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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1020 on: September 28, 2022, 08:42:34 PM »
Christ on a bike! Did you hand paint all those helmet designs? They look superb.

I seem to recall it was your suggestion, back on page 53..!

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

Funnily enough the helmets were less of a task than the little arm badges.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2022, 08:14:01 AM by Ash »

Offline Sparrow

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1021 on: September 28, 2022, 09:51:54 PM »
I’m out of superlatives.. they look great!
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1022 on: September 28, 2022, 10:42:48 PM »
They do look great.  And that 113 probably drove through a river.  That'll leave all manner of dried crud on it...
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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1023 on: September 29, 2022, 07:43:43 AM »
Fantastic. Totally blown away by these ARVN and the M113's  :-*

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1024 on: September 29, 2022, 09:16:03 AM »
They all look amazing.

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1025 on: September 30, 2022, 05:46:52 PM »
Excellent work.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1026 on: October 02, 2022, 08:19:18 PM »
Thanks for the comments chaps. Here's the 60mm mortars, from the FIC range.





Online Rick F

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1027 on: October 04, 2022, 06:50:16 AM »
Excellent as always Ash. Can I ask where you got the shrubs from, they're much better than the ones I've been using for jungle.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1028 on: October 04, 2022, 08:58:58 AM »
Excellent as always Ash. Can I ask where you got the shrubs from, they're much better than the ones I've been using for jungle.

The stumpy Bamboo is just the CPR's finest plastic offerings, cut short enough to fit the slot in the storage box. The bushy bits are small bits torn off a sheet of 'rubberised horse hair', not sure that horses had any part to play in its making, as I think it's coconut fiber marinated in some sort of latex. Then covered in glue and dipped in flock. The flash really lights up the latex bit that missed the brown paint. Then there is some ground up mixed herbs under the plants (given a brown wash & khaki dry brush), and some dodgy home made grass tufts.

Online Rick F

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1029 on: October 04, 2022, 09:04:37 AM »
Cheers mate, I'll have a go with that horse hair, seen some in my nearest model shop.

Online CapnJim

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1030 on: October 04, 2022, 03:39:24 PM »
Those guys look good to me!

Offline Sparrow

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1031 on: October 05, 2022, 10:06:38 PM »
Looking great 👍

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1032 on: October 07, 2022, 11:45:08 AM »
Picked up the 'Barnes & Elias' figures from Studio Miniatures (aka  Tom & Will), very close in height to the Empress blokes.
Thought they would be in Vietnam era kit, however they were sporting more modern attire, mollie & rucksacks. Ended up removing the packs and filling the loops, then added more appropriate packs & webbing.





Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1033 on: October 07, 2022, 07:31:29 PM »
...and another bloke for the SOG teams.
Converted ARVN M79 troop.





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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1034 on: October 07, 2022, 10:23:51 PM »
Bril conversions Ash! I think you have Tiger stripe down to a fine art.
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