Tuesday, April 3, 2012

US MARINES VIETNAM


So firstly, you can all blame Shelldrake for getting me all excited about my all time favorite modern war, with all his cool Nam trap ideas, he's effective terrain and well painted miniatures, If you haven't checked out his blog ... get over there, its full of great ideas that you can pretend are your own ! , all this has resulted in me starting up yet another! project, which I will call 'Welcome to the Nam' , now that I have finished blaming some one else for my own short comings Hahaha, I want you all to have a look at a couple of Marines I painted up.


So these are 28mm miniatures, they are from Baker company, and are some of my favorite and most characterful miniatures, the sculptor really managed to capture the feel of the Nam, and even some of the stereo typical racial features.... please don't take that the wrong way, all in all excellent miniatures, nice detail, correct period webbing and gear, no flash, minimal mould lines, and to boot Danny over at Baker Company is friendly and fast to deliver the goods, this is my second order with them, you cant go wrong with Baker Company.


With these two guys I wanted to test out the green colour schemes I had chosen and wanted to see if I could capture some kind of a faded jungle look with the uniforms, I 'm fairly happy with the outcome,  the uniforms look well used and I hope this has translated into the photos I have taken, as always your comments are apreciated and welcomed, I will try and crank out about 10 Marines, more soon.

9 comments:

Juan Mancheño said...

Hello!
I have been thinking about to buy some of these minis for a time, so I´m very interested in your comment about them. I really like the green colour you have used in them but the photos are a bit dark to see the details.

Nowadays, very nice models.

Best regards.

Luckyjoe said...

Those are very nice. I like the green you used. The poses are very good, too. Thanks for including the link to Baker Company. I'd never heard of them before.

lrqan said...

We are all so weak when it comes to seeing other's projects. I know how tempting they are. You've made a good start tho.

Shelldrake said...

Very nice!

Although I could hardly be blamed for other people's actions ;-)

Your post also reminds me... I need a water buffalo...

oh, and a tiger...

... I wonder what monkeys they have in Vietnam I can get figures for...

The Extraordinarii said...

@Juan - Thanks Juan, some of the poses you get are awkward, but overall you will be happy them, you get duds in most ranges.

also, I will go back and lighten the photos up, will do that tonight.

@Luckyjoe - Thanks Joe, yes Baker Company are a breeze to deal with, good company with good minis.

@Irqan - Thanks mate, I am weak when it comes to new projects, I get easily distracted.

@Shelldrake - Haha Cheers, Water Buffalos are a must, I have Four coming from Baker Co, I also need some Civillians.

Brummie said...

Really nice mate test pieces, look forward to see where this project go's

The Extraordinarii said...

Thanks Brummie, more Marines are on the way.

Shelldrake said...

For Civilians - are you interested in going halves in a pack of 20 civilians from West Wind?

http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26_78&products_id=253

One pack with postage is £22 so going halves might make it worth while, and I don't need more than 10 civilians.

The price compares to Baker's and you get two more figures.

The Extraordinarii said...

Sounds good Shelldrake, West wind civies are the best out there, I have a pack of baker civies and they are not very good, out of proportion in many places, unusable.

Email me so we can work out the details - chatz@alumni.com