Here is another RTO for my US Marines. I needed another one for my mortar section to direct indirect fire.
As I had a lot of shorter 3d printer filament pieces, too short for bigger projects, I printed these walls to finish them off with something useful. Walls like these can be used in between buildings or around parks and along streets. They are not only useful for my city of Hue project. So here they are:
The 3d stl files are from a WOW kickstarter campaign. I always based one wall and one pillar on one base to make them generic enough to be placed on my gaming boards in a multitude of ways.
Here are a few shots of a US Marine fireteam looking for the NVA/VC or is it the other way round?
Here is the finished 2nd squad completed. All Empress Miniatures.
And the last finished member of the fireteam:
Here is the first member of the last missing fireteam of my 2nd squad of US Marines for Vietnam. A kneeling firing miniature .
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
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:
The fireteam leader of the next Marine fireteam to be finished soon.
Again armed with a LAW and an M16. On his webbing he wears a folded rain poncho.
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…