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MSea

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1968 Vietnam scene
« on: December 07, 2019, 11:57:13 AM »
This model was picked up at Telford last year and I found the WW2 jeep in the loft ( yes it is WW2 and Vietnam but as a good Yorkshireman, a bit of mud and slop and you will not notice the difference) 
The book is the Osprey Campaign Series "Tet Offensive 1968"  and the jeep will be placed in a street scene with the Vietcong firing from a building, well that is the plan at the moment, it may change.

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2019, 12:04:41 PM »
Most of the work on putting this model together was done at "Playday 2 - Return of the Nerds"   All have been primed and next job some colour on the bits and bobs.

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2019, 08:02:45 PM »
All 5 figures now sorted and ready to be cleaned up and fastened together.

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 03:40:07 PM »
Wheels now added and some colour to the jeep

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 02:08:03 PM »
Base made and a start made on the walls of the house.

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2019, 12:10:03 PM »
Jig made for the wall in front of the building. A section of MDF cut for the wall but it looks a bit thick and out of scale, so a thinner section of acrylic has now been cut, will see which is best.

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2019, 03:39:32 PM »
Decided that the acrylic looks more in scale than the MDF - so marked up and drilled out, last section filed to shape.

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2019, 07:36:13 PM »
Keep on Drilling and Filing....
It keeps you out of trouble....
Cheers,
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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2019, 09:14:20 PM »
It will take more than that to keep me out of trouble

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2019, 07:23:27 PM »
Some thin sections of acrylic added to make the wall more 3D

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2019, 07:39:00 PM »
Dry run with both sections of the wall and the building fitted.

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2019, 09:16:15 AM »
Now it makes sense, well sort of.
Haddock.

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2019, 12:08:14 PM »
Bullet damage to the front of building picked out in red and then a basic yellow colour added. Next some work on windows and doors

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2019, 12:45:18 PM »
Door frame added from coffee stirrer from KFC, they are an oval shape not flat and the door is made from ordinary flat stirrers.

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Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2019, 02:15:44 PM »
Roof beams now made and fastened together.
When solid will add some tiles ( yes Zak I will put them the correct way round this time ) and put some wallpaper on the inside walls and flooring on both levels.