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Author Topic: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range  (Read 248775 times)

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3060 on: June 23, 2021, 07:25:19 AM »
Many thanks guys. :-*

 Another preview of one of our ARVN paratroops.

This time the Lieutenant. Wearing a US M65 field jacket. Carrying an M1911A1 .45 Calibre pistol. He also has an M1A1 folding stock carbine. No helmet cover.




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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3061 on: June 23, 2021, 08:57:21 AM »
Fantastic!
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Offline commissarmoody

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3062 on: June 23, 2021, 12:09:38 PM »
Nice!
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Offline CapnJim

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3063 on: June 24, 2021, 12:26:48 AM »
Another nice one...!!!  But in the "picking nits" department, the .45 seems just a tad small for that ARVN LT... ::) 
« Last Edit: June 24, 2021, 12:28:30 AM by CapnJim »
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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3064 on: June 24, 2021, 09:38:15 AM »
No its to scale. Worth noting are the heavy duty gloves the figure is wearing  ;)

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3065 on: June 24, 2021, 09:49:55 AM »
Looking good. Looking forward to seeing the rifle armed troops.
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3066 on: June 24, 2021, 01:01:11 PM »
The Lt is a really nice figure  :-*
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Offline CapnJim

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3067 on: June 24, 2021, 01:47:57 PM »
No its to scale. Worth noting are the heavy duty gloves the figure is wearing  ;)

Roger that.  I do really like the figure, in any event...and waiting for more previews... :D

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3068 on: June 24, 2021, 01:58:51 PM »
Would that be the M65 field jacket he's wearing?
If so, is that OG or did they come in camo?

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3069 on: June 24, 2021, 02:05:12 PM »
Would that be the M65 field jacket he's wearing?
If so, is that OG or did they come in camo?

Yeah, it's an M65.  AFAIK, the issue ones were OG.  OG107 to be exact.  But as with just about any military uniform, exact shading varied...and the BDU (woodland camo) version wasn't issued until '81 or '82.

There may have been local copies, or civilian versions, though...

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3070 on: June 24, 2021, 02:13:44 PM »
Great, that's pretty much what I was guessing re the dates. thanks for that.

I'm already painting this guy in my head and he's not even molded yet..!

Just spotted that Paul already said it's an M65, I really should spend more time reading and not just looking at the pictures...
« Last Edit: June 24, 2021, 02:15:49 PM by Ash »

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3071 on: June 24, 2021, 02:32:46 PM »
Time for some releases methinks.

USMC corpsmen and casualties. An important part of any unit and hopefully relevant in the rules you use, if not they should be 😉
These chaps are based, as usual on pictures taken during the conflict. Most iconic of all is the famous one of the Marine being cared for on the back of an M48 Patton tank.

We also have an 81mm Marine mortar team based upon a picture of them in action in Hue 1968.
As usual brilliant work by Paul Hicks.

Now in the shop!!!

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3072 on: June 24, 2021, 02:35:45 PM »


The mortar team.




Offline CapnJim

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3073 on: June 24, 2021, 03:41:12 PM »
More good stuff!  I'll definitely have a medic with my platoon.  Can't live without 'em.  Sometimes literally...

May have to get a mortar team or 2, as well.  The Army used the 81mm too.  And my "little" brother was 81mm mortar man in the Marines in the 80s, so he'll appreciate that...

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3074 on: June 25, 2021, 05:16:50 PM »
Nice.

Definitely want the medic.