Here is the last NVA soldier of the lot i bought at the release date last year. Empress Miniatures NVA soldier , sculpted by Mr. Hicks.
And the last three together:
Next up ” throw smoke!”.
Now that there are only three older NVA soldiers left before I start on the Crisis19 ones, I thought it would be a good idea to change my photo setup. Until now i took the pictures on my gaming table . The lighting wasn’t perfect there so I decided to make a small framework for my painting/modeling desk as light there is no problem. So I took two pieces of extruded polystyrene and glued them together with my hot glue gun.
You get something like this then. I glued sand and grid down like I would do on a piece for my gaming table and started painting it with my usual ground colors.
Then I painted the backdrop a light blue color and used a second even lighter tone of blue to simulate light clouds.
So when used correctly you get a picture like this:
Now you can use different scatter terrain pieces to change the layout as you like. Here are pictures of another NVA soldier using the plain photo frame I described above:
I think you get much better pictures like that . What do you think?
As I started on my Vietnam war project during the summer and have finished a few miniatures now I thought it is time to start on some terrain for my games. I got a 3D printer from my wonderful wife and so the terrain making starts. I got the Anicubic Photon 3d resin printer a wonderful machine indeed. You can get more information here.
Here is a picture of the machine:
I got an STL file of a carribian hut which fits in with the vietnamese rural landscape quite well:
You can get the file here.
I printed the file and build it using superglue which worked quite well. I painted it with my airbrush and a few washings based it and added a palm tree ( available on eBay) and here it is:
Here is a US marine figure next to it . I printed it in the size it came in. Of course you could resize it in any scale you would like. I am quite happy with it. It won’t be the last structure to print for my terrain needs.
If someone knows other STL files useful for my Vietnam war project please leave a comment , thanks.
I got the new North Vietnamese Army soldiers from Empress Miniatures in the post the other day. As there is not such a big variety at the moment ( there are many more to come from the talented Mr. Hicks!) I started to swop some heads on the miniatures. You can find other heads in the french indochine range of Empress.
The one in the middle is the original miniature. The one on the left and right has a new head. There is a little green stuff round the neck missing at the moment.
Close ups of the two with new heads:
And the next three:
I will do another eight figures with a head swap and hopefully I have enough diversity in my NVA squads then.
Over on Wargame News and Terrain you can find a nice review about the new cavalry figures by Fireforge Games. Have a look here if interested.