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Navy SEAL, Vietnam

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Navy SEAL, Vietnam
Posted by jackball74 on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:38 AM



Several years ago the Australian company Gun-Ho produced a few sets of Vietnam-era fugures, including a group of Aussie soldiers. I decided to modify one by removing the bush hat and adding a putty beret (and after a few years of practice, I have found that the only thing I can scratchbuild with putty is a fairly-decent beret).

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:48 PM

My first thought upon opening this thread was...god that's an ugly face, lol. Cudos to you for some great realism on this one, well done. It made me actually feel an expression coming off the guy.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 9:15 PM

Looks pretty good to me. I would not mind seeing more photos from different angles of this scene.

 

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Posted by jackball74 on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:46 PM

Thanks! The faces on most of the figures are quite detailed and largely proportioned. I believe they were possibly upsized from a 28mm scale set. The uniforms and weapons are somewhat rough in terms of sculpting, unfortunately, and the webbing isn't very clearly defined. 

This particular setting was temporary, done up for the photo (the plants were literally pulled from the yard), but I do want to work up a diorama with this figure and another one wading through a swamp.

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Posted by jackball74 on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:58 PM


This was another figure from the set. Gun-Ho also released a set of American infantry and VC, but I've never seen them offered anywhere.

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