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Offline Ash

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28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« on: May 16, 2019, 03:39:10 PM »
USMC Hue PG 1-7

M48 Patton Tank Pg 8
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.105

M50 Ontos Pg 9
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.120

NVA Pg 11
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.150

USMC Force Recon Pg 12
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.165

ANZACs Pg 13
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.180

USMC Tank crew / 60mm Motar Pg 14
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.195

NVA Pg 15
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.210

ANZACs Pg 16
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.225

NVA MMG Pg 18
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.255

WIP PBR Pg 19
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.270

Finished PBR Pg 21
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.300

USMC .50cal Pg 22
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.315

NVA spider holes Pg 23
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.330

NVA HMG & USMC Mule Pg 24
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.345

NVA Command Pg 25
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.360

1/48 Huey UH-1D Pg 26
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.375

Fire Base Pg 27
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.390

81mm Motar Pg 28
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.405

LVTP-5: Pg 28
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.405

Fire Base Pg 29
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.420

SEALs Pg 31
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.450

MACV SOG Pg 33
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.480

105mm Howitzer Pg 35
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.510

LRRP Pg 35
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.510

Statue terrain piece Pg 36
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.525

WIP SEALs (conversions) Pg 37
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.540

SEALs & LRRPs Pg 38
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.555

Crew Chief & Casualty Pg 40
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.585

SF Teams Pg 40
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.585

1/48 H-34 'Kingbee' Pg 42
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.615

MACV SOG (conversions) Pg 42
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.615

NVA & Bunkers Pg 43
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.630

NVA HMG Pg 45
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.660

SEAL LSSC WIP Pg 47
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.690

SEAL LSSC finished Pg 48
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.705

USMC 81mm Mortar team Pg 49
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.720

US Navy Corpmen & wounded USMC Pg 50
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.735

USMC .50cal Pg 50
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.735

Village Huts Pg 52
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.765

ARVN Ranger (BDQ) Pg 53
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.780

ARVN M113 Pg 54
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.810

Jungle scatter
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.795

ARVN conversions Pg 56
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.825

Firebase Pg 57
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=117078.840






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Been watching all the new releases from Empress on Earther's thread and finally succumbed and bought a pack to have a go at.
They are very nice models, wonderfully detailed, I'll definitely be getting more of them.




« Last Edit: September 27, 2021, 08:32:56 AM by Ash »

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 03:48:07 PM »
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 03:53:05 PM »
Very nice work on them (I like the cigarette packet).

Now the feed can has been mentioned, it is so obvious.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 04:36:34 PM »
Lots of little details come out once you start chucking paint. Not sure if it is, but the standing M60 gunner looks like he has a dog tag attached to his right boot.

I may have another go at the area around the eyes, however I think I'm giving up trying to paint eyes; mine either come out looking like Marty Feldman after he's been given a fright or that they've been playing fast and loose with their mum's masquara.





Offline AKULA

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 04:45:01 PM »
Lovely paint jobs

 8)
     

Offline Juan

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 04:52:30 PM »
 :-* :-* Very nice painting work!!!

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 05:08:03 PM »
They look great!
Well done :-*

Offline Paul Hicks

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 05:44:13 PM »
Lots of little details come out once you start chucking paint. Not sure if it is, but the standing M60 gunner looks like he has a dog tag attached to his right boot.

I may have another go at the area around the eyes, however I think I'm giving up trying to paint eyes; mine either come out looking like Marty Feldman after he's been given a fright or that they've been playing fast and loose with their mum's masquara.







Lovely work! You noticed the dog tags!

Offline Splod

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 08:16:59 PM »
Absolutely stunning work as always mate. I actually really like your basing; simple but effective for Hue.

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 09:05:00 PM »
Outstanding.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 10:11:49 PM »
Thanks guys

I actually really like your basing; simple but effective for Hue.

I really didn't know what to do for the bases so just left them fairly neutral for now, I may get some of those scale terracotta bricks for the rubble look. Bits of corrugated iron would probably look the part as well.

Offline Helen

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2019, 10:17:29 PM »
Lovely brushwork.
Best wishes,
Helen
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well (V van Gogh)

Offline Splod

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2019, 11:18:30 PM »
Thanks guys

I really didn't know what to do for the bases so just left them fairly neutral for now, I may get some of those scale terracotta bricks for the rubble look. Bits of corrugated iron would probably look the part as well.

Can you give us some insight as to what you've used so far? My technique with Vallejo paste ends up significantly 'chunkier'.

Offline mrcleh

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2019, 06:38:10 AM »
Brilliant, these look stellar! :-*

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2019, 06:50:38 AM »
Can you give us some insight as to what you've used so far? My technique with Vallejo paste ends up significantly 'chunkier'.

I covered the bases and the metal base built into the figure with some ready-mix Polycell Finishing skim (just because it was there). It's quite smooth and wet when first used so I dipped the bases in some fine powdery grit. Then a coat of primer. As the grit hasn't really adhered to the plaster it does tend to flake off a bit with handling which breaks up the surface quite nicely. Some watered down PVA soaked in tends to fix it all in place. Then I painted it with a mix of Vallejo 'Khaki' and some Mig 'African Earth' pigment, then a light drybrush with some Vallejo 'dark sand'.
I took these from a more over head angle, can see a bit more of the bases:





 

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