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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3375 on: July 26, 2022, 08:26:32 PM »
Cheers! Not seen that monograph before. Second the recommendation on McCauley’s book.

Of course now we want Australian gunners.
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3376 on: July 28, 2022, 07:45:38 AM »
The Arc Light missions over the South pretty much were. They bombed from so high up they could neither be seen or heard on the ground and there was typically fuck all on the ground that could reach ‘em even if they were detected. Plenty of Vietnamese testimony as to the psychological effect of devastating bombing runs that had absolutely no warning. All the declared combat losses were over the North.

Now if anyone wants a jet bomber that might fit on the shelf, there’s always the dear old Canberra, Take yer pick, USAF B-57 or 2 Sqdn RAAF B.20.

My old boss Terry used to fly Canberras, for RAAF over Vietnam, at the same time as my two deputies, one had been a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and the other an RAN gun commander who (I believe) shelled Vietnam. I guess I was the odd one out.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2022, 07:47:36 AM by Shahbahraz »
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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3377 on: July 28, 2022, 10:14:59 AM »
The main part of my brown water navy is now complete.

These are the monitors and landing craft. The models are from a company called Merrimac which is  (or was?) part of Old Glory in the USA. They are slightly below scale being true 25mm (1/56) but work well for the table when the 28mm Empress Miniatures figures have been added.

4 Landing craft and 2 monitors.

I made a helo pad for one of them which can be removed as can all the tarps.

Next up the Empress PBR’s and LSSC’s which are nearly done. Then its game time. ;)



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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3378 on: July 28, 2022, 10:16:19 AM »
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3379 on: July 28, 2022, 10:18:07 AM »
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3380 on: July 28, 2022, 11:34:40 AM »
Very nicely done indeed.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3381 on: July 28, 2022, 12:30:59 PM »
Very cool! :-* :-*  That’s a great looking little riverine force. Now you know you just want the hovercraft don’t you?  ;)

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3382 on: July 28, 2022, 02:46:17 PM »
These are great! And very characterful to boot!
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3383 on: July 28, 2022, 07:27:22 PM »
Very nice, Paul!  Looking forward to the PBRs.  Speaking of which, "Never get outta the f***in' boat!" ;)
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3384 on: July 28, 2022, 08:48:20 PM »
Which few people know was a quote from Edward Winslow, leader of the Mayflower Pilgrims. ‘ Never leave thee thy fucking boate’.  ;)
« Last Edit: July 28, 2022, 08:50:09 PM by carlos marighela »

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3385 on: July 28, 2022, 08:58:10 PM »
Great stuff Paul! 👍
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Offline Sparrow

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3386 on: July 29, 2022, 05:57:45 PM »
Brilliant stuff! The “bar” has been set….
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Offline commissarmoody

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3387 on: July 30, 2022, 05:43:42 AM »
Damn that is something brilliant!  :o
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3388 on: July 30, 2022, 07:08:13 AM »
A cracking looking flotilla  8)

Particularly like the additions that make them really pop … the surf board, prisoner etc
     

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3389 on: August 01, 2022, 06:29:58 AM »
really nice boats
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