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WIP Vietnam Battle for Hue

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by legend69, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Everyone, it's been a while.

    With a splash of artistic licence, Bravo-6 figures, Hobbyfan figures and a few cutting tools and conversions i have started recreating the famous scene during the battle of Hue during the vietnam war. It is not supposed to be an exact copy of the scene, but my take on events after the famous picture was taken.

    As a small twist the photographer Kyoichi Sawada who took the original pictures will be depicted as a seperate small diorama.

    Still a long way yo go, but i am having a lot off fun making this piece.

    Thanks for looking.

    Anthony

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  2. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nice work.
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  3. NeilW A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice: the spirit of the photo is captured well.

    Great idea having Kyoichi Sawada as a companion piece.
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  4. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Nicely done. Should be a great diorama when complete
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  5. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great diorama & vignette Anthony, thanks for showing it here. I too love Bravo-6 Vietnam figures, got quite a few but have only painted one so far. They're incredible sculpts though, & lend themselves to lots of conversion possibilities.
    I'd love to see more from the French Indo-China War though...…..so many different French & Colonial units which could be explored.
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  6. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Clearly an impressive (and busy) piece that's going to be a gem. I don't know Bravo 6 figures, but they look
    the business ! Looking forward.........

    Mike
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  7. captfue Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great start, can't wait to see the progress
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  8. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excited to see this. Your diorama so far has compelling composition and drama.

    N
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  9. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    BTW, really like your image icon.
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  10. NeilW A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
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  11. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic work! Looking great Anthony. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  12. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Ned, i sculpted the boxer, during sculping classes with Michael Kontraros. The bust turned out good enough the Michael made copies and sold it through Michael Kontraros Collectibles.... The box art which yiu see in my image icon was done by Francesco Farabi. I was well happy that it became a commercial pice and even sold a few copies.
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  13. Sgt. Red Active Member

    I love Bravo6 figures and Vietnam-dioramas. The battle for Hue is another favorite....
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  14. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A stunner of a diorama in the making, looking forward to more..
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  15. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I absolutely adore bravo 6 too, i probably have all of them. I have quite a few vietnam dioramas in the works.
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  16. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    thats gonna be epic when its finished ,nice
    cheers

    Neil
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  17. Sgt. Red Active Member

    Im waiting for Bravo6 to release the Gator Lerner figure,and Sander and Sal!!!
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  18. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    So you are the creator of the boxer! Bought and painted the Kontraros bust and gifted the result. "Well done, You!" on multiple works.

    N
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  19. harrytheheid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    China
    They're excellent figures Mike.
    I'll dig out some photos of an old 'Nam diorama I did a few years ago and post them on a separate thread tomorrow, (my time).
    Meanwhile, I'm following this one with all due anticipation for the final result. Looks like it's going to be a cracker!

    EDIT: Please see this thread.
    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/unfinished-nam-diorama.166590/
    :)
  20. marios1 Active Member

    Hi Anthony your project is very nice indeed.....me too love nam us figures and i have the 90% of Bravo6 nam figures and of Hobby Fan firm.......just same questions:
    in which way you realizes the wire of the radio????I mean which materila you used.Then if i understand wekk the dead figures on the tank is a mix of Hobby fan part figures??? The helmet of the gi helping the wounded marines is post in correct way????

    Waiting your answer and your progress i make you many congratulations for idea and building the mix of figures!!!!

    Mario from Italy.
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