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Offline tomrommel1

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #480 on: January 28, 2021, 07:38:22 AM »
That is quick painting indeed!!
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #481 on: January 28, 2021, 11:21:28 AM »
Thanks guys



... the 'spraypainted' camo stripes is a very cool authentic touch!


Thanks for the feedback, with hindsight I should have done the same sort of uniform on the bloke with the RPD, came very close to repainting him green...

Anyhoo, here's the first lot with bases:









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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #482 on: January 28, 2021, 12:26:28 PM »

Thanks for the feedback, with hindsight I should have done the same sort of uniform on the bloke with the RPD, came very close to repainting him green...


Historicly more accurate I guess - But rule of cool makes him very cool looking in Stripes!!

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #483 on: January 28, 2021, 12:44:58 PM »
Historicly more accurate I guess - But rule of cool makes him very cool looking in Stripes!!

Works for me!
I'm tempted to get another pack of these, then introduce some marine figures to the razor saw for some leg swaps...

Here's the other half of the pack:








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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #484 on: January 28, 2021, 12:59:29 PM »
Those SOG dudes look badass.
What would you do if you did give their legs the chop? Just to get different poses?
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #485 on: January 28, 2021, 01:09:44 PM »
They are fantastic - well done :-*

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #486 on: January 28, 2021, 01:10:09 PM »
Those SOG dudes look badass.
What would you do if you did give their legs the chop? Just to get different poses?

Was thinking about it, but just had a look & most of the marines have gas mask bags against their legs.
Ordered another pack of the recon blokes instead, so probably split them between the SEALs & SOG.

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #487 on: January 28, 2021, 01:50:26 PM »
The homemade cam on the Sten bloke is a really nice touch, I've read that the SASR sometimes made really effective camouflage by flicking black paint on green uniforms, I'm currently searching for photos.

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #488 on: January 28, 2021, 02:06:51 PM »

I had considered to use the Recon models too.

I did end up getting a bunch of Vietnam Anzac instead - With a little head and weapon swap, I think they'll work great as more indigs for a SOG RT

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #489 on: January 28, 2021, 02:10:45 PM »
How did you do the the bamboo and large plants?

Is that the Chinese bamboo that you get on Ebay?

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #490 on: January 28, 2021, 05:50:33 PM »
The homemade cam on the Sten bloke is a really nice touch, I've read that the SASR sometimes made really effective camouflage by flicking black paint on green uniforms, I'm currently searching for photos.

I'm thinking I should have done the same camo on the bloke with the RPD, he's got some super details on him (extra pockets on sleeves etc) that are a bit hidden by the tiger stripes, oh well...  I'd be very interested to see any pics you find of SASR blokes, I've got a few, but none of DIY camo.

I had considered to use the Recon models too.

I did end up getting a bunch of Vietnam Anzac instead - With a little head and weapon swap, I think they'll work great as more indigs for a SOG RT

Ordered another pack of the recon blokes earlier. Empress had it in the post in just over two hours, can't get better than that.
Might have a go at adding the extra pockets to a couple, then the spray paint camo. Probably add the medic to the Seal team.

How did you do the the bamboo and large plants?

Is that the Chinese bamboo that you get on Ebay?

Spot on, the bamboo came from China, pre Covid. Had it sitting in a box of wierd looking green plastic stuff I picked up from various sellers (could all be from the same factory) on eBay a couple of years ago. Got a couple of different sizes (lengths), I think I prefer the bigger sized 'plants' as the pole bit has a wire running through it and less flash that the shorter options.

Painting them was fairly straight forward.
I painted all of them with Vallejo 'NATO green primer; 'Ochre Brown' for the bamboo pole bit (any mustard yellow would do 'Japan Uniform' etc), a wash of dark green all over, then lightly dry brushed the leaves with the Ocher. The broad leaf plants I used a few different shades of green + the ocher, kept it fairly well thinned down and let the colours run into each other a bit, then a wash of any darkish green.

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #491 on: January 29, 2021, 09:25:19 AM »
very nice indeed :-*

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #492 on: January 30, 2021, 09:14:22 PM »
Got another pack of the Force Recon marines, having a go at some little conversions...


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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #493 on: January 30, 2021, 09:45:14 PM »
Nice!
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #494 on: January 31, 2021, 10:30:50 AM »
Thanks for the heads up on the speedy service. I will mention it in Empress Christine's appraisal  lol   

Looking forward to seeing what you do with these guys ;)


 

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