,Nevada 25 December 2015 Special Christmas Moon ,Snow in the Mountains& Weather Fotos

Las Vegas , NV 25 December 2015 Enjoy Christmas Moon Special Photos by Bettina Berg Greetings from Bettina Oma & Fritz Opa :)