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Author Topic: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.6. NVA soldier attacking page 17  (Read 17445 times)

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.4. How to paint a US Marine page 12
« Reply #180 on: April 06, 2020, 01:01:10 PM »
Syrinx0 I like them like the contrast paints. Difference is that the Instar Alphas have much more pigment in them and you can use them like normal paints on a white base coat. It gives a very smooth very thin layer then. Or you can thin them with there medium which is called Water + . At least 1/1 or even thinner if you like. Hope that helps.
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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 3.4. How to paint a US Marine page 12
« Reply #181 on: April 06, 2020, 01:03:40 PM »
Here is the last NVA soldier of the lot i bought at the release date last year. Empress Miniatures NVA soldier , sculpted by Mr. Hicks.



More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/06/finished-the-first-lot-of-my-nva-soldiers/

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When you read about the Vietnam war or watch documentaries or movies about the conflict, you see or read about colored smoke for designating LZ or friendly lines to allow fast movers or gunships to work the enemy position. I wanted to have a marker like this for my games. Just to show that a FO ordered aircraft support.





more on how I build that on: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/07/do-you-see-orange-smoke-over/


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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.4.“Do you see orange smoke? Over” page 13
« Reply #184 on: April 07, 2020, 12:38:34 PM »
you are very welcome!

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 7.4.“Do you see orange smoke? Over” page 13
« Reply #185 on: April 08, 2020, 07:47:33 AM »
Who is calling in the Arty?



of course a Prick 25 operator. This is a Empress miniatures US Marine figure sculpted by Paul Hicks. He is carrying a PRC 25 aVHF transceiver on his back. I made the antenna out of a plastic broom “hair” as I am clumsy and fears to brake the included metal one when gaming.

More pictures at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/08/who-is-calling-in-the-smoke/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.4. Who is calling in the Arty? page 13
« Reply #186 on: April 08, 2020, 05:15:34 PM »
Nice painting.

Good idea with the aerial.

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.4. Who is calling in the Arty? page 13
« Reply #187 on: April 09, 2020, 07:32:30 AM »
Thank you Ultravanillasmurf!

I got some plastic Bamboo from China. Bought it through e bay quite cheap. Don’t fear I bought it before the onset of COVID 19. So no space on an aircraft was waisted which could have been used for facemasks.

I quite like it, but is it to tall? Should I have it halved in hight?



more pictures on https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/09/bamboo-thicket/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.4.Bamboo thicket page 13
« Reply #188 on: April 09, 2020, 01:49:01 PM »
I have that same bamboo. Although real life bamboo can be huge I halved mine for easier access to miniatures. And to double my bamboo forest.

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.4.Bamboo thicket page 13
« Reply #189 on: April 09, 2020, 03:57:15 PM »
will do the same with the rest I have.

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.4.Bamboo thicket page 13
« Reply #190 on: April 14, 2020, 12:52:54 PM »
Here is the next NVA soldier . The first figure of the miniatures I bought at Crisis 19 in Antwerp. He is another Empress miniature. I painted him wearing a black pair of trousers ( you need new ones after a while on the Ho Chi Min trail) and a traditional blue and white Vietnamese scarf.



More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/14/the-next-nva-lot/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 14.4. next NVA soldier page 13
« Reply #191 on: April 15, 2020, 07:08:03 AM »
For my Vietnam war collection I needed some Sampans. I printed these in 3D and painted them up. Now my river doesn’t look so empty anymore.



More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/15/sampans/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.4. Sampans page 13
« Reply #192 on: April 15, 2020, 08:58:33 AM »
This looks as a very fast painting method!

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.4. Sampans page 13
« Reply #193 on: April 15, 2020, 10:03:58 AM »
The Sampans were done in a base coat and a few dry brushes.

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.4. Sampans page 13
« Reply #194 on: April 16, 2020, 07:06:06 AM »


As it is beginning to get boring only to paint NVA, I still have a lot to do, I sprinkle in the occasional US Marine. So today a Marine with a “pig” (M60).

More at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/04/16/12244/

 

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