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Australian SAS tpr Vietnam

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by alamac, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thought i'd share my latest project it's a conversion of the naked army SASR Bust Vietnam, i resculpted the right arm added M16 with 203 ,sculpted the hands and gloves , as well as added a bush hat as well as sculpted the 203 pouches using ospreys Vietnam Anzac colour plate F2 as inspiration .
    I'm going to do a tiger stripe uniform pattern for something a little different to the EDRL that the aussies normally wore during the war.
    Just about to undercoat now and hope to begin this one in the next coiple of days
    Cheers
    Al

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  2. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Undercoating done , plus the colour plate that inspired this conversion
    Cheers
    Al

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  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Really like pose & attitude of this big un Al.
    Should be a cracker when finished mate :)

    Sadly likely will miss QMHE this year, maybe see it next year.
    Trust 2017 is a wonderful year for you all.

    Mike
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  4. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    First days painting done a few more tweaks needed for the cam on the face , still have to put some gloss and light reflection in the eyes then i'll start the tiger stripe on the bush hat
    Cheers
    Al

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  5. Mookie Active Member

    Hi Al.
    Liking very much what you are doing with this mega bust.I must complete my Sasr vietnam Trooper.Hes a conversion of a 200mm Verlinden figure and ive made the pouches on the chest rig for the Slr bitch etc.Ive got fair way to go like making arms and part of the bergen and belt kit.
    Watching with a keen interest.
    Richard
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  6. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very Impressive Al.

    Paul.
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  7. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice work Al, I like what you have done with this one.
    Steve
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  8. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    After playing around we ith the face cam yesterday i've cleaned up the face again and began the hat. A few hours a playing around with the tiger stripe on the bush hat , the basic pattern is complete now to refine it and then some shadowing, then i'll wash it down to fade it slightly,all comments and criticisms welcome.
    Cheers
    Al

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  9. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    A mate of mine has just pointed out a problem with the bush hat so back to the drawing board and i'll have to resculpt another.
    Cheers
    Al
  10. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Here's the new bush hat fits a little more naturally the the previous one, just have to undercoat and go again at the tiger strioe at least i got a practice run at it
    Cheers
    Al

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  11. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Afternoon all,
    I've spent the morning building up the base colour green for the tiger stripe . I've used a combination of JoSonja olive green, moss green and basic flesh tone mixed with JoSonja texture paste as i find in this scale it dulls down the colour and gives a more realistic cloth look, i've used a base of all the above colours to try and achieve some subtle highlights as well as shadow before beginning the cam
    Cheers
    Al

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  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely work Alan. I'm really looking forward to the Tiger Stripe cam on the shirt. Should look amazing when its finished.
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  13. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Began the tiger stripe on the new bush hat, basics are down , just need to refine the lines more until i'm happy with it
    Cheers
    Al

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  14. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Al,

    This is looking good.

    As an aside, I never saw a tiger stripe hat during my tour, but a couple of our lads wore the tiger stripe beret on occasion. The tiger stripe suit wasn't popular, and IIRC only one fellow wore it for a short period. The problem was they were a slim fit, and not as good or as comfortable as the US camouflage uniform, which was on issue to us and universally worn in our squadron (3 SAS Squadron 1969-70).

    Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    Cheers
    Chris
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  15. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Chris for your help on the hat, , did the boys wear the issue bush hat ( green ) as a matter of interest ?
    The tiger stripe beret ! Is that the same as the colour plate in Ospreys Vietnam Anzacs ?
    If so i will sculpt a beret for this figure, i did only see a couple of tiger stripe uniforms ( worn by Aussie SAS ) in my photo searches and the gents wearing them were indeed built like greyhounds . I did do the original SAS bust with EDRL so this is for something different as well
    Once again thankyou for your help and kind comments
    Cheers
    Al
  16. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great project Al.
    Gordon
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  17. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Al,

    In my experience we wore either the Australian bush hat, or a sweat rag tied around the head, and dropping to the rear. The tiger stripe beret was the same pattern as the tiger suit - yellow, green and black were the predominant colours I recall. It was smaller than the unit beret and tended not to drop down one side very much. More of squat thing like the cloth berets the Australian commandos wore in New Guinea during World War Two.

    Cheers
    Chris
  18. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thankyou Chris for that info, i'll redo the bush hat back to green. The other figure i did had the sweat rag around the head, plus i need to get more putty if i were to do the beret
    Cheers
    Al
  19. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    The bush hat is now back to basic jg aussie issue and i have begun to lay down the black of the tiger stripe
    Cheers
    Al

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  20. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent progress Al. You've clearly got the juices flowing mate. First steps on the Tiger Stripe cams look very good. Seeing your efforts on this bust have caused me to pull my standard version out of the cabinet and finish it (finally).
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