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Author Topic: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(BOHICA Dak Po scenario added 11 May 22)  (Read 7980 times)

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2021, 04:02:26 PM »
Super brilliant. Gotta love the Levi's  :-*

Offline CapnJim

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 04:04:20 PM »
Thanks for the comments, folks!

And for Terryb: I used Citadel Base Death Guard Green for the Giants in Miniature uniforms.  I used Vallejo Model Color Panzer Series US Olive (70.887) for most of the web gear, and Citadel Base Death World Forest for rucksacks, etc.  I know the Citadel stuff ain't historical, but they give the right colors for my tastes for these figs.

FYI, I use a strictly acrylic paints from several manufacturers, applied with a hand brush.  I shade using a black wash with a mix of ink wash and floor finish.  I then drybrush the highlights with a very light tan.  Then I apply a matte varnish.  As you can see, I do a very basic neutral flock on the bases.  This process works for me, anyway...
« Last Edit: June 11, 2021, 05:11:56 PM by CapnJim »
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Offline Kikuchiyo

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2021, 10:31:57 AM »
those look great

note to self stop looking at 'nam threads you've enough to paint  :D

Offline Hammertime

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2021, 05:54:54 PM »
Looking great!

The thought of wearing jeans in the jungle sounds miserable, but maybe that's why I am not cut out for the SEALs?

Offline Terryb

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2021, 06:21:16 AM »
Thanks for the information on your painting techniques. I really appreciate it 😃

Offline Rick F

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2021, 07:24:49 AM »
Excellent painting mate, they look great all together, can't wait to see the rest.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2021, 09:07:49 PM »
Thanks again for the comments. 

I think PAVN and/or VC are next, but I still gotta buy them - probably once Empress' platoon deals show up at Age of Glory here in the states....and I still am deciding whether to use Empress' Marines as Army boys, or to wait for their actual Army guys to come out.  Knowing me, I'll likely go for the Marines, as I tend to not have much in the way of patience...  8) 

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2021, 07:51:53 AM »
Thanks again for the comments. 

I think PAVN and/or VC are next, but I still gotta buy them - probably once Empress' platoon deals show up at Age of Glory here in the states....and I still am deciding whether to use Empress' Marines as Army boys, or to wait for their actual Army guys to come out.  Knowing me, I'll likely go for the Marines, as I tend to not have much in the way of patience...  8)

 lol lol lol lol

Offline mikedemana

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2021, 12:15:13 AM »
Great looking stuff, Jim! I hope to see them on the table at a convention one of these days! Love the characters from the movies...  :o

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Offline CapnJim

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2021, 02:06:56 AM »
I hope to see them on the table at a convention one of these days! Love the characters from the movies...  :o

I do too!  Perhaps at Advance the Colors in October!

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2021, 06:35:16 AM »
Nice work.

Someone is really proud of his new jeans ^__^.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(Navy SEAL photos added 11 June 21)
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2021, 01:38:10 PM »
Thanks!

Someone is really proud of his new jeans ^__^.

Yes, well, they all have to be new at some point.  Besides, back than it wasn't like you could buy jeans that are already tattered and worn (and that cost extra), like you can today....


Offline CapnJim

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(US platoon started 10 Oct 21)
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2021, 05:26:03 PM »
Finally started on my US platoon.  Mostly 28mm Empress stuff.  Platoon HQ is done, and pics should appear yet this week.  The squad leader and MG sections from the weapons squad are next, all primed and ready to paint...

Offline Ash

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(US platoon started 10 Oct 21)
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2021, 05:31:52 PM »
Looking forward to some new pictures

Offline Sparrow

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Re: CapnJim heads back to 'Nam...(US platoon started 10 Oct 21)
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2021, 06:19:07 PM »
Very nice!
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