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FoW: Vietnam by Andre77

FoW: Vietnam by Andre77

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About the Project

This project started about 2013 with this: https://www.beastsofwar.com/historical-battles/goood-morning-nam-week/ In this year our gaming club was big in FoW: WWII. And we heard that Battlefront would start a vietnam range. We looked in our eyes and said: We will do this all together. So around 6 gamers picked an army. For me this was the PAVN. We had about two NLF, one ARVN, one Aussis and we had one US Army. I was slowly working through my first packs. About a year of really nice games and campaigns, we thought about going to the Hamburger Tactica (biggest historical tabletop convention in germany) with Flames of War: Vietnam. And we choosed the Battle of Ia Drang (anyone remember the movie "We were Heros") https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ia_Drang Bothi did a really nice table (which i will show later) and the scenario and i did painting PAVN like a beast ;)(i like deadlines). Finished all miniatures just in time. Pictures for this will follow too. Since then, i bought some NLF, a mobile cavalary, airmobile and a brown water navy. So much unpainted minis. And why this now? Some of you may heard that in february the new book Nam came out (mostly based on Team Yankee and full of fault, sorry i have to say). We still have to test this. But we are not unafraid to change this we don't like. And then there was this article series from Oriskany: https://www.beastsofwar.com/flames-of-war/50th-anniversary-tet-offensive-part-one/ So i hope you will enjoy this project in the upcoming months. Andre77

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Navy Forces in the Air

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A-1 SkyraiderA-1 Skyraider
HAL-3 Seawolves UH-1B Hog and FrogHAL-3 Seawolves UH-1B Hog and Frog
Navy Forces in the Air
Navy Forces in the Air

Men with green faces

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Navy SealsNavy Seals

Mekong Delta villlage houses

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Painted my 15mm Far East village houses from Sarissa Precision

These came out quite niceThese came out quite nice
The sharp eye will notice some other 15mm huts from flashpoint miniatures between. The scale creep is quite noticable. The sharp eye will notice some other 15mm huts from flashpoint miniatures between. The scale creep is quite noticable.
The big houses can hold 2 medium FoW bases and the small houses one medium base. The tower 1 small base.The big houses can hold 2 medium FoW bases and the small houses one medium base. The tower 1 small base.

How did i do the roof. I used a big brush and double glued tape stripes. I tested this out and refined this step by step

Mekong Delta villlage houses
Mekong Delta villlage houses
Mekong Delta villlage houses
Mekong Delta villlage houses
Mekong Delta villlage houses
Mekong Delta villlage houses

Brown Water Navy: Support

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105mm Artillery Battery105mm Artillery Battery
Brown Water Navy: Support
Lloyds ViewLloyds View
82mm Mortar Platoon82mm Mortar Platoon
4.2 inch Mortar Battery4.2 inch Mortar Battery
Brown Water Navy: Support

Brown Water Navy: MRF in the Mekong Delta

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Brown Water Navy: MRF in the Mekong Delta
Brown Water Navy: MRF in the Mekong Delta
Brown Water Navy: MRF in the Mekong Delta
Brown Water Navy: MRF in the Mekong Delta
Tango 1-3 are landing Rifle PlatoonsTango 1-3 are landing Rifle Platoons
Brown Water Navy: MRF in the Mekong Delta
Brown Water Navy: MRF in the Mekong Delta
Full Fleet PictureFull Fleet Picture

Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 3 and Aid-Boat Tango 4

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Tango 3Tango 3
Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 3 and Aid-Boat Tango 4
Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 3 and Aid-Boat Tango 4
Aid-Boat Tango 4Aid-Boat Tango 4
Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 3 and Aid-Boat Tango 4
Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 3 and Aid-Boat Tango 4

Tomorrow a action-picture and group-picture

Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 2

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Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 2
Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 2
Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 2

Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 1

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Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 1
Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 1
Brown Water Navy: ATC Tango 1

Brown Water Navy: Zippo

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Brown Water Navy: Zippo
Brown Water Navy: Zippo
Brown Water Navy: Zippo
Work so far. Next ATCs.Work so far. Next ATCs.

Brown Water Navy Monitor 1 or 2

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Brown Water Navy Monitor 1 or 2
Brown Water Navy Monitor 1 or 2
Brown Water Navy Monitor 1 or 2
Brown Water Navy Monitor 1 or 2
Brown Water Navy Monitor 1 or 2
Brown Water Navy Monitor 1 or 2

Brown Water Navy: Monitor CCB

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Brown Water Navy: Monitor CCB
Brown Water Navy: Monitor CCB
Brown Water Navy: Monitor CCB

Brown Water Navy: Lend CH-34

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Brown Water Navy: Lend CH-34
Brown Water Navy: Lend CH-34
Brown Water Navy: Lend CH-34

Brown Water Navy: Rifle Platoons

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3 Rifle Platoons as Core Units done. ATCs are on the list.

1st Platoon1st Platoon
Brown Water Navy: Rifle Platoons
2nd Platoon2nd Platoon
Brown Water Navy: Rifle Platoons
3rd Platoon3rd Platoon
Brown Water Navy: Rifle Platoons

Brown Water Navy: PBR aka Pibbers

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Another set of 4 boats. In this case the well known PBR aka Pibber.

Added to all of them some details. Will later add the flags and i think about a surf board 😉

Brown Water Navy: PBR aka Pibbers
Brown Water Navy: PBR aka Pibbers
Brown Water Navy: PBR aka Pibbers

Brown Water Navy: ASPBs

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So finished my first boats for the MRF.

ASPB – 91 – 1 to -3

Added the fender and life saving rings. Communication antennas and flag holder. And other small details:

Brown Water Navy: ASPBs
Base coat: US Dark Green (71.016 - 70.893). Canvas top: Cam. Olive Green (70.894). Then AK Interactive Panelliner Green Camo (AK.2071). Q-tips with White spirit (AK.047). Premium matte varnish from Vallejo.Base coat: US Dark Green (71.016 - 70.893). Canvas top: Cam. Olive Green (70.894). Then AK Interactive Panelliner Green Camo (AK.2071). Q-tips with White spirit (AK.047). Premium matte varnish from Vallejo.

Next i work on the H-34 and the Pibbers.

Whats next?! And thank you.

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First a big thank you for the Golden Button. Expect more in the upcoming months. My next big step will be working on the Brown Water Navy. Yes, boats are incoming and more Free World:

 

Whats next?! And thank you.
Last weekend i finished this movement tray for the slick platoons (source: Dark Arts Miniatures)Last weekend i finished this movement tray for the slick platoons (source: Dark Arts Miniatures)
I tried some mods on the ASPBs from Battlefront. I added spring wire for antennas (sharp as needles), tried rubber bands as life saving rings and 10mm tires.I tried some mods on the ASPBs from Battlefront. I added spring wire for antennas (sharp as needles), tried rubber bands as life saving rings and 10mm tires.
Both are made from silikon, so i cant overpaint them, stupid, and the tires are too big. Both are made from silikon, so i cant overpaint them, stupid, and the tires are too big.
These will be replaced with rings and smaller tires, i designed and were printed locally. On the same way i received some replacement rotorwings. the first ones were not usable from the setting of the supportsThese will be replaced with rings and smaller tires, i designed and were printed locally. On the same way i received some replacement rotorwings. the first ones were not usable from the setting of the supports
Then i ordered some LVTPs from Butlers Printing. From the scale they suit well with the ones from Battlefront.Then i ordered some LVTPs from Butlers Printing. From the scale they suit well with the ones from Battlefront.
And i still experimenting on the resin water. 2nd batch. Better, but still not what i want as result.And i still experimenting on the resin water. 2nd batch. Better, but still not what i want as result.

Resistance Fighters or Civilians?

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With this part i finished the vietnamese side:

 

Resistance Fighters or Civilians?
Resistance Fighters or Civilians?
Resistance Fighters or Civilians?
Testing resin waterTesting resin water
Fail!Fail!
Ch-34 print for US MarinesCh-34 print for US Marines

HQ and Support Local Forces Company

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HQsHQs
HMG PlatoonHMG Platoon
HMG BunkerHMG Bunker
Recoilless Gun PlatoonRecoilless Gun Platoon
Anti-Air PlatoonAnti-Air Platoon

2nd Local Forces Company (Red Company)

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2nd batch of my NLF. Left are HQs, Support units and Civvies

2nd Local Forces Company (Red Company)

Row, row your sanpan, gently down the mekong river...

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Row, row your sanpan, gently down the mekong river...

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