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Author Topic: Tomrommels Vietnam war 15.4. Check the rice sack! page 38  (Read 40076 times)

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.3. Ambush! page 33
« Reply #495 on: March 04, 2021, 10:48:30 PM »
Nice work.

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 4.3. Ambush! page 33
« Reply #496 on: March 05, 2021, 06:54:37 AM »
Thank you Ultravanillasmurf!

Here are the next four finished models. That brings me up to two complete rifle teams.



And the fourth soldier of the 2nd rifle group.



More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/05/2nd-anzac-rifle-group/
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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
« Reply #497 on: March 05, 2021, 07:23:53 AM »
Smart, what are you aiming for, a full platoon?

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
« Reply #498 on: March 05, 2021, 07:40:51 AM »
Well done - I like your Anzacs. :-*

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
« Reply #499 on: March 05, 2021, 07:55:29 AM »
Great work mate, this thread just gets better and better

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
« Reply #500 on: March 05, 2021, 08:08:31 AM »
Excellent job on the ANZACs.  ;)

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 5.3. 2nd rifle group finished page 34
« Reply #501 on: March 08, 2021, 10:16:26 AM »
I have something like a full platoon worth of figures to paint. So a long way to go...

As a Diversion from painting ANZACs, no one wants to paint the same for to long, here is the crew chief for my H34 chopper:



and in the chopper:



Many more pictures and info about the figure and the chopper build here: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/08/another-8-ball/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 8.3. a crew chief for my chopper page 34
« Reply #502 on: March 09, 2021, 07:30:40 AM »
Here is the MG group of my growing ANZAC force.



More at https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/09/a-digger-mg-group/

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
« Reply #503 on: March 09, 2021, 08:59:02 AM »
Great look help.
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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
« Reply #504 on: March 09, 2021, 09:24:40 AM »
Nicely done!

Just a tip. Those crossbelty looking things on the gunner and his number two are actually the vinyl inners from the blow up sleeping mattress. They cut them open and used them to carry the link for the gun. Less shiny brass on show and it helped keep the ammo cleaner. They should be black.

If you want some variety, you can paint some of the toggle ropes a mid to darkish green. The nylon version was coming into to service around that time.
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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
« Reply #505 on: March 09, 2021, 09:27:22 AM »
We opened the inner seams and used them instead of the sleeping bag. You woke up damp but you didn't have the weight of the sleeping bag.

Nicely done!

Just a tip. Those crossbelty looking things on the gunner and his number two are actually the vinyl inners from the blow up sleeping mattress. They cut them open and used them to carry the link for the gun. Less shiny brass on show and it helped keep the ammo cleaner. They should be black.

If you want some variety, you can paint some of the toggle ropes a mid to darkish green. The nylon version was coming into to service around that time.
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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
« Reply #506 on: March 09, 2021, 09:52:58 AM »
Yeah, as designed it was a pretty ordinary bit of kit. Whoever designed it didn’t think of the tactical considerations of blowing it up, deflating the bloody thing and stowing it in a pack. The horse blanket and  silk combo was a much better idea, as was wrapping yourself in the hutchi.

I can remember falling asleep one night and dreaming about having a warm shower. I woke up and thought,’ fuck! it’s raining’ and then thought  ‘that’s nice, someone has erected the hutchi’ as I could see it above me.

I was still contemplating how they had achieved that particular feat when I realised that I had actually slid down into the green plastic cocoon, as we were camped on the side of a hill and my breath had condensed onto the plastic above and was dripping on to my face.  lol

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
« Reply #507 on: March 09, 2021, 03:40:14 PM »
Great story carlos.
Made me laugh. :)
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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
« Reply #508 on: March 09, 2021, 10:32:45 PM »
Nice painting.

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Re: Tomrommels Vietnam war 9.3. ANZAC mg group page 34
« Reply #509 on: March 10, 2021, 07:02:37 AM »
Thanks for the tip Carlos, will use the info on the next models.

Now for something completely different....

A three wheel Lambretta

As I am slowly working on my cityscape of Hue, for the Tet 1968 offensive, I needed some of these vehicles. The three wheelers were and are often seen in Vietnam. As taxi, bus or van stand in. I got a 3D file from Thingiverse for a 3 wheeler Lambretta bus. This was printed with my Photon resin printer and then painted in the usual manner. I tried the weathering pencils from AK interactive for the rust effect. I think it works quite well.



Many more pictures at: https://wargamesgazette.com/2021/03/10/a-three-wheel-lambretta/

 

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