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Offline Ash

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2940 on: May 11, 2021, 08:35:28 AM »
...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  ;)   

Good call.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2941 on: May 11, 2021, 11:08:32 AM »
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  ;)   

Similar criticisms can be levelled at his Escobar book (Killing Pablo). Fitting the narrative around the facts and narrowing the focus to create heroic characters that readers will be drawn to. That said, It’s a good read, like all of his books. Guests of the Ayatollah is a  less pacy read  than the earlier works but I still enjoyed it.

Whatever demerits he may earn in terms of an absolute commitment to objective fact over narrative he makes up for with good writing. Compare and contrast Bowden’s Hue with the execrable prose of Nolan’s Battle of Hue.
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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2942 on: May 11, 2021, 11:12:06 AM »

Whatever demerits he may earn in terms of an absolute commitment to objective fact over narrative he makes up for with good writing. Compare and contrast Bowden’s Hue with the execrable prose of Nolan’s Battle of Hue.

Totally agree  ;)

Offline Mr C

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2943 on: May 11, 2021, 04:39:26 PM »
Those are brilliant sculpts. I never cease to be amazed by Mr Hicks sculpting skills and his ability to capture a photograph or an iconic image. There are further photographs of Marine casualties being treated in the rubble of the Dong Ba Tower (should Mr Hicks feel the need to make another casualties pack  :D).

Offline AlexM

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2944 on: May 13, 2021, 01:42:55 PM »
Looks like Bowden made a deal with Michael Mann, who in turn signed the project with FX (which is now Disney, IIRC?)....should be interesting....though I would have been more pleased with HBO on the job.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2945 on: May 13, 2021, 01:54:04 PM »
This will work for Disney then  lol

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Online Sparrow

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2946 on: May 13, 2021, 04:17:21 PM »
 lol
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Offline has.been

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2947 on: May 14, 2021, 08:30:46 PM »
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This will work for Disney then  lol

Paul! Now you really are taking the Micky.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2948 on: May 15, 2021, 03:53:53 PM »
Paul! Now you really are taking the Micky.

Moi?  ;)

Offline Paul Hicks

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2949 on: May 15, 2021, 11:42:13 PM »
The last Corpsman to finish off the pack. Need to complete a couple of other items for Empress before these get shipped.

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2950 on: May 16, 2021, 07:38:15 AM »
Paul, your sculpting is amazing  :-*

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2951 on: May 17, 2021, 09:37:31 PM »
Nice sculpts again.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2952 on: May 17, 2021, 10:16:03 PM »
Yep - very nice indeed.  Looking forward to seeing what the army fellas are gonna look like.  Someday... ;) 
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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2953 on: May 18, 2021, 09:25:02 AM »
Quite a lot of new releases coming through the system at the moment so stay tuned.  ;)

Offline tomrommel1

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #2954 on: May 18, 2021, 02:21:06 PM »
Very well researched and sculpted corpsmen and wounded. Well done both Pauls! :-*
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