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Author Topic: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.9.19 start of an M60 team page 4  (Read 1994 times)

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 first NVA page 2
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2019, 06:59:35 AM »
Here is the squad leader of the 1st squad 1st platoon. A Gringo 40 figure again:



And the 2nd fire team:



More pictures on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/23/fireteam-2-of-my-us-marines-for-vietnam/
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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 US marines 2nd fire team page 3
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2019, 07:17:36 AM »
Nice
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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 US marines 2nd fire team page 3
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2019, 11:00:00 AM »
The Gringo figures look 'chunkier' than the Empress ones, is that the case or is it just a photographic thing?

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 US marines 2nd fire team page 3
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2019, 07:27:20 AM »
Yes, they are but once painted up they work together really well!

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 US marines 2nd fire team page 3
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2019, 06:32:59 AM »
Here is the first Marine of the 3rd fire team of my 1st squad of US marines for Vietnam.

A Empress miniatures figure sculpted by Paul Hicks.





More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/27/the-first-member-of-the-3rd-fire-team/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.8.19 US marines start of 3rd fire team page 3
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2019, 07:10:09 AM »
A good start mate, keep going!

The only suggestion I’d have is that you don’t need the metallic on the M16s - on the plus side that will allow you to churn them out even quicker

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.8.19 US marines start of 3rd fire team page 3
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2019, 07:40:58 AM »
I know Akula, I probably have to make these parts darker. I just wanted to differentiate the plastic and metal parts of the M 16

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.8.19 US marines start of 3rd fire team page 3
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2019, 07:45:44 AM »
As i have to do some terrain for my ongoing Vietnam war project. I need a lot of clump foliage for my jungle terrain, so instead of buying it I thought about doing it myself. I know someone who does upholstery as a profession and he gave me offcuts of upholstery foam.

This is the result:




You can see the complete process here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/29/making-your-own-clump-foliage-from-upholstery-foam/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.8.19 start on my jungle terrain page 3
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2019, 07:34:10 AM »
I mixed a coarse scatter foliage to be added to my jungle terrain and to the bases of the Marines and the soon to come NVA. Made with the clump foliage I made.

Here is a picture without the foliage and with the foliage:





What do you think ? I personally think with foliage will blend the miniatures better into the terrain.

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.9.19 added foliage to my miniatures page 3
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2019, 06:48:58 AM »
This is the next member of the 3rd fire team 1st squad 1st platoon of my US Marines.



More pictures on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/03/the-next-grunt-of-the-3rd-fire-team/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.9.19 added the next US Marine page 3
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2019, 07:04:03 AM »
Today I will show something completely different. I finished the first miniature of the other side of the Vietnam war . Here is the first NVA Soldier. An Empress miniatures figure sculpted by Paul Hicks. I did a head swap as when I purchased the figures there were only 2 different packs available but since then the range has grown considerably and is still doing so. I painted the figure with Contrast colors by GW.



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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.9.19 added the first NVA page 3
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2019, 06:54:19 AM »
Here is the next grunt for the third fire team. Again Empress miniature sculpted by Paul Hicks and painted with Contrast Paint.



More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/10/grunt-no-x/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.9.19 grunt No X page 3
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2019, 07:20:13 AM »
Here is the next NVA soldier. An Empress miniature with a head swop ( You can get the heads in the vietnam section of the Empress homepage).



More on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/11/the-next-nva-soldier/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.9.19 next NVA Soldier page 3
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2019, 09:33:28 AM »
Looking good. Check the French Indo China range as some of the Vietminh are ripe for conversion to VC.

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.9.19 next NVA Soldier page 3
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2019, 10:00:53 AM »
Indeed they are!