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Offline Arrigo

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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2019, 12:49:36 PM »
Nice to hear that ARVN would be included!

Helen, thanks for sharing you story. Just a question, You had a driver, gunner, loader, and Commander on each vehicle? Or the 4th man was just a M60 machine gunner?

Okay 2nd question... what would have happened to all these dry branched with the backblast?

I concur that is sad you are the only one left. Was the picture taken in Malaysia?

PS: 1 question become 3... sorry!
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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2019, 03:12:45 PM »
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many thanks indeed :D

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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2019, 11:13:45 PM »
I’m guessing from that photo that it’s either Puckapunyal or possibly
Shoalwater Bay judging by the scrub.

Ged,

Great news on the ARVN. One request. If you are modelling them with M-16s do get tge sculptor to examine what an M16A1 actually looks like. Too many ranges with odd/ M16A2 foregrips, weird foresight brackets or an absence thereof. The close fitting almost tapered cut of their pants is another point that gets missed. Ideally, I’d love to see some ARVN with older kit like M1 Garands and carbines and BARs and some with M16 and M60. That would allow one to field them from 1962- 1975 but I understand that this is a 1968 focussed range.

By the by there were a handful of Australians at Hue, members if the AATV, who were training and advising ARVN battalions in the area.
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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2019, 11:19:09 PM »
Helen, thanks for sharing you story. Just a question, You had a driver, gunner, loader, and Commander on each vehicle? Or the 4th man was just a M60 machine gunner?

Okay 2nd question... what would have happened to all these dry branched with the backblast?

I concur that is sad you are the only one left. Was the picture taken in Malaysia?

PS: 1 question become 3... sorry!

Hi Arrigo,

Commander on each vehicle. Lance corporal on one and corporal on the second.

Replace the branches when required.

Picture taken at our field training area just outside Rockhampton, Queensland.

We just took 84 mm Karl Gustavs (sic) to Malaysia in 1980 during the Second Malaysia Emergency.

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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2019, 11:19:52 PM »
Fantastic photo Helen and great piece of first hand information. You don't often get to see photos like that with the associated background information. It is indeed sad that you are the only one left.

Thank you.

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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2019, 11:28:40 PM »
fascinating Helen!

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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2019, 11:35:36 PM »
Carlos

all coments noted old chap....tapered  trousers is interesting
the other pre-conception is they wore no helmet covers..MPS
maybe...tapered trousers is intersting


picture M16A1..
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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2019, 02:33:50 AM »
Well perhaps tapered is not quite the right descriptor but they tended to be close fitting, almost a tailored look. Quite different from the baggy legs on US and and Australian greens.

if you haven't seen it there's an interesting web page on ARVN uniforms here.

http://rvnhs.com/museum/uniforms.html

As I said, for the most part, so long as you aren't loading them with flak jackets and you make them a bit shorter than their US counterparts, they would also stand service for various Central American Armies into the 1980s, El Salvador for example.

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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2019, 10:41:42 AM »
thanks Carlos for the input and comments..appreciated

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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2019, 01:51:09 AM »
88d Many thanks
do like the look of their MPS
limited use on a battlefield though!
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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2019, 09:10:33 AM »
You said end of quarter 2, which seems like ages to wait. Do you have anything you can show us in the meantime, or any details on packs and so on?

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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2019, 12:24:28 PM »
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there will be posts as soon as im able :D
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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2019, 02:09:30 PM »
88d Many thanks
do like the look of their MPS
limited use on a battlefield though!
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Cheers, seeing as the range is set during the tet offensive the MPs would have seen a lot of action in Hue, Saigon and other South Vietnamese cities and towns.

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Re: Hue 1968 from Gringo40s. New!!
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2019, 02:42:14 PM »
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there will be posts as soon as im able :D
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 lol you can't get away as easily as that, you've raised our expectations now!  lol Will they be comparable to your Napoleonic range in terms of size and proportion? I've got Force of Arms at the moment so I'm wondering how the new range will tie in.

Are you still looking for ideas or have you already planned out the range?