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Sunday, 15 September 2019


I posted my first US marine for Vietnam a while back and I'm happy to say he is now based and joined by 7 companions. Thses really are beautiful little sculpts, paul Hicks really stepped up a bar in my humble opinion. They really bring the subject to life, the detail is there just waiting to be painted and the metal they are cast in is tougher then some figures I've painted. Hopefully that means less barrel repairs in the future, although if you hold a standard pin up against the barrel it matches perfectly! So any repairs should be pretty straightforward if the worse happens. There is something about Vietnam,  its probably from watching the usual must see DVDs such as Platoon, full metal jacket, hamburger hill and even "Tour of duty" I love the music from the era and yes I did listen to credence Clearwater revival while I painted some of these guys.

So on to the figures

 excuse the photos some are showing blurred as I post them so I'm not sure if it's just a glitch. 

 the background is hedgerows pushed up against each other to create the closet terrain I have to jungle! I still need to add the "pig" and the "bloop gun" and the first fire team is complete. I attempted the usual helmet graffiti but I'm not sure it worked, the black alone didn't stand out so in true artistic licence I opted to add an off white to make it more visible. 

So that's my first fire team almost ready, I'm still plugging away on the ECW stuff so that should soon get some new additions.

So thanks for looking 
Cheers for now Russ