31 July 2007
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28 July 2007
I'm very pleased with they way these figs turned out, actually and they are probably the best 15mm troops Ive done (No, I havent done many!). The Figures are all Flashpoint Miniatures, and the sculpted resin bases are by Battlefield Accessories (in FOW sizes). See my earlier posts on the clour used for painting the fgures. The Pacific themed bases pack has the nciely molded palm leaves, vines and rocks. I thought they were excellent, though the basing of the miniatures took longer than I had anticipated because of the extra spaces around the figure bases which had to be filed in.
The bases were spray undercoated black, drybrushed with Tamiya Dark and Flat Earth and detailed - rocks with Ral Partha Slate and the Palm leaves with GW Jungle green and a touch of Sunburst Yellow. Foliage is All Woodlands Scenics - Dark and Light course turf with some grass tufts added in using PVA glue. Actually, the grass tufts need some work still, I'm not really happy with most of them.
Heres the LT and the boys from 1st Squad (comprised of a Squad HQ of 2 men and 3 four man fireteams). Closeups of the other individual squad bases will follow shortly.
Now its into the boonies to find Mr Charles...
15V1 VILLAGE HUTS ( TWO TYPES ) £4.15
15V2 CORRUGATED IRON SHELTER £2.15
15V3 TENT ROOFED SHELTER £2.15
15V4 PART BURIED SHELTER £2.15
27 July 2007
26 July 2007
AUSTRALIAN MILITARY OPERATIONS IN VIETNAM: by Albert PALAZZO
"From 1962 to 1972 Australia joined the United States in fighting a communist inspired insurgency war in the jungles of South Vietnam against infiltrators who sought to overthrow the local government. Over 50,000 Australians served in Vietnam, 519 lost their lives, and the conflict ended ignominiously in the insurgents' victory.
Over 30 years later, Australia again finds itself joined with the United States in a struggle against an insurgency, this time in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan. Although now in the past, the Vietnam War resonates with lessons for the Australian Army as it strives to defeat not Communism but Terrorism. Australian Military Operations in Vietnam highlights some of the successes and failures of an earlier generation of officers for the benefit of today's leaders."
You can order it here:http://www.warbooks.com.au/IndividualBooks/InVietnam.html
25 July 2007
The figs look quite good on the sculted Pacific Theme bases by Battlefield Accessories. I'll grab some extra foliage this weekend to finish them off and will post pictues then.
24 July 2007
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22 July 2007
Here you can find how to make paddy fields http://www.warfactory.co.uk/scenery/vpaddy2.php
or really flashy ones if you have perspex or glass available
And here is a great shot from the War factory site of a OV10 Bronco overflying some of their home made paddy fields
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