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Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (XPS US Base) page 13
« Reply #195 on: April 17, 2022, 02:28:21 PM »
Now I am knocked out of the BSC 2022 competition, I can show some pictures.

Here is the whole thing with some 28mm Rubicon figures and Bob Mack 3D printed M113 ACAV and M551 Sheridan.

The idea is that it can form the corner of a wargames table. A second tile with a gate could also be added.



And here is a close up of the rest area part.

« Last Edit: April 17, 2022, 02:30:20 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Looks good to me.  Well done, Mick!
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Indeed, very nicely done! You must have built up quite a fair chunk of Vietnam in miniature by now.
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very nice indeed
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Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Thank-you everybody.

@Carlos - I do plan to make some Paddy Fields and Banana Trees to complete the scenery.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book News) page 14
« Reply #200 on: June 30, 2022, 09:56:29 AM »
Some of you may already have seen that my Vietnam Book is taking shape and has been officially announced by Military Miniature Press.

The manuscript is complete in draft form, there is a cover design proposal and there is an illustrator working on camouflage uniform illustrations.
There is still a lot to do including collecting pictures from manufacturers and guest modellers.

Here is the link.
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=137281.0
« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 09:59:08 AM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Launch News) page 14
« Reply #201 on: July 01, 2022, 06:19:22 AM »
Nice to hear!!

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Launch News) page 14
« Reply #202 on: July 03, 2022, 10:45:59 AM »
Here is the selected cover design.


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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Cover) page 14
« Reply #203 on: July 04, 2022, 09:23:03 AM »
looking really good. Can't wait to hold it in my hands!

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book Cover) page 14
« Reply #204 on: July 04, 2022, 09:21:48 PM »
I'll definitely be looking for that once it's out...

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book update 14th August page 14)
« Reply #205 on: August 14, 2022, 03:59:27 PM »
Here is a long overdue update on the progress of the book.

Military Miniature Press are being very supportive and have commissioned an illustrator, a book cover designer and a cartographer.
The book has a cover design and the illustrator has prepared 20 drawings of camouflage uniforms.

I submitted the manuscript for the first time in April.
This was reviewed by the publisher and then we agreed to push for end September launch.
The book went out for peer reading and was read by the publisher, a Vietnam War veteran and a well known maker of Vietnam War models.
Based on the feedback from the peer readers and the veteran, I have rewritten some parts and added some more tutorials.
I submitted the final 42,500 word main text this weekend.

The plan is to include 250 pictures.  I have a lot more so there is quite a task to work out what is needed where.
I have some pictures from Empress, Gringos and Pendraken to supplement my work.
I also have access to some historical US Department of Defence pictures.
I have recently been given 37 superb photographs from a militaria collector showing uniforms, insignia and equipment.
I am currently working on picture captions and specifying where the pictures go in the text. I am about a third of the way through this task.
I plan to get everything handed over within the next week or two.

The book is up for presale already and is due to be launched 30th September in USA. It will be available as a PDF and a physical book.
It will be printed in the USA, so I guess that printed copies will be available a month or two later in Europe.

If anybody has pictures of NVA or Australian uniforms, this would be helpful.
I could use Australian Army pictures but they cost about Aus$ 180 each for the license, so I won't be using them.

Mick


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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book update 14th August page 14)
« Reply #206 on: August 14, 2022, 04:40:14 PM »
Looking forward to this one, well done for all your hard work.

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Re: Mick's Vietnam Project (Book update 14th August page 14)
« Reply #207 on: August 14, 2022, 05:05:58 PM »
Thanks Ash - I promise that some of your pictures will be in the final book.

 

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