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Offline CapnJim

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #825 on: August 12, 2021, 02:09:47 PM »
Now that looks great!  Just lovely!  Well done, lad...  :D
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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #826 on: August 14, 2021, 06:30:06 AM »
Brilliant. The stowage makes it look really lived in.

What did you use for the barbed wire on the trim vane?

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #827 on: August 14, 2021, 10:17:10 AM »
What did you use for the barbed wire on the trim vane?

It's the etched brass stuff that Forge World used to make. Some leftover from 40K stuff, got one sheet left...

Offline Rick F

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #828 on: August 15, 2021, 07:44:50 AM »
When you've finished your Vietnam table (did I really say finished lol) it is going to be absolutely gorgeous.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #829 on: August 20, 2021, 01:57:56 PM »
Thanks Rick; one day, maybe, I'm still hiding from the 20mm Bush Wars board I started...

Had a go at an ARVN M60 team , loosly inspired by that picture on the previous page.






Gunner is the top half of one of the ARVN M113 crew, the legs from an NVA figure. The other is from pack NAM1 (bloke with doll thing in helmet band).
Gave him a head swap, arm swap, chopped off some pouches to make him look less marine like.
Also removed his base and chopped his boots off, sanded them down a bit and pinned them back on ( to try and reduce his height a little).

Couple of the other figures from pack NAM1; went with the two most crouched over; again removed some pouches (gas mask bags) & the trouser pockets.
Added some grenades & pouches to cover the dodgy cutting & a pouch my thumb squashed a bit..
ARVN officer just had the boots left over from the M60 gunner's legs added, stuck a smoke grenade in his hand, and the kneeling chap is from the M113 crew.






The Marines & ARVN figures are of correctly different stature, so these guys are bit bulky in comparison to the Vietnamese; will wait for any new ARVN releases to add  new figures, but had to have a go just to see how they turn out.

« Last Edit: August 20, 2021, 02:01:14 PM by Ash »

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #830 on: August 20, 2021, 08:51:34 PM »
They look great. and your extra works shines thru on them.
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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #831 on: August 21, 2021, 01:47:26 PM »
They look great. and your extra works shines thru on them.

Thanks a lot.

Used this guy from the PBR crew, to add a gunner to go into a bunker.





Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #832 on: August 21, 2021, 02:59:42 PM »
Excellent. I like the spent brass.

The conversions look good as well.

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #833 on: August 23, 2021, 05:31:31 AM »
really nice conversions !!
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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #834 on: August 23, 2021, 08:31:19 AM »
Excellent work.   :-*

Offline CapnJim

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #835 on: August 24, 2021, 01:43:48 AM »
Excellent. I like the spent brass.
The conversions look good as well.

Excellent work.   :-*

really nice conversions !!

What they said! :D :D

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #836 on: August 24, 2021, 09:15:08 AM »
Thanks guys, not sure what's next; may try to finish that 3/4 ton truck.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #837 on: September 04, 2021, 06:06:51 PM »
US 3/4 ton Truck


Offline Sparrow

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #838 on: September 04, 2021, 08:32:02 PM »
Lovely!
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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #839 on: September 08, 2021, 12:22:11 PM »
Thanks Sparrow.

A few more pieces of jungle scatter


 

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