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.
Here is a HMG of the North Vietnamese Army on the move. Again sculpted with the addition of personal arms of the operators so they are not defenseless while moving the HMG.
Today I painted a US Marine LAW gunner. The figure is armed with a M16 and a LAW.
More to come..
An AA gun of the NVA with a female gun crew . The gun model is very easy to assemble and the crew figures fit very nicely. It is a nice touch to have a female gun crew. I hope that when eventually the Viet Cong figures are done by Empress that they include many more female fighters.
Here is the first Marine of my 3rd fireteam belonging to the 3rd squad 3rd platoon.
A simple Marine figure but beautifully sculpted by Paul Hicks. Was a joy to paint.