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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2925 on: May 08, 2021, 11:13:41 AM »
Wow. Paul you never fail to amaze me. Bet the Empress crew are chuffed! I for one would love to see a set of casualties.

Its OK  lol

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2926 on: May 10, 2021, 05:23:16 PM »
All completed! Still one figure to finish for the set.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2927 on: May 10, 2021, 06:05:09 PM »
Brilliant....
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2928 on: May 10, 2021, 09:29:04 PM »
Any one unsure of why the last pair is brilliant should look up the Don McCullin and John Olson photos from Hue.


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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2930 on: May 10, 2021, 09:58:34 PM »
Brilliant!
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2931 on: May 10, 2021, 10:02:03 PM »
Excellent

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2932 on: May 10, 2021, 11:44:47 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2933 on: May 11, 2021, 06:17:02 AM »
Amazing sculpting. :-*

Offline carlos marighela

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« Reply #2934 on: May 11, 2021, 06:55:30 AM »
Any one unsure of why the last pair is brilliant should look up the Don McCullin and John Olson photos from Hue.

Thanks for sharing Dylan. I was unaware of the controversy surrounding the identity of the Marine on the door. That’s a fascinating little article.

We have the marines, well two of them and we have the tank. I suppose Paul will have to start work on sculpting a door.  :D

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2935 on: May 11, 2021, 08:05:54 AM »
Thanks for sharing Dylan. I was unaware of the controversy surrounding the identity of the Marine on the door. That’s a fascinating little article.

We have the marines, well two of them and we have the tank. I suppose Paul will have to start work on sculpting a door.  :D

We already have plenty of doors. ;)

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2936 on: May 11, 2021, 08:13:23 AM »
A door die range?

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2937 on: May 11, 2021, 08:17:27 AM »
Door stretcher range?

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2938 on: May 11, 2021, 08:26:06 AM »
Yes but then you’ll need to keep the political climate of the Vietnam War in mind and produce draft excluders and that will turn into a veritable parade of former Presidents and shock jocks.

Maybe a range of door Scotsmen? Ah, I forgot, you’ve already done that.  :)

Now get back to packing my order.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2939 on: May 11, 2021, 08:32:59 AM »
This maybe of interest; some background:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/19/magazine/vietnam-war-photo-wounded-marine.html

When I was researching the corpsmen figures for the pack. still one more to come by the way, I came across this article. First sigh of relief was confirmation of the toy octopus in the helmet  lol

What struck me about this article was that it confirmed to me the danger of journalistic 'media' based history books as opposed to well researched books, which tend to be a lot drier when reading and some a cure for insomnia . Bowden's book on Hue is a must read. It is in the spirit of Band of Brothers and I highly recommend it . There were and I presume still are plans for HBO to make it into a min series. Hope so. However Bowden's journalistic style, that makes it so readable, (similar to Ambrose.) does unfortunately contain mistakes and dare I suggest creative writing to make the facts fit the story. Shame on me  :o. In the context of the book they are not really an issue for the reader but as a piece of historic research it may be a problem. I have found a number of stories that are told in Bowden's book that are from other books, memoirs etc that have been tweaked to fit the Bowden book. Phase Line Green has had a number borrowed. There is nothing wrong with this and I still whole heartedly recommend the book but to the researcher one has to tread with care.

This story I find quite sad and I suspect the inaccuracy will now become the acknowledged truth.   When this pack is released it will become our Empress Miniatures icon for the range and I will be acknowledging the true identities on the site  ;)