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Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #435 on: January 15, 2021, 10:58:56 AM »
US military sandbags  were usually olive green in Vietnam, but sometimes there was a mix of olive green and plain hessian.

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #436 on: January 15, 2021, 11:09:39 AM »
Of course once you add laterite soil, everything that’s permeable and even things that aren’t take on a reddish hue.
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #437 on: January 15, 2021, 02:01:47 PM »
Very nice indeed. One question which color did you use for the sandbags? I thought they are some kind of buff color in reality or am I wrong.

I went with a sort of greenish grey base (40% basalt grey 60% german cam. dark green).
Here's some of the ref pics of FSB's I found online:






It contrasts quite nicely with the ground colour, and you can add washes to tone it down/filter it.
I did go with a more hesian colour for the bags on tanks/armoured vehicle's as otherwise the'd blend in with the colour of the armour.
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #438 on: January 15, 2021, 02:09:25 PM »
I also made a couple of end pieces for the trenches .








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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #439 on: January 18, 2021, 07:18:26 AM »
Very nice additions for your trenches!! And thanks for the color info. Have to change mine a bit I think...
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #440 on: January 18, 2021, 09:15:51 PM »
Here's the last of the Fire Base bits; was suppossed to be for a 105mm Howitzer, but not sure if the company I ordered one from is currently up and running..




I may add some barbed wire to to last trench bits...

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #441 on: January 18, 2021, 11:28:51 PM »
great work on these :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #442 on: January 19, 2021, 06:24:21 AM »
The emplacement for the gun looks great. Were did you get the floor boards from ?

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #443 on: January 19, 2021, 10:03:15 AM »
Thanks.

The metal bits are 1/48 Pierced Steel Planking (PSP)/ Marston matting; found it on eBay, made from etched brass.









Think I've got just enough left to do a little ladding pad...

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #444 on: January 19, 2021, 01:54:00 PM »
Thanks for the info!

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #445 on: January 19, 2021, 02:11:07 PM »
Anyone doing SEALs may find this of interest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUIo0Jtb3PY&t=595s

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #446 on: January 19, 2021, 10:33:56 PM »
Very nice.

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #447 on: January 19, 2021, 10:41:31 PM »
Absolutely stunning work. Your projects never cease to amaze me  :)

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #448 on: January 23, 2021, 09:28:16 PM »
Thanks Splod & smurf, here's a snap of the current WIP



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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #449 on: January 23, 2021, 09:31:17 PM »
Wow. Someone has been busy.