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120mm USMC Captain Desert Storm - Verlinden

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:26 PM

The first aid pouch goes on the upper left strap of the LBE.  You can see a few standard LBE load-outs below.

One canteen on right hip.

With an e-tool pouch opposite the canteen on the other (left) hip.

Or with two canteens, first aid pouch still on the left strap.

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:51 PM

Hello Gino!

Thanks a lot for the info!

How about when the PASGT vest (kevlar) is also worn?

I don't think it would be carried under the kevlar or would it?

Thanks in advance for the info and have a nice day

Paweł

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:27 PM

Pawel

Hello Gino!

Thanks a lot for the info!

How about when the PASGT vest (kevlar) is also worn?

I don't think it would be carried under the kevlar or would it?

Thanks in advance for the info and have a nice day

Paweł

 

No, LBE is worn over the vest. The shoulder sections have those snaps the can be unsnapped, the suspenders placed under those, then resnapped so that the LBE and vest become a single unit donned or removed together. Some guys will attach their protective mask carrier to that as well with a snap link and the carrier pouch straps.

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:44 PM

Looking at the figure, he does not appear to have an LBE on at all.  I don't see any evidence of a pistol belt either.  The rest of his gear is just hanging there.  It is not clear how he is carrying the canteen, holster, nor the helmet.  I guess it is more "Verlinden Magic".

The first aid pouch could be connected to the strip on the left side of the vest, like the flashlight is on the right.

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:57 PM

Hello!

In defence of good ole' Francois, the figure seems to have something like the pistol belt. I think this picture shows it best:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

From what I read it is possible to wear the belt without the suspenders, right?

What Stik says would make the most sense, of course - a vest/LBE unit. If I noticed this earlier, I might even be tempted to make a conversion!

And in the meantime I'm working on the woodland pattern for the vest.

Thanks again for your great comments and have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:24 PM

I guess he does have a pistol belt.  It can be worn w/out the suspenders, but isn't as comfortable since it has to be worn tighter around the waist to keep it up.  The canteen isn't right though.  The canteen connects to the belt just above the midpoint, not from the cap as the figure has it due to the belt being under the vest.  No idea how the helmet is hanging there, unless it is over another canteen?

Pistol belt w/canteens.  Note the connection point.

The M12 holster attaches the same way, so not sure how it is hanging on either.

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:09 AM

AHHHGGGGGGHHHHHHH Bang Head that's why I like smaller figures- you can't see as clearly if they got the detail right or wrong!!!!!!! 

 

All joking aside VERY good advice you're getting here. And an education here for me. 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:13 AM

Yes, lots of information in this thread on late Cold War era “battle rattle” and uniforms. Of course there is far more unsaid at this point. 

 

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:49 PM

Hello!

Thanks again for your great comments!

Gamera - no sweat, I was expecting something like that - after all this is a Verlinden fig, they just regularily confront you with certain challenges!

Gino, Stik - of course it's not nice to have something wrong here, but thanks to your great input I will know to move things at least a little in the right direction - in this case I understand I have to move the pistol holster and the canteen as far up as I can to suggest they are hanging on the belt "by their midpoint", so to say. And the pics will help me get the color of the nylon right. And I think I will hang the dressing on the front of the vest.

So how about that helmet - is there any popular method of storing the "Fritz" when the cap is worn?

And in the moment I'm finishing painting the woodland pattern on the vest. Hope to post pictures soon!

Thanks again and have a nice day

Paweł

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:23 PM

If you don’t want to hold your helmet in your hand, and have to have it along while not wearing the thing on your head, you can simply loop the snapped chinstrap over a canteen worn on the LBE/Pistol Belt.

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:18 AM

Hello!

Stik - thanks a lot! So the way I see it I'll probably have to sculpt a second canteen (or the lower portion of it) to show under the helmet - and it also needs to sit higher on the belt.

In the meantime I was able to take daytime shots of the PASGT vest. Here they are:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

As you can see I have already painted the gloves, too. I'm just going to fix a few things I caught just when the photos were done and I'm slowly contemplating fixing the arms to the chest. I have also tried to paint up the US flag the way Capn suggested:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Now its also hight time to finish the boots at last, I need to do some assemblying here!

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:58 AM

That’s coming along nicely Pawel. I’m looking forward to your next update.

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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  • Member since
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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:34 PM

HeavyArty
One canteen on right hip.

Marines typically carry two canteens.

This has changed with the widespread use of camelbaks.

François might be forgiven, the Belgies were still using M-1910 variant hook for their LBE into the 80s.  Those hooks connect things at the bottom of the belt, and often at the top of the carried "thing."  They can then bounce about.

The US adopted the slide keeper in 1956, which holds those items securely to the belt, and right at their centers.

Our CPT here could be using the extending strap on the UM-84 holster, which will get it neatly (if not obviously, the extension strap is narrower than the holster) under the PASGT vest. 
[Bianchi also made a drop-leg extension, which gets the holster down to the top of the thigh pocket, and has a thigh strap to prevent flopping.  I know of tankers who rigged that way, so as to not have the vest over a shest holster.]

If the CPT is a Company Commander (and especially if a Battalion XO) that dressing pouch is likely in the front pocket of the vest.  Maybe.  Perhaps.

Going around SWA without a canteen of water does not sound smart, but given the sculpt, I don't know how to fix it without a Farby.  (Going to wager an IRL CPT would have bottled water in the other vest pocket.)

  • Member since
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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:55 PM

Hello everybody!

Stik - thanks a lot!

Cap'n  - again, lots of good info! Thank you very much! Like I wrote, I'll sculpt something like a second canteen to hang the helmet on. And I think I have an idea how to put the first one so that it looks better.

It was obvious for me, that the good old Francois was thinking about 1910 style gear with hooks hanging from the belt - just didn't take enough time to research it right - and he didn't have friends around here like I do!

I have also checked out that extender strap - I have to say that it looks really good, I'll think about modelling it this way.

But as for the dressing pouch - I think I'll put it on the vest front, opposite the flashlight.

Thanks again for your great comments and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:03 PM

Hello!

I think I'm done with the boots. I made the ankle reinforcement straps from a tea bag - tried to just paint them on first, but that didn't look good. Here's what the boots look like now - and I'll try to get better shots when I have some daylight available:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Thanks for lookin' and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:28 AM

See!

 We're not always polishing these things. Looks real to me.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:27 AM

Pawel: The uniform, vest, boots- they all look pretty Censored good to me... Yes

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