Here is a US Marine armed with a LAW for busting those VC bunkers. Another Empress Miniatures figure. One more to go and the next fireteam is finished.
The next miniature is a farmer from Full Metal Miniatures. he is preparing the Paddy for the next rice planting.
The rice paddy is a 3D print.
The M48 Patton is an American first generation main battle tank (MBT) introduced in February 1952, being designated as the 90mm Gun Tank: M48. Nearly 12,000 M48s were built, mainly by Chrysler and American Locomotive Company, from 1952 to 1961. The M48 underwent many design modifications and improvements during its production life. The M48 saw extensive action with the US military during the Vietnam War. Over 600 Pattons would be deployed with US forces during the war. The initial M48s first landed with the US Marine 1st and 3rd Tank Battalions in 1965. When US forces commenced redeployment operations, many of the M48A3 Pattons were turned over to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) forces, in particular creating the battalion-sized ARVN 20th Tank Regiment. At the end of the war 20th Tank Regiment had lost all of their tanks to enemy fire.During the first month of the First Battle of Quảng Trị all ARVN M48 Pattons were lost.
The model of the M 48 is an Empress Miniatures resin and white metal kit in 1/50. The crew figures were done by Paul Hicks. The model is very easy to put together and includes quite a few additional track links to ad to the vehicle as additional armor. I painted the model with an airbrush and conventionally with a paintbrush.
Here are pictures of the crew:
And of the M48
The next Full Metal Miniatures figure. A fisherman. He is smoking a pipe and has a basket for the fish and a fishing rod at his side.
More to come!
Here is the next US Marine I finished painting.
Here is the next Full Metal Miniature figure. A Vietnamese civilian having a fag.
Is he really just having a brake or is he spying for the VC?
This is the fireteamleader of the next team of my 2nd squad of US Marines.
Here are the three miniatures for my river harbor scene . the Miniatures are from Full Metal Miniatures. The dock and the Sampan are 3d prints.
Here is a picture of the second porter on his own:
Here is the complete 1st fireteam of my 2nd squad of US Marines. All Empress Miniatures. Terrain scratch build by me.
And here are some closeups of the 4 th member of the team:
A porter for my river docks. The figure is from Full Metal Miniatures. Painted with GW contrast paints.