Along with the wooden buildings, I also found this little guy:
It's a German 20mm Flak 38 AA gun. I think it predates my wooden buildings. Back when I started gaming, there weren't a lot of microarmor weaponry out there. Maybe GHQ made a Flak 38, but if they did, the only gaming store in Chicago didn’t have it in stock. So, I tried making one, which you see above. It's made from wire, cardboard and small wooden dowels for the wheels. I wasn't happy with it, but it often wound up in games.
In hindsight, I think I should have stuck with it in trying to make my own figures. I also tried sculpting my own 25mm fantasy figures in plasticine clay, of all things. There were no tutorials that I could find at the library. After a while I got frustrated and gave up. That is the one aspect of my hobby tenure I regret.
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