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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2790 on: February 24, 2021, 10:35:54 AM »
I have come across references to them being used in action. One was for an ambushed Marine unit with a wounded Marine playing dead when the VC checked the bodies and he makes mention of them wearing the hats. Have the full quote somewhere.

However I agree its illogical, despite Hollywood, that a trained jungle wise VC would go into action with such a bullet magnet however these guys are designed as village / local VC, the lowest of the low in military terms and so the hats work.

Also surprised that no one ever comments on OTHER, both plastic and metal, ranges that have front line heavy core figures wearing them?       

Offline carlos marighela

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« Reply #2791 on: February 24, 2021, 07:07:07 PM »
Don’t worry, I have. I also get what you are doing with these and it’s fine. They are locals, defending their village, it’s clearly going to be a come as you are type party invitation.

Iffy are the Rubicon ones. Armed to the teeth with AKs and RPG-7s yet wholly clad in black peasant attire. Admittedly the hats are optional but one of the styles included is one that’s common to southern China, not so much Vietnam. Who knows, as they are Hong Kong based maybe it’s a wry but subtle political comment, in tiny bits of plastic? :)
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2792 on: February 24, 2021, 10:43:54 PM »
It makes sense as the nón lá would not be a very practical item to fight in.

On the other hand, a floppy hat or scarf won’t readily double as a saucepan.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2793 on: February 25, 2021, 01:11:59 AM »
Double post
« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 01:14:42 AM by carlos marighela »

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2794 on: February 25, 2021, 01:12:54 AM »
Not sure I would try using a woven hat as a saucepan and I wouldn’t advise anyone else does either.

 Just in case you didn't read that particular product safety guideline.  ;)

A floppy hat makes almost as good a bucket on the other hand.

Offline AlexM

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2795 on: February 25, 2021, 01:43:45 AM »
In my opinion, and rough understanding of it all, VC would wear these hats to blend in in villages and countryside, and likely just pull them off to fight for practical reasons. I don't think it's much of a stretch to imagine these "villagers" quickly dropping their hoes and pulling out their shooting irons as a marine platoon advances into the killzone!

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2796 on: February 25, 2021, 02:04:53 AM »
Not sure I would try using a woven hat as a saucepan and I wouldn’t advise anyone else does either.

Sorry, I must have been thinking of ashigaru. Their hats were the same shape but not the same material.

With regard to the VC’s conical headgear, in view of the frequently putrescent state of their rice rations, at least according to Sir Max Hastings, it seems reasonable to suppose that the woven hats were both tastier and more nutritious. This may in part account for the guerillas being frequently bareheaded.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 02:07:46 AM by Andrew_McGuire »

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« Reply #2797 on: February 26, 2021, 10:51:04 AM »
Nothing like the splish splosh of cute little Otters.

 

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2798 on: March 01, 2021, 01:55:44 PM »
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« Reply #2799 on: March 01, 2021, 08:54:15 PM »
...early ARVN militia, Ruff Puffs...

did these have female fighters, too? Or male and female mixed?

Yes, you can see them in the background of the attached picture of Madame Nhu and also in this post on the RVNHS blog http://rvnhs.blogspot.com/2015/12/nhan-dan-tu-ve-peoples-self-defense.html also some very late war examples from around 3 miniutes onwards in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL9bZymg0QY
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 08:57:08 PM by 88D »

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2800 on: March 01, 2021, 10:46:10 PM »
Apologies for my site search fail, but do you do an NVA sniper/sharp shooter?

I am after one (or more) for an "point of interest" result.

Of course I could be the victim of too much film and television and they would be rare.

Thanks.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2801 on: March 04, 2021, 10:45:08 AM »
Not yet.

They are on the to do list.  ;)

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2802 on: March 04, 2021, 10:38:47 PM »
Not yet.

They are on the to do list.  ;)
Thanks.

In the meantime the bare headed chap kneeling and aiming with an SKS has gained an Anvil Industries 'scope (sniper carbine anyone?).

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2803 on: March 05, 2021, 03:58:17 PM »
Some Vietnamese Civilians from The Empress Miniatures 28mm range.

One of those conflicts in which civilians seem to play a crucial role.

Look out for a big release of new packs after the weekend 😉


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« Reply #2804 on: March 05, 2021, 04:01:29 PM »
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