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Title: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.6. The LVTP5 finished page 45
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 11, 2019, 03:59:29 PM
I will use this thread for my forthcoming Vietnam War project. Yes, I am jumping on the bandwagon, too.
I will start collecting with a US Marine platoon made from the Empress and Gringo40 ranges. So watch this space for upcoming pictures.

But first I need some infos of the heave mind what kind of buildings to use for Hue 1968. I know that there were a lot of french colonial buildings what else?

Are there any buildings in 28mm avalable that fit the bill?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war
Post by: manchesterreg on July 11, 2019, 04:02:38 PM
Im using some of TTcombats eastern range for the Hue Garden Village Houses, some of Sarissas French Colonial, Warbases Chinese Pagoda, some dragonfiregame buildings.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 11, 2019, 04:09:31 PM
You might find something suitable here  :)

https://oshiromodels.wixsite.com/oshiromodelswebshop/chinese (https://oshiromodels.wixsite.com/oshiromodelswebshop/chinese)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 11, 2019, 04:22:15 PM
Thanks! That is a good start!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 11, 2019, 05:28:04 PM
I am using the Sarissa North Africa/Colonial series.
https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2019/04/at-salute-i-bought-number-of-mdf-and.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2019/04/at-salute-i-bought-number-of-mdf-and.html)
I am hoping that they do move on to doing buildings for Vietnam (as I am not looking forward to trying to add some peaked roofs to them.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war
Post by: Suetonius Paullinus on July 11, 2019, 06:37:21 PM
I second Sarissa!

(https://i.ibb.co/hM10GGB/97-EE61-C7-F6-CF-4124-906-E-299-A61-E26-C62.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GJ3mZZW)
(https://i.ibb.co/NTxzNQs/F8-E1-EF24-7-ED0-483-E-8-A93-A2-B11-F666469.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Hh7QP1V)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 15, 2019, 06:24:44 AM
Thanks for the ideas for buildings etc. Now i am thinking about vegetation .

I found some cheap Palm trees on eBay https://www.ebay.de/itm/12PCS-6-20cm-Highale-1-100-1-150-Green-Plastic-Palm-Model-Trees-HO-N-Layout/281889525054?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

But what about elephant grass etc what would you use?


Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 18, 2019, 01:38:25 PM
If you want to read a really good book about the Grunts in Vietnam I can highly recommend

"The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam " by Andrew Wiest.

It is a book about Charlie Company 9th Inf Division 43rd Rgt in 1967 in the Mekong Delta.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 30, 2019, 08:08:42 AM
The beginning of my first squad of a US Marines platoon , Vietnam1968

As I am on my summer holiday now I took a few figures with me and will paint them up over the coming fortnight.

Here is the first figure finished. Grunt No I , an Empress miniature sculpted by Paul Hicks:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/img_1737.jpg)

The Uniform equipment and skin was done in Contrast paints the rest conventionally. More pictures here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/07/30/the-beginning-of-my-first-squad-of-a-us-marines-platoon-vietnam1968/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.7.19 First painted miniature added page 1
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 31, 2019, 08:39:17 AM
Here is the next Grunt of my US Marine Platoon:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/img_1743.jpg?w=315&h=386&zoom=2)

more here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/07/31/another-grunt/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.7.19 second painted miniature added page 1
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on July 31, 2019, 09:27:24 AM
looking good  :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.7.19 second painted miniature added page 1
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 31, 2019, 02:16:05 PM
Nice painting (especialy thee cigarette pack).
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.7.19 second painted miniature added page 1
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 01, 2019, 02:13:24 PM
Thanks !
Here is Grunt number III of my Marines

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_1746.jpg?w=366&h=433&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/01/grunt-number-iii/

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.8.19 third painted miniature added page 1
Post by: warburton on August 01, 2019, 08:47:48 PM
Nice work  :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.8.19 third painted miniature added page 1
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 04, 2019, 05:13:09 PM
Here is the last missing Grunt of the 1st fireteam ,1st squad,1st platoon of my US marine Vietnam project. Again a Paul Hicks sculpt available from Empress Miniatures:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_1924.jpg?w=774&h=1118)

And the 1st fire team:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_1929.jpg?w=1400)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/04/grunt-no-iv-fireteam-1/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.8.19 fourth painted miniature added page 1
Post by: Captain Blood on August 04, 2019, 08:54:20 PM
Good work on the Marlboro Tom  ;)
That must have strained your Hippocratic Oath  lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.8.19 fourth painted miniature added page 1
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on August 05, 2019, 08:11:27 AM
Great job  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.8.19 fourth painted miniature added page 1
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 13, 2019, 06:42:28 AM
Thanks Richard! Oh, yes it was very difficult for me to do the fag packet lol! Next time I try a lucky strike one!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.8.19 fourth painted miniature added page 1
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 15, 2019, 06:15:59 AM
Here is the next Grunt for my growing Vietnam war collection.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2062.jpg?w=318&h=487&zoom=2)

This time it is a figure by Gringo 40 miniatures. An afro-american ( hope that is the political correct designation) GI. These are wonderfull sculpts and are only slightly bigger then the Empress miniatures . They get along quite well so that I will mix both ranges in my american force.

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/15/todays-grunt/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.8.19 next Grunt page 2
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 19, 2019, 06:44:39 AM
This is Grunt number VI of the 1st Squad 1st Platoon of my US Marines. Again a Gringo 40 miniature painted with Contrast Colors from Games Workshop.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2069.jpg?w=361&h=394&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/19/another-us-marine-for-the-vietnam-war/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.8.19 another Grunt page 2
Post by: gringo on August 19, 2019, 07:12:24 AM
great work on my two Gringo40s figures Tom! :D

cheers


Ged
www.gringo40s.com

www.gringo40s.blogspot .com


Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.8.19 another Grunt page 2
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 19, 2019, 07:50:06 AM
Thanks Ged!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.8.19 another Grunt page 2
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 21, 2019, 06:57:04 AM
Here is the next Grunt for the second fireteam of the 1st Squad, 1st platoon. Again a Gringo 40 miniature, painted with Contrast paints.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2076.jpg?w=354&h=515&zoom=2)
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2075.jpg?w=338&h=515&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/21/grunt-no-vii/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 next Grunt page 2
Post by: gringo on August 21, 2019, 01:28:42 PM
great work on my Gringo4Os Grunt Tom :D 8)

cheers
Ged
www.gringo40s.com
www.gringo40s.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 next Grunt page 2
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 22, 2019, 06:03:35 AM
Thanks Ged!

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 next Grunt page 2
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 22, 2019, 06:08:15 AM
I got the new North Vietnamese Army soldiers from Empress Miniatures in the post the other day. As there is not such a big variety at the moment ( there are many more to come from the talented Mr. Hicks!) I started to swop some heads on the miniatures. You can find other heads in the french indochine range of Empress.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2180.jpg?w=1400)

The one in the middle is the original miniature. The one on the left and right has a new head. There is a little green stuff round the neck missing at the moment.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2179.jpg?w=1400)

For close ups go to https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/22/an-nva-head-swap/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 first NVA page 2
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 22, 2019, 07:42:56 AM
Excellent start.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 first NVA page 2
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 22, 2019, 08:00:38 AM
thank you!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 first NVA page 2
Post by: Dr. Zombie on August 22, 2019, 09:34:50 AM
I have been thinking about doing the same, but I am not sure that I have the heart/courage to cut of the heads of those nice models.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 first NVA page 2
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 22, 2019, 01:01:03 PM
it is quite easy as they more or less all wear scarfs, so cutting of the head is not that dangerous. I kept the cut of heads for other modeling needs.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 first NVA page 2
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 23, 2019, 05:59:35 AM
Here is the squad leader of the 1st squad 1st platoon. A Gringo 40 figure again:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2058.jpg?w=323&h=468&zoom=2)

And the 2nd fire team:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2078-1.jpg?w=1400)

More pictures on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/23/fireteam-2-of-my-us-marines-for-vietnam/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 US marines 2nd fire team page 3
Post by: grant on August 23, 2019, 06:17:36 AM
Nice
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 US marines 2nd fire team page 3
Post by: Paratrooper 42 on August 23, 2019, 10:00:00 AM
The Gringo figures look 'chunkier' than the Empress ones, is that the case or is it just a photographic thing?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 US marines 2nd fire team page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 26, 2019, 06:27:20 AM
Yes, they are but once painted up they work together really well!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8.19 US marines 2nd fire team page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 27, 2019, 05:32:59 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.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2022.jpg?w=352&h=288&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2023.jpg?w=340&h=288&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/27/the-first-member-of-the-3rd-fire-team/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.8.19 US marines start of 3rd fire team page 3
Post by: AKULA on August 27, 2019, 06:10:09 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

 :D


(https://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh72/AKULADEEP/B5D440A7-AC79-430A-A2D9-17DDCE3E5642_zpsfaszisbd.jpeg)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.8.19 US marines start of 3rd fire team page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 29, 2019, 06:40:58 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
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.8.19 US marines start of 3rd fire team page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 29, 2019, 06:45:44 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:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2279.jpg?w=1400)
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2280.jpg?w=1400)

You can see the complete process here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/08/29/making-your-own-clump-foliage-from-upholstery-foam/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.8.19 start on my jungle terrain page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 02, 2019, 06:34:10 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:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/img_2026.jpg?w=367&h=376&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2299.jpg?w=325&h=376&zoom=2)

What do you think ? I personally think with foliage will blend the miniatures better into the terrain.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.9.19 added foliage to my miniatures page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 03, 2019, 05:48:58 AM
This is the next member of the 3rd fire team 1st squad 1st platoon of my US Marines.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2030.jpg?w=363&h=486&zoom=2)

More pictures on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/03/the-next-grunt-of-the-3rd-fire-team/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.9.19 added the next US Marine page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 04, 2019, 06:04:03 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.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2305.jpg?w=349&h=455&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/04/something-different/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.9.19 added the first NVA page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 10, 2019, 05:54:19 AM
Here is the next grunt for the third fire team. Again Empress miniature sculpted by Paul Hicks and painted with Contrast Paint.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2033.jpg?w=373&h=485&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/10/grunt-no-x/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.9.19 grunt No X page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 11, 2019, 06:20:13 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).

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2312.jpg?w=301&h=446&zoom=2)

More on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/11/the-next-nva-soldier/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.9.19 next NVA Soldier page 3
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 11, 2019, 08:33:28 AM
Looking good. Check the French Indo China range as some of the Vietminh are ripe for conversion to VC.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.9.19 next NVA Soldier page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 12, 2019, 09:00:53 AM
Indeed they are!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.9.19 next NVA Soldier page 3
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 12, 2019, 09:06:14 AM
Ernest Clifford Cheatham Jr. (July 27, 1929 – June 14, 2014) was a United States Marine Corps officer, a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, a recipient of the Navy Cross, and American football defensive tackle who played for the Baltimore Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Here is the Gringo 40 Miniature of Ernest Cheatham painted with Contrast paints:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2018.jpg?w=356&h=479&zoom=2)

Here he is together with the Grunts of fire team 3:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2037.jpg)

More background info on Cheathams part in the battle of Hue here:
https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/12/lt-colonel-ernest-clifford-cheatham/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.9.19 Lt. Colonel Ernest Clifford Cheatham page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 18, 2019, 05:46:06 AM
After a short break, I got a Anycubic photon resin printer and had to try that out ( more later) here is the next NVA soldier another Paul Hicks sculpt form Empress miniatures:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2313.jpg)

more on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/18/next-nva-soldier/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.9.19 another NVA soldier page 4
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 18, 2019, 07:32:43 AM
Nice job.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.9.19 another NVA soldier page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 18, 2019, 09:39:24 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.9.19 another NVA soldier page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 19, 2019, 05:51:45 AM
Here is the first assistant gunner of a M60 MG team.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2007.jpg)

I wanted to depict him as an african american soldier , I am not so sure if it worked. I like the skin color but the face sculpt doesn't look the part?!
How do I know if the sculpt is supposed to be an african american?

More here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/19/m60-team/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.9.19 start of an M60 team page 4
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 19, 2019, 08:38:48 AM
Nice job.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.9.19 start of an M60 team page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 23, 2019, 07:29:01 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.9.19 start of an M60 team page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 23, 2019, 07:30:58 AM
Here is the "pig" gunner. M60 gunner of the MG team for my first platoon.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_1994.jpg)

More pictures on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/23/the-pig/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.9.19 M60 gunner page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 25, 2019, 06:23:42 AM
Here is the machine-gun team for my US Marine platoon. First the missing 2nd assistant gunner:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2014.jpg?w=362&h=420&zoom=2)

Here is the complete M60 team:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/img_2016.jpg?w=1400)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/09/25/the-complete-m60-team/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.9.19 M60 team finished page 4
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 25, 2019, 06:57:26 AM
Great job.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.9.19 M60 team finished page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 26, 2019, 01:33:22 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.9.19 M60 team finished page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 02, 2019, 09:50:37 AM
here is the first figure of the second squad of my US Marines for Vietnam. This is a very special figure. It depicts the squad sergeant of the second squad, who happens to be me.

So here is sergeant Tom . the figure got a head swop and a special paint job on the left arm . The figure is a gringo 40 figure. The head is a special sculpt by my friend Paul Hicks and depicts my features. I added a scarf round the neck to hide the joint between the body and the head. On the left upper arm I tried to paint a tattoo I happen to have there.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/img_2577.jpg)

more on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/10/02/the-next-us-marine-squad-for-vietnam/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.9.19 A very special figure page 4
Post by: Cypher226 on October 03, 2019, 08:13:37 AM
Super work.  For latecomers like me, have you described what paints you used for the uniforms and what base colour/primer at all?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.9.19 A very special figure page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 07, 2019, 07:24:48 AM
Cypher , I use Vallejo colors for the base. I will look the numbers up when I am at home tonight. The other colors are Contrast Colors by GW I look these up too.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.9.19 A very special figure page 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 07, 2019, 07:26:59 AM
Here is the 4th soldier of my 1st NVA squad. Figure by Paul Hicks, released by Empress Miniatures. the figure has a head swop with one of the Empress head packs

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/img_2319.jpg?w=332&h=518&zoom=2)

More pictures here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/10/07/4th-nva-soldier/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.10.19 The next NVA soldier 4
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on October 07, 2019, 08:50:27 AM
Nice job. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.10.19 The next NVA soldier 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 07, 2019, 12:55:49 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.10.19 The next NVA soldier 4
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 09, 2019, 07:58:02 AM
As I started on my Vietnam war project during the summer and have finished a few miniatures now I thought it is time to start on some terrain for my games. I got a 3D printer from my wonderful wife and so the terrain making starts. I got the Anicubic Photon 3d resin printer a wonderful machine indeed.
I got an STL file of a carribian hut which fits in with the vietnamese rural landscape quite well. I printed the file and build it using superglue which worked quite well. I painted it with my airbrush and a few washings based it and added a palm tree ( available on eBay) and here it is:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/img_2603.jpg)
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/img_2608.jpg?w=295&h=467&zoom=2)

More pictures and info here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/10/09/a-hut-for-my-jungle-terrain/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.10.19 Vietnamese hotch page 5
Post by: Poiter50 on October 10, 2019, 02:03:45 AM
My local 3D print service did that one for me as well, it is a marvellous piece which will serve through much of temperate Asia.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.10.19 Vietnamese hotch page 5
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 16, 2019, 09:19:14 AM
Here is the Blooper gunner for my US Marines for Vietnam. He is armed with a M79 grenade launcher.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/img_1934.jpg)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/10/16/blooper-gunner-for-my-marine-squad/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.10.19 Blooper page 5
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on October 16, 2019, 10:00:09 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.10.19 Blooper page 5
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 16, 2019, 05:16:04 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.10.19 Blooper page 5
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 29, 2019, 09:46:45 AM
Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone, starringFTom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Keith David, Kevin Dillon, John C. McGinley, Forest Whitaker, and Johnny Depp.Here is my take of Staff Sergeant Robert “Bob” Barnes and Sergeant Elias. Both figures are a set from the Wargames illustrated magazine .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/img_1962.jpg)

More pictures on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/10/29/platoon-the-movie/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.10.19 Platoon the movie page 5
Post by: Digits on October 29, 2019, 11:01:58 AM
Good paint job.  I just bought those two myself, but I thought the one in the right was the character played by Charlie sheen, Elias was Defoe was he not?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.10.19 Platoon the movie page 5
Post by: Marine0846 on October 29, 2019, 01:43:04 PM





Love the hut. :-*


Didits,

Willem Dafoe played sergeant Elias.
Tom Berenger played staff sergeant Barnes,
Charlie Sheen played private Taylor.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.10.19 Platoon the movie page 5
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 29, 2019, 02:43:31 PM
Thanks and yes, Elias was Defoe
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.10.19 Platoon the movie page 5
Post by: Digits on October 29, 2019, 02:44:59 PM
I’m confused, my bad...but who is pfc noble that WI allude to for the figure? 
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.10.19 Platoon the movie page 5
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 29, 2019, 03:15:42 PM
Sorry but can't tell as the figures you get are definitely the two sergeants from platoon the good and the bad guy so to speak
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.10.19 Platoon the movie page 5
Post by: Digits on October 29, 2019, 03:24:56 PM
Which they call Sgt Barnes and pfc Noble.  At first I thought the same as you.  I like the figures however so it doesn’t matter a hoot! 😉
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.10.19 Platoon the movie page 5
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 31, 2019, 07:58:12 AM
Here is the next NVA soldier by Paul Hicks available through Empress miniatures:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/img_2516.jpg?w=1400)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/10/31/another-nva-regular/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.10.19 Another NVA regular page 5
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 31, 2019, 08:00:42 AM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.10.19 Another NVA regular page 5
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 04, 2019, 10:39:01 AM
Here is another Grunt from Gringo 40 from their Vietnam range. Painted with Gas Contrast color range.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_1946.jpg?w=364&h=360&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/11/04/another-of-gringo-40-vietnam-grunts/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.10.19 Another US Marine page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 14, 2019, 09:32:22 AM
So back to normal after Crisis 19. Returning on Sunday I thought it might be nice starting to paint some miniatures again. I had purchased quite a lot more Vietnam war models so I will continue to ad to my collection by painting them up through this winter. By the way I bought some MDF 25mm round bases. As I always ad a magnet to them, for easy storage, how would you do that with these bases? I used plastic slota bases up to now.

Here is the NVA figure I painted ( Empress miniature by Paul Hicks)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_2521.jpg?w=346&h=464&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/11/14/the-first-miniature-after-crisis-19/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.11.19 NVA soldier page 6
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on November 14, 2019, 09:41:24 AM
Great work  :-*
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Post by: tomrommel1 on November 14, 2019, 09:43:26 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.11.19 NVA soldier page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 18, 2019, 07:38:29 AM
Here is the second Grunt of the second Squat of my US Marines. A Gringo 40 miniature.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_1940.jpg?w=347&h=376&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/11/18/grunt-no-ii-of-the-second-squad/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.11.19 another US marine page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 19, 2019, 06:36:51 AM
This time a very iconic miniature . Again by Gringo 40

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_1754.jpg?w=356&h=407&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/11/19/the-third-member-of-the-second-squad/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.11.19 and again another US marine page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 21, 2019, 03:34:39 PM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_2527.jpg?w=346&h=464&zoom=2)

Here is another NVA Soldier with a exchanged head. Both figure and head are from Empress miniatures.
More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/11/21/another-nva-soldier-with-a-head-swop/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.11.19 and again another NVA page 6
Post by: Digits on November 21, 2019, 03:46:46 PM
Keep ‘em coming.  Time for a group shot yet?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.11.19 and again another NVA page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 25, 2019, 07:15:33 AM
Will come in the future Digits!
More and more north Vietnamese  soldiers are coming to south Vietnam . Here is the next Paul Hicks sculpt
 
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_2528.jpg?w=1400)

More pictures here:https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/11/25/in-the-jungle-there-are-nva-soldiers/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.11.19 yet again another NVA page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 27, 2019, 06:34:47 AM
Here is another US marine for my Vietnam war project. Again a Gringo 40 figure.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_1930.jpg?w=370&h=361&zoom=2)

More on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/11/27/another-gringo-40-marine/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.11.19 another US Marine page 6
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 27, 2019, 07:54:55 PM
Nice work.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.11.19 another US Marine page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 28, 2019, 06:47:07 AM
Thanks
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Post by: tomrommel1 on November 28, 2019, 07:15:22 AM
Got myself this book to read up a bit about the specifications of the Huey for my Vietnam project. It is in german but a really good read , about 260 pages full of drawings and photos. I have got 2 1/48 Bell UH-1D birds to build. Just waiting for Empress to release helicopter crew figures.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/bildschirmfoto-2019-11-28-um-07.48.22.png)

You can get the book here: https://www.amazon.de/Bell-UH-HUEY-Robert-Busse/dp/3613041693/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅˇÕŃ&keywords=Huey&qid=1574925187&sr=8-1
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.11.19 book about the Bell UH-1D page 6
Post by: carlos marighela on November 28, 2019, 11:50:16 AM
The D model is fine if you want to do US Army birds but for the Marines you really want the UH-1E. Nearest thing is the Hobby Boss UH-1C. Cheap and easy to build.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.11.19 book about the Bell UH-1D page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 28, 2019, 01:51:37 PM
Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.11.19 book about the Bell UH-1D page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 28, 2019, 01:57:58 PM
I have got a UH-1C model as a STL file for print out! were can I find out how many troops could be carried by the UH-1E model . I suppose less then a D model could carry?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.11.19 book about the Bell UH-1D page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 28, 2019, 02:28:42 PM
Found something on the net!!

Bell UH-1E Iroquois
Rotor Diameter 44 feet.
Length 42 feet, 7 inches.
Height 12 feet, 7 inches.
Empty Weight 5,055 pounds.
Max. Weight 9,500 pounds.
Powerplant 1 Lycoming T53-L-11 turbine rate at 1100 hp.
Crew 1 pilot, 10 passengers.
Max Speed 161 mph.

Thats only 4 less then a 1D could carry on paper . Is that reasonable? I know it depends on the amount of fuel the ship would carry and weather conditions but as a rule of thumb?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.11.19 book about the Bell UH-1D page 6
Post by: carlos marighela on November 28, 2019, 06:32:10 PM
Found something on the net!!

Bell UH-1E Iroquois
Rotor Diameter 44 feet.
Length 42 feet, 7 inches.
Height 12 feet, 7 inches.
Empty Weight 5,055 pounds.
Max. Weight 9,500 pounds.
Powerplant 1 Lycoming T53-L-11 turbine rate at 1100 hp.
Crew 1 pilot, 10 passengers.
Max Speed 161 mph.

Thats only 4 less then a 1D could carry on paper . Is that reasonable? I know it depends on the amount of fuel the ship would carry and weather conditions but as a rule of thumb?

Hmmm. I crew ,10 passengers? Well, I suppose if you consider the co-pilot and the crew chief as passengers. By that rationale, the UH-1D comes down to an upper load of 11 seated passengers when you factor in co-pilot (almost invariably the case) a crew chief/ door gunner and additional gunner and the D was a much bigger bird.

The UH-1 E was basically an aluminium version of the B and C model Hueys. The first ones were based on the B model, later they used the C. The B had an uppermost seated capacity of seven passengers. The C had a more powerful engine but no increase in cabin size or AFAIK seats.

I suspect the Marine E models had no increase over the B in terms of passenger lift. I’ll check that though.

At any rate the E model wasn’t primarily utilised as a lift ship. Its designated role was primarily command and control and recce, although they were heavily used as gunships. Their over use in the armed role detracted from their principle role and became something of an issue to the Marines, an issue that wasn’t solved until the Marines started receiving early model AH-1 gunships and OV-10 Broncos from around 1969 onward.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.11.19 book about the Bell UH-1D page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 29, 2019, 06:48:41 AM
Thanks for the info. So probably a fireteam ( 4 soldiers) per bird?!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.11.19 book about the Bell UH-1D page 6
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 29, 2019, 06:52:28 AM
Here are a few pictures of my started jungle terrain for my Vietnam war project. I know that the color of the soil in Vietnam is a lot more red than my soil color but I wanted to be able to use my other terrain tiles with this project so to let them be used together I had to use the color I used on my older stuff ,too.

I got inspiration and a how to from the terrain tutor over on youtube .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_2563.jpg?w=1400)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_2561.jpg?w=345&h=462&zoom=2)

More on : https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/11/29/a-jungle-for-my-vietnam-project/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.11.19 jungle scatter terrain page 7
Post by: Digits on November 29, 2019, 07:51:57 AM
Great start with that jungle.  I wouldn’t fret over the dirt colour either.  Depending on rainfall, the colour would go from a darker red following rains to a lighter dust if it hadn’t rained  for a few days.  I also wanted my terrain to mix in with other projects so there is very little red in mine at all.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.11.19 jungle scatter terrain page 7
Post by: carlos marighela on November 29, 2019, 08:02:28 AM
It varies across the country too. It’s not all laterite clay.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.11.19 jungle scatter terrain page 7
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on November 29, 2019, 08:48:18 AM
Looking good. I like the rocks.  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.11.19 jungle scatter terrain page 7
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 02, 2019, 07:00:01 AM
The rocks are made from cork bark. I did them ages ago and I didn't want to do new ones for this project. There is so much else to do so have to save some time.

Here is the next painted NVA soldier:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/img_2656.jpg)

I painted this NVA soldier in an overall green uniform as some people said that there were no Kaki NVA soldiers uniforms. To my knowledge that is not true. I read kaki descriptions of NVA uniforms in many different books. I personally think Kaki and green together looks best.

More here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/12/02/a-rather-green-nva-soldier/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.12.19 green NVA page 7
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 09, 2019, 10:48:25 AM
I started to do some jungle terrain for my Vietnam games. What I missed so far are areas of Elefant Grass. While searching the web for an idea to represent Elefant grass in 28mm I came across artificial grass for gardens. you can find this as test pieces in gardening shops or online. The sample I got is about 2cm high. I started out to do some test pieces on 25 mm round MDF bases I happened to have available.

This is what they look like:
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/img_4114.jpg?w=696&h=241&zoom=2)

and together with the rest of my jungle, can you spot charly?
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/img_4115.jpg?w=480&h=494&zoom=2)

You can see a how to here:https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/12/09/elefant-grass/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.12. Elephant grass page 7
Post by: Easy E on December 09, 2019, 06:44:35 PM
That will be a good looking board!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.12. Elephant grass page 7
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on December 10, 2019, 08:44:16 AM
I use that stuff. You can get if for free from the shops who sell it as sample sections. All shapes and sizes.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.12. Elephant grass page 7
Post by: carlos marighela on December 10, 2019, 11:11:00 AM
Or you can be a silly bugger like me and buy a few metres worth from Bunnings. :( It does look good though.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.12. Elephant grass page 7
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 12, 2019, 08:11:30 AM
Got this book today

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/img_4131.jpg)

Weapons and Field Gear of the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong by Edward J. Emering is a book about field gear and inert weapons and ordnance, that have long been popular items with militaria collectors. The Vietnam War by its very nature offers an incredible range and variety of these items for the interested collector. The North Vietnamese and their puppet troops of the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong or VC) relied primarily on communist allies (Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba and various Eastern Bloc countries of the era) for their weapons and field gear. For this reason, Vietnam represents a microcosm of gear from all of this century’s wars, dating back to World War I,

It is a tome of knowledge for people who want to paint NVA and Viet Cong soldier miniatures like the ones offered by Empress miniatures or Gringo 40. It has a wealth of information and color pictures of equipment and uniforms as you can see here:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/img_4132.jpg?w=381&h=421&zoom=2)
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/img_4133.jpg?w=311&h=421&zoom=2)

More here:https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/12/12/weapons-and-field-gear-of-the-north-vietnamese-army-and-viet-cong/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.12. book about VC and NVA page 7
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on December 12, 2019, 09:45:58 AM
Good find. Just ordered. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.12. book about VC and NVA page 7
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 12, 2019, 01:52:29 PM
Hope you like it as much as I do Paul. there even is a chapter about field radios with pictures. Just a slight hint ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.12. book about VC and NVA page 7
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 16, 2019, 07:13:02 AM
Here is the next NVA Soldier I finished. Painting theses is a lot of fun and with Gas contrast paints quite quick

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/img_2666.jpg?w=360&h=423&zoom=2)

More pictures on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/12/16/charly-in-the-jungle/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.12. Charly in the Jungle page 8
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 19, 2019, 06:35:58 AM
The next North Vietnamese Army ( NVA) soldier or Mr. Nathaniel Victor.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/img_2670.jpg?w=434&h=445&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/12/19/nathaniel-victor/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.12. Nathaniel Victor page 8
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on December 19, 2019, 08:37:13 AM
Looking good. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.12. Nathaniel Victor page 8
Post by: Captain Blood on December 19, 2019, 11:13:00 AM
Very nice painting on these NVA Tom.  8)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.12. Nathaniel Victor page 8
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 19, 2019, 01:49:42 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.12. Elephant grass page 7
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on December 20, 2019, 08:51:22 AM
Got this book today

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/img_4131.jpg)



It is a tome of knowledge for people who want to paint NVA and Viet Cong soldier miniatures like the ones offered by Empress miniatures or Gringo 40. It has a wealth of information and color pictures of equipment and uniforms as you can see here:



Arrived yesterday and I agree its highly recommended. Some great photographs that I have not seen before and the small size of the Vietnamese really shows in some of them.

Good find Tom  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.12. Nathaniel Victor page 8
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 20, 2019, 10:50:24 AM
you are welcome Paul!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.12. Nathaniel Victor page 8
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 14, 2020, 07:08:41 AM
after a longer xmas and new years break, I got a pla printer for xmas more of that later, I started painting again . Here is the next figure:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_4480.jpg?w=339&h=367&zoom=2)

As you can see I added some elefantgrass to the base. These were offcuts of the artificial grass mat I used
to do elegant grass with for my jungle terrain. More here:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/01/14/more-nathaniel-victor/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.1. next Nathaniel Victor page 8
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on January 14, 2020, 08:53:34 AM
Looking good.  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.1. next Nathaniel Victor page 8
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 16, 2020, 09:26:58 AM
Thanks Paul here is the next one:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_4486.jpg?w=413&h=304&zoom=2)

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.1. next NVA soldier page 8
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 20, 2020, 07:23:26 AM
More danger in the jungle, at least for the US Marines . One more NVA Soldier. Only 6 more and I finished all the figures I got during the first release of these figures in summer 19. I am a slow painter I know.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_4488.jpg)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/01/20/more-danger-in-the-jungle/

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.1. NVA soldier page 8
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on January 20, 2020, 02:41:07 PM
Keep em coming.  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.1. NVA soldier page 8
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 20, 2020, 04:18:21 PM
will do Paul
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Post by: tomrommel1 on January 23, 2020, 10:40:38 AM
As a break from painting miniatures and as I like building terrain as much as painting miniatures, I started to do some more terrain for my Vietnam gaming table. I decided that my jungle wasn’t dense enough so there have to be more jungle scatter pieces. There were only a few palm trees so there have to be done some more. But most important I wanted to do some bigger elephant grass patches and a landingzonye for my choppers.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_4463.jpg?w=346&h=258&zoom=2)

The elephant grass test piece was done by glueing pieces of artificial grass to a plastic base , adding filler round the edges of the grass to blend it all in , adding sand and scatter and of course paint.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_4542.jpg)
So this looks like a small path through the grass doesn’t it?

Next up my LZ ( landing zone) done like the elephant grass with a wider central free space for the choppers to land in

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_4540.jpg?w=1400)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_4541.jpg?w=229&h=307&zoom=2)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/01/23/more-terrain-pieces-for-my-vietnam-project/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.1. more jungle terrain page 9
Post by: Marine0846 on January 23, 2020, 02:32:00 PM
Love your terrain.
Will be great to play on it
when you do.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.1. more jungle terrain page 9
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 23, 2020, 04:09:38 PM
Thanks
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Post by: Ash on January 23, 2020, 07:12:51 PM
Super, that grass looks fantastic.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.1. more jungle terrain page 9
Post by: Hupp n at em on January 23, 2020, 07:30:10 PM
That grass looks great!
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Post by: Legion1963 on January 24, 2020, 09:18:12 PM
Indeed. Love that stuff. Excellent terrain. You can't go wrong with that. ;-)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.1. more jungle terrain page 9
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 27, 2020, 06:55:15 AM
Thanks gents!
here is another addition to my NVA army. I know that the Vietnamese figures from Empress depict NVA and not VC. But i thought after weeks on the Ho Chi Min trail the original uniform might have been unserviceable and the soldiers would wear what ever they could find. So I painted the clothes in the black color of the VC fighters. After all they might have provided their brother NVA after there long trek south. So here he is a NVA soldier in the traditional VC black. Painted mainly in GW contrast colors.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_4494.jpg?w=329&h=345&zoom=2)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/01/27/the-black-pyjama/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.1. the black pyjama page 9
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 30, 2020, 07:20:00 AM
The last figure in this batch. Another Empress NVA painted up as a VC complete with red scarf!

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_4498.jpg?w=421&h=424&zoom=2)

Next up will be a couple of Bell UH-1C choppers for my Marines! More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/01/30/another-charlie-in-the-bush/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.1. another Charlie in the bush page 9
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on January 30, 2020, 11:43:40 AM
Looking good.  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.1. another Charlie in the bush page 9
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 04, 2020, 07:50:50 AM
What is Vietnam wargaming without the iconic helicopters the US forces were using there. After painting up some Marines and NVA, VC figures I thought it would be time to build some choppers. The Marines used the UH-1C and the Sikorsky H34 during the first years of the conflict . I start with the UH-1C.
As I got two 3d printers a resin and a filament printer I tried to print a Huey on both of them and wanted to find out which printer would do the better job.

Here are pictures of the filament printed Huey:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4586.jpg?w=1400)

As you can see you can see the printing lines quite clearly. I didn’t like that very much and they would have shown after painting even more. So I printed one in resin:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4111.jpg?w=1400)

I like that one much more. So I will work with the resin printed ones. I started printing a second one and built a flight stand out of an old car antenna:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4225.jpg)

The chopper will be attached with a magnet. More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/02/04/the-bell-uh-1c-huey/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.2. Bell UH-1C in 1/50 page 9
Post by: carlos marighela on February 04, 2020, 12:07:41 PM
https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-planes-hobbyboss-models-hb-85803-1:48-bell-uh-1c-huey-helicopter?zenid=b42050ca7b6628dc590e656c05564716
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.2. Bell UH-1C in 1/50 page 9
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 04, 2020, 01:50:06 PM
nice model Carlos
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.2. Bell UH-1C in 1/50 page 9
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 06, 2020, 01:46:37 PM
I starrtet to paint the 2 Hueys I printed. One as a medevac/dustoff chopper the other as a slick.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4758.jpg?w=1400)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4762.jpg?w=1400)

As you can see I used white decal paper. Not a good choice for the letters in “MARINE” as I have to pint in the proper background again ,but i had no clear decal paper available. Have to order some more. But for the other decals it worked quite nicely.

more pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/02/06/huey-painting-started/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.2. Bell UH-1C painting started page 9
Post by: Marine0846 on February 07, 2020, 02:58:58 PM
I like your Hueys.
When I saw it before it was painted,
I did not think it looked so good.
But painted, it turned out great.
Hats off to your painting skills. :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.2. Bell UH-1C painting started page 9
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 10, 2020, 06:33:27 AM
Thanks Marine!

Here is a little update:

I did the main rotors and added some filters and dirt. The only thing missing now is a bit chipped paint here and there and a bit of gloss varnish on the windows.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4820.jpg?w=1400)

I painted the white background of the “MARINES” lettering in the appropriate color.

before:
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4758.jpg?w=346&h=258&zoom=2)

after:
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4822.jpg?w=1400)

more at :https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/02/10/huey-progress/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.2. Bell UH-1C painting update page 9
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 12, 2020, 09:18:55 AM
As the paint on the flight stand and the Hueys isn’t dry jet I thought I show you pictures of the next project. A vietnamese hut for a jungle village. As I got a 3D printer for x was I thought to use it to print a hut for my jungle terrain. Or a complete village? Not sure jet.

As I didn’t find an appropriate STL online I designed the hut myself using tinkercad.

Here are the pieces I designed:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/bildschirmfoto-2020-02-03-um-17.17.24.png?w=438&h=331&zoom=2)
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/bildschirmfoto-2020-02-03-um-17.17.03.png?w=254&h=140&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/02/12/a-vietnamese-hut/

Here are pictures of the printed version. Glued to a base.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4805.jpg?w=1400)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4807.jpg?w=1400)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4806.jpg?w=1400)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.2. A jungle hut page 10
Post by: Poiter50 on February 12, 2020, 02:48:51 PM
Is that file going to be available? It looks good.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.2. A jungle hut page 10
Post by: Shahbahraz on February 12, 2020, 08:34:12 PM
Is that file going to be available? It looks good.

Yep, what he said. And I am wondering about legs being added for a jungle hut.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.2. A jungle hut page 10
Post by: Poiter50 on February 13, 2020, 12:58:25 AM
Printable Scenery's Caribbean shack is useful for this as well.

Yep, what he said. And I am wondering about legs being added for a jungle hut.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.2. A jungle hut page 10
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 13, 2020, 07:04:51 AM
Yes, I have another version in the pipeline with legs. I just wanted a few different ones for my village.
I have the caribbean shack, too. It can be used for Vietnam ,too ,at least that is what I do. It is quite a bit smaller though.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.2. A jungle hut page 10
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 13, 2020, 07:06:45 AM
Oh, sorry forgot to answer the other question . I will probably upload files to Wargaming 3D . But first I will do some more buildings. The city of Hue will be next after the village is finished.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.2. A jungle hut page 10
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 17, 2020, 07:54:14 AM
The same hut as I have shown you previously, just raised from the ground, as many of the jungle huts ,you can see on historic pictures, were.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4846.jpg)

Complete with an underground entrance to a VC hideout. Or is it just a storeroom?

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4849.jpg?w=1400)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/02/17/another-hut-for-my-vietnamese-village/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.2. Another jungle hut page 10
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 20, 2020, 08:51:14 AM
I finished the 1/50 models of the Bell UH-1C Huey and the flight stands . The only thing missing are the door gunners ( big hint Paul Hicks!!) Here are some pictures:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4873.jpg?w=1400)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4881.jpg?w=313&h=183&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4880.jpg?w=379&h=183&zoom=2)

And a picture with some US Marines in a LZ:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4895.jpg?w=408&h=236&zoom=2)

Many more pictures on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/02/20/bell-uh-1c-finished/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.2. Bell UH-1C finished page 10
Post by: Marine0846 on February 20, 2020, 03:09:34 PM
Your Hueys came out great.
I wish I had painted the windows on my helos,
hides the fact there are  no pilots with the model.
Or saves some time by not painting them,
if the model came with them.
Smart idea.

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.2. Bell UH-1C finished page 10
Post by: Sparrow on February 20, 2020, 07:42:20 PM
Looking good (and, yes, another one on the list for Mr Hicks methinks :D).
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.2. Bell UH-1C finished page 10
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 20, 2020, 09:17:05 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.2. Bell UH-1C finished page 10
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on February 21, 2020, 12:48:53 PM
That's very impressive.  ;)

Yes we will do crew. Problem is do we have a pack of pilots and a pack of gunners so people can choose? 

One really easy way to do windows and vehicle windscreens that the chap at Cromwell Models showed me many years ago was to colour them in with a pencil. You get the right depth of shiny blackness and its really easy to do  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.2. Bell UH-1C finished page 10
Post by: Marine0846 on February 24, 2020, 02:50:03 PM
Paul,
Interesting idea about using pencil.
Do you put the pencil colour on the inside or outside of the window?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.2. Bell UH-1C finished page 10
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 24, 2020, 06:24:29 PM
I think splitting the crews might be a good idea as there are so many different Huey model out there.
The penciled in windows would interest me too.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.2. Bell UH-1C finished page 10
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 24, 2020, 06:29:35 PM
I was asked which rules I would use for my Vietnam wargaming. I decided to give the “One-Hour skirmish wargames” rules by John Lambshead a try.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4961.jpg?w=880&h=1178)

The game is a true one figure is one soldier game. Meaning the smallest maneuver unit is not a platoon or squad but a single soldier. The game doesn’t use dice but ordinary playing cards ( think poker) to introduce randomness .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4979.jpg?w=618&h=464)

For a full report on a complete turn of the game go to: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/02/24/one-hour-skirmish-wargames-in-vietnam/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 24.2.One-Hour Skirmish Wargames in Vietnam page 10
Post by: aliensurfer on February 27, 2020, 12:27:55 AM
Nice setup and an interesting rule set after reading the blog, thank you
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 24.2.One-Hour Skirmish Wargames in Vietnam page 10
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 27, 2020, 01:50:10 PM
you are welcome aliensurfer
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 24.2.One-Hour Skirmish Wargames in Vietnam page 10
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 27, 2020, 02:03:03 PM
Another NVA soldier by Empress miniatures painted up as a VC.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_4550.jpg)

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/02/27/back-to-more-vc-on-the-trail/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.2.VC on the trail page 11
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on February 27, 2020, 05:36:52 PM
Sneaky looking sucker  8)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.2.VC on the trail page 11
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 02, 2020, 02:02:44 PM
Indeed he is ;)

I completed my 3D printed buildings for my Vietnam village over the last weekend. Here are pictures of the finished property:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5028.jpg?w=389&h=349&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5036.jpg?w=384&h=284&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5040.jpg?w=696&h=549&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5049.jpg?w=272&h=259&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5043.jpg?w=347&h=339&zoom=2)

More pictures on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/02/the-village-buildings-completed/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.3.Village complete page 11
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on March 02, 2020, 02:03:40 PM
Looking good. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.3.Village complete page 11
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 02, 2020, 02:04:27 PM
Thanks Paul
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.3.Village complete page 11
Post by: Marine0846 on March 02, 2020, 02:49:02 PM
Your village buildings are great.
Well done.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.3.Village complete page 11
Post by: Poiter50 on March 02, 2020, 03:17:04 PM
What or where are the plants/shrubbery from behind Building No 3?

Nice work, lots of variety and I have that Printable Scenery Caribbean shack as well.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.3.Village complete page 11
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 03, 2020, 06:34:17 AM
They are plastic plants of e bay they came from china. It is so long ago that I purchased them that I can't really remember the e bay seller. But look for plastic miniature plants on e bay , they should come up then.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.3.Village complete page 11
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 04, 2020, 07:38:50 AM
I finished two wattle fenced fields for my Vietnam village, the other day. The wattle fencing is 3D printed.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5052.jpg)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5054.jpg?w=1400)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/04/fields-for-my-vietnam-games/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.3. Wattle fencing page 11
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 09, 2020, 10:00:03 AM
I build some strips of elephant grass to add to the elefantgrass I already have. I made them in the same way as the rest.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5153.jpg)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5156.jpg?w=452&h=420&zoom=2)

and on the gaming table:
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5168.jpg?w=184&h=213&zoom=2)

More pictures of the gaming table here:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/06/the-village/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. more elefant grass page 11
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on March 09, 2020, 10:11:25 AM
Great tips. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. more elefant grass page 11
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 09, 2020, 10:45:37 AM
always very welcome Paul!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. more elefant grass page 11
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 12, 2020, 06:42:24 AM
Here is another NVA Soldier armed with a AK 47

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_4558.jpg)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/12/danger-in-the-jungle-clearing/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.3. Another NVA Soldier page 11
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on March 12, 2020, 07:00:00 AM
 :-* :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.3. Another NVA Soldier page 11
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 23, 2020, 08:52:08 AM
I finished my rice paddies for my Vietnam games. I got the STL files from 3D Alienworlds. Here are pictures of the finished rice paddies:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5215.jpg?w=1400)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5214.jpg?w=1400)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5210.jpg?w=157&h=210&zoom=2)

More pictures and info about the build here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/23/rice-paddies/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.3. Rice Paddies page 12
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 23, 2020, 06:54:39 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.3. Rice Paddies page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 24, 2020, 09:01:27 AM
Another NVA Soldier. waiting for the action. Empress Miniatures NVA soldier.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_4559.jpg)

more pictures on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/24/waiting-for-the-enemy/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 24.3. waiting for the enemy page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 26, 2020, 09:59:24 AM
This is the medic of my first NVA platoon. He is from the French Indo China range from Empress miniatures. Fits in quite nicely with the new NVA range.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_4568.jpg?w=476&h=379&zoom=2)

More pictures here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/26/nva-medic/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.3. NVA medic page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 27, 2020, 08:28:20 AM
This is the HQ bugler of my NVA platoon. The NVA used buglers quite often to relay orders in the field. The figure is again from the Empress miniatures Indo China range.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_4571.jpg)

Will post more these days, to get your thoughts from Corona! Stay safe Stay at home!

More on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/27/nva-hq-signals-bugler/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.3. NVA HQ signals bugler page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 28, 2020, 11:37:04 AM
The NVA used quite a lot of banners for morale and command reasons. This is again a Indo China range figure by Empress miniatures.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_4579.jpg?w=381&h=672&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/28/platoon-banner-bearer/

Stay safe stay at home!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.3. NVA platoon banner bearer page 12
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on March 28, 2020, 01:05:11 PM
Keep em coming  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.3. NVA platoon banner bearer page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 29, 2020, 11:20:35 AM
The platoon leader. The last figure from the command pack , to be found in the indo china range by empress miniatures.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_4563.jpg?w=386&h=411&zoom=2)

and the complete platoon command section:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_4583.jpg?w=382&h=236&zoom=2)

More pictures at : https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/29/the-complete-platoon-leader-section/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.3.the complete platoon leader section page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 30, 2020, 11:10:50 AM
Here are pictures of another NVA soldier using the plain photo frame I build.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_5348.jpg)

More pictures of the soldier and how I build the backdrop here:
https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/30/new-picture-frame/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.3.the next NVA soldierpage 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 31, 2020, 09:27:51 AM
As I dropped out of the build something contest. here are some more pictures of my entry a crashed Huey:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_4918.jpg?w=254&h=274&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/img_4913.jpg?w=272&h=305&zoom=2)

many more pictures here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/03/31/bird-down/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.3. bird down page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 01, 2020, 12:01:57 PM
Another NVA regular .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5357.jpg)

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/01/nva-soldier-waiting/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.4. NVA regular page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 03, 2020, 08:04:02 AM
Today I will show you how I paint my US Marines with, mainly, GW Contrast colors. As I have to stay at home this week , because of Corona, I had the time to take a picture after each step.

To find the steps from this:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5407.jpg?w=354&h=481&zoom=2)

to that:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5516-1.jpg?w=338&h=481&zoom=2)

go to: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/03/how-to-paint-a-us-marine-with-contrast-colors/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.4. How to paint a US Marine page 12
Post by: vodkafan on April 03, 2020, 11:50:31 AM
I am liking your crashed Huey. I have a cheap 1/48 model kit Huey unmade that might get a similar treatment.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.4. How to paint a US Marine page 12
Post by: syrinx0 on April 03, 2020, 09:24:26 PM
Nice work.  In your blog to mentioned the Instar Alpha paint range are similar to contrast paints.  They have the same ink/wash like properties as the contrast paint line? Do you like them better than the contrast line? 
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.4. How to paint a US Marine page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 06, 2020, 01:01:10 PM
Syrinx0 I like them like the contrast paints. Difference is that the Instar Alphas have much more pigment in them and you can use them like normal paints on a white base coat. It gives a very smooth very thin layer then. Or you can thin them with there medium which is called Water + . At least 1/1 or even thinner if you like. Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.4. How to paint a US Marine page 12
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 06, 2020, 01:03:40 PM
Here is the last NVA soldier of the lot i bought at the release date last year. Empress Miniatures NVA soldier , sculpted by Mr. Hicks.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5361.jpg?w=696&h=726&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/06/finished-the-first-lot-of-my-nva-soldiers/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.4.Finished the first lot of my NVA soldiers page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 07, 2020, 07:42:20 AM
When you read about the Vietnam war or watch documentaries or movies about the conflict, you see or read about colored smoke for designating LZ or friendly lines to allow fast movers or gunships to work the enemy position. I wanted to have a marker like this for my games. Just to show that a FO ordered aircraft support.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5614.jpg)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5620.jpg?w=1400)

more on how I build that on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/07/do-you-see-orange-smoke-over/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.4.“Do you see orange smoke? Over” page 13
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on April 07, 2020, 07:57:57 AM
That looks very good. I may pinch the idea  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.4.“Do you see orange smoke? Over” page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 07, 2020, 12:38:34 PM
you are very welcome!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.4.“Do you see orange smoke? Over” page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 08, 2020, 07:47:33 AM
Who is calling in the Arty?

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5648.jpg)

of course a Prick 25 operator. This is a Empress miniatures US Marine figure sculpted by Paul Hicks. He is carrying a PRC 25 aVHF transceiver on his back. I made the antenna out of a plastic broom “hair” as I am clumsy and fears to brake the included metal one when gaming.

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/08/who-is-calling-in-the-smoke/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.4. Who is calling in the Arty? page 13
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 08, 2020, 05:15:34 PM
Nice painting.

Good idea with the aerial.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.4. Who is calling in the Arty? page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 09, 2020, 07:32:30 AM
Thank you Ultravanillasmurf!

I got some plastic Bamboo from China. Bought it through e bay quite cheap. Don’t fear I bought it before the onset of COVID 19. So no space on an aircraft was waisted which could have been used for facemasks.

I quite like it, but is it to tall? Should I have it halved in hight?

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5524.jpg)

more pictures on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/09/bamboo-thicket/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.4.Bamboo thicket page 13
Post by: Dr. Zombie on April 09, 2020, 01:49:01 PM
I have that same bamboo. Although real life bamboo can be huge I halved mine for easier access to miniatures. And to double my bamboo forest.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.4.Bamboo thicket page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 09, 2020, 03:57:15 PM
will do the same with the rest I have.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.4.Bamboo thicket page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 14, 2020, 12:52:54 PM
Here is the next NVA soldier . The first figure of the miniatures I bought at Crisis 19 in Antwerp. He is another Empress miniature. I painted him wearing a black pair of trousers ( you need new ones after a while on the Ho Chi Min trail) and a traditional blue and white Vietnamese scarf.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5462.jpg)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/14/the-next-nva-lot/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.4. next NVA soldier page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 15, 2020, 07:08:03 AM
For my Vietnam war collection I needed some Sampans. I printed these in 3D and painted them up. Now my river doesn’t look so empty anymore.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5584.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/15/sampans/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.4. Sampans page 13
Post by: Juan on April 15, 2020, 08:58:33 AM
This looks as a very fast painting method!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.4. Sampans page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 15, 2020, 10:03:58 AM
The Sampans were done in a base coat and a few dry brushes.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.4. Sampans page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 16, 2020, 07:06:06 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5554.jpg)

As it is beginning to get boring only to paint NVA, I still have a lot to do, I sprinkle in the occasional US Marine. So today a Marine with a “pig” (M60).

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/16/12244/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.4. Pig gunner page 13
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on April 16, 2020, 07:53:34 AM
Great job.  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.4. Pig gunner page 13
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 17, 2020, 07:10:41 AM
Thanks Paul.
Here is another one:
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5468.jpg?w=298&h=379&zoom=2)

Next NVA soldier. This time in a unusual colored uniform. But it is a authentic color . You can look it up in this book: "Weapons and field gear of the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong" by Edward Emering.

More here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/17/another-nva-fighter-2/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.4. Next NVA fighter page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 20, 2020, 06:03:26 AM
Good Morning.  So the Salute weekend is gone by without Salute… more time for painting though. I painted up this blooper gunner from Empress. Very nice sculpt by Paul Hicks.

It was a joy to paint.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5556.jpg?w=313&h=502&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/20/m79-blooper-gunner/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.4. M79 Blooper gunner page 14
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on April 20, 2020, 09:17:44 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.4. Pig gunner page 13
Post by: vodkafan on April 20, 2020, 04:58:02 PM

Here is another one:
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5468.jpg?w=298&h=379&zoom=2)

Next NVA soldier. This time in a unusual colored uniform. But it is a authentic color . You can look it up in this book: "Weapons and field gear of the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong" by Edward Emering.


If you say so, that's good enough for me! I will probably do a couple in that colour too now  :D
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.4. M79 Blooper gunner page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 21, 2020, 05:59:13 AM
Vodkafan, I think the book is trustworthy , there are no replicas pictured inside just original collectors items.

here is another one with an unusual colored backpack :

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5481.jpg)

As always taken the color from the excellent reference book by E. Emering.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.4.another unusual NVA soldier page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 22, 2020, 05:50:56 AM
Vietnam landscape without water buffalo ? As these animals can be found almost everywhere in Vietnam I needed some for my Vietnam war gaming table. The standing ones are from Empress miniatures the resting ones are 3D printed as is the chicken.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5755.jpg?w=230&h=306&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5753.jpg?w=228&h=306&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/22/water-buffalo/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.4.another unusual NVA soldier page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 23, 2020, 05:54:27 AM
I painted up a special figure the other day. Dale Dye who became famous for his work in Hollywood epics such as Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and Last of the Mohicans etc. See the camera and the attached film boxes round his neck and the cigarette in his left hand.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5538.jpg)

More pictures at : https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/23/attached-war-reporter/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.4.Dale Dye page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 24, 2020, 05:38:51 AM
Here is another Vietnamese NVA soldier painted with a red party scarf

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5483.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/24/a-vietnamese-soldier-in-classic-green/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 24.4.A Vietnamese soldier in classic greenpage 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 25, 2020, 08:02:07 AM
This US Marine figure is Gunny Sergeant Frank Thomas who carried the Stars and Stripes in Hue and is seen getting it from inside his flak jacket. I painted the figure a bit different. The flag he is getting out of his flack jacket is painted to represent a map so the figure could be used in different settings ,too.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5656.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/25/gunny-sergeant-frank-thomas/

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.4.Gunny Sergeant Frank Thomas page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 26, 2020, 08:07:55 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5487.jpg)

another North Vietnamese soldier. Again from Empress. More at : https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/26/hiding-in-the-bush/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.4.Hiding in the bush page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 27, 2020, 06:35:08 AM
Here is another radio operator . This time i put some more foliage on the base to differentiate the figures a bit more.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5544.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/27/another-prick-25-radio-man/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.4. Another Prick 25 radio man page 14
Post by: syrinx0 on April 28, 2020, 02:40:35 AM
Really nice figures and a great paint job. 
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.4. Another Prick 25 radio man page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 28, 2020, 05:56:43 AM
Thank you syrinx0!

here is a little addition to my terrain collection. Not only usable for Vietnam war games though.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5520.jpg?w=1400)

Above you see the river I build for my gaming table a wile ago. Now that there will be brown water navy boats available in the near future, at least after the Corona lockdown is lifted, I thought that I would need a wider river to accommodate 28mm boats. I have a modular gaming table layout with extruded polystyrene squares for variety. The approach to the new waterway is a different one. I have a gaming mat permanently beneath the styrene squares which is used for naval wargaming. I thought about just building “shore” tiles and use the gaming mat as the river surface. In that way i can have the river as big as I like or I could even build a shoreline for amphibious landing games. Here is the result:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5697.jpg)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5699.jpg?w=378&h=421&zoom=2)

Many more pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/28/a-bigger-river/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.4. Abigger river page 14
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on April 28, 2020, 08:34:22 AM
Excellent  :-*

Love the bamboo. Because of you I 'planted' 200 bamboo plants this weekend and they are now on the table.  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.4. Abigger river page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 28, 2020, 09:49:32 AM
nice that I could be of help!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.4. Abigger river page 14
Post by: AKULA on April 28, 2020, 10:23:35 AM
Lovely looking table.

Dale Dye has to be my favourite mini so far

 8)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.4. Abigger river page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 28, 2020, 12:58:00 PM
Mine, too
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.4. Abigger river page 14
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 29, 2020, 05:49:28 AM
The next figure is a NVA light machine-gun gunner. This time in classic green again.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5492.jpg?
w=359&h=378&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/29/north-vietnamese-lmg-gunner/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.4. North Vietnamese LMG gunner page 15
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 30, 2020, 10:00:36 AM
Here is the next figure or better group of figures for my US Marines in Vietnam. This is more like a little diorama as I placed two figures on one base. it is a radioman and an NCO using the radio. So they are connected by the Radio handset line and i couldn’t find a way to base them separately. At least convincingly.

First the NCO:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5661.jpg)

second the Radioman:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/img_5664.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/30/radio-operator-and-nco/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.4. Radio Operator and NCO page 15
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on April 30, 2020, 02:04:02 PM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.4. Radio Operator and NCO page 15
Post by: macgarns on May 01, 2020, 07:27:30 AM
May I ask you if the colored spots on the helmets are the real colors you intended as camo cover, or is it the light that makes it so bright ?

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.4. Radio Operator and NCO page 15
Post by: number1section1 on May 01, 2020, 08:10:26 AM
Great looking project!
I don't want to be "that guy" but the one hour skirmish wargames rules you have slightly wrong. (I only noticed as it was you that put me onto them).
The suits for the cards only applies when the value is a draw.
(for example a 8 clubs is higher than 7 spades).
And shooting ends a models activation so models and shoot multiple times in a player phase.

Sorry.
Like I said project looks amazing the painting subject models everything.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.4. Radio Operator and NCO page 15
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 04, 2020, 06:27:05 AM
number1section1 I know i got that wrong changed it since in my games.

here is a new Vietnamese Soldier, again an Empress miniature sculpted by Paul Hicks:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5495.jpg)

more at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/04/charge/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.5. Vietnamese Soldier page 15
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 05, 2020, 05:59:54 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5542.jpg)

here is the next Marine , this time a M60 gunner standing upright shooting. Would this be possible without supporting the gun on a wall etc for support?

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/05/m60-gunner-standing-up/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.5. M60 gunner standing upright page 15
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on May 05, 2020, 08:20:33 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.5. Vietnamese Soldier page 15
Post by: Poiter50 on May 05, 2020, 08:50:12 AM
You could fire the M60 standing upright but you would risk it waving all over the place unless you were very strong.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5542.jpg)

here is the next Marine , this time a M60 gunner standing upright shooting. Would this be possible without supporting the gun on a wall etc for support?

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/05/m60-gunner-standing-up/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.5. M60 gunner standing upright page 15
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 06, 2020, 06:29:24 AM
Here is a new addition to my NVA force:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5499.jpg?w=443&h=407&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/06/last-member-of-2nd-platoon-1st-section/

The last painted NVA together:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5502.jpg?w=422&h=340&zoom=2)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.5. latest NVA page 15
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 07, 2020, 05:44:22 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5530.jpg)

Lt Col. Ernest C. Cheatham (July 27, 1929 – June 14, 2014) who served as the CO of the 2nd Battalion 5th Marine regiment during the battle for Hue in Vietnam. Was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, a recipient of the Navy Cross, and American football defensive tackle who played for the Baltimore Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/07/lt-col-ernest-c-cheatham-ernie/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.5.Lt Col. Ernest C. Cheatham ,”Ernie” page 15
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 08, 2020, 05:54:27 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5629.jpg)

The last miniature in this batch. A kneeling M60 gunner. A joy to paint.

More on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/08/kneeling-m60-gunner/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.5. kneeling M60 gunner page 15
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on May 09, 2020, 09:14:30 AM
You are building quite a collection here Tom.  :)

Happy Birthday
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.5. kneeling M60 gunner page 15
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on May 09, 2020, 11:00:49 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.5. kneeling M60 gunner page 15
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 11, 2020, 07:36:49 AM
Thanks Mick!

Here is another NVA addition :

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5923.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/11/nva-regular/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.5. NVA Soldier page 16
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 12, 2020, 05:58:24 AM
Empress Miniatures released a set of special character miniatures in their Vietnam War range based on the main characters of the movie full metal jacket. Sculpted by Paul Hicks. Here is the first miniature of the set I painted.

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5903.jpg)

more at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/12/full-metal-jacket/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.5. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman page 16
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on May 12, 2020, 07:38:56 AM
Scary Sarge  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.5. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman page 16
Post by: syrinx0 on May 12, 2020, 06:42:53 PM
Very nice. Really captured the character in that sculpt and paintjob.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.5. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman page 16
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 13, 2020, 05:44:37 AM
Thank you !

For father Ho!

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5927.jpg)

more at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/13/another-follower-of-father-ho/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.5. For father Ho page 16
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 14, 2020, 06:03:19 AM
Today it is “Jokers” time a main character of the movie full metal jacket played by Matthew Modine. Private/Sergeant J. T. “Joker” Davis is a wise-cracking young recruit and later Sergeant and squad leader.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5636.jpg?w=307&h=489&zoom=2)

More at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/14/sergeant-j-t-joker-davis/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.5. Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis page 16
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on May 14, 2020, 06:54:39 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.5. Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis page 16
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 18, 2020, 06:04:28 AM
The next North Vietnamese Soldier. Armed with the typical AK47 and stick grenades.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5931.jpg?w=352&h=258&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/18/checking-the-chopper/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.5. Checking the chopper page 16
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on May 18, 2020, 09:07:40 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.5. Checking the chopper page 16
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 19, 2020, 06:32:01 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5641.jpg?w=232&h=450&zoom=2)

Animal Mother from the movie "full metal jacket". Sculpted by Mr. Hicks

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/19/animal-mother/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.5. Animal Mother page 16
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 20, 2020, 09:02:50 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5920.jpg?w=1400)

The next NVA soldier is a MG gunner.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/20/mg-on-the-march/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.5. MG on the march page 16
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 22, 2020, 08:15:00 AM
In “full metal jacket” Dorian Harewood plays Eightball a member of Jokers squad and Animal Mother’s closest friend. A sniper shoots him repeatedly in an attempt to lure the others into the open, before killing him.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5653.jpg?w=386&h=545&zoom=2)

More here:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/22/eightball/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 22.5. Eightball page 16
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 25, 2020, 05:38:05 AM
An NVA regular armed with a AK47 looking for the downed chopper crew.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5935.jpg?w=404&h=380&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/25/where-is-the-pilot/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.5. NVA regular page 16
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 26, 2020, 06:26:33 AM
Private Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5550.jpg?w=357&h=343&zoom=2)

In the first part of the movie Full Metal Jacket, the recruits graduate and receive their Military Occupational Specialty assignments.  Pyle is assigned to Infantry. During the platoon’s final night on Parris Island, Joker discovers Pyle in the head loading his rifle and executing drill commands, and loudly recites the Rifleman’s Creed. This awakens the platoon and drill sergeant Hartman, who confronts Pyle and orders him to surrender the rifle. Pyle shoots Hartman dead and then commits suicide, while Joker helplessly watches in horror. The figure above is an Empress miniature cast for a different story line. Empress assume Pyle doesn’t shoot Hartman and doesn’t commit suicide and in doing so reaches the NAM as an M60 gunner.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/26/private-leonard-gomer-pyle-lawrence/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.5.Private Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence page 17
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on May 26, 2020, 08:51:15 AM
Such an iconic character just needed to be on the table in a game  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.5.Private Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 26, 2020, 01:04:59 PM
Indeed Paul!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.5.Private Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 28, 2020, 08:23:40 AM
Because i couldn't reach LAF yesterday here are two updates in one First:

Here is the first Hue city building for my ongoing Vietnam war project.The 3d file belongs to a series of buildings from the citadel of Hue, think base line green. The STL file comes from a Kickstarter by WOW Buildings.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_6056.jpg?w=269&h=202&zoom=2)

More; https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/27/the-first-hue-building/

the second update:

Today it is time for the section leader of the NVA section I am painting at the moment.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_5944.jpg?w=372&h=384&zoom=2)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/28/north-vietnamese-army-section-leader/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.5. two updates in one page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 02, 2020, 06:30:19 AM
Sergeant Cowboy from full metal jacket. Again a wonderfully sculpted characterful figure by Paul Hicks. This finishes off the full Metal Jacket miniatures done by Empress Miniatures. To my shame I have to admit that i missed to do a group shot . That will be rectified shortly.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5643.jpg?w=286&h=416&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/02/full-metal-jacket-cowboy/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.6. Sergeant cowboy page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 04, 2020, 05:35:45 AM
here is the next NVA soldier I painted

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5940.jpg?w=384&h=350&zoom=2)

More here:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/04/attacking-nva-soldier/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.6. NVA soldier attacking page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 09, 2020, 05:35:12 AM
Two updates.
A marine:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5910.jpg?w=370&h=474&zoom=2)

more here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/05/us-marine-pfc/

and a VC:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5948.jpg?w=330&h=320&zoom=2)

more here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/09/bare-headed-nva-soldier/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.6. two updates page 17
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on June 09, 2020, 07:33:59 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.6. two updates page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 10, 2020, 05:32:24 AM
Thanks Paul.

Here is another US Marine:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5911.jpg?w=361&h=542&zoom=2)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/10/next-us-marine-pfc/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.6.next US Marine PFC page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 15, 2020, 05:35:11 AM
After a longer weekend here is the next Empress miniatures figure finished. it is a NVA soldier throwing a stick grenade. A wonderful sculpt from Paul Hicks, it was a joy to paint.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5992.jpg?w=385&h=462&zoom=2)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/15/the-grenade/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.6.next NVA soldier page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 16, 2020, 05:52:08 AM
Again a Paul Hicks sculpt.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5917.jpg?w=332&h=492&zoom=2)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/16/and-another-marine-pfc/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6.next Marine page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 17, 2020, 05:40:38 AM
Here is a RPG gunner for my NVA force. Nice is that he has a secondary arm sculpted on . This helps with the rules I play ( Danger Close Version 2). You can read more about the rules here:

https://empress-miniatures.forumotion.com/?fbclid=IwAR3ILljh7dze8S3YOA7YzwSNSm2Vj3LUcB2w9YiG-AmGvmvDJF2qHeRyQYA

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5968.jpg?w=400&h=276&zoom=2)

More here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/17/nva-soldier-with-rpg/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.6. RPG gunner page 17
Post by: Dr DeAth on June 17, 2020, 12:30:09 PM
Nice paint jobs on those figures
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.6. RPG gunner page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 18, 2020, 05:31:50 AM
Thanks!

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5665.jpg)

Here is a group shot of the last US Marines I finished. More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/18/group-shots/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.6. group of US Marines page 17
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on June 18, 2020, 07:55:27 AM
Don't worry we have a lot more for you to paint soon as a tsunami of new releases hits the market pretty soon.  lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.6. group of US Marines page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 18, 2020, 01:06:37 PM
Thats good to hear Paul!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.6. group of US Marines page 17
Post by: Captain Blood on June 18, 2020, 01:35:14 PM
These are looking very good, Tom  8)

I like the little touches like the bloody bandage on the GI's hand. I think this range has brought the best out of your painting :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.6. group of US Marines page 17
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 23, 2020, 06:09:27 AM
Thanks Richard!

I think it is also that i changed my painting style a bit. I am using a lot more washes as I used to do.

Here is the next NVA soldier with a traditional Vietnamese scarf:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5953.jpg?w=345&h=371&zoom=2)

More at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/23/mr-charlie/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.6. Mr Charlie page 18
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 25, 2020, 07:29:12 AM
A NVA Soldier armed with a chinese made AK 47 with foldable bayonet .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_5958.jpg?w=282&h=295&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/25/chinese-made-ak-47/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.6. Nathaniel Victor page 18
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 29, 2020, 09:52:05 AM
I finished the second building of my Hue city project. Here it is next to the first one:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_6517.jpg?w=1400)

And some pictures of a squad of Marines searching the buildings:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_6520.jpg?w=228&h=272&zoom=2)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/img_6530.jpg?w=464&h=272&zoom=2)

Many more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/06/29/in-the-streets-of-hue/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.6.In the streets of Hue page 18
Post by: Poiter50 on June 29, 2020, 10:10:28 AM
How did you do your fences/walls?  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.6.In the streets of Hue page 18
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on June 29, 2020, 12:08:29 PM
Looking good  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.6.In the streets of Hue page 18
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 29, 2020, 12:42:27 PM
The base of the fences/walls was 3D printed stuff coming with the Vietnam kickstarter by WOW Buildings. I added a bit of plaster to break up the , in my view, to even surface of the walls. Hope that helps.
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Post by: Poiter50 on June 30, 2020, 01:31:24 AM
 :) :) :)
The base of the fences/walls was 3D printed stuff coming with the Vietnam kickstarter by WOW Buildings. I added a bit of plaster to break up the , in my view, to even surface of the walls. Hope that helps.
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Post by: TripleBackflip on June 30, 2020, 08:49:27 AM
This is all really great stuff, I have a question about the miniatures though.

I'm planning on getting some from Empress soon, I've noticed they seem to have a thin metal base on them, is that already attached? I wan't to give them the usual round bases my other people will have.

Thanks.
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Post by: Cypher226 on June 30, 2020, 11:55:42 AM
Buildings look great! I need to upgrade and silence my ender 5 so I can do overnight prints.

@TripleBackFlip, they do have integral metal bases, just trim them down with snips and superglue them down to the bases you want to use. Just use a bit of ready mixed household filler to blend them in it you don't want a visible 'step' on the base  :)
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Post by: tomrommel1 on June 30, 2020, 12:51:46 PM
What Cypher said . The bases are very easy to blend in, or if you really have to get rid of them a belt sander might work.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 30, 2020, 01:06:37 PM
What Cypher said . The bases are very easy to blend in, or if you really have to get rid of them a belt sander might work.
If you have access to Warlord lipped bases, they will bed nicely in.
http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2019/02/specialist-firearms-officer-plan-red.html (http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2019/02/specialist-firearms-officer-plan-red.html)
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Post by: darthfozzywig on June 30, 2020, 04:02:07 PM
The base of the fences/walls was 3D printed stuff coming with the Vietnam kickstarter by WOW Buildings. I added a bit of plaster to break up the , in my view, to even surface of the walls. Hope that helps.

I was going to ask if you saw their models.  ;D


Great work!
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 02, 2020, 06:26:53 AM
Thanks gents!!
Here is the next North Vietnamese soldier armed with an MG.Wonderful sculpt by Paul Hicks.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/img_5972.jpg?w=399&h=319&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/07/02/nva-mg-gunner/
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Post by: Sparrow on July 02, 2020, 06:32:57 AM
Nice work!
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Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on July 02, 2020, 06:54:29 AM
One of the best.
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 02, 2020, 08:20:34 AM
Thanks!
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 07, 2020, 09:00:55 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/img_5960.jpg?w=348&h=381&zoom=2)

Another beautiful sculpt from the very talented Mr. Hicks!
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Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on July 08, 2020, 07:00:06 AM
Nice job. ;)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 08, 2020, 04:02:52 PM
Very nice.
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 09, 2020, 05:55:48 AM
Thanks, I will be on holiday for the next three weeks and i hope to finish a few more figures during that time depending on the weather ;)
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 10, 2020, 05:27:20 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/img_5964.jpg?w=350&h=398&zoom=2)

A NVA regular comrade soldier. This time i put some elephant grass on the base for variation. This works well for a jungle setting but might be a problem later on when I move to games set in Hue.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/07/10/rumble-in-the-jungle/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.7.Rumble in the jungle page 19
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on July 10, 2020, 07:15:11 AM
How many left to do  :)
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Post by: Sparrow on July 11, 2020, 06:09:09 AM
Nice!
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Post by: AKULA on July 11, 2020, 06:17:24 AM
Great work - particularly like the RPD machinegunner on the previous page

 :)
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 26, 2020, 08:00:22 AM
Thanks Akula
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 27, 2020, 08:01:34 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/img_6771.jpg)

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning” ( Apocalypse Now)

The figure is from the Wargames Illustrated figure series giants in miniature and produced by Northstarfigures.

More info and pictures on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/07/27/lieutenant-colonel-will-killmore/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 27.7.Lieutenant Colonel Will Killmore page 19
Post by: Rick F on July 27, 2020, 09:29:58 PM
Very nice, think of the modelling potential, one of his choppers dropping off the new Empress PBR, who's going to do that scene first :)
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 28, 2020, 07:51:17 AM
great idea!!!
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 30, 2020, 07:34:50 AM
Here is another combo of NCO and Radio operator with a prick 20 radio. I did a head swap on the NCO figure. The head I used is a sculpt of my head done by Paul Hicks.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/img_6776.jpg?w=288&h=451&zoom=2)

A comparison with the original figure can be found here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/07/30/actual-of-a-new-us-marine-squad/
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Post by: Ash on July 30, 2020, 07:38:28 AM
Good head swap.
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Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on July 30, 2020, 10:33:28 AM
Brilliant. :-*

 Looks like Damien Lewis of Band of Brothers fame  lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.7.Actual of a new Marine Squad page 19
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 04, 2020, 12:59:47 PM
Thanks Chaps!
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Post by: Ash on August 04, 2020, 04:25:35 PM
Brilliant. :-*

 Looks like Damien Lewis of Band of Brothers fame  lol

Yes, looks like he's just been asked "is it safe to cross the street..?"
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 05, 2020, 09:51:50 AM
 lol lol lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.7.Actual of a new Marine Squad page 19
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on August 05, 2020, 12:49:36 PM
Yes, looks like he's just been asked "is it safe to cross the street..?"

 lol lol lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.7.Actual of a new Marine Squad page 19
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 06, 2020, 06:27:58 AM
A few month back Empress miniatures released a 6 figure USMC Recon pack. I just started painting these. I thought it might be difficult to paint the camouflage uniform, but i think i found a way to paint it quite easily and quickly. It took me about 1 hour to finish this miniature.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_7046.jpg?w=348&h=410&zoom=2)

More about the painting technique here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/06/usmc-recon-squad/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.8.USMC Recon page 20
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on August 06, 2020, 07:06:24 AM
Looking good.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 06, 2020, 07:41:08 AM
Very nice.
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 06, 2020, 08:55:35 AM
Thanks
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 07, 2020, 10:02:36 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_5981.jpg)

Another RPG gunner on the move. I like how he carries an AK47 as a secondary weapon.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/07/will-he-get-that-tank?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.8.RPG gunner page 20
Post by: Sparrow on August 08, 2020, 11:38:08 AM
Nice!
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 10, 2020, 02:07:00 PM
Thanks
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 11, 2020, 02:23:11 PM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_7058.jpg?w=336&h=496&zoom=2)

The next USMC Recon member

Mare a thttps://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/11/usmc-recon/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.8.next USMC Recon soldier page 20
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 12, 2020, 05:54:46 AM
The next NVA soldier with a rare of white uniform. The uniform is shown in the book by Emering . I can’t recommend that book highly enough as it shows pictures of original equipment.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_5976.jpg?w=303&h=450&zoom=2)

More pictures and info about the book here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/12/nva-soldier-with-a-rare-of-white-uniform/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.8. NVA with a rare of white uniform page 20
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on August 12, 2020, 06:58:22 AM
Very unusual. Yes a great book for detail  ;)
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 13, 2020, 12:46:28 PM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_7054.jpg?w=301&h=347&zoom=2)

The combat medic of the Recon squad.

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/13/usmc-recon-corpsman/
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 17, 2020, 07:20:08 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_5986-1.jpg?w=401&h=444&zoom=2)

Here is another NVA soldier
More at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/17/nva-in-the-bush/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.8.next NVA soldier page 21
Post by: Rick F on August 17, 2020, 07:44:06 AM
Great figures again, I'm going to have to have a go at these contrast paints, I bought a bottle of the contrast medium to see if it works with Vallejo paint.
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 17, 2020, 09:39:42 AM
It does work but you only need a very tiny amount of Vallejo color in the mix.
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Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on August 17, 2020, 09:48:59 AM
Looking good.

 ;)
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 18, 2020, 05:37:35 AM
Thanks!

Here is the next member of my USMC Recon squad:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_7065.jpg)

More pictures at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/18/usmc-recon-member/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.8.next USMC recon member page 21
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 19, 2020, 06:55:06 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_5989.jpg?w=372&h=604&zoom=2)

The next NVA soldier. Looks a bit like a north Vietnamese ” Rambo”.

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/19/nva-with-bandana/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.8. NVA "Rambo" page 21
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on August 19, 2020, 07:25:25 AM
 :-*
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 20, 2020, 05:30:21 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_7050.jpg?w=380&h=560&zoom=2)

Here is the radio operator of the Marine Recon unit. More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/20/usmc-recon-radio-operator/
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Post by: WuZhuiQiu on August 20, 2020, 12:39:17 PM
Nice work! It's amazing how well the camo blends in with the elephant grass.

Coincidentally, I've just finished rereading Michael Hodgins' book Reluctant Warrior. It seems to be a great first-hand source on Marine Recon scenarios and tactics:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reluctant-Warrior-Michael-C-Hodgins/dp/0804111200
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 20, 2020, 03:48:16 PM
Thanks for pointing me to the book!
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Post by: Splod on August 21, 2020, 12:20:20 AM
Great work! I really like the camo on the radio operator  :)
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 21, 2020, 05:28:27 AM
Thanks Splod!

As promised here is a NVA heavy machine gun on the move.  Really nice sculpt by Paul Hicks!

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_7018.jpg?w=404&h=373&zoom=2)

More at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/21/hmg-of-the-north-vietnamese-army/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.8. NVA heavy machine gun page 21
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 24, 2020, 05:59:07 AM
Here is another Recon Marine in a kneeling pose. was a lot of fun to paint.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_7066.jpg?w=345&h=237&zoom=2)

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/24/next-usmc-recon-marine/
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Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on August 24, 2020, 07:40:12 AM
 :-*
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 25, 2020, 05:32:06 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_7021.jpg)

Here is the heavy machine gun of the NVA deployed in an elephant grass patch.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/25/north-vietnamese-hmg-deployed/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.8.NVA HMG deployed page 22
Post by: Rick F on August 25, 2020, 01:45:47 PM
Excellent work again mate, what is the name of that gun (not Mabel or anything silly! lol) I saw them on the Empress site and wanted to find some painting references.
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 26, 2020, 05:39:53 AM
Have to look it up when I am back home from work Rick.

Here is my first Marine Corps Recon unit in all its glory:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_7071.jpg)

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/26/my-first-complete-usmc-recon-unit/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.8.completed USMC Recon unit page 22
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 26, 2020, 05:53:18 AM
Where can I find information for US vehicle markings for soft skins and armor ? Is there a book you would recomend especially for the Vietnam conflict?
Am asking as i will start on some vehicles in the near future.
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Post by: Rick F on August 26, 2020, 07:46:23 AM
Just do everything in the wet season, no markings required lol
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 26, 2020, 09:43:36 AM
 lol lol
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 27, 2020, 05:49:25 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_5996.jpg?w=332&h=456&zoom=2)

Another NVA soldier in the thick jungle.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/27/there-is-danger-in-the-jungle/
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 28, 2020, 06:16:29 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_6875.jpg?w=364&h=422&zoom=2)

The start of the next US Marine squad for my Vietnam project.

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/28/new-us-marine-squad/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.8. start of a new US Marine squad page 22
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 31, 2020, 05:35:30 AM
An NVA MG gunner by Empress Miniatures. Nice figure to paint , very well sculpted and animated.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/img_6009.jpg?w=444&h=321&zoom=2)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/08/31/firepower-in-the-jungle/
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Post by: AKULA on August 31, 2020, 07:16:29 AM
You are really motoring along with these, I think the Marine Recon are my favourite so far

 8)
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Post by: Captain Blood on August 31, 2020, 07:21:03 AM
You are really motoring along with these, I think the Marine Recon are my favourite so far

 8)

+1

Great job on those Tom  8)
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Post by: WuZhuiQiu on August 31, 2020, 01:02:55 PM
So, how did you model the jungle and tall grass?
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Post by: tomrommel1 on August 31, 2020, 01:35:46 PM
Thanks Gents!

Wu, I used plastic plants from e bay for the bigger plants and the Elefant grass is done with offcuts of artificial lawn I got from a gardening shop.

Here is a link where I explained how to do the Jungle terrain: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/11/29/a-jungle-for-my-vietnam-project/

And here is one on the Elefant grass: https://wargamesgazette.com/2019/12/09/elefant-grass/

Hope that helps
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Post by: WuZhuiQiu on August 31, 2020, 09:42:45 PM
Thank you!
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Post by: tomrommel1 on September 01, 2020, 06:07:39 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_6883.jpg?w=342&h=447&zoom=2)

Here is an US Marine armed with a M72 LAW . The M72 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon, also referred to as the Light Anti-Armor Weapon or LAW as well as LAWS: Light Anti-Armor Weapons System) is a portable one-shot 66-mm unguided anti-tank weapon.

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/01/us-marine-with-a-m72-law/

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.9. US Marine with a M72 LAW page 23
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 02, 2020, 06:06:47 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_6007.jpg?w=373&h=496&zoom=2)

The RPG-2 (Russian: РПГ-2, Ручной противотанковый гранатомёт, Ruchnoy Protivotankovy Granatomyot; English: “hand-held antitank grenade launcher”) is a man-portable, shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon that was designed in the Soviet Union and used by the NVA and Viet Cong quite often.
There is again a secondary weapon sculpted on the figure wich makes it very useful for small one on one skirmish games.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/02/nva-with-a-rpg-2/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.9. NVA Soldier with RPG2 page 23
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 03, 2020, 08:47:47 AM
I got a Sikorsky H-34 model by Trumpeter for my Vietnam war Project. I want to use the Empress miniatures new pilot figures with the above model. The model is in 1/48 scale and fits quite nicely with the Empress Miniatures. The M60 included in the model is exactly as big as the one used on the Empress figures.

Now my problem. The pilot figures seem to be not fitting properly.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_7335.jpg?strip=info&w=1486)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_7336.jpg?strip=info&w=1401)

As you can see the hight works but somehow the cockpit is to long . If I sit the figures back in the seat to lean against the backrest they can’t reach the pedals or the stick. What would you do?

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/03/sikorsky-h-34/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.9. NVA Soldier with RPG2 page 23
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on September 03, 2020, 11:22:22 AM
EDITED after I looked at the link.

It is probably easier and less visible to shorten the plastic seat bottom, than try to rework the metal figure.

I suggest that you attach the joystick to the pilots hand and cut the seat in the middle to shorten it by about 1.5 mm.
Then the figure should look OK when viewed through the windows.


Mick
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Post by: tomrommel1 on September 03, 2020, 12:45:02 PM
Thanks Mick, thats what i came up with, too but i thought asking the heave mind can't be wrong
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.9. NVA Soldier with RPG2 page 23
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 07, 2020, 05:39:30 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_6881.jpg?strip=info&w=953)

The next fireteam member of my new US Marine squad. An African American US Marine in kneeling firing position .

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/07/next-fireteams-member/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.9. new fireteam member page 23
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 09, 2020, 05:30:01 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_6014.jpg)

The next NVA soldier

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/09/another-nva-soldier/
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Post by: tomrommel1 on September 10, 2020, 05:39:20 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_6888.jpg?strip=info&w=1499)

The fireteamleader and the complete team

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_6891.jpg?strip=info&w=898)

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/10/us-marine-fireteamleader-and-1st-fireteam/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.9. A complete Marine fireteam page 23
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 10, 2020, 11:20:21 AM
I cannot keep up with your project.

You must be close to the finishing everything so far lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.9. A complete Marine fireteam page 23
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 14, 2020, 05:46:58 AM
Paul, as you know i just received another parcel from you. The content will keep me going for the rest of the year I think.

Another of Paul Hicks brilliant sculpts . This one is armed with an RPG 7 and an additional Chinese build Kalaschnikow .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_7028.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/14/another-nva-soldier-with-a-rpg/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.9. An RPG gunner page 23
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 15, 2020, 05:33:50 AM
Here is the first Marine of the 2nd fireteam. He is armed with the usual m16 and a LAW.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_6901.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/15/2nd-fireteam-first-member/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.9. US Marine with a LAW page 23
Post by: Sparrow on September 15, 2020, 05:56:16 PM
Looking good 😉
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.9. US Marine with a LAW page 23
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 16, 2020, 07:29:55 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.9. US Marine with a LAW page 23
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 17, 2020, 05:56:48 AM
The next soldier of the NVA , armed with a RPG 2 and a rifle.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_7032.jpg?strip=info&w=1109)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/17/a-rpg-2-gunner/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.9. A RPG 2 gunner page 23
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 21, 2020, 06:16:58 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_6912.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

I painted the cloth, he has tucked into his ammo belt, as a US flag . At least I tried to.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/21/a-special-us-marine/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.9. A special US Marine page 24
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 21, 2020, 06:29:09 AM
Nice job  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.9. A special US Marine page 24
Post by: commissarmoody on September 21, 2020, 07:37:58 AM
Great job!  :D
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.9. A special US Marine page 24
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 21, 2020, 09:16:48 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.9. A special US Marine page 24
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 23, 2020, 05:27:28 AM
Here is another RPG-7 armed soldier of the NVA. This time in a kneeling firing position.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_7034.jpg?strip=info&w=744)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/23/another-rpg-7-armed-nva-soldier/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.9. Another RPG-7 armed NVA soldier page 24
Post by: AKULA on September 23, 2020, 07:34:12 AM
Nice work as always.

Good metals on the RPG, one quick question though - isn’t the Grenade itself typically an olive drab green?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.9. Another RPG-7 armed NVA soldier page 24
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 24, 2020, 05:33:52 AM
Indeed it is, my bad...

This is the miniature I will use as the 2nd fireteam leader in my games.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_6913.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/24/2nd-fireteam-leader/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 24.9. New Marine fireteam leader page 24
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 29, 2020, 05:31:05 AM
This is a miniature belonging to the HMG set made by Empress Miniatures. I based him individually to be able to use the miniature in different roles on the tabletop. As you can see he is equipped with binoculars so could be an observer not only for the HMG group but also for mortars etc.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_7042.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/29/nva-foreward-observer/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.9. NVA foreword observer page 24
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 29, 2020, 06:49:11 AM
Looking good. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.9. NVA foreword observer page 24
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 30, 2020, 06:43:36 AM
Thanks Paul!

Today something completely different.

As I have build new riverbanks for my wargaming terrain I needed a bridge to cross the river. First of all I needed banks for the bridge. I build theses, as I build all my terrain tiles, from extruded polystyrene sheets. The bricks are engraved into the polystyrene. I added sand and gravel painted the banks and added self-made flocking material.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_7683.jpg)

The Bridge itself is 3D printed the file is from a WOW Kickstarter. You can find links to the used stl files and many more pictures of the build here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/09/30/a-bridge-over-a-river/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.9. A bridge over a river page 24
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 30, 2020, 06:51:36 AM
Nice bridge.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.9. A bridge over a river page 24
Post by: Richard MARQUIS on September 30, 2020, 07:16:25 AM
Same comment as on FoF forum Reloaded: Great idea! I like your determination in building your collection.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.9. A bridge over a river page 24
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 30, 2020, 07:30:34 AM
Nice job. I like the brick work effect.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.9. A bridge over a river page 24
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 30, 2020, 08:52:22 AM
Thanks gents!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.9. A bridge over a river page 24
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 01, 2020, 05:36:44 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_6917.jpg)

Here is the complete second fire team of my third squad/third platoon.

And the missing 4th Marine of the above fireteam:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_6905.jpg?strip=info&w=1163)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/01/complete-second-fire-team/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.9. A bridge over a river page 24
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 05, 2020, 06:32:21 AM
This is the last RPG 7 gunner for now. I am nearly to the end of my unpainted NVA figures. Waiting for some Vietcong and civilians to be released by Empress.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_7040.jpg?strip=info&w=1134)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/05/the-last-rpg-7-gunner-for-now/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.10.The last RPG Gunner page 24
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on October 05, 2020, 08:30:49 AM
There will be some other things first which I think you will like  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.10.The last RPG Gunner page 24
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 05, 2020, 09:33:38 AM
Good to hear Paul. Have just seen the Range Rover with the Recoilless rifle !!!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.10.The last RPG Gunner page 25
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 06, 2020, 05:31:29 AM
A simple Marine figure but beautifully sculpted by Paul Hicks. Was a joy to paint.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_6926.jpg?strip=info&w=971)

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/06/1st-marine-of-the-3rd-fireteam/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.10.start of the next Marine fireteam page 25
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on October 06, 2020, 10:58:15 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.10.start of the next Marine fireteam page 25
Post by: commissarmoody on October 08, 2020, 12:51:41 AM
Very cool, what contrast paints do you use for your USMC?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.10.start of the next Marine fireteam page 25
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 08, 2020, 05:34:30 AM
commissarmoody, look at the link below. You will find a walk through painting a US Marine with Contrast colors. Hope that helps.

https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/03/how-to-paint-a-us-marine-with-contrast-colors/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.10.start of the next Marine fireteam page 25
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 08, 2020, 05:38:04 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_7014.jpg?strip=info&w=1261)

An AA gun of the NVA with a female gun crew . The gun model is very easy to assemble and the crew figures fit very nicely. It is a nice touch to have a female gun crew. I hope that when eventually the Viet Cong figures are done by Empress that they include many more female fighters.

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/08/vietnamese-aa-gun/

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.10.A Vietnamese AA gun page 25
Post by: commissarmoody on October 08, 2020, 10:46:31 AM
Thanks  :D
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.10.A Vietnamese AA gun page 25
Post by: Rick F on October 08, 2020, 11:34:27 AM
That's a great looking gun and crew, still got to get round to doing mine.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.10.A Vietnamese AA gun page 25
Post by: WuZhuiQiu on October 08, 2020, 12:08:36 PM
Nice work, as always! They seem to be missing some crew members, though, because that HMG would be a lot for just of the two of them to carry.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.10.A Vietnamese AA gun page 25
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 08, 2020, 12:48:29 PM
There is a third one on the other side of the gun, but i think it will be still to heavy. I presume the others are just gone fetching more ammo ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.10.A Vietnamese AA gun page 25
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 09, 2020, 05:30:41 AM
Today I painted a US Marine LAW gunner. The figure is armed with a M16 and a LAW.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_6932.jpg?strip=info&w=929)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/09/us-marine-law-gunner/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.10.A LAW armed US Marine page 25
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on October 09, 2020, 07:00:17 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.10.A LAW armed US Marine page 25
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 13, 2020, 06:34:21 AM
The Sikorsky H 34 chopper

I wanted to have this iconic chopper for my Vietnam war collection and so i bought the above pictured Trumpeter model in 1/48. I wanted to use the new pilot miniatures from Empress Miniatures for this model. Normally the scale 1/48 isn’t that far of and usable with 28mm figures as you can see here:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_7859.jpg?strip=info&w=1346)
The 1/48 trumpeter model crewed with Empress Miniatures 28mm pilots.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_7850.jpg)

And alongside some Empress Marines:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_7871.jpg)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_7863.jpg?strip=info&w=1248)

Many more pictures of the different build stages and the finished model here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/13/sikorsky-h-34-2/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.10. Sikorsky H 34 chopper page 25
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 13, 2020, 07:00:05 AM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.10. Sikorsky H 34 chopper page 25
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on October 13, 2020, 07:03:57 AM
Excellent job.

I have three of those kits to build  ::)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.10. Sikorsky H 34 chopper page 25
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on October 13, 2020, 11:35:58 AM
The helicopter looks very good.  :-*

How did you resolve the problem with the crew fitting to the cockpit seats?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.10. Sikorsky H 34 chopper page 25
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 13, 2020, 12:47:10 PM
I just made the legs about 3m longer. I cut them at the knees, drilled a few holes inserted some wire and rescue-ted the trousers . Did the job for me.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.10. Sikorsky H 34 chopper page 25
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 13, 2020, 12:48:30 PM
Paul I have another one of these as well but next up will be a italery UH 1 D in 1/48.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.10. Sikorsky H 34 chopper page 25
Post by: Ash on October 13, 2020, 04:08:13 PM
Nice, that looks pretty good size wise.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.10. Sikorsky H 34 chopper page 25
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 14, 2020, 05:32:11 AM
Here is a HMG of the North Vietnamese Army on the move. Again sculpted with the addition of personal arms of the operators so they are not defenseless while moving the HMG.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_7016.jpg?strip=info&w=979)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/14/nva-heavy-machine-gun/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.10. NVA heavy machine gun page 26
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on October 14, 2020, 07:03:08 AM
Looking suitably sweaty.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.10. NVA heavy machine gun page 26
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 14, 2020, 09:11:48 AM
Indeed, I wouldn't like to swop with them in that climate  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.10. NVA heavy machine gun page 26
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 15, 2020, 05:36:00 AM
This is the figure of the 3rd squad fireteam leader.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_6922.jpg?strip=info&w=1197)

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/15/fireteamleader-3rd-squad-3rd-platoon/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.10.another fireteamleader page 26
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 19, 2020, 07:05:11 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_7019.jpg?strip=info&w=781)

HMG waiting in ambush, more pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/19/hmg-waiting-in-ambush/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.10.HMG deployed page 26
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 19, 2020, 04:56:49 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.10.HMG deployed page 26
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 20, 2020, 05:30:07 AM
Thanks!

Here is the last member of the third fireteam of the 3rd squad.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_6933.jpg?strip=info&w=1194)

and the completed third fireteam:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_6938.jpg?strip=info&w=862)

Many more pictures here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/20/last-member-of-the-3rd-fireteam/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.10.complete third fireteam page 26
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 21, 2020, 05:31:56 AM
Here is the blooper gunner of the HQ of the 3rd squad. Armed with a M79 grenade launcher.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_6782.jpg?strip=info&w=1061)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/21/hq-3rd-squat-3rd-platoon/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.10.Blooper of the squad HQ page 26
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 22, 2020, 05:38:13 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_6776.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

This is the squad leader of the 3rd Squad . It is the Empress miniature combo of an officer and his RTO with a slight difference. I sawed of the head of the officer figure. I removed the original head and added a head showing myself sculpted by Paul Hicks

More here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/22/squad-leader-sergeant-tom/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 22.10.The squad leader page 26
Post by: tomrommel1 on October 23, 2020, 05:35:22 AM
Here is the first Marine of the first fireteam of my 2nd squad. As the 1st and 3rd squads are finished as well as the HQ group of the squad and a forward artillery controller team this is the last subunit to complete my 3rd platoon.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/img_7595.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

More athttps://wargamesgazette.com/2020/10/23/the-start-of-the-2nd-squad-3rd-platoon/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.10.The start of the 2nd squad, 3rd platoon page 26
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 09, 2020, 06:52:08 AM
Again a US Marine armed with a LAW and an M16. On his webbing he wears a folded rain poncho.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_7607.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/09/the-next-marine-with-law/

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.11 LAW armed Marine page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 10, 2020, 06:34:52 AM
As I can be a very impatient guy I tried out a different. Miniature manufacturer. I have completed quite a table full of Vietnam terrain but have no inhabitants so I didn’t want to wait until Empress Miniatures brings out civilians in their Vietnam war range and bought some from Full Metal Miniatures. Don’t get me wrong, you can never have to many civilians, so i will buy the Empress ones, too when they are avalable .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8212.jpg)

As you can see the figure hight is comparable, the Full Metal Miniature in the centre of the picture is just a bit chunkier. For me it is a close enough fit to use miniatures of both brands on the same table.

More pictures here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/10/figures-from-a-different-company/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.11 figures from a different company page 27
Post by: WuZhuiQiu on November 10, 2020, 05:39:30 PM
Thanks for bringing this company up - I wasn't aware of them, but see some potential uses for other times...
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.11 figures from a different company page 27
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on November 10, 2020, 07:47:48 PM
Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.11 figures from a different company page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 11, 2020, 06:24:31 AM
The fireteam leader of the next Marine fireteam to be finished soon.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_7599.jpg?strip=info&w=932)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/11/fireteamleader-1st-fireteam-2-squad/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.11 next fireteamleader page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 12, 2020, 06:29:25 AM
A porter for my river docks. He will be loading and unloading sampans.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8197.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

The miniature is from Full Metal Miniatures. More here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/12/vietnam-porter/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.11. a porter page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 16, 2020, 10:01:50 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_7612.jpg)

Here is the complete 1st fireteam of my 2nd squad of US Marines. All Empress Miniatures. Terrain scratch build by me.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/unknown.jpeg?strip=info&w=1280)

The missing member of the team.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.11. new fireteam page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 17, 2020, 06:50:19 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8213.jpg)

Here are the three miniatures for my river harbor scene . the Miniatures are from Full Metal Miniatures. The dock and the Sampan are 3d prints.

the missing second porter:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8206.jpg)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/17/at-the-dock/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.11. at the dock page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 18, 2020, 06:53:21 AM
next fireteamleader of my marines. Really nice figure posing. Looks like he is watching from behind a corner or a tree for the enemy .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_7625.jpg?strip=info&w=943)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/18/next-fireteamleader/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.11. looking for the enemy page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 19, 2020, 06:36:04 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8250.jpg?strip=info&w=1754)

Another Full Metal Miniatures figure. A Vietnamese civilian having a short brake or is he spying for the VC?

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/19/having-a-brake/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.11. having a fag page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 20, 2020, 06:38:58 AM
The next US Marine:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_7613.jpg?strip=info&w=888)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/20/next-marine/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.11. Next Marine page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 23, 2020, 06:32:58 AM
The next Full Metal Miniatures figure. A fisherman. He is smoking a pipe and has a basket for the fish and a fishing rod at his side.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8216.jpg?strip=info&w=1051)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/23/a-fisherman/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.11. A fisherman page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 24, 2020, 09:28:44 AM
The first of a few M48 Patton tanks. tank is by empress 1/50 . Crew is Empress as well.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8373.jpg?strip=info&w=958)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8384.jpg?strip=info&w=1521)

Crew:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8320.jpg)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8324.jpg)

Many more pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/24/an-m48-patton-main-battle-tank-for-my-us-marines/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.11. M48 Patton page 27
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on November 24, 2020, 09:34:25 AM
Looks very good - well done.  :-*

You must have quite a large collection by now.
Please can we have some group pictures of each army?
I am interested to see how the contrast paints look from normal gaming distances.

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.11. M48 Patton page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 24, 2020, 09:49:05 AM
will do!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.11. M48 Patton page 27
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 24, 2020, 07:16:30 PM
Nice tank and crew.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.11. M48 Patton page 27
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 25, 2020, 06:30:28 AM
Thanks!

The next miniature is a farmer from Full Metal Miniatures. he is preparing the Paddy for the next rice planting.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8223.jpg?strip=info&w=1060)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/25/preparing-the-paddy/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.11. A Vietnamese farmer page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 26, 2020, 06:35:00 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_7621.jpg?strip=info&w=961)

Here is a US Marine armed with a LAW for busting those VC bunkers. Another Empress Miniatures figure. One more to go and the next fireteam is finished.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/26/getting-the-bunker/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.11. getting the bunker page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 30, 2020, 06:50:28 AM
Here is a female Vietnamese farmer planting rice. The figure is from Full Metal Miniatures.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/img_8226.jpg?strip=info&w=1036)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/11/30/planting-rice/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 30.11. farming in Vietnam page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 01, 2020, 08:38:22 AM
Here is the finished 2nd fireteam of the 3rd squad of my US Marine platoon.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_7630.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/01/second-fireteam-3rd-squad-finished/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.12. next fireteam finished page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 01, 2020, 09:25:01 AM
Thought this might be news worth sharing:

Rubicon writes on facebook: Our “New Project of the Month” for December 2020… the Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey”. Another FIRST for Rubicon Models – something that is airborne! This will be a multi-sprue plastic kit in 1/56 scale covering the UH-1D and UH-1H variant. Final features are not confirmed but will include full interior, stretcher variant, and multiple weapon system support. That sounds really good and the renders look really promising:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/127845166_10224367727324494_6634507661496866985_n.jpg)

more at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/01/a-new-hue-model-in-plastic-from-rubicon/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.12. an All plastic huey in 1/56 page 28
Post by: Dr. Zombie on December 01, 2020, 09:47:45 AM
It looks great. But It might be a bit on the small side.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.12. an All plastic huey in 1/56 page 28
Post by: FreakyFenton on December 01, 2020, 12:56:29 PM
Oh was about to hop on and post it. Here's the thing I saw with some preliminary box art.

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/689019348123123765/783279864827478066/Screenshots_2020-12-01-21-34-11.png?width=455&height=677
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.12. an All plastic huey in 1/56 page 28
Post by: Cypher226 on December 01, 2020, 03:06:34 PM
Rubicon are really testing my decision to go for Empress vehicles (evidence so far seems to suggest a decent range is in the offing).

I wonder if I can get away with 1/56 for helis (might look better when flying across the table in a slightly smaller scale) and the corgi choppers have gotten expensive these days...?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.12. an All plastic huey in 1/56 page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 01, 2020, 03:43:40 PM
I will definitely give them a try
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.12. an All plastic huey in 1/56 page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 02, 2020, 06:36:23 AM
Here is the last missing figure of the farmers working the rice paddies. A porter bringing up more rice plants.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8238.jpg)

and all the farmers together:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8236.jpg?strip=info&w=2000)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/02/in-the-paddies/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.12. an All plastic huey in 1/56 page 28
Post by: FreakyFenton on December 02, 2020, 02:24:03 PM
Rubicon are really testing my decision to go for Empress vehicles (evidence so far seems to suggest a decent range is in the offing).

I wonder if I can get away with 1/56 for helis (might look better when flying across the table in a slightly smaller scale) and the corgi choppers have gotten expensive these days...?

If not serviceable with the Empress figures, I suppose they can still make for great crashed objective markers. Rather than having to trash a Corgi one for it.

@tomrommel1:  Great job on the porter!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.12. In the paddies page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 07, 2020, 03:34:24 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.12. In the paddies page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 08, 2020, 06:35:41 AM
Here is the first member of the last missing fireteam of my 2nd squad of US Marines for Vietnam. A kneeling firing miniature .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_7636.jpg?strip=info&w=721)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/08/last-fireteam-of-my-2nd-squad-of-us-marines/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.12. US Marine page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 09, 2020, 06:35:30 AM
Here is another Vietnamese civilian having a smoke. A Full Metal Miniature smoking a pipe.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8243.jpg?strip=info&w=1111)

and in front of a 3D printed building:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8247.jpg)

The building is the start of my Hue project

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/09/having-a-little-smoke/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.12. having a smoke page 28
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 10, 2020, 06:34:02 AM
Here is the next US Marine armed with a M79 grenade launcher.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_7631.jpg?strip=info&w=715)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/10/another-blooper-gunner/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.12. another blooper page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 14, 2020, 06:34:31 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8149.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

Another Full Metal Miniatures figure of their civilian range for the Vietnam war.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/14/a-vietnamese-woman-cooking/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.12. A Vietnamese woman cooking page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 15, 2020, 06:30:14 AM
The fireteamleader is the next miniature i finished. He is armed with a M16 and a LAW as well as a Claymore mine.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_7640.jpg?strip=info&w=615)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_7642.jpg?strip=info&w=705)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/15/fireteamleader/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.12. A US Marine fireteamleader page 29
Post by: Blackwolf on December 15, 2020, 06:34:40 AM
Nice work Tom :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.12. A US Marine fireteamleader page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 15, 2020, 10:07:42 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.12. A US Marine fireteamleader page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 16, 2020, 06:47:43 AM
Here is another Vietnamese civilian having dinner

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8153.jpg?strip=info&w=1039)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/16/eating-his-rice/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.12. Eating his rice page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 17, 2020, 06:53:01 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_7649.jpg)

The last fireteam of the 2nd squad finished and the last missing member:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_7647.jpg?strip=info&w=618)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/17/last-fireteam-for-2nd-squad-3rd-platoon-finished/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.12. next finished fireteam page 29
Post by: Galloping Major on December 17, 2020, 11:17:09 AM
Really great project  8)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.12. next finished fireteam page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 17, 2020, 01:55:17 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.12. next finished fireteam page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 18, 2020, 06:54:46 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8163.jpg?strip=info&w=681)

Here are all three miniatures belonging to the “dinner group” together.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8165.jpg?strip=info&w=738)

All miniatures by Full Metal Miniatures. Terrain scratch build and 3D printed. The palm trees are from e bay.

The missing dinner guest:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8158.jpg?strip=info&w=1212)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/18/the-dinner/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.12. the dinner page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 21, 2020, 06:35:05 AM
Here is the squad leader of the 2nd squad .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_7654.jpg?strip=info&w=1276)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/21/squad-leader-2nd-squad-3rd-platoon/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.12. Another squad leader page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 22, 2020, 06:31:32 AM
This is the classic figure of a female porter as seen throughout Asia.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_8181.jpg?strip=info&w=938)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/22/a-female-vietnamese-porter/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 21.12. A female porter page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 23, 2020, 06:49:04 AM
Here is the Headquarter of the 2nd squad . Sergeant and RTO.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/img_7661.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/12/23/the-hq-of-the-second-squad/

This is the last miniature painted for 2020. So I wish you all a very merry Christmas in these special times and hope for a better new year for us all.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.12. HQ of the second squad page 29
Post by: Captain Blood on December 23, 2020, 10:30:01 AM
Merry Christmas to you too Tom  :)
You have amassed quite the collection here. I admire your single minded dedication!
Richard
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.12. HQ of the second squad page 29
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on December 23, 2020, 12:43:08 PM
Great job Tom  ;)

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.12. HQ of the second squad page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on December 24, 2020, 06:46:57 AM
Thanks Gents! Have a piece full Christmas time !
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.12. HQ of the second squad page 29
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 04, 2021, 10:02:22 AM
First of all I hope you had wonderful holidays during these rather stressing time. I managed to finish another building for my Hue project over the holidays. It is a 3D print from the WOW Vietnam kickstarter. There are another 3 different shops in the kickstarter I have already printed but not yet painted up.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8824.jpg)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/04/another-building-for-my-hue-city-project/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.1. New HUE building page 30
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on January 04, 2021, 10:19:27 AM
That looks really good :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.1. New HUE building page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 04, 2021, 01:49:45 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.1. New HUE building page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 05, 2021, 06:30:06 AM
Here is the complete 2nd squad of my third US Marine platoon.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_7663.jpg)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/05/the-complete-2nd-squad/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.1. complete US Marine squad page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 06, 2021, 06:31:11 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8166.jpg)

Here is another Full Metal Miniature civilian. A woman pushing a bike. A very nice figure especially the bike is very neatly done. A treat to paint.

more at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/06/pushing-a-bike/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.1.pushing a bike page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 07, 2021, 06:47:31 AM
Now As I got a 3D printer last year and I acquired some STL files for smoke effects like missile exhaust , explosions etc from Deadly Print Studio I tried there smoke marker STL . I modified the file a bit to get different sizes of smoke . Then I printed them out based them in the usual way and added a little smoke grenade. Here are the results:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8844.jpg?strip=info&w=1493)
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8837.jpg?strip=info&w=1294)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/07/i-see-purple-smoke/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.1.I see purple smoke page 30
Post by: Russ justice on January 07, 2021, 10:09:43 AM
Very nicely done, but something that really adds that extra detail and realism  :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.1.I see purple smoke page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 07, 2021, 01:54:42 PM
Thanks Russ
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.1.I see purple smoke page 30
Post by: madman on January 07, 2021, 05:10:32 PM
The smoke makes me think you should be seeing skulls or faces in the effect. Something that should be rising from a witch's cauldron holding the souls of the tormented!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.1.I see purple smoke page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 11, 2021, 06:23:49 AM
madman indeed like Apocalypse now....

This is a figure of a snake catcher. Figure by Full Metal Miniatures. He is carrying a Y staff for catching the snakes and a basket with lid for disposing the caught snakes.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8177.jpg?strip=info&w=1150)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/11/the-snake-catcher/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.1.The snake catcher page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 12, 2021, 06:37:13 AM
Here is the next Full Metal Miniature. A woman with a baby.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8188.jpg?strip=info&w=1262)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/12/mother-with-baby/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.1. A mother page 30
Post by: Russ justice on January 12, 2021, 05:36:13 PM
More splendid additions  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.1. A mother page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 13, 2021, 06:44:58 AM
Thanks Russ!

If you build a city you need some groundwork to place it on. As my terrain tiles are all grassland and not suited for a build up environment. I started building thin overlays as ground for the city/village. I will build streets running over the rest of the terrain in a similar way later. I uses PVC sign makers tiles for this.As the tiles are very thin( but not warping) you can take them with you to other locations quite easily. As you can see on the picture. The setup is on our dining room table and not on my usual gaming table in the basement. This could be a nice lockdown project as you get everything you need on the net.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_6075.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/13/the-streets-for-hue/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.1. city terrain boards page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 14, 2021, 06:43:46 AM
Another civilian Miniature by Full Metal Miniatures. This time a porter carrying firewood. Painted as usual with GW contrast paints.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8185.jpg?strip=info&w=1238)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/14/collecting-firewood/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.1. collecting firewood page 30
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 15, 2021, 07:05:26 AM
Here are all the people living in my Vietnam war era village. I finished the last Full Metal Miniature yesterday.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8192.jpg?strip=info&w=590)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8193.jpg?strip=info&w=1252)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/15/the-villagers/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.1. village inhabitants page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 18, 2021, 06:33:09 AM
A Vietnamese village well:
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_5529.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

A 3D print

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/18/the-village-well/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.1. A village well page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 20, 2021, 06:54:12 AM
I wanted to add some things to give the buildings of my Vietnam war village and city a more lived in look. So I started with some pots were Rice or salted fish or firearms? can be stored in.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8903.jpg?strip=info&w=2000)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8905.jpg?strip=info&w=2000)

I used wooden beads for these.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/20/pottery-for-my-vietnam-table/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.1. Were to hide arms ? In pots! page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 22, 2021, 06:58:15 AM
I printed some walls with a short rest of FDM filament I had lying around. Walls like these can be used in between buildings or around parks and along streets. They are not only useful for my city of Hue project. So here they are:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8914.jpg)

and in action:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8929.jpg?strip=info&w=931)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8926.jpg)

Many more pictures here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/22/walls/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 22.1.Walls for Hue page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 25, 2021, 06:57:43 AM
Here is the next building for my Hue city project. Another 3D printed building from WOW buildings. It is from the world in ruins kickstarter set. It is intended for a “Saving Privat Rian” setting, but I think it works for Hue too.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8942.jpg)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8946.jpg?strip=info&w=1055)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8965.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8972.jpg?w=1400)

Many more pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/25/a-colonial-style-building-for-my-hue-project/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.1.Another building for Hue page 31
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on January 25, 2021, 10:33:56 AM
Looking good.  :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.1.Another building for Hue page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 25, 2021, 01:46:09 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.1.Another building for Hue page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 28, 2021, 07:25:36 AM
I thought that a small train station for my Hue project would be nice. There is a complete Hue train station in the WOW Vietnam kickstarter but for me it is just too big. So I started with some tracks and a Diesel engine from another WOW kickstarter.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/img_8982.jpg)

Many more pictures and a how to about the rust effect here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/01/28/a-diesel-engine-for-my-train-layout/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.1.Diesel engine page 31
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on January 28, 2021, 08:43:51 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.1.Diesel engine page 31
Post by: Russ justice on January 31, 2021, 05:01:36 PM
I can't believe how quickly you add new additions to your collection  :) fantastic work all round
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.1.Diesel engine page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 04, 2021, 10:00:37 AM
It is, just steadily work on it. I try to get in half an hour of painting/modeling time each day. It helps me relax from a job I have to talk all day long!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.1.Diesel engine page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 08, 2021, 07:51:29 AM
And after a longer hiatus here is the next miniature. A NVA NCO blowing a whistle.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9205.jpg?strip=info&w=918)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/08/nva-company-command-section/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.1.Diesel engine page 31
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on February 08, 2021, 08:26:53 AM
Looking good.  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.2. start of NVA company command page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 09, 2021, 09:33:53 AM
The next member of the company command. Armed with a salvaged blooper gun. He is wearing a camouflage cape fashioned from a US parachute.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9214.jpg?strip=info&w=1309)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/09/nva-with-liberated-blooper-gun/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.2. NVA armed with a blooper page 31
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on February 09, 2021, 09:54:34 AM
You are building quite an impressive collection Thomas - well done. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.2. NVA armed with a blooper page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 09, 2021, 02:23:09 PM
Thanks!! I just can't stop, as Paul Hicks is sculpting more and more of these brilliant figures!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.2. NVA armed with a blooper page 31
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 10, 2021, 06:21:40 AM
Here is the signals NCO of the company command I am building and painting. The flag is freehand, not my best..

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9209.jpg?strip=info&w=1082)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/10/the-company-command-trumpeter/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.2. NVA headquarters signals NCO page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 11, 2021, 06:36:09 AM
Here is the completed company command squad for my NVA army. A really nice pack of figures from Empress Miniatures full of character .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9221.jpg)

The last missing figure, my company commander .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9201.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/11/the-complete-company-command-squad/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.2. The complete NVA command squad page 32
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on February 11, 2021, 08:30:06 AM
Best yet  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.2. The complete NVA command squad page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 11, 2021, 01:49:21 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.2. The complete NVA command squad page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 15, 2021, 01:01:44 PM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9184.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

The 60mm mortar by Empress
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.2. US Marine Mortar page 32
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on February 15, 2021, 02:28:02 PM
Great job  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.2. US Marine Mortar page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 16, 2021, 06:49:31 AM
Thanks Paul!
Here are the two missing figures of the Empress Miniatures US Marine 60mm mortar. These are on the move carrying the mortar baseplate and other equipment:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9195.jpg)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9186.jpg?strip=info&w=1127)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9190.jpg?strip=info&w=855)

Many more pictures at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/16/another-60mm-mortar-on-the-move/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.2.missing Mortar crew page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 17, 2021, 06:35:04 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9200.jpg?strip=info&w=1466)

Here is another RTO for my US Marines. I needed another one for my mortar section to direct indirect fire.

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/17/a-us-marine-rto/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.2. A US Marine RTO page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 18, 2021, 07:01:09 AM
This is the start of a complete new army for my Vietnam War project. It will include an infantry platoon and a few armored vehicles later on. Don’t fear I will come back to some more Vietnamese and Americans later on.

This is the first digger of my Australian infantry platoon. Figures are from Empress Miniatures sculpted by Paul Hicks. Painted with GW contrast colors.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9274.jpg?strip=info&w=1117)

Many more pictures and info about the Australians in Vietnam at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/18/diggers-in-vietnam/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.2. Diggers in Vietnam page 32
Post by: Rick F on February 18, 2021, 07:37:31 AM
Just seen this one over on Facebook, very nice. What colour did you use for his uniform?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.2. Diggers in Vietnam page 32
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on February 18, 2021, 08:38:32 AM
I like the Anzac - nice colour differentiation from the USMC.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.2. Diggers in Vietnam page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 18, 2021, 08:53:21 AM
I used GW contrast colors. I have to look into my scrap book when I am back home after work to look it up. It is a mixture of two different shades.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.2. Diggers in Vietnam page 32
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on February 18, 2021, 03:18:29 PM
Looking good  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.2. Diggers in Vietnam page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 19, 2021, 06:32:27 AM
Thanks guys!
The next Digger for my Australian force.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9290.jpg?strip=info&w=769)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/19/more-anzac/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 19.2. More ANZAC page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 22, 2021, 06:31:48 AM
Here is the fire team leader of my first digger fire team.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9293.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/22/anzac-fireteam-leader/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 22.2. ANZAC fire team leader page 32
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on February 22, 2021, 07:17:14 AM
You missed his moustache ;D
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 22.2. ANZAC fire team leader page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 22, 2021, 07:46:41 AM
you are right have to correct that ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 22.2. ANZAC fire team leader page 32
Post by: carlos marighela on February 22, 2021, 08:21:24 AM
Probably one of those whisper thin Ronald Colman type ‘taches. Easy to miss at a distance.  :)

By the by, no ‘fire teams’ per se in God’s own army not back then anyway. Groups. Gun group, rifle group, scouts. Two JNCOs. Corporal section commander who usually moves with the rifles and scouts in the assault and a lance jack in charge of the gun group. The rifles and scouts might move independently, with the section commander moving with the scouts or they might move as one group or they might pepper pot by odds and evens in the final stages of an assault. The gun group in a section attack is almost invariably a seperate entity under the command of the section 2IC as it lays down the base of fire. That’s the theory anyway.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 22.2. ANZAC fire team leader page 32
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 23, 2021, 06:50:42 AM
Thanks for the info Carlos! I am not the expert on ANZAC platoon structure. So groups it is then instead. Will stick by the four figures anyway as thats the way I paint ( always working with 4 miniatures at a time).

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9301.jpg)

So, above is a picture of the first rifle group of the new ANZAC project I started a week ago. Below are pictures of the 4th missing soldier of the group.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9297.jpg?strip=info&w=808)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.2. ANZAC rifle group page 33
Post by: Sparrow on February 23, 2021, 07:19:41 AM
Looking good!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.2. ANZAC rifle group page 33
Post by: Rick F on February 23, 2021, 07:48:15 AM
Great figures again, reminds me to get on with mine. How many unplayed with figures will we all have when this lockdown is over?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.2. ANZAC rifle group page 33
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 23, 2021, 10:49:03 AM
A lot I would say...... at least when i look at my painting queue
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.2. ANZAC rifle group page 33
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 24, 2021, 09:13:46 AM
Last week I got the new Vietnamese civilians from Empress sculpted by Paul Hicks. Very nice figures indeed . I ordered each figure twice as I wanted to change one each by swiping heads or adding some green stuff to get an even wider variety of miniatures.

Before conversion:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9446.jpg?strip=info&w=1797)

after :
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9448.jpg?strip=info&w=1768)

Many more examples at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/24/the-new-vietnamese-civilians-by-empress-miniatures/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 24.2. Converted civilian page 33
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 25, 2021, 06:34:20 AM
Here is the next ANZAC figure or more a figure group. A digger medic giving first aid to a wounded ANZAC soldier.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/img_9272.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/02/25/first-aid/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.2. First Aid page 33
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 01, 2021, 10:26:52 PM
Nice painting.

I look forward to seeing that civilian conversion painted.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.2. First Aid page 33
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 02, 2021, 07:35:38 AM
Will take a bit more time painting the civilians.

Here is the start of my second rifle group for my ANZAC project.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9305.jpg?strip=info&w=981)

I included the paint palette I am using for my ANZAC miniatures over on Wargamesgazette. So if you are interested go here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/02/the-diggers-get-a-second-rifle-group/ and scroll down a bit.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.3. more Diggers page 33
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 03, 2021, 06:47:53 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9308.jpg?strip=info&w=643)

This digger is armed with a additional M79 blooper gun. More at :
https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/03/2nd-digger-2nd-rifle-group/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.3. M79 blooper armed Digger page 33
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 04, 2021, 02:02:09 PM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9313.jpg?strip=info&w=627)

The next ANZAC digger this one looks like staging an ambush.
More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/04/taking-aim/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.3. Ambush! page 33
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 04, 2021, 10:48:30 PM
Nice work.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.3. Ambush! page 33
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 05, 2021, 06:54:37 AM
Thank you Ultravanillasmurf!

Here are the next four finished models. That brings me up to two complete rifle teams.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9320.jpg)

And the fourth soldier of the 2nd rifle group.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9319.jpg?strip=info&w=752)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/05/2nd-anzac-rifle-group/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
Post by: Rick F on March 05, 2021, 07:23:53 AM
Smart, what are you aiming for, a full platoon?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on March 05, 2021, 07:40:51 AM
Well done - I like your Anzacs. :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
Post by: AKULA on March 05, 2021, 07:55:29 AM
Great work mate, this thread just gets better and better

 :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on March 05, 2021, 08:08:31 AM
Excellent job on the ANZACs.  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 08, 2021, 10:16:26 AM
I have something like a full platoon worth of figures to paint. So a long way to go...

As a Diversion from painting ANZACs, no one wants to paint the same for to long, here is the crew chief for my H34 chopper:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9589.jpg?strip=info&w=1401)

and in the chopper:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9613.jpg?strip=info&w=1157)

Many more pictures and info about the figure and the chopper build here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/08/another-8-ball/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.3. a crew chief for my chopper page 34
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 09, 2021, 07:30:40 AM
Here is the MG group of my growing ANZAC force.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9287.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/09/a-digger-mg-group/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
Post by: commissarmoody on March 09, 2021, 08:59:02 AM
Great look help.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
Post by: carlos marighela on March 09, 2021, 09:24:40 AM
Nicely done!

Just a tip. Those crossbelty looking things on the gunner and his number two are actually the vinyl inners from the blow up sleeping mattress. They cut them open and used them to carry the link for the gun. Less shiny brass on show and it helped keep the ammo cleaner. They should be black.

If you want some variety, you can paint some of the toggle ropes a mid to darkish green. The nylon version was coming into to service around that time.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
Post by: Poiter50 on March 09, 2021, 09:27:22 AM
We opened the inner seams and used them instead of the sleeping bag. You woke up damp but you didn't have the weight of the sleeping bag.

Nicely done!

Just a tip. Those crossbelty looking things on the gunner and his number two are actually the vinyl inners from the blow up sleeping mattress. They cut them open and used them to carry the link for the gun. Less shiny brass on show and it helped keep the ammo cleaner. They should be black.

If you want some variety, you can paint some of the toggle ropes a mid to darkish green. The nylon version was coming into to service around that time.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
Post by: carlos marighela on March 09, 2021, 09:52:58 AM
Yeah, as designed it was a pretty ordinary bit of kit. Whoever designed it didn’t think of the tactical considerations of blowing it up, deflating the bloody thing and stowing it in a pack. The horse blanket and  silk combo was a much better idea, as was wrapping yourself in the hutchi.

I can remember falling asleep one night and dreaming about having a warm shower. I woke up and thought,’ fuck! it’s raining’ and then thought  ‘that’s nice, someone has erected the hutchi’ as I could see it above me.

I was still contemplating how they had achieved that particular feat when I realised that I had actually slid down into the green plastic cocoon, as we were camped on the side of a hill and my breath had condensed onto the plastic above and was dripping on to my face.  lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
Post by: Marine0846 on March 09, 2021, 03:40:14 PM
Great story carlos.
Made me laugh. :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 09, 2021, 10:32:45 PM
Nice painting.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 10, 2021, 07:02:37 AM
Thanks for the tip Carlos, will use the info on the next models.

Now for something completely different....

A three wheel Lambretta

As I am slowly working on my cityscape of Hue, for the Tet 1968 offensive, I needed some of these vehicles. The three wheelers were and are often seen in Vietnam. As taxi, bus or van stand in. I got a 3D file from Thingiverse for a 3 wheeler Lambretta bus. This was printed with my Photon resin printer and then painted in the usual manner. I tried the weathering pencils from AK interactive for the rust effect. I think it works quite well.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9638.jpg)

Many more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/10/a-three-wheel-lambretta/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
Post by: Poiter50 on March 10, 2021, 07:07:28 AM
Did you have to rescale the 3D print file? And which file, if I may ask?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 10, 2021, 07:10:15 AM
I printed it out as is and I got it from thingyverse search term I used was Lambretta. Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.3. A Lambretta page 34
Post by: Poiter50 on March 10, 2021, 07:13:57 AM
Does indeed, search underway as I type.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.3. A Lambretta page 34
Post by: Poiter50 on March 10, 2021, 07:15:58 AM
And their dodgy search engine fails yet again.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.3. A Lambretta page 34
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 11, 2021, 06:46:24 AM
Sorry for that! I could look if i find the file. If interested send me a PM
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.3. A Lambretta page 34
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 11, 2021, 06:51:18 AM
Here is another Lambretta again 3D printed.This one wasn’t printed correctly. The roof above the passenger compartment was partially missing. So I removed it completely and loaded the Lambretta with things to be delivered to a market.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9634.jpg?strip=info&w=1052)

More pictures at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/11/a-blue-one/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.3. A blue Lambretta page 35
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 11, 2021, 11:23:25 AM
Sorry the Lambretta is not from thingiverse but from Wargaming 3D . Have a look here : https://www.wargaming3d.com/product/three-wheeler-bus/?fbclid=IwAR1qIgUFndDEp2l-77wRqvundmgwcSzykALeKJPcTgs7TAApkTVJEAJGuTY

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.3. A blue Lambretta page 35
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 12, 2021, 08:55:39 AM
As I build the two Lambrettas, I needed something like a Lambretta workshop for my city of Hue project. So I scratch build this workshop out of extruded polystyrene , coffee stirrers and cardboard. The oil drums, tires etc are 3D printed and the tin roof is made with a device from green stuff world, which turns ordinary cardboard into corrugated cardboard.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9631.jpg)

Many more pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/12/the-lambretta-workshop/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.3. A Lambretta workshop page 35
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on March 12, 2021, 12:35:27 PM
@Tom,
What type of printer do you have - FDM or SLA?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.3. A Lambretta workshop page 35
Post by: Captain Blood on March 12, 2021, 08:51:24 PM
It’s a great little scene Tom  :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.3. A Lambretta workshop page 35
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 13, 2021, 04:49:59 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.3. A Lambretta workshop page 35
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 15, 2021, 06:51:09 AM
Thanks Gents, Mick I have a photon and an I3Mega both from Anycubic. The Lambrettas were done on the Photon (SLA) the oil drums tires etc were done on the I3 Mega (FDM).
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.3. A Lambretta workshop page 35
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 15, 2021, 07:00:43 AM
Here is the first figure of the 3rd rifle group. When i finish this rifle group, hopefully until the end of this week, my first digger section will be ready for battle.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9326.jpg?strip=info&w=842)

More at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/15/start-of-the-3rd-rifle-group/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.3. start of the 3rd rifle group page 35
Post by: Blackwolf on March 15, 2021, 07:09:16 AM
Nice work Tom,he’s a cracker  8)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.3. start of the 3rd rifle group page 35
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 15, 2021, 07:43:49 AM
Thanks Blackwolf
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.3. start of the 3rd rifle group page 35
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on March 15, 2021, 08:32:32 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.3. start of the 3rd rifle group page 35
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 16, 2021, 06:32:54 AM
Here is the next Digger. this time armed with a M16. A very nice figure, having that late 60th early 70 feeling with the appropriate facial hair.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9330.jpg)

More pictures here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/16/a-m16-armed-digger/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.3. A M16 armed ANZAC page 36
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on March 16, 2021, 06:34:40 AM
he looks very good - well done :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.3. A M16 armed ANZAC page 36
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 16, 2021, 07:03:10 AM
Thanks Mick
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.3. A M16 armed ANZAC page 36
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 16, 2021, 10:39:17 PM
Nice work (and 'tache).

For those of us who vaguely remember the concept, before "one thing and the other", I was amused by a local barber offering an SAS haircut - no mention of the matching facial hair.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.3. A M16 armed ANZAC page 36
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 17, 2021, 06:31:57 AM
Thanks Gents! The next one is without a hairy upper lip ;)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9334.jpg?strip=info&w=1280)

The 3rd ANZAC jungle fighter is finished. Only one more to finish my first rifle section.
More at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/17/moving-through-the-bush/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 17.3. another ANZAC page 36
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 18, 2021, 06:49:18 AM
Yesterday evening I finished the last missing digger for my first rifle section. Below you see a picture of the completed section.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9345.jpg)

Many more pictures of the completed 3rd rifle group and the last figure for the section here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/18/first-anzac-digger-rifle-section-finished/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. first digger section complete page 36
Post by: Sparrow on March 18, 2021, 08:37:32 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. first digger section complete page 36
Post by: carlos marighela on March 18, 2021, 09:12:47 AM
Nice work! Looks like that section is missing its gun and has a couple too many M16s and Owens.

If it helps, the section organisation is.

Section Commander (Cpl) M16/Owen

Scout Group.
No 1 Scout M16/Owen
No 2 Scout SLR

Gun group:
Section 2IC (Lcpl) SLR
Machine Gunner M60
MG No2 SLR

Rifle Group:
No1 Rifleman SLR + M79
Nos, 2,3, 4 Riflemen with SLR.

That’s the book org. Frequently less in a section and typically the rifle group gets docked before the other groups.

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. first digger section complete page 36
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 18, 2021, 10:10:13 AM
Thanks Carlos
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. first digger section complete page 36
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 18, 2021, 10:12:43 AM
Carlos Do you have info about platoon and company orbats ?
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. first digger section complete page 36
Post by: carlos marighela on March 18, 2021, 12:29:15 PM
Yep.

Platoon is PHQ plus 3x Sections.

PHQ is:

Platoon Commander typically an M16
Platoon Sgt SLR
Signaller/ orderly PRC-25 and an SLR
Batman/Runner SLR.

The rifle company is CHQ plus 3 x platoons.

The relevant bits of CHQ, ie those that would be would be in the field on ops would consist of a command party with the OC, the CSM, at least two batmen/signallers and a medic.  CHQ was bigger than that but usually the CQMS, the drivers, storemen and attached cooks would be a rear party at the battalion’s base of operations. Beyond that there would almost invariably be an FO party of an FO, plus his own signaller (seperate radio netted into the battery/ regiment in support). In general terms, officers carry the M16 or Owen and SNCOs and ORs an SLR.

There was also the support section, which was intended to provide anti-armour capability to the company via 2x 84mm Carl Gustav MAWs. These were not deployed on operations in Vietnam so the support section, which consisted of a corporal and five men would often be used as a close protection party for CHQ or as a reserve. According to the book, an M16 or Owen for the section commander and the rest with rifles although at various times, some battalions tricked out the support section with a spare M60 or two.

At CHQ you might also find a Mortar Fire Control party of a Cpl and his signaller. Another common attachment would be a two man Splinter Team or Mini Team consisting of  a junior NCO and a sapper from the Royal Australian Engineers. If they were equipped for general engineering tasks like bunker search and demolition they would be designated as a ‘Splinter Team’. For mine detection they would be called a ‘Mini Team’. In the latter case they would carry a mine detector and usually wore tin hats and flak jackets.

By the by, around the end of 1966 the Owen gun essentially disappears and is replaced by the M16.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. first digger section complete page 36
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 18, 2021, 02:05:41 PM
Thanks Carlos! That helps indeed as in my prefer rules set ( The Nam, as it was) the ANZAC troops are in a supplement which isn't published jet.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. first digger section complete page 36
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 19, 2021, 10:20:58 PM
Yes, thanks Carlos for the organisation info.

Nice painting Tom.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. first digger section complete page 36
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 22, 2021, 09:15:11 AM
Thanks Ultrananillasmurf!
Over a year ago I printed a Huey with my 3d resin printer. Alas I didn’t have any door gunners. Now I got a few door gunners from Empress miniatures, sculpted by Paul Hicks.

" Banzai":
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9593.jpg?strip=info&w=1013)

"ACE":
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9597.jpg?strip=info&w=967)

And in the chopper:
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9604.jpg?strip=info&w=1699)
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9606.jpg?strip=info&w=1586)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/22/a-door-gunner-for-my-huey/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. A door gunner for my Huey page 36
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on March 22, 2021, 10:33:25 AM
Looking good.  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.3. A door gunner for my Huey page 36
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 23, 2021, 07:10:30 AM
Thanks!

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9353.jpg?strip=info&w=727)

Here is the next Digger. The start of my second section. He has a blonde mustache. More at : https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/23/next-anzac-warrior/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 23.3. The next digger page 37
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 25, 2021, 06:30:26 AM
Another Australian searching the bush for VC.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9362.jpg?strip=info&w=1095)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/25/look-behind-the-bamboo/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 25.3. "look behind the bamboo!" page 37
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 26, 2021, 08:20:15 AM
Here is the next rifle group finished. This brings me up to 4 rifle groups a gun group and a medic. Next will be a platoon HQ

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9368.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/26/rifle-group-4/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.3. rifle group 4 page 37
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on March 26, 2021, 12:48:17 PM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.3. rifle group 4 page 37
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 29, 2021, 06:49:08 AM
I thought I would need some targets for the SEALs and MACV SOG troops. So I got myself a few of the russian trucks from Rubicon, as these were used by the NVA, too. You can build the truck either as GAZ-AA or GAZ-AAA version. I build the GAZ-AA version. There is a driver for the cab included. So he had to be turned into a more Vietnamese looking type.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9841.jpg?strip=info&w=2000)

The finished truck:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9847.jpg?strip=info&w=815)

But is this really just a truck transporting Rice or Ammo down the Ho Chi Min trail? Or is there something more dangerous on the flatbed ? More dangerous for gunships, FACs or fast movers? If you get rid of the tarp….

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9857.jpg?strip=info&w=1512)

Many more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/29/a-truck-for-the-trail/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.3. A truck for the trail page 37
Post by: commissarmoody on March 29, 2021, 10:32:56 AM
Great idea!  :D
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.3. A truck for the trail page 37
Post by: WuZhuiQiu on March 30, 2021, 12:23:09 AM
Nice work! There is a photo in Plaster's book Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG (2004) of what looks like a BTR 40 draped with abundant foliage on patrol along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Apparently, foliage was commonly used by the PAVN when travelling along the trail - stationary troops resembled bushes from the air!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.3. A truck for the trail page 37
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 30, 2021, 05:47:29 AM
So I should think about adding some foliage to the truck.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9322.jpg?strip=info&w=1155)

Here is the grenadier of the platoon HQ of my Australian infantry platoon. He is armed with a M79 grenade launcher.

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/30/the-blooper-gunner-of-the-hq/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 29.3. A blooper for my Australian platoon HQ page 37
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 31, 2021, 05:53:07 AM
Here is the platoon HQ of my Digger platoon. only one and a half sections to go!

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/img_9268.jpg?strip=info&w=945)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/31/australian-platoon-hq/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.3. AustralianHQ page 37
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on March 31, 2021, 07:22:21 AM
Nicely posed. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.3. AustralianHQ page 37
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 31, 2021, 08:23:02 AM
Thanks Paul!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.3. AustralianHQ page 37
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 01, 2021, 06:36:37 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/img_9369.jpg?strip=info&w=848)

The Start of my 5th rifle group. More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/04/01/the-start-of-my-5th-rifle-group/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.4. Start of the 5th rifle group page 37
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 02, 2021, 09:33:27 PM
Nice to see the Australians getting painted.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.4. Start of the 5th rifle group page 37
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 07, 2021, 06:22:24 AM
A few weeks back Empress Miniatures released their Vietnam civilian range and a corresponding VC range. So you never know in your games if it is just someone from the next village or a VC… This makes it much easier to stage a guerrilla war on the tabletop. So here is the first set:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/img_9944.jpg)

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/04/07/just-a-guy-from-the-ville-or-a-vc/

Many more sets to come...
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.4. just a porter or a VC? page 37
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on April 07, 2021, 09:37:12 AM
Mean looking chap. :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.4. just a porter or a VC? page 37
Post by: Rick F on April 07, 2021, 09:40:34 AM
Obviously VC lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.4. just a porter or a VC? page 37
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 08, 2021, 07:30:13 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/img_9943.jpg)

The next figure pair in the civilian range I am working on. This time a village elder to frail for a fight?
Not really I would say. Better look twice!

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/04/08/papasan-not-dangerous/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.4. Papasan, not dangerous... page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 09, 2021, 05:57:03 AM
Another civilian miniature. This time a female one. She is carrying an upturned wicker hat draped with a piece of cloth. This was very typical for carrying goods. So after leaving the goods purchased on the market she goes to the weapons cache to do some hunting…..

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/img_9953.jpg)

More pictures at:https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/04/09/mamasan-got-some-rice-on-the-market/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.4. Mamasan got some rice on the market page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 12, 2021, 06:27:28 AM
Here is the next Civilian or VC in disguise armed with a light MG.
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/img_9962.jpg)

more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/04/12/a-little-heavy-support-for-the-vc/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 12.4. A little support for the VC page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 13, 2021, 05:29:21 AM
Here are all the civilian/VC figures I finished up till now.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/img_9964.jpg)

more at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/04/13/all-my-finished-vc-so-far/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.4. All my finished VC page 38
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on April 13, 2021, 05:49:21 AM
Your civilians and VC look great - well done. :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.4. All my finished VC page 38
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on April 13, 2021, 08:28:15 AM
Thats just one set. Three more to go yet  lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.4. All my finished VC page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 13, 2021, 12:52:14 PM
indeed Paul lots more to paint!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 13.4. All my finished VC page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 14, 2021, 08:46:39 AM
This Vietnamese village elder looks proudly over the rice paddies of his village, or is he looking for the imperialist enemy?

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/img_0034.jpg)

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/04/14/the-proud-owner-of-a-rice-paddy/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.4. Another VC page 38
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on April 14, 2021, 10:26:17 AM
They look like twins. lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.4. Another VC page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 15, 2021, 05:42:46 AM
indeed ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.4. Another VC page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 15, 2021, 05:53:40 AM
Another pair of twins. You should always check the rice sacks !!

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/img_0044.jpg)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/04/15/to-the-market/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.4. Check the rice sack! page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 03, 2021, 09:47:44 AM
After a longer brake from LAF, real world came inbetween, here is the next figure.

This is the start of a 6 man Navy Seal Team. Figures by Empress sculpted by PaUL Hicks.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/img_0271.jpg)

He is wearing a Levis jeans as many of the Seals in Vietnam did.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.5. Navy Seal page 38
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 03, 2021, 02:50:19 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.5. Navy Seal page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 04, 2021, 06:18:40 AM
Thanks, Ultravanillasmurf

This Navy Seal is the RTO of my Team. He is equiped with a Prick25 radio. He holds a smoke grenade in his right hand ready to throw .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/img_0275.jpg)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/05/04/navy-seal-rto/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.5. Navy Seal RTO page 38
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 05, 2021, 05:32:34 AM
Here is the heavy weapons specialist of my Seal Team. He is armed with an M60. Ammo is supplied from a ammo feed system taken from a chopper door gun.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/img_0279.jpg)

more at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/05/05/seal-with-m60/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.5. Navy Seal with M60 page 39
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on May 05, 2021, 05:56:06 AM
The Seals look good.  :D

I also have some but I have been distracted by other projects recently.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.5. Navy Seal with M60 page 39
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 05, 2021, 07:45:32 AM
Thanks Mick!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.5. Navy Seal with M60 page 39
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on May 05, 2021, 09:23:38 AM
Nicely done  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.5. Navy Seal with M60 page 39
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 06, 2021, 06:41:35 AM
Thanks Paul. It is the best I can do with my limited skills to these wonderful minis!

This one is armed with a LAW, sawn off shotgun and a light machine gun. Furthermore he has 2 fragmentation grenades.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/img_0283.jpg)

more at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/05/06/navy-seal-with-heavy-punch/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 6.5. seal with the heavy punch page 39
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 26, 2021, 05:34:28 AM
After a longer brake, I had a lot to do in my daytime job, here is the next Seal. He is armed with a chinese AK47. the report of the gun would not give him away as an American. He is taking aim with a pistol equipped with a silencer.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/img_0287.jpg?strip=info&w=866)

More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/05/26/seal-armed-with-a-chinese-made-ak47/

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.5. seal with a AK47 page 39
Post by: CapnJim on May 26, 2021, 01:48:28 PM
Nice work on these guys!  Not sure your skills are all that limited, though... :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.5. seal with a AK47 page 39
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on May 26, 2021, 02:29:30 PM
Ooohh cool  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.5. seal with a AK47 page 39
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 27, 2021, 07:07:49 AM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.5. seal with a AK47 page 39
Post by: AKULA on May 27, 2021, 11:39:53 AM
Excellent work on those figures...very realistic looking

 :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.5. seal with a AK47 page 39
Post by: Hammertime on May 27, 2021, 03:53:03 PM
Looks good, Tom! Always an inspiration!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 26.5. seal with a AK47 page 39
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 28, 2021, 05:37:29 AM
Thanks gents!

Here is the last Seal for my first team.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/img_0290.jpg?strip=info&w=790)

And the complete team:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/img_0295.jpg)

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/05/28/my-first-seal-team-completed/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.5. Seal Team completed page 39
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on May 28, 2021, 06:04:31 AM
Well Done  :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.5. Seal Team completed page 39
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 28, 2021, 07:53:26 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.5. Seal Team completed page 39
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on May 28, 2021, 08:43:21 AM
Brilliant but not completed. You need the boat and crew  lol
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.5. Seal Team completed page 39
Post by: CapnJim on May 28, 2021, 01:29:36 PM
Nicely done, sir!  I like the background scenery in the pics, as well. 
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.5. Seal Team completed page 39
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 01, 2021, 06:03:08 AM
Thanks Capnjim! Paul for sure i need a boat...

This is another one of the VC in disguise:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/img_0308.jpg)

Many more pictures: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/06/01/just-a-harmless-woman-tending-the-field/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.6. Just a harmless woman tending the field page 40
Post by: CapnJim on June 02, 2021, 01:52:02 AM
Nice paint job.  Red, yellow, and white (supposedly the 3 hardest colors to paint) all on one fig.  Nice hat trick! 

But I'm sure that little old lady was just protecting her rice paddy from rats... 
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.6. Just a harmless woman tending the field page 40
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 02, 2021, 06:02:32 AM
Thanks! and yes of corse she only wanted to get rid of all the rats in the field.....
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 1.6. Just a harmless woman tending the field page 40
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 02, 2021, 06:18:02 AM
Here is the next vietnamese civillian figure. He is dressed in a bit better clothes . So I thought he might be the son of the village chief. Or he might be a leader of a unit of Viet Cong

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/img_0318.jpg)

Many more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/06/02/sun-of-the-village-headman/

Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.6. Son of the village headman page 40
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on June 02, 2021, 07:30:23 AM
Looking mean and determined.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.6. Son of the village headman page 40
Post by: Sparrow on June 02, 2021, 11:45:42 AM
Very broody!!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.6. Son of the village headman page 40
Post by: AKULA on June 03, 2021, 06:21:39 AM
Nice looking minis - really like the idea of armed/unarmed versions

 8)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.6. Son of the village headman page 40
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 03, 2021, 09:26:52 AM
Yes it is nice to have a civilian who can be turned into a VC . As I intend to use "The Nam" as rules set. You could even use a special activation to turn the civilian into a VC so you don#t know in advance when he will get himself armed...
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.6. Son of the village headman page 40
Post by: CapnJim on June 03, 2021, 10:35:27 PM
The look an that guy's face (to me...) says "Oh for crying out loud. Them again?" :D

Nice paint job, BTW...
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.6. Son of the village headman page 40
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 04, 2021, 05:29:23 AM
Thanks!

She is on her way back home after a long day in the family rice paddys. Or is she on her way to join the other VC of the village tonight?

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/img_0328.jpg)

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/06/04/home-from-the-paddy-field/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.6. back from the rice paddy page 40
Post by: Sparrow on June 09, 2021, 09:48:32 PM
Nice 👍
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.6. back from the rice paddy page 40
Post by: CapnJim on June 09, 2021, 09:54:00 PM
Another good one!

Those figs have definitely made my "to buy" list...
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.6. back from the rice paddy page 40
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 10, 2021, 12:57:47 PM
An angry “mama san” and her brother who lost his leg to a booby trap. They seem to be quite inocent, but aren't.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/img_0343.jpg?strip=info&w=519)

Many more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/06/10/a-little-support-for-the-vc/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 10.6. a little support for the VC page 40
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 15, 2021, 07:42:00 AM
This is a figure with a head swap. The figure is a regular NVA RPG gunner . I changed the head against a head with a traditional hat to make him look more like a VC. The head and the figure are from Empress.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/img_20210612_183454__01.jpg)

on the left is the original figure.

many more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/06/15/vc-rpg-gunner/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.6. a head swap page 41
Post by: commissarmoody on June 15, 2021, 07:59:50 AM
Like the hat trick.  :D
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.6. a head swap page 41
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on June 15, 2021, 08:43:21 AM
Excellent  :D
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.6. a head swap page 41
Post by: CapnJim on June 15, 2021, 05:05:26 PM
Nice head transplant.  But IMO, either work for VC.  Well done, in any event!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.6. a head swap page 41
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 16, 2021, 07:58:06 AM
Thanks gents!

Now for something different. I got a 3D file of the tank through a kickstarter ( 3D printable US Vehicles of the Vietnam War: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bm3d/3d-printable-us-vehicles-of-the-vietnam-war-for-wargames ). This was printed on my Anycubic photon resin printer and i must say the files are really worth every penny I paid!

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/img_20210615_185809__01.jpg?w=2048)

The tank comander figure is by Empress. Many more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/06/16/the-start-of-a-m551-armored-reconnaissance-vehicle/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6. a 3D printed Sheridan page 41
Post by: Marine0846 on June 16, 2021, 02:08:45 PM
Great model.
Was not happy when it came in 1/56 and not in 1/50 or 1/48.
Also would like to see a M-41 and M-42.
Oh, well.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6. a 3D printed Sheridan page 41
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on June 16, 2021, 02:46:25 PM
@Marine0846

I have the same files from the kick starter and I printed them at 1/50 scale so now. They are easy to rescale when you have a 3D printer.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6. a 3D printed Sheridan page 41
Post by: Marine0846 on June 17, 2021, 02:55:18 AM

Mick_in_ Switzerland
Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6. a 3D printed Sheridan page 41
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 17, 2021, 06:41:26 AM
The model you see in the picture is rescaled to 1/50 too.  Forgot to mention.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6. a 3D printed Sheridan page 41
Post by: Dr. Zombie on June 17, 2021, 07:21:07 AM
That looks great.

How tech savy does one need to be in order to operate a Anycubic photon printer? I am seriously considering getting one. But I am a bit afraid that it might end up in a lot of tears, cusswords and gnashing of teeth. 
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6. a 3D printed Sheridan page 41
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 17, 2021, 09:51:06 AM
First of all there is a learning curve envolved. But it is really no problem. You ave to learn to work with the prgramms you need to get the stl file into a file readable by the photon. These programs are called slicers. You get thenm from Anycubic for free or from third parties.
so all in all you don#t have to be a tech neerd. I never regretted getting a printer.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6. a 3D printed Sheridan page 41
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on June 17, 2021, 01:53:15 PM
@Dr Zombie,

I made notes about my learning to use an Anycubic Photon. These will feature in a book one day.
If you (or anybody else) want to have a preview copy of the 3d Print section, just PM me with your email address.

Best Regards

Mick
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6. a 3D printed Sheridan page 41
Post by: Dr. Zombie on June 18, 2021, 09:50:09 AM
That would be great. PM sent.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.6. a 3D printed Sheridan page 41
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 07, 2021, 09:09:43 AM
So now that I droped out of the Contest I can post pictures of my build here too. You will find more pictures
here : https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=130641.0 and
here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/07/07/the-build-something-contest-2021/

Below are pictures of the finished terrain tiles with a US Marine section movin through:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/img_20210614_193541__01.jpg?strip=info&w=1600)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/img_20210614_193533__01.jpg?strip=info&w=1600)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/img_20210614_193400.jpg?strip=info&w=1200)


Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.7. booby traps page 41
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 14, 2021, 07:00:00 AM
After a longer break in my painting efforts, work came in between, here is another VC:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/img_20210612_183709__01.jpg)

Here is another VC soldier with the traditional vietnamese “No’n La’ ” headgear. The head is from Empress as is the body of the figure.

more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/07/14/vc-with-non-la-headgear/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.7. VC in Non la page 41
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on July 14, 2021, 07:42:45 AM
Looking good. Nice angle on the new head.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.7. VC in Non la page 41
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 20, 2021, 06:33:13 AM
My newest addition to the ranks of my NVA force is a recoilless rifle on the move. This one comes with another one deployed in the same pack.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/img_20210612_184022__01.jpg)

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/07/20/recoilless-rifle-on-the-move/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 25, 2021, 12:56:27 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 10, 2021, 09:48:09 AM
thanks
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on August 10, 2021, 10:29:50 AM
Looking good  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: CapnJim on August 10, 2021, 01:18:43 PM
Yep.  They do look good!   :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 14, 2021, 06:20:00 AM
Nice work.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 16, 2021, 05:39:07 AM
Thanks Gents,
i have lost my painting mojo at the moment as my workload of the day is quite a bit. So no more figures at the moment but, time permitting I will start painting again
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: AKULA on August 17, 2021, 10:40:39 AM
Thanks Gents,
i have lost my painting mojo at the moment as my workload of the day is quite a bit. So no more figures at the moment but, time permitting I will start painting again

It happens to us all.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with next  :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on August 17, 2021, 11:14:35 AM
Take your time - your Vietnam painting mojo will come back.

Your friends at LAF will be here when it does. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: CapnJim on August 17, 2021, 09:53:49 PM
Yup.  One does what one can when one feels like it.  I imagine we've all been there...
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 20, 2021, 09:32:31 PM
Do not force it, just wait until inspiration returns.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 23, 2021, 05:35:41 AM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 20.7. Recoilless rifle on the move page 42
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 31, 2021, 06:22:34 AM
So back with the brushes and paints. I started doing some hobby stuff again. First of i finished a few figures I had on the painting desk. The first is another VC with a head swap. On the right is the converted figure on the left the original. Both head and figure are from Empress

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/img_20210612_183757__01.jpg)

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/08/31/another-vc-with-a-head-swap/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on August 31, 2021, 06:25:12 AM
Good to have you back. ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 31, 2021, 06:41:10 AM
Thanks Mick!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: AKULA on August 31, 2021, 06:44:12 AM
Nice work on those head swops, your collection must be a really decent size now

 :)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 31, 2021, 08:11:45 AM
Akula, yes it is quite big. I have a platoon of US Marines, one of NVA and am working on one VC platoon. Ihave 3 choppers and a few other vehicles, but they are not completely finished. Further up in the pipeline is a platoon of ARVN.

So enough to do ....
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: Ash on August 31, 2021, 09:43:52 AM
Nice clean head swap, good skills.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 31, 2021, 01:19:06 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 31, 2021, 06:25:51 PM
That is a good head swap.
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: CapnJim on August 31, 2021, 10:21:19 PM
Yep, sure is!  Head transplants can be tricky...you seem to have managed it nicely...
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 01, 2021, 05:28:24 AM
Thank you all!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 31.8. Another head swap page 42
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 02, 2021, 05:36:08 AM
Another head swop done. This figure is armed with a RPG and a AK 47. The original figure on the left next to the kitbashed one.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/img_20210612_183454__01.jpg)

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/09/02/a-rpg-armed-vc-with-a-non-la-hat/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.9. Another head swap figure with a RPG page 43
Post by: AKULA on September 03, 2021, 06:35:16 AM
 Very effective  8)
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Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 03, 2021, 07:38:55 AM
Nice swap  ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.9. Another head swap figure with a RPG page 43
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 06, 2021, 10:01:33 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 2.9. Another head swap figure with a RPG page 43
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 07, 2021, 05:42:59 AM
Here is another RPG armed NVA soldier. I needed a bit more firepower for my NVA force .

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/img_20210904_151748__02.jpg)

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/09/07/another-rpg/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.9. Another figure with a RPG page 43
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 09, 2021, 06:18:02 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/img_20210904_152200__02.jpg)

Today I finished a AA gun team in ground support mode. The team consists of an NCO a gunner and an assistant gunner.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/img_20210904_152116__01.jpg?strip=info&w=1671)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/img_20210904_152055__01.jpg?strip=info&w=866)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/img_20210904_152047__01.jpg?strip=info&w=1091)

more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/09/09/a-aa-gun-in-ground-support/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.9. A NVA AA gun page 43
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on September 10, 2021, 07:49:21 AM
 :-*
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Post by: tomrommel1 on October 13, 2021, 06:49:40 AM
Another RPG armed VC or NVA soldier. After a longer brake, due to work constrains, I have started painting again. I also started with a bigger gaming project of a campaign of patroling in the Nam. More on this in the future.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/img_20210904_152011__01.jpg?strip=info&w=1116)

more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/10/13/vc-with-rocket-propelled-grenade/
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Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on October 13, 2021, 09:40:54 AM
Excellent.

You cannot have many more to pain????
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Post by: tomrommel1 on October 14, 2021, 08:35:17 AM
I have the ARVN to do next and a few vehicles left to do.
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Post by: CapnJim on October 14, 2021, 10:56:01 PM
Another nicely painted fig Tom.  Well done!
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Post by: tomrommel1 on October 18, 2021, 08:50:12 AM
Thank you all.
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Post by: tomrommel1 on October 18, 2021, 08:55:45 AM
Last weekend I finished some scatter terrain pieces to be used as swamp area. I am building up the last missing terrain pieces for a campaign game set during the Vietnam war, north of the parrots beak area. This area of Vietnam was a large swamp and abandoned rice paddy area near the border to Cambodia. So an infiltration point for the NVA and VC. But back to the terrain pieces. I want to depict the swamp as individual scatter terrain to be able to have different pathways through the swamp. The whole area will hinder movement due to being difficult terrain.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/img_20211016_133949.jpg?strip=info&w=2000)

More about how I build the pieces at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/10/18/some-swamp-terrain-pieces/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 18.10.swamp terrain page 44
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 03, 2021, 09:19:17 AM
(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/img_20211101_112819__01.jpg?strip=info&w=973)

Here is my latest painting effort. Painted with GWs contrast paints. The figures are from Empress Miniatures sculpted by Paul Hicks. A lovely little viginette.

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/11/03/a-us-marine-60mm-mortar-team/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.11. US mortar page 44
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 08, 2021, 07:51:43 AM
Here is the first part of the mortar team moving the mortar to a new emplacement. The figure is humping the base plate and tube of the mortar.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/img_20211101_112952__01.jpg)

More pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/11/08/us-marine-mortar-on-the-move/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.11. US mortar on the move page 44
Post by: Captain Blood on November 08, 2021, 12:26:19 PM
Your dedication to this project is admirable Tom. Just goes to show how you can build up a tremendous collection doing just a little bit at a time  8)
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Post by: tomrommel1 on November 08, 2021, 01:46:24 PM
Thanks Richard
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Post by: tomrommel1 on November 24, 2021, 08:52:09 AM
Sorry that it took so long to post the missing Marine for the mortar group.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/img_20211101_112924__01-1.jpg?strip=info&w=574)

and the complete mortar on the move:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/img_20211101_113023__01.jpg?strip=info&w=1233)

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/11/24/the-missing-mortar-gunner-on-the-move/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 24.11. complete US mortar on the move page 44
Post by: CapnJim on November 25, 2021, 08:07:50 PM
They look quite nice!  But that poor schlock carrying the tube AND the baseplate is gonna have a sore shoulder.... ;)
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 24.11. complete US mortar on the move page 44
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 26, 2021, 06:56:33 AM
indeed he will have.
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Post by: tomrommel1 on January 16, 2022, 05:32:29 PM
After a longer brake from modeling and painting. I could start a new project over the x-mas holidays. A LVPT5. The model was printed on my resin printer in 1/50 scale. The figures are from Empress.

Here is the printed model:

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/img_20210619_153414.jpg?w=2048)

And a picture of the finished model before painting. The sandbags are made from green stuff, the c ration boxes, bags and ammo boxes are resin prints.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/img_20210622_204931.jpg?strip=info&w=1600)

And the vehicle with added basecolors.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2022/01/img_20211024_173643.jpg?w=2048)

The miniatures will be painted with GWs contrast paints the rest will be done the traditional way….

Many more pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2022/01/16/the-start-of-my-lvpt5/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.1. A LVTP5 page 44
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on January 16, 2022, 06:19:53 PM
That looks spectacular - I am looking forward to seeing it completed.
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Post by: Deedles on January 16, 2022, 06:25:45 PM
Very nice .. I need to get one of these I think !
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Post by: CapnJim on January 16, 2022, 06:44:30 PM
That looks spectacular - I am looking forward to seeing it completed.

What he said!  :D
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.1. A LVTP5 page 44
Post by: commissarmoody on January 17, 2022, 11:20:03 AM
Hell yeah! That looks great!
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Post by: tomrommel1 on January 19, 2022, 09:08:44 AM
Thanks gents!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 16.1. A LVTP5 page 44
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 11, 2022, 09:44:30 AM
As I was kicked out of the build something contest I can show you some more pictures. These are two terrain pieces roughly 40x80cm big. They fit against each other to form a 80x80cm terrain piece.

The Sandbags and other parafrenalia are 3d printed on a resin printer. The rest is scratchbuild. The roofs of the bunkers can be lifted up to place miniatures inside.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/20220304_141059.jpg?strip=info&w=2000)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/20220304_141014.jpg?strip=info&w=2000)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/20220304_141036.jpg?strip=info&w=2000)

Many more pictures over on : https://wargamesgazette.com/2022/04/11/a-firebase-somewere-in-vietnam/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.4. A firebase somwere in Vietnam page 45
Post by: CapnJim on April 11, 2022, 06:32:16 PM
Looking good!  It all looks sufficiently grubby... :D
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.4. A firebase somwere in Vietnam page 45
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 12, 2022, 06:17:14 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.4. A firebase somwere in Vietnam page 45
Post by: carlos marighela on April 12, 2022, 08:18:07 AM
Nice terrain pieces!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 11.4. A firebase somwere in Vietnam page 45
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 12, 2022, 01:07:14 PM
Thanks carlos
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Post by: tomrommel1 on June 28, 2022, 05:55:06 AM
This time it took quite long until I could find time to write this post. That doesn’t mean that I did no modeling or painting in the meantime. I just couldn’t find the time to take pictures of the finished projects.

So here is the first finished project I had time to take pictures of. The 3D printed LVPT5. I printed the vehicle on my resin printer. You can find out more here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2022/01/16/the-start-of-my-lvpt5/

So here it is in all its glory. The crew is by Empress Miniatures.

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/20220624_162841.jpg?w=1400)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/20220624_162830.jpg?strip=info&w=1036)

(https://wargamesgazette.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/20220624_162820.jpg?strip=info&w=1953)

Many more pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2022/06/28/the-lvpt5-is-finally-finished/
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.6. The LVTP5 finished page 45
Post by: carlos marighela on June 28, 2022, 06:56:50 AM
Nice looking track!
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.6. The LVTP5 finished page 45
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on June 28, 2022, 07:09:41 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.6. The LVTP5 finished page 45
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 28, 2022, 08:43:12 AM
Thasnks Gents
Title: Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 28.6. The LVTP5 finished page 45
Post by: Sparrow on June 28, 2022, 05:48:06 PM
Lovely!
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Post by: CapnJim on July 01, 2022, 01:35:39 AM
Well, that amtrac looks great!  But no real surprise there... :)
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Post by: tomrommel1 on July 01, 2022, 06:21:05 AM
Thanks again. I always try to keep my standart and hope to improve..