Tuesday, July 28, 2020

What Do You Do With A Bag of Nazis?

Prior to the covid scare, I was picking up lots of very cheap made in China toys.
Very cheap, a few dollars and with free shipping.
Now the prices have multiplied many times and there is a shipping charge.

So I ended up with some big bags of 1/72 scale World War 2 soldiers.
These guys in fact:


I was able to buy bags of 1000 for under $20.
You get about 8 poses, some more useful than others.
One pose is a copy of the second release of Airfix WW2 Germans. The officer firing a pistol.

So I got out the Xacto, some Tamiya model putty and had a go at making these guys into something else.
I looked at the WRG book about Armies and Enemies of Rome.
The Irish had soldiers with short pants, bare legs and long hair.

I also thought these rough guys might do as later Franks or Alan's with stripey clothes, axes and top knots.

This is what I ended up with:
Some guys are awaiting shields.

I also painted a Hong Kong cart, I'm not sure if I'll make chariots out of them, as I have a few. Also a couple of Esci barbarians with indigestion.


  1. A lot of work has turned these into a great Ancient army, terrific.

    1. Thank you, it was actually fun. I was thinking of making some pikemen, but I'll have to use the Dremel and make a channel across their chests first. Their posing precludes using the hands otherwise.

  2. The answer to your blog title question - What do you do with a bag of dinosaurs? Feed Nazis to dinosaurs!

    Thanks to Howard Whitehouse for this one https://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/all_images/WargamesIllustrated/ArticlePics/WI321/archive/eat%20hitler.pdf

    Some spirited conversions Doug. Some excellent alternative denazification using a time machine ...