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Offline Dr. Zombie

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Next stop Vietnam VC and USMC reinforcements on page 10
« on: May 12, 2019, 03:28:58 PM »
Empress wore me down with their very cool previews of their Vietnam marines. And I started stockpiling plastic plants to build some jungle scenery. I placed an order with Empress that arrived friday and I set to work.

Here is the first marines in country. I know they are supposed to be fighting i Hue, but I have dreamt of some jungle fighting for a long time. The camera has washed out the colours somewhat. I painted them i various shades of olive green/khaki. To represent different levels of faded gear.



I have bamboo and palms and other asorted plants comming in from china and then this lot from Ikea and a petstore. So I can fill a table with jungle.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2022, 09:45:43 AM by Dr. Zombie »

Offline mrcleh

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 03:47:03 PM »
Very nice work on those lovely miniatures and, if I might add, damn fast! :D

The plants look good as well, a nice and varied collection!

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 04:18:21 PM »
Thanks.
The minis are awesome there was next to no cleaning necessary. And 90% of the painting is just one color. All that greatly reduces production time.

Offline Marine0846

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 06:16:29 PM »
Dr. Z,
Love the look of your Marines.
Interesting that you have done your bases more for jungle.
Have been thinking of how to do my figures.
Still have not made a decision.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Oldboy

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 07:04:32 PM »
Lovely looking figures. Crack on the next batch should be available soon. It's never ending

Offline jasper

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 07:16:54 PM »
Those look nice.

I still have to base mine before i start painting.
The stack of ikea and china plastic is very familiar.

Offline Splod

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 07:52:59 PM »
Looking fantastic mate. I love the buildings in that final shot; any chance of some more photos and details on where they're from?

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 07:56:44 PM »
The buildings are homemade by myself. You can see more of them in my African conflict thread.

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 07:45:32 PM »
I had a go at making some jungle terrain. This is just a small test piece to test out some stuff. The plan is to make some bigger pieces that block movement and line of sight. And a bunch of smaller scatter pieces.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 08:02:03 AM »
Great job  ;)

Bit of advice, which you may already have covered.  When I made all of my jungle I put stuff on three size bases largish, middle size and a lot of individual plants trees on separate bases . I also did the three heights short, middle size and tall. This way you get maximum flexibility when laying the terrain out and it never gets boring.

Also add a few plants with flowers. It adds colour but do not go for the Martian look  lol

Also remember to leave room for the figures to get through otherwise it makes gaming really annoying. In know I learnt the hard way.  :o

Lastly not all of Vietnam is jungle and there are a lot of western style trees mixed in, although you have done that.

Brilliant fun making it so enjoy.  ;)

Cheers, Paul 

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 09:56:36 AM »
That is almost exactly my plan. There will be some impassable jungle areas and others with some paths through. All in various sizes. I have a lot more plants en route from China. This was just a test piece for fun. There are also plans for some burnt out areas that has been hit by napalm or some areas hit with Agent Orange. After all I need a place for those Med. Evac choppers to land.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 10:50:30 AM »
One useful resource are sections of astro turf in different lengths. Great for making clearings etc.

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 10:55:04 AM »
Lovely bit of jungle :-* :-* :-*

Offline Legion1963

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 07:44:20 PM »
Indeed. These miniatures look sterling. And that is some mighty fine jungle Doc Zombie. Enjoy the jungle fighting. ;-)

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Next stop Vietnam
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 09:07:59 PM »
I am still waiting on my load of palm trees, bamboo and other jungle plants. But even so I did another test piece for a smaller scatter piece.

 

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