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Author Topic: Mick's Vietnam Project (Finished XPS USMC Khe Sanh inspired Base) page 14  (Read 18030 times)

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Khe Sanh Bunkers page 10)
« Reply #150 on: January 16, 2022, 06:42:59 PM »
Great start.  Looking forward to seeing them painted!
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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Khe Sanh Bunkers page 10)
« Reply #151 on: January 16, 2022, 10:39:23 PM »
Nice work on the bunkers.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Khe Sanh Bunkers page 10)
« Reply #152 on: February 04, 2022, 07:21:08 PM »
I received a cool present today. Rubicon sent me a box of each of their new Viet Cong and USMC figures, so that I can include tutorials for them in my book.  These are plastic multipose figures made from tough ABS plastic. These are about to be launched in USA and UK this month.
The sculpting is very good. You get a good range of weapons and equipment. The USMC box includes 32 figures who have M16 assault rifle, M60 Mg, M79 grenade launcher, M72 LAW, Remington shotgun and two can have a M14 rifle.  The VC box contains 24 men and 8 women, who can be armed with SKS or AK47 rifles, RPG7 and SMGs. Most of the figures are 7 or 8 parts. They work best if assembled with an ABS glue such as Tamiya ABS Cement.
The size is halfway between Gringos40s and Empress, so the Rubicon figures can be used with either.

My first five Rubicon figures


USMC comparison - Gringos40s, Rubicon, Empress


VC comparison - Gringos40s, Rubicon, Empress

« Last Edit: February 04, 2022, 07:24:17 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11)
« Reply #153 on: February 04, 2022, 07:55:28 PM »
Thanks, Mick.  I'll def be getting a box of each when they come out.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11)
« Reply #154 on: February 07, 2022, 10:58:15 AM »
Me too. Want to try if the parts are interchangebal in the sets to get even more variety. Maybe do some Ruf Puffs etc
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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11)
« Reply #155 on: February 07, 2022, 11:18:41 AM »
Cheers Mick, that’s very useful. I think I will pick up some VC for conversion purposes.
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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11)
« Reply #156 on: February 07, 2022, 05:58:37 PM »
Useful, thanks Mick.

As always with Rubicon’s plastic figures, the detail looks quite soft, but they seem to come good once painted. Think I’ll have to try some  :)

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11)
« Reply #157 on: February 07, 2022, 07:59:54 PM »
Captain Blood
I want to see you paint Vietnam figures  :-* :-*

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11)
« Reply #158 on: February 08, 2022, 07:01:43 AM »
Think I’ll have to try some  :)
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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11)
« Reply #159 on: February 08, 2022, 07:34:31 PM »
Here are the Rubicon figures with some painting (about 20 minutes per figure)

USMC

 

Viet Cong Main Force Men
On a wargame table these colours look like subtle shades of black.



Viet Cong Main Force Women




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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11 - Painted)
« Reply #160 on: February 08, 2022, 09:24:28 PM »
They look good to me.  Just reinforces my intent on getting them...

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11 - Painted)
« Reply #161 on: February 09, 2022, 10:22:45 AM »
You tiped me over with your painted figures . Ordered both sets.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11 - Painted)
« Reply #162 on: February 09, 2022, 10:25:35 AM »
I will try some conversions - VC with M16, VC with M79, marine with AK 47

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11 - Painted)
« Reply #163 on: February 10, 2022, 02:02:15 PM »
That is exactly what I want to try too.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Rubicon USMC & VC page 11 - Painted)
« Reply #164 on: February 10, 2022, 06:45:25 PM »
It is possible to do conversions such as USMC with AK47, Viet Cong with M79 Blooper or M16.
Choose a pose from the instruction sheet and carefully examine the weapon arm to see how the Marine arm fits to the shoulder then find a similar arm from the Viet Cong sprue

e.g.

•   Marine B with VC arm A13 firing an AK47.
•   VC Fighter A with USMC arm D33 firing a M16 and D26 matching left arm. This needs filling at the upper arm.
•   VC Fighter B with USMC arm D57 with M16
•   VC Fighter C with USMC arm D31 with M79

« Last Edit: February 10, 2022, 06:54:32 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

 

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