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Author Topic: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(BOHICA Dak Po scenario added 11 May 22)  (Read 8170 times)

Offline CapnJim

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Yep, back to Vietnam.  My first tour was in 20mm.  This one's in 28mm.  Finished The Giants in Miniature Col. Kilmore and Sgt. Burns and PFC Noble.  About half done with Empress' MACV-SOG.  Should have pics of all those up by this weekend. 

After that, the Empress' SEAL team and Marine Recon boys are all prepped, primed, and ready to paint.

Stay tuned... 8)
« Last Edit: May 11, 2022, 09:04:40 PM by CapnJim »
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Offline Hammertime

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Re: CapnJim heads back in country...
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2021, 03:37:14 PM »
Looking forward to it!

Offline CapnJim

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CapnJim heads back in country...
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 04:43:49 PM »
Ok.  And so it begins....my 28mm tour in 'Nam!

The first 4 shots are the Giants in Miniatures figures from Wargame Illustrated.  For those who aren't familiar with them, the fella in the cavalry stetson is Col. Kilmore, based on Robert Duval's character in Apocalypse Now.  The other 2 are Sgt. Burns and PFC Noble.  They are based on the Tom Berringer and Willem DaFoe (I think) characters in Platoon.  I decided my US Army guys will be from the 1st Cav Division. 

The last 3 are the MACV-SOG boys from Empress Miniatures.

The figures are all lovely figs, and were a joy to paint!

Next up are the Marine Recon boys from Empress miniatures.  I hope to have them done yet this coming week.  After that is Empress' SEAL Team - likely next week.  Photos to follow, of course...

« Last Edit: May 29, 2021, 04:48:14 PM by CapnJim »

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: CapnJim heads back in country...
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 04:46:33 PM »
Nice - well done

Offline Hammertime

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Re: CapnJim heads back in country...(photos added 29 May 2021)
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 09:10:15 PM »
These are some beautiful figures!

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Re: CapnJim heads back in country...(photos added 29 May 2021)
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 09:44:53 PM »
A good start...look forward to watching your progress  :)
     

Offline CapnJim

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Re: CapnJim heads back in country...(photos added 29 May 2021)
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 10:51:56 PM »
Thanks fellas!

A good start...look forward to watching your progress  :)

Besides the Special Operator types I'm painting up now, my plan is to build the forces I'll need to play a scenario I wrote for the original Force on Force game's Vietnam supplement.  It involves an action by a 1st Cav Div air assault platoon at an old French planation near Quan Loi in August '69.  Their opposition will be both VC and PAVN. 

And of course, I'll need birds... 8)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2021, 10:57:26 PM by CapnJim »

Offline CapnJim

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Well, here are my renditions of Empress' Marine Recon boys...comments/critiques welcome...

Empress' Navy SEALS up next week...

Online Ash

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They look superb, great mix of camo & greens.

Offline CapnJim

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Thanks, Ash.  That's a real compliment, having seen your brushwork! :D

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Marine Recon photos added 04 June 21)
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2021, 09:56:18 PM »
Okay.  Empress' Nave SEALs are done - just gotta put the matte varnish on 'em.  Pics should show up tomorrow or Friday...


Offline Terryb

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Marine Recon photos added 04 June 21)
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2021, 06:25:43 AM »
They look superb. Can I ask what paint did you use on your Giants in Miniature figures. I have a stack of figures ready to be painted and cannot quite find the green that I like. Yours certainly foot the bill😀

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Marine Recon photos added 04 June 21)
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2021, 01:14:53 PM »
very nice painting indeed
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Offline CapnJim

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2021, 03:44:08 PM »
And here is my take of Empress' Navy SEALs.

The last pic is all 3 of Empress' Vietnam special operations teams together in one place...

I must say, these were a joy to paint up...

 

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