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Offline Rick F

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Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« on: February 17, 2021, 01:13:45 PM »
After being inspired by Ash's outstanding figures I thought I'd have a go. I bought some aquarium plants for the jungle look, but then realised all my other Vietnam figures were based for dry season plantation type terrain.

Offline Ash

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 01:42:46 PM »
They look great, that bloke with the RPD in the 'spray paint' camo really looks the part.
 
Basing options can cause continuety issues over a large collection. I tried to be nutral when I started the USMC figures, then added some bricks because Hue should have some sort of FIBUA, looks great until they are plonked in a rice paddy! Went with short green grass for the ANZACs and full on compost heap for the US SF types.

Offline Rick F

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 02:10:58 PM »
They look great, that bloke with the RPD in the 'spray paint' camo really looks the part.
 
Basing options can cause continuety issues over a large collection. I tried to be nutral when I started the USMC figures, then added some bricks because Hue should have some sort of FIBUA, looks great until they are plonked in a rice paddy! Went with short green grass for the ANZACs and full on compost heap for the US SF types.
Cheers, I thought I'd better do him sprayed up after you said you should have done :)

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 02:42:29 PM »
Superb  :-*

I really hate doing skin cammo. It never looks right when I do it.  :?

Offline Rick F

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 03:01:23 PM »
Superb  :-*

I really hate doing skin cammo. It never looks right when I do it.  :?
Just think back to Fieldcraft lessons "too much, too little and just right" When doing Americans always go "too much" lol

Offline tomrommel1

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 10:24:33 AM »
very nice indeed
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Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2021, 11:55:15 AM »
They look great - well done :)

Offline IgnatiusO

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 10:50:16 PM »
Those are really great to look at. Wonderful work!!

With excess foliage comes the opportunity to paint more figures!
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Offline Rick F

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2021, 10:56:50 PM »
Thank you very much everyone, great sculpts are a joy to paint.

Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2021, 11:07:24 PM »
Just think back to Fieldcraft lessons "too much, too little and just right" When doing Americans always go "too much" lol

I always remember my camouflage instructor saying to me, "why weren't you in my class today", I replied, "of course I was there, you just didn't see me"  ;)
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 11:31:24 PM by Lord Raglan »

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2021, 03:56:39 AM »
I can remember  buddying up to apply camouflage cream and adorning the forehead of a fellow platoon member with an artistically rendered but none the less legible abbreviation of Sc***horpe. He proudly wore that for much of the rest of the day until it sweated off to the suppressed giggles and smirks  of the rest of the platoon.

I can only presume they misinterpreted it as an obscenity.  Admittedly, the letter 'S' and the 'thorpe' suffix were absent due to the size constraints of the canvas so I can see how they might have made their mistake.

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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2021, 10:10:49 AM »
 lol lol lol lol lol

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2021, 06:16:58 PM »
Those are excellent.

Offline Rick F

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2021, 08:00:30 PM »
Those are excellent.
Thank you very much, I'm half way through the SEAL pack at the moment.

Offline Ash

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Re: Empress Miniatures MACV-SOG
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2021, 11:23:29 AM »
About halfway through 'SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam' by John L. Plaster. A very interesting read.

 

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