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Offline 6milPhil

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"Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« on: January 08, 2013, 04:40:00 PM »
Generation Kill is an HBO seven part TV mini-series about the 1st Recon US Marines push into Iraq in 2003. It's a great series but I'm often surprised at how few folk have actually seen it.
Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0995832/


So a New Year and a new project, one which has been sitting around for a while because although I sourced five relatively suitable Humvees cheaply I couldn't find agreeable USMC crew for them. This all changed with the Eureka releases of quite a few including vehicle crews, and I managed to wrangle five packs of these, via Fighting 15's ( http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/us-marines-715-c.asp ), as Christmas/Birthday presents so it's time to make a start on it. I've found a pile of screen captures from the series like the one above which is my main reference. If anyone knows of a better reference I'd be pleased to hear of it.



Here's the base model which seems to have become quite hard to find on ebay now. I was picking these up for a few quid/euro/bucks a piece. Sadly it is overscale, but it is a healthy mix of metal and plastic...



...plus you can take it apart. Rather vital as most of the Humvees are pretty stripped. I've also secured some Mk19 Grenade Launchers from Imprint, although the Eureka crews do come with 50 cals.



Here's the crew in place, from on high they do look a little short, but lower down not half as bad. I think I might need to give them small booster cushions, which might well be a first for the USMC.  ;)



One figure I am short of is one for Evan Wright, the imbedded reporter, second from left in the photo below. Anyone have any ideas? I'm willing to add a bit of miliput to get it closer.



For those who haven't enjoyed the series here's a video of highlights...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bobBTYwkDhc




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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 11:30:08 PM »
Loved every minute of it.
Almost as good as Band of Brothers, but then again, will there ever again be anything as epic as that ?
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Offline Papa Spanky

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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 12:35:14 AM »
Just got the boxed set for Christmas, loved that series.. Are you gonna have a captain America character with an AK?

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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 12:51:56 AM »
The series follows the book pretty well.

Great project!

I would think you could find a 'contractor' or SOF type in civilian clothes that could be used for Wright.

I suspect anyone who has been in combat arms 'knows' many of those troops.   I sure as heck could assign different names to them from my experiences.

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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 03:35:58 PM »
Are you gonna have a captain America character with an AK?

Very likely even though he's not in the five Humvees I'm doing.

I would think you could find a 'contractor' or SOF type in civilian clothes that could be used for Wright.

Yep, preferably one without a gun. I'm thinking possibly TAG's Tim Collins, which I could get an ebay flak jacket on with greenstuff and possibly a camera in his hand.

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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 04:10:07 PM »
If I remember correctly, at least in the book, Wright was given an M16 at one point...

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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 05:57:46 PM »
If I remember correctly, at least in the book, Wright was given an M16 at one point...

I've enjoyed the book but can't recall that, but that's not to say it did or didn't happen. It's sounds even more dangerous than Cpt America and his AK collection.

On a tangent did anyone notice Chance Kelly ( Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando ) in a tiny role in "Homeland"? I cheered.

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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 09:32:49 PM »
On a tangent did anyone notice Chance Kelly ( Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando ) in a tiny role in "Homeland"? I cheered.

Yep. I was pleasantly surprised as well.

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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 10:43:34 PM »
I've enjoyed the book but can't recall that, but that's not to say it did or didn't happen. It's sounds even more dangerous than Cpt America and his AK collection.

Yeah, he said he handed it back to Iceman barrel first to convince him to not do it again. lol

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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 05:22:08 AM »
Love your ideas.
Just watched the series a few weeks ago.
Outstanding, loved it.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Old Goat

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Re: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" Generation Kill Project
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2013, 06:16:17 AM »
Great idea and looking forward to seeing what will no doubt be a superb execution too...

Haven't seen the program but the book was fantastic...


 

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