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Author Topic: Modern USMC 28mm Generation Kill - Update - Crew hacks 11th May.  (Read 28036 times)

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Looking for Modern US Marines in 28mm
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 02:18:39 PM »
I don't have them but I heard Black Scorpion Minis are closer to 35 mm, and won't mix well with other 28mm ranges.  They are really nice though.

Yep... true enough.

I think Eureka is a good choice.

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Looking for Modern US Marines in 28mm
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2012, 02:21:28 PM »
Very interresting, but I'd like to see picture and know when they will be available (if they are...)...

They're available, Nic offered them to me when I emailed him.

Have you considered either of these

http://www.grippingbeast.com/shop.php?CatID=39

http://newlinedesigns.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=481_485&zenid=d708ec66754e4a0aa2325137666f30ec

Both very nice and more compatible size wise with other makers.

I hadn't considered them for the USMC, but had already bookmarked those for a Blackhawk Down game planned for October 2013.

Heresy I know but I could put up with the uniform difference, as I'd use them for more scenarios than just that Iraq excursion. I think the Games God may forgive me, even if I can't claim ignorance any more.  ;)

The thing I am putting much more effort into is the humvees, because I'd like to make them really like the ones in the series. I spent far too long looking for pictures via google search for a decent shot or two, in the end I found a screen capture site which seems to have a shot from every few seconds or so. If anyone is interested you can find that here:

For the humvees I'm using some old partworks ones which I got off that there ebay... because I have to bash them I didn't want a resin one and these are a healthy mix of plastic and metal, easy to dismantle and adapt. I've five of the little beauties.

For weapons I've got a couple of packs of the excellent Imprint weapons kits. http://www.imprintmodels.co.uk/Product.aspx?pid=38 Probably start the project just before Christmas.

So stay frosty...


Offline Splod

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2012, 11:01:53 AM »
I know you're looking for 28mm, and I really hate being 'that' person...
But if you're willing to branch outside of 28mm, Elhiem miniatures is about to release a range of 20mm USMC in MOPP PERFECT for the push into Baghdad. Especially if you're looking at Generation Kill.


I used to be pure 28mm but since getting swayed to 20mm by Wartime Miniatures and then branching out into Elhiem, I can't recommend a nicer figure manufacturer. At the moment he's planning another 12 figures for the MOPP range, which will include NCO's, M240's, M249's and some specialist staff. Depends how much further he expands the range. Look at his 2003 Army and post 2006 USMC for an example of the variety in his figures.
http://elhiemfigures.com/usa_80.html

Offline AKULA

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2012, 11:15:43 AM »
Given the first post said his project was "nearing completion" I'd say 20mm isn't an option.....  ;)

Nice minis though.

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2012, 07:06:49 PM »
Quite right, having been dragged into 28mm by the boy Slug, built a lot of scenics, etc I can only suffix 20mm to the thought; "Should have done it in 6mm...".

Still looking for suitable vehicle crew though... any ideas?
« Last Edit: October 02, 2012, 01:42:34 PM by 6milPhil »

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2014, 08:22:47 PM »
Well this has been on the back burner for too long, in part because I was having trouble getting decent sources for the design of all the Humvees. I've tracked done the production designer, phoned him, got his email address to send what is basically a begging letter, fingers crossed.  :)


I've a pile of Eureka vehicle crew, and infantry figures waiting to go...
« Last Edit: January 30, 2014, 09:02:21 PM by 6milPhil »

Offline Slayer

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2014, 08:44:23 PM »
following this with interest..

Such a fantastic series that..
the early bird may get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese

Offline Wyrmalla

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2014, 11:19:21 PM »
I haven't gotten around to watching much of the series, but've read the book. There's about thirty three pictures of the troops spread across sixteen pages, along with more in depth discussions of the events of the series.



*'Scuse me if uploading images from the book's breaking any forum rules

As for Humvees I picked up this one from a pound shop. The casting material was similar to that of the vehicles in the International "Husky" in 28mm thread, so they may have been from the same manufacturer, though the scale may be a bit off. You're probably better off using a kit like Tamiya's 1/48th ones to achieve the right detail level and make it easier to convert yourself.

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2014, 12:11:05 AM »
Good stuff indeed. I've sourced five diecast/plastic humvees which were "giveaways" with an old mil. vehicle pieceworks. They break down pretty sweetly, but I'm hoping the production designer can offer up some sweet references to let me get them as right as possible with the TV series. 

Offline NickNascati

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2014, 01:27:00 AM »
Depending on the specific years you want to model, the Black Scorpion USMC are larger but beautiful models.  The Insurgents look to be aimed at Somalia, but bad guys are bad guys.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2014, 07:17:24 AM »
I love me some Black Scorpion but their US moderns are way too silly and comical... :(

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Offline Ambrosia

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2014, 10:51:29 AM »
Hi,

My WIP on the imprint models humvees so far

The one on the right is for Afghanistan

Regards
« Last Edit: February 03, 2014, 10:56:20 AM by Ambrosia »

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2014, 04:00:44 PM »
Looking good. 8)

Offline Bravo Six

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2014, 05:24:05 PM »
Those look good Ambrosia. Are the add-ons originally for the Tamiya kit?

-Todd

Offline NickNascati

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Re: Modern USMC in 28mm Generation Kill
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2014, 07:02:23 PM »
Elbows,
             Why do you say that?  I think the BS Marines are top notch and authentic.  The Insurgent are a bit odd, but I'd use them.

 

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