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Vietnam: Trouble in Southeast Asia! II
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 403 posts
Armorama: 305 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 12:44 AM UTC
Hi all,

I've also old M-24 tracks like Rob's. Very uncomfortable.

I'm building a vignette for my M-24 model, an ancient street.





Regards,
K.
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: March 05, 2010
KitMaker: 81 posts
Armorama: 79 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 03:32 AM UTC
My update for this week:

I'm done with scratchbuilding a partial interior for this braille M106. Have attached all parts on the upper hull, front and rear.





Next action would be painting the interior, mating the upper and lower hulls. Hoping that I could also squeeze in the assembly of the tracks,road wheels, idler and drive sprockets by this week...
Scoutmaster
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 02:03 AM UTC
To round up this week, all sub-assemblies of my Braille M106 are done:


Painting shall commence soon...
Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: February 20, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 07:28 PM UTC
Got the decals, track and clear coat on!

Cheers Rob.
ReconTL3-1
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 07, 2006
KitMaker: 683 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 07:04 AM UTC
I've been away from the forums for a bit, and it is good to see all of the Vietnam projects that are going on in this build! Outstanding work on the part of everyone involved.

Here is my final diorama for this campaign. It is titled "Bring it on, Charlie" and takes place in Vietnam in 1967. A US Infantry element made contact with a mixed VC and NVA element. The US element found itself pinned down and fought desperately for it's life. The US Infantryman depicted in this scene moved from where he was at when the initial contact was made to higher ground behind a fallen log. He continued firing his M16 until he ran out of ammunition. The enemy didn't care that he ran out of ammo and continued attacking. He continued his fight with the M1917 bolo knife his grandfather had passed down to him before shipping off for Vietnam. He has taken care of four attackers with the bolo knife and is daring a fifth to "bring it on".

The US Infantryman is a conversion consisting of the torso of the standing Bravo 6 Military Policeman and the legs of the guy with the flak vest from the Bravo 6 Field Briefing kit. The bolo knife was fashioned from a Hobby Fan machete and the sheath was made from a First Legion machete sheath that was modified to look like the M1917 Bolo knife sheath. The open ammo pouch was made from two ammo pouches. The head is from Hornet.

The two dead NVA at the Infantryman's feet are built stock from Bravo 6's Ace of Spades kit. The NVA spirting blood and squirming around on the ground is a conversion of a Viet Minh Soldier from Bravo 6. The spirt of blood is from a q-tip painted red and covered with gloss varnish. The NVA with the abdominal wound was sculpted by me when I was deployed to Afghanistan as is the dead or wounded VC that is downhill. The dead NVA with bullet wounds to the chest and leg at the base of the tree is a conversion of a Dragon NVA Sapper. The two live VC are built stock from Bravo 6. Although I had been working on the figures for the past two months, the diorama base was done starting on 1 September and getting finished last night. I had surgery on my hip on the 2d, so the final details of the base were kind of difficult to complete as the meds caused me to have blurry vision. Hopefully it turned out OK.

Now, there are different views in the modeling community concerning blood. Since I am a combat veteran and like to make my dioramas as realistic as possible, I feel that blood in a combat scene is OK to portray as long as it is not overly gorey. When fighting occurs, blood is going to be shed. It is a part of it. I have minimized the amount of blood present in this scene without compromising the impact of such wounds made by the chopping action of a bolo knife. If it offends you, sorry, but this is how this scene is portrayed.

Here are the photos. I hope they came out halfway decent.

































I hope that wasn't too bad.

Now to finish my other project, a M42 Duster.

Cheers,
James
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: December 31, 2013
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 12:31 PM UTC

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Now, there are different views in the modeling community concerning blood. I hope that wasn't too bad.

Now to finish my other project, a M42 Duster.

Cheers,
James



Hi James

Great work. Love the backstory in it too. As for blood, I for one have no issue with it. It is war after all.

Looking forward to seeing the Duster.

Cheers

Stephen

EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 27, 2014
KitMaker: 181 posts
Armorama: 88 posts
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hi all,
I wanted to join with a m60 or m113 but I have all my stashed armor that could be used is designated to a more middle east setting. Going to my stuff I found this swap meet 1euro box, it contained not what it should have but a Skyhawk without decals and canopy which I already had set to be placed in a picture frame for on the wall.



The decals I found are from the Airfix A-4B set VA-95 "Green Lizards"



So after using the sander and adding a magnet, modifying the nose it was time for some coloring



Decals on


Old picture frame modified with piece of metal to hold the Skyhawk and a backdrop printout of an actual Arial picture from a Vietnam scenery







Thanks for the fun and the great builds shown in this campaign
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: December 31, 2013
KitMaker: 338 posts
Armorama: 121 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 03:41 AM UTC
Here is my finished Dragonfly





Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 403 posts
Armorama: 305 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 04:22 AM UTC
Hi all,

I'd seen the Dragonfly and the Skyhawk. They're great, although I think about the lack of canopy on A-4 and the antenna on the hull of A-37.



To my enthusiastic Jeremy Hengest and all off participants,
I want 3 days to finish my dio with French M-24 Chaffee, to Sep 18th. I'm seeking my tank tracks.





I hope you accept this.

Regards,
K.
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 04:26 AM UTC
Couldn't get the antennae to stick on the A37,,,,
Kinggeorges
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Barcelona, Spain / España
Joined: August 31, 2005
KitMaker: 1,377 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 09:27 PM UTC
Waouh, some very impressive builds around here ! Again, this 2nd edition of that campaign shows some very good scale models, all very creative ! Mister K, I love your little dio !

Best,
Julien
Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: February 20, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:04 PM UTC
I got a wash on and painted a name on the side It's just a made up name and unit just a bit of painting and some weathering to go. should be done late Tomorrow.

Cheers Rob.
ReconTL3-1
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 07, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 03:49 AM UTC

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Waouh, some very impressive builds around here ! Again, this 2nd edition of that campaign shows some very good scale models, all very creative ! Mister K, I love your little dio !

Best,
Julien



I agree with Julien. This campaign has resulted in many impressive builds. I, too, like Mr. K's diorama. One doesn't see enough dioramas of Vietnamese buildings.

I wasn't able to get my M42 Duster completed in time. Perhaps there will be a 3rd Installment of this Campaign.

Cheers,
James
Tojo72
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
KitMaker: 4,498 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 04:35 AM UTC
Is the manager of this campaign still around ? I didn't see my Campaign Ribbon yet.

Jeremy's profile says he hasn't posted on the forum since 7/21 and on this campaign since 6/4 is he okay
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 403 posts
Armorama: 305 posts
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 04:15 PM UTC
Thanks, Julien, James and all. I can't upload my stuff right now (KitMaker's maintenance yesterday and Photobucket's check today. I'll try again).


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...Jeremy's profile says he hasn't posted on the forum since 7/21 and on this campaign since 6/4 is he okay



Waiting...
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 05:05 PM UTC
Hi all,
I'm sorry for late.

I finished my little dio with French M-24 Chaffee:





This dio depicts the French legion force presenting in one of the Hanoi's ancient streets in 40s.







Thanh you. I love all your model kits and dioramas at this VNW campaign. See you again.
Sincerely,
K.
ReconTL3-1
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 01:34 AM UTC
Hello K,

I really like this diorama. The buildings, the vehicle, and the figures are very well done. I hope to see more of your work in the future.

Cheers,
James
2ndWorcesters
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: March 15, 2014
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:57 AM UTC
That is just awesome Mr.K.
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 01:47 PM UTC
Ribbons awarded, sorry for the delay.

Bluestab
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Joined: December 03, 2009
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 02:32 PM UTC
Mr. K, nice work. I really like your buildings.

John, thanks for the ribbon. And thanks for the campaign.
Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: February 20, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 09:08 PM UTC
Another Great Vietnam Campaign!
Lots of Great models!

I am a little late in posting these here and in the gallery, had a little trouble with the buckles and straps for the chain-link. I finally just used fine beading wire and made the buckles myself.

I still want to add more stowage, but need to get some.

Cheers Rob.





mmeier
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Joined: October 22, 2008
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 07:25 AM UTC
While it is too late (and the pictures are "too little" quality wise) I still post them here. Ironically the kit has been done for the last two-three month, I just never found the time to take the pictures...