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  • #1394837

    volleyfireandy
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    I ordered some of the new Gringo 40 28mm Vietnam war range recently and was well impressed with the sculpts, so I had to do a test one.

    I’ll be buying more…FB_IMG_1558798294566

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    #1394851

    templar007
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    WoW!

     

    Either those are really good sculpts or your paint job captured all the detail and really made them pop.

     

    Well done.

     

    I’ll checkout that line of minis.  Thanks @ volleyfireandy for sharing! 👍😉

    #1394871

    volleyfireandy
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    Thank you! They are just gorgeous sculpts. Very clean cast and easy to paint. I’ve bought all the initial releases…

    #1394952

    oriskany
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    That’s great work and awesome detail on the miniature.  The 20-round mag for the M16/A1, the old style handguards, the upper receiver without the forward assist on the bolt carrier, the old three-prong muzzle flash suppressor, that’s actually great detail for a 28mm mini – and great paint job @volleyfireandy !

    #1394981

    volleyfireandy
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    @oriskany the weapons and gear are all really superb. The muzzle is even pre drilled. The accuracy and attention to detail is what drew me to the range

    #1395056

    robert
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    Seems to be a lot of Vietnam being sculpted at the moment.  These look really nice and super paint job!

    #1395064

    olliep
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    Ayecarumba!
    That’s great Andy!

    #1395079

    volleyfireandy
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    Thank you! It’s really good to see Vietnam getting some 28mm love at the moment. I’m excited to see where it is in a years time. I’ve been looking forwards to gaming this for years

    #1395100

    oriskany
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    Realized I never  gave a +1 to the thread.  Oops.  Fixed that.  Definitely like Vietnam, it’s one of my top five “gaming settings” for historical (WW2 East Front, American Revolution, Arab-Israeli Wars, Vietnam, WW2 Pacific).

    Looks like you DEFINITELY had more luck with minis that I did when I jumped into Vietnam.  I was doing 15mm, granted … but three armies, US Army/Marine Corps, NVA/PAVN, and VC/NLF.  The VC were actually the best ones.  But the US troops were clearly just WW2 figures with M16s, and even worse were the NVA, who were all wearing British desert-style SHORTS fo some reason???    And the NVA jungle helmets looked more like British colonial sun hats.  Okay, with some inventive painting it didn’t look too bad at 15mm … but annoying nonetheless.

    I do like my Marine Corps M48A3s, though.  Marine armor, baby!  Task Force X-Ray in Hue City, February 1968!

    #1395127

    oriskany
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    Super sorry,posted this in the wrong thread. Edited … Apologies again.

    #1396059

    volleyfireandy
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    I’m definitely feeling it was worth the wait for these!

    Your 15mm experiance doesnt sound great! Which ops did you do? The M48A3 is a super sexy tank…

    #1396074

    templar007
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    Currently I’m building 15mm M48’s for my 1967 Israeli Six Day War army.  (Magachs)

    I know that John Lyon here on BoW doesn’t care for them but the M48 and M60 served for a long time in a lot of armies.  Like anything else, it had to go through some changes but came out a better tank! IMO

    #1396738

    volleyfireandy
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    Both great vehicles in my book, especially once the Israelis got their hands on them!

    #1396811

    oriskany
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    @volleyfireandy – I did a lot of Hue City and Khe Sanh wargaming during our Tet Offensive campaign and article series (50th Anniversary) back in early 2018.

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    @templar007 – as far as people “not liking” the M48 and M60, I wouldn’t worry too much about that.  No, the designs were not perfect (tall height, flammable hydraulic fluid, initially undergunned) but served in dozens of armies and still does to this day.  M48s served on both sides of some very serious India-Pakistan wars in what is still called “the Valley of the Pattons.”

    Admittedly they got a new lease on life with the British L7 / M68 105mm rifle, but it’s also telling that the Israelis took the engines out of most of their Centurions and replaced them with engines from the M48/60, because those Centurions were just so fast and reliable. (*cough, cough*)  Sorry, had something in my throat there.

    Tanks have to work in order to be effective in the battlefield.  As in, the engine needs to turn over. 😐

    If you’re building M48 Magachs for 1967, I assume you’re working with the original 90mm gun.  With VERY few exceptions (as in a single company, according to @damon ), 1967 IDF Magachs still had the 90mm.  The 105s (M48A5 / M60A1) largely comes out for ’73 Yom Kippur.

    #1396874

    templar007
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    @oriskany    That is correct, I am building the current M48’s in my Israeli army with the under-gunned 90mm.  But will also be building the up-gunned L7 105mm version when I start on my IDF army for the 73 Yum Kippur era.

    My goal is the build-up units for all the major Israeli crises eras.

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    1) Israeli war of independence (November 1947 – July 1949)

    2) Suez Crisis (October 1956)

    3) Six-Day War (June 1967)

    4) Yom Kippur War (October 1973)

    5) 1982 Lebanon War (1982)

     

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