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Offline JOHN BOND

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Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:30:59 PM »
This weekend has provided me with some time to finish off my Vickers Machine gun and progress further with my Australian Infantry Platoon as CANCON is getting closer.
I have scratched built the Vickers gun and converted Perry plastic 28mm figures as the crew. follow the link for more pictures and information:
cheers John

http://iagsmgm.blogspot.com/2019/01/vickers-machine-gun-manned-by.html



 




Offline Eclaireur

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Re: Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 11:46:26 PM »
Cracking stuff John. I did a similar conversion of 8th Army Perry plastics into long trousers for a force for the Italian campaign. But I have to say you've done a much better job because you've filed the shorts down more than I did. I've ended up with ballooning trousers!
Out of interest, why did you scratch build the Vickers rather than using the Perry one?
EC

Offline Hang Tuah

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Re: Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 05:08:31 AM »
Beautiful work! Please may I enquire as to what paints did you use for the uniforms?

Offline tanktastic43

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Re: Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 06:11:32 AM »
Great paint!

Well done.

tt43.

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 08:15:58 AM »
That looks amazing - well done :-*

Offline TaltosVT

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Re: Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 04:58:52 PM »
Beautiful work.  I started reading through your blog last night.  Top notch!


"The gods of the valley are not the gods of the hills, and you shall understand it." ~Ethan Allen

Offline JOHN BOND

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Re: Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 08:23:41 PM »
Thanks guys for your comments. :)

Eclaireur I like to sometimes scratch build or modify stuff as I had purchased a couple of boxes of the Perry 8th army at less than half price I had abundant of figures left over , so I made my own Vickers.  :)

Hang Tuah The base colour of the uniform is Vallejo model colour Olive Grey, ( for the highlights I lighten it with Vallejo model colour Iquai sand) ,the webbing is VMC Khaki  and again for  highlighting I lighten the colour with VMC Iquai sand. The slouch hat is VMC English uniform and the helmet is VMC Russian uniform.
I hope to post a Tutorial on painting them soon.

cheers John 

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 12:36:21 PM »
More splendid kitbashing. Well done John.

Offline Hang Tuah

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Re: Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 03:58:11 AM »
Many thanks for taking the time to respond to my enquiry, John Bond!

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Vickers Machine gun manned by Australians in the Pacific
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2019, 07:31:17 PM »
excellent kit bashing John,

good to see your Australians coming along, are you using other ranges like Wartime Miniatures?

regards
Matt