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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #780 on: July 17, 2021, 09:30:51 PM »
Plenty of stuff in the Eureka market scene, bowls, baskets etc. Wooden jewellery beads work well as jars.

I’d say there are two things that make a village for the period, a well and family bunkers.

The wells came in a variety of types naturally enough but round concrete or packed clay seem the most popular. Bunkers could be built under the hootches so largely invisible but just as common for them to be next to them. A sort of raised hummock with an entrance, somewhat like a small Saxon burial mound describes a typical one.

There can also be a bit of variety in buildings, you might expect a village headman to have a slightly posher or bigger abode. At the other end  the spectrum due to destruction, re-location and just general thriftiness you might expect to find shacks made with varying bits of Allied detritus and more contemporary building materials, CGI, plywood, wooden packing cases, plastic sheeting etc. Nearer bases and at the edge of urban areas there are even examples of shacks made almost entirely from flattened beer and soft drink cans.

You can have heaps of fun with Vietnamese village building. I’ve incorporated corrugated iron sheets and scattered things like mattocks, bead jars and the like around the bases of my buildings. You should also think about putting in small gardens and the inevitable livestock around them.
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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #781 on: July 20, 2021, 12:09:14 PM »
I’d say there are two things that make a village for the period, a well and family bunkers.

Now those I should be able to make. Thanks for the suggestion.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #782 on: July 24, 2021, 01:02:15 PM »
Couple of period films showing ARVN soldiers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R6nMkzk0wM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r9zmNJYhJc

There's litterally a shed load of videos on this blokes channel
« Last Edit: July 30, 2021, 03:18:38 PM by Ash »

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #783 on: July 29, 2021, 09:34:55 PM »
Got the new ARVN packs; painted them as Rangers (Biệt Động Quân), had a go at the insignia, but so small could hardly see what I was doing.










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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #784 on: July 29, 2021, 09:59:54 PM »
Cracking! You are the master!
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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #785 on: July 29, 2021, 10:53:35 PM »
Cheers Blackwolf; here's the other pack.










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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #786 on: July 30, 2021, 12:41:09 AM »
Nice!
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #787 on: July 30, 2021, 01:00:34 AM »
Those look brilliant! The work on the shoulder patches is outstanding. Might as well do the lurid helmet decorations now.

Offline Sparrow

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #788 on: July 30, 2021, 04:30:31 AM »
Marvellous!
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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #789 on: July 30, 2021, 08:54:54 AM »
Cheers guys.

Those look brilliant! The work on the shoulder patches is outstanding. Might as well do the lurid helmet decorations now.

I was thinking about having a go at that. Will try it out on the officer bloke as his helmet is pretty clear with no chin strap over the brim.
Also need to fix the RTO's aerial as I must have knocked it.
It was straight at one point. I usually use thin brass rod for them, but used the pewter one that came with on this bloke.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2021, 08:56:45 AM by Ash »

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #790 on: July 30, 2021, 01:59:46 PM »
Fantastic job. Love the badges  :o :-*

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #791 on: July 30, 2021, 05:34:17 PM »
Fixed the aerial (sort of), added some unit specific helmet decorations to a couple of them.



Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #792 on: July 30, 2021, 09:41:50 PM »
 :-* :-* :-*

Offline CapnJim

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #793 on: July 30, 2021, 11:22:31 PM »
Once again, great work, Ash,  But then, why should these be any different than your others? ;)

With my same-o, same-o responses to your posts, I feel like I should add this disclaimer:  "This message brought to you by The Department of Redundancy Depatment"... ;D  :D
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #794 on: July 30, 2021, 11:56:32 PM »
Yep, I think we can take it that anything he does will be bril. Maybe we should deploy Masterful Understatement in future?

‘Not bad’. ‘Fairly good’. ‘Unobjectionable’ and the like.  :D

 

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