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Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam

Posted by ModernKiwi on 12 Oct 2011, 07:39

Hey everyone. Just to show that I still do 1/72nd stuff, I decided to enter the last competition. I didn't do as well as some, but I was reasonably happy with the results. If I was doing it again though, I would take more care to remove the mould lines and to make the ground match the feet.

The figures are from Pegasus's US Marines in Vietnam. I was browsing Militaryphotos.net net one day a year or two back and came across this photo...

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I now knew exactly where Pegasus had got their inspiration from. Calos Hathcock was a famous Marine sniper during the Vietnam war and this picture was of him and his spotter. Later he would go on to do some sniping with an M2 Heavy machinegun... :shock:

The Pegasus figures didn't need much modification to make them match the photo, I just added a scope and mixed up various Vallejo greens until I got one I was happy with.

The background came from an online travel brochure which I printed out and propped up at the back.

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Thank you to all who voted for me and congratulations to the (well deserved) winners.
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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Oct 2011, 07:53

Even though I'm not very interested in modern stuff I really liked this one. Good work! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by leifkarl1112 on 12 Oct 2011, 08:40

Very nice indeed! :thumbup:

Karl.
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Posted by Bourbaki on 12 Oct 2011, 09:47

I liked this entry, also enjoyed reading about this character and about othe top snipers.
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Posted by santifernandez on 12 Oct 2011, 13:01

I like this job. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by maskc on 12 Oct 2011, 15:11

wonderfull job :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Jaques on 16 Oct 2011, 17:14

Excellent work friend. :love: :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 22 Oct 2011, 13:56

Chris, you did a splendid job copying that picture :thumbup:
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