Welcome to the amazing
custom figures and vehicles of
Neil Schostag, Faribault,
Like most of the "older"
collectors, I grew up with GIjOEs.
My father was in WW-II North Africa, (U.S. landing craft), and
I've ALWAYS loved military model kits. Also, like most, I was
always told to "grow up!" so I left my Joes behind.
Well, now I'm 50, and have just realized I DON"T WANNA GROW
It all came back when I saw the 1/6th scale 21st M5s at Walmart.
I had to have one, THEN I found all of you guys on the web, and
that's all she wrote. I've now managed to combine my interests
in WW-II history, action figures and modeling once again.
I really shouldn't call myself a collector, I'm actually more
of a customizer. I just can't leave things well enough alone,
Everything can always be better! (That's where the modeling part
The good news is that my wife is all for
it, and only calls them toys to get a rise out of me. The bad
news is with a family to support, I'm still as broke as I was
as a kid, lol, but I've still managed to collect a few pieces
and have tried to modify them to be as realistic as I can. Although
I like Dragon figures best because of their head sculpts, I come
across GIjOEs now and again and and am proud to make room for
them in my collection. ---Neil Schostag
If she's an example of the
Norwegian volunteers, where do I sign up? Schwinng!
Very evocative photo that clearly demonstrates the power of good
lighting to create a dramatic mood.
A WW2 German custom vehicle
based on the Stuart tank platform. Amazing work, Neil.
The gang's all here and ready
to move out. Ja! Montgomery's out there, somewhere!
Neil's Russian T-34. Fantastic
work. And that strapped-on machine gun looks cool there.
Great diorama battle scene
using a mixture of figures. Nice backdrop!
The Russians arrive in Berlin,
1945. Now...where's that bunker, comrade?
Neil's Opel Blitz troop truck
looks ready to transport some cargo to the front lines.
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