bare headed NVA soldier

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Here is another NVA soldier. I painted the trousers in the traditional Vietnamese color, black. So he is only wearing a uniform shirt the rest is civilian wear. So he probably is a irregular forces warrior , VC.

The miniature is again from Empress , sculpted by Paul Hicks.

 

Tatooine buildings

My son is heavily into Star Wars Legion and I thought it would be nice to make some buildings for him.  So here is a short detour of my Vietnam War project. A Tatooine village.

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I printed the buildings on my I3Mega FDM printer. The files are from Thingiverse. There are loads of things to print for Star Wars Legion there. I glued the buildings and water vaporators  to PVC card as a base and painted them up with my airbrush. Very quick job.

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before painting.

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Partly finished

And a few more pictures of the finished stuff:

Have to do a little cantina and paint up the rebels from the core set and then it is back to the NAM.

Made a mistake

OK, i have to admit that I made a mistake when posting the pictures of two characters from the movie full metal jacket. I mixed up “Joker” and “Cowboy”.

So again and this time right:

This is Sergeant “Cowboy” Evans

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And this is Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis:

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Sorry for the confusion!

Full metal Jacket “Cowboy”

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Arliss Howard is the Texan Private later Sergeant “Cowboy” Evans who goes through boot camp with Joker. He becomes a rifleman and later encounters Joker in Vietnam, taking command of a rifle squad. In The Short-Timers, the book the movie Full Metal Jacket is lovely based on,  Joker mercifully kills Cowboy after he is severely wounded by a sniper trying to draw the squad out. In Full Metal Jacket, he quickly dies of a sucking chest wound while in Joker’s arms, surrounded by the few remaining members of his squad.

Again a wonderfully sculpted characterful figure by Paul Hicks. This finishes off the full Metal Jacket miniatures done by Empress Miniatures. To my shame I have to admit that i missed to do a group shot . That will be rectified shortly.

 

 

The first Hue building

Here is the first Hue city building for my ongoing Vietnam war project. On the picture below you see an old scratch build building of my WWII collection. From a time  3D printing wasn’t available jet. On the left you see the start of the first building of a series of buildings from the citadel of Hue. think base line green. The STL file comes from a Kickstarter by WOW Buildings

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I wanted the pavement to fit with my other buildings so I build it the traditional way, foam and scribing. The walls surrounding the building are from WOW ,too. The base is PVC .

Above you see a few pictures of the build I added some debris to the broken wall .

the base coated building shows clearly the problem with 3D printing. You see the different print layers.

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But after painting these vanish more or less.

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The finished building with plants and grass added:

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For me the way to go is to combine 3d printing with traditional modeling. i think the finished building is presentable.