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Author Topic: Mick's Vietnam Project (Finished XPS USMC Khe Sanh inspired Base) page 14  (Read 18486 times)

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #180 on: February 13, 2022, 08:10:47 PM »
Actually that’s the major criticism I would have of the Rubicon VC. They are too well armed for what they are wearing. The various Warlord sprues have M1944 carbines, Mausers, M1 Garands, M1 carbines and Thompson guns.
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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #181 on: February 13, 2022, 10:46:02 PM »
Thanks for the colour guide.

Like CapnJim, I have used Snot Womble green (in my case from a can) as the base colour.

Colour Scheme
Uniform: Citadel Death Guard Green (spray).
Webbing and pouches: Citadel Karak Stone
Boots and Water bottle:  Vallejo Leather Brown
Rifle, radio and grenades: Citadel Abaddon Black
Flack Jacket: Citadel Death World Forest
Helmet camouflage: Citadel Steel Legion Drab and Zandri Dust

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #182 on: February 14, 2022, 07:48:58 AM »
So I have to get a box of Perry DAK figures then!
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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #183 on: February 14, 2022, 08:06:10 AM »
Wait a day or two - if I can find the Perry DAK sprues, I can check if they fit nicely to the Rubicon figures.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #184 on: February 14, 2022, 01:34:16 PM »
I plan to do that too, this afternoon.  I too will report back in here...
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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #185 on: February 14, 2022, 04:49:10 PM »
I found a Perry DAK sprue and a Warlord winter Germans sprue.

The Perry DAK are small and slender.
The weapons appear to be 10% smaller than the Rubicon weapons.
Worse still, the distance between the shoulders is significantly less than the Rubicon VC & USMC.

The Warlord figures have a more cartoony style with very large hands and huge weapons.
Unfortunately I don't think that either will work.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #186 on: February 15, 2022, 12:59:09 AM »
Well, I put together a squad of VC today.  Of the 10, 8 were straight out of the box.  The other 2, well...

...I have parts of boxes of Warlord's original German Infantry and American Infantry (the ones with the separate arms and weapons).  I put one chap together with a German Mauser, and another with a US carbine.  See the pic below. 

The good news is that the arms actually fit pretty well.  The bad news (if this matters to folks), is that the carbine looks a bit big...I'm gonna paint them up as they are, and see what they look like finished.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #187 on: February 15, 2022, 06:32:23 AM »
Thanks for the info. I will play arround with the figures , too as soon as they reach me.

Offline Ash

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #188 on: February 15, 2022, 11:07:34 AM »
I particulaly like those last two, especially the bloke on the left.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #189 on: February 15, 2022, 01:48:55 PM »
Indded the lkast two are rather nice. The postman just visited and droped of a box from Rubicon.... So I will have a go soon , too.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (40 shades of Olive Green) page 12
« Reply #190 on: February 19, 2022, 10:06:44 AM »
Following my experiments with US Olive Green, I have repainted the uniforms of 36 USMC.

These are German Uniform 70.920 with wash of mixture 50:50 Coelia Greenshade & Athonian Camoshade.
Then highlighted with German Uniform lightened with 25% Stone Grey.


Empress Miniatures Full Metal Jacket



Rubicon Models



Gringos40s



Empress Rubicon Gringos



Real Uniforms to compare

Offline fusilierdan

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Painted USMC Empress Rubicon Gringos) page 13
« Reply #191 on: February 19, 2022, 12:36:06 PM »
Thanks for the comparison photos. Painting, which is excellent BTW, does blend the size difference.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Painted USMC Empress Rubicon Gringos) page 13
« Reply #192 on: March 02, 2022, 07:37:20 PM »
Update on my build something contest entry.

After a good start there was a long pause because I was busy with other things.

I picked the project up again on Sunday and made a corner of a US Vietnam base with XPS foam.

I tried to texture this with a a hot air gun but the results were unexpected and frustrating.
Gaps are forced open and joints peel  back.



Here is the finished layout before painting. I covered the surface with ground cork.



This is the last post before submission. More after the competition is finished.

Offline hayeswauford

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (XPS US Base) page 13
« Reply #193 on: March 02, 2022, 08:07:24 PM »
The firebase looks awesome! Great work!

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (XPS US Base) page 13
« Reply #194 on: March 03, 2022, 07:21:49 AM »
very nice start on the base

 

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