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Author Topic: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Cover) page 14  (Read 18799 times)

Offline CapnJim

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Very well done!  Now we're waiting for the battle report... :)
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (updated 30th August Hue Citadel p8, Hamburger Hill p9
« Reply #136 on: December 18, 2021, 03:37:26 PM »
FARNWORTH - VIETNAM BOOK UPDATE

My WW2 German Book was published in January 2019. Crowood wanted me to write a book about WW2 British & Commonwealth, but I needed a break from WW2. I ran a poll on this group and Vietnam was a popular choice. I have been working on my Vietnam War project for about two years. I offered it to Crowood in December 2020, but they rejected it.

I have carried on with the project and I am happy to announce that I have a publisher. The book will be published in late 2022.
The working title is “Building & Painting Wargames in the Vietnam War” but this may change. I must submit the text and images by 28th February 2022.

One of the popular features of my first book was pictures by other wargamers and painters.

If you are interested to provide pictures, then let me know.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Deal News & Request for Pictures page 10)
« Reply #137 on: December 20, 2021, 10:34:51 AM »
PM send
In hoc signo vinces

Have a look at www.wargamesgazette.com

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Deal News & Request for Pictures page 10)
« Reply #138 on: December 20, 2021, 05:13:28 PM »
PM sent, as well...


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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Deal News & Request for Pictures page 10)
« Reply #139 on: December 20, 2021, 07:15:11 PM »
Thank-you everybody. I have been bowled over by the support.

I have been offered pictures by several well known painters and manufacturers including Gringo40s and Empress.
I have been offered a lot of pictures of 28mm USMC, NVA an ARVN.

I am interested in getting pictures of Australians, 1950s French, 1950s Viet Minh etc.
Pictures of wargames and terrain are very useful as they can be used in many places in the book.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Deal News & Request for Pictures page 10)
« Reply #140 on: December 20, 2021, 10:50:00 PM »
Congratulations, I look forward to seeing it.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Deal News & Request for Pictures page 10)
« Reply #141 on: December 20, 2021, 10:55:07 PM »
Me too.  A copy will likely end up on my "Painting Guides" shelves...


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Re: Vietnam 1968 NVA & USMC Painting Guide (First draft available 17/4/2020)
« Reply #142 on: December 31, 2021, 04:44:20 PM »
Here is the file - please point out errors and suggest improvements.

EDIT Newest version is in the File Section here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/136386787001968/files/

I'm just reafing your guide. What color did you use for the webbing, pistol holters, etc. Its missing in the guide.
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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Deal News & Request for Pictures page 10)
« Reply #143 on: January 01, 2022, 11:05:31 AM »
@Cromojaro

The pouches were in theory the same colour as the uniform, but in reality, fading and weathering causes shade differences.
I recommend painting the uniform with US Dark Green 70.893 and adding up to 50% Stone Grey 70.884 to highlight the uniform.

I suggest you paint the pouches, flak jacket and waterbottle case with Russian Uniform 70.924. This gives a slightly more yellowy tone.

Bandoleers for M79 Grenade Launcher ammunition were made locally so could be any shade of military green or Beige Brown 70.875, or even Khaki 70.988.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2022, 06:52:42 AM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

Offline cromojaro

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Deal News & Request for Pictures page 10)
« Reply #144 on: January 02, 2022, 08:55:26 PM »
Thanks, Mick

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Deal News & Request for Pictures page 10)
« Reply #145 on: January 16, 2022, 11:01:01 AM »
I am building a small part of Khe Sanh military base.

The first part is for the BSC2022 theme "rest area" and so far I have made two bunkers.
You can follow that in this thread.
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=134929.0

Here is "oil drum" bunker and a basketball hoop.



And here is the "wooden crate" bunker.



I will go on to make some defensive structures and they will be posted here.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2022, 11:10:06 AM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Khe Sanh Bunkers page 10)
« Reply #146 on: January 16, 2022, 02:27:18 PM »
Superb build, very nicely done.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Khe Sanh Bunkers page 10)
« Reply #147 on: January 16, 2022, 03:35:52 PM »
Thank-you Ash. :)

I think your bunkers are superb too.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Khe Sanh Bunkers page 10)
« Reply #148 on: January 16, 2022, 05:33:58 PM »
What a nice start indeed

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Khe Sanh Bunkers page 10)
« Reply #149 on: January 16, 2022, 06:23:39 PM »
Great bunker ..
Cheers
Deedles

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