The fireteam leader of the next Marine fireteam to be finished soon.
As I can be a very impatient guy I tried out a different. Miniature manufacturer. I have completed quite a table full of Vietnam terrain but have no inhabitants so I didn’t want to wait until Empress Miniatures brings out civilians in their Vietnam war range and bought some from Full Metal Miniatures. Don’t get me wrong, you can never have to many civilians, so i will buy the Empress ones, too when they are avalable .
So here is a comparison of a Full Metal Miniature figure and two Empress ones:
As you can see the figure hight is comparable, the Full Metal Miniature in the centre of the picture is just a bit chunkier. For me it is a close enough fit to use miniatures of both brands on the same table.
Here are some more pictures of the white collar worker, woh will eventually supervise some porters on the docks of my river terrain.
I painted him like I did all my other Vietnam War figures with GW contrast colors. I think he looks the part.
Again armed with a LAW and an M16. On his webbing he wears a folded rain poncho.
As there is no “Crisis 2020” today I will post a collection of pictures of past Crisis conventions as a little diversion from the daily bad news. I sincerely hope that there will be a “Crisis2021” but as of today I doubt that this is going to happen. I really miss all the friends I usually meet with at “Crisis” in Antwerp. I haven’t seen you for a year now and I fear it will take a lot longer until we see us again. I suppose “Salute21” in London will also be cancelled so it looks like another year until meeting might be possible again.
So to cheer us all up here are the promised pictures:
And Crisis 2018:
If this is not enough, just get yourself a beer or your favorite beverage and enjoy the complete picture reports of :
So this should keep you busy during the Crisis 2020 weekend and hopefully we can enjoy each others company and an occasional beer together next year. Keep safe and healthy !!!
Here is the first Marine of the first fireteam of my 2nd squad. As the 1st and 3rd squads are finished as well as the HQ group of the squad and a forward artillery controller team this is the last subunit to complete my 3rd platoon.
This is the squad leader of the 3rd Squad . It is the Empress miniature combo of an officer and his RTO with a slight difference. I sawed-off the head of the officer figure. I removed the original head and added a head showing myself sculpted by ~Paul Hicks for me. So the figure looks a bit like myself. The original head was not discarded . I saved of the face and used the helmet on the officer figure:
Here you see the Helmet and the RTO more clearly.
Here are pictures of the completed HQ:
This finishes of the 3rd squad. I will start on the second one now. The first was already finished last year so when the second is done I will have a complete platoon. The only thing missing is a few mortars then…
Here is the blooper gunner of the HQ of the 3rd squad. Armed with a M79 grenade launcher.
The squad leader and RTO follow shortly.
Here is the last member of the third fireteam of the 3rd squad.
Here is the complete 3rd fireteam:
Here is the same HMG, you could see on the move here , in a firing position.
This is the figure of the 3rd squad fireteam leader.