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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2019 4:05 a.m. PST

I have added this to the Gringos40 page on their Hue68 range in 28mm.

But I hope I will be forgiven for duplication here. This is simply amazing photography, painting and modelling;


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2019 4:23 a.m. PST

thank you Liam…it is indeed wonderful…all Gringo40s figures bar the "slick" painted superbly by Andy Singleton


tomrommel113 Aug 2019 5:04 a.m. PST

Were does the slick come from ? Scale? Looks gorgeous both figures and photo!

tomrommel113 Aug 2019 5:06 a.m. PST

Oh ,and were does the gunner of the slick come from?

Legion 413 Aug 2019 5:27 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Skarper14 Aug 2019 7:41 p.m. PST

It's a nice little scene very evocative of the dramatic situation.

I'm not usually a fan of these larger figures but these do have a lot of character.

There is a trophy Huey a few km from my house. You can touch it and it always shocks my how thin the skin is. Logical but I'm sure I could push the blade of my Swiss army knife right through it.

This is a question not a quibble weren't the field dressings a low vis camouflage colour?

EDIT – googled and there ARE colour photos of white field dressings.

Back in the day I painted my figures with white bandages, for the sake of contrast.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2019 2:40 a.m. PST


thanks for your interesting comments…and your complimentery
comments on my figures…funny enough I looked up field dressing and white were anything to hand sometimes. didn't know the Hueys had such thin skins..


Legion 415 Aug 2019 5:33 a.m. PST

There is a trophy Huey a few km from my house. You can touch it and it always shocks my how thin the skin is. Logical but I'm sure I could push the blade of my Swiss army knife right through it.
There are probably a number US Helicopters as "Trophies" in Vietnam. We lost over 3000.

And yes, field dressing were both white or OD. And sometimes they were "improvised" as jammy said …

Had many flights in UH-1s when I first went on active duty in '79. Especially with the 101, in '80. And even a few as a cadet, in '78.

Didn't think the skin was that thin ? And I think the rotors are more durable than that? But I never tried or wouldn't do anything to damage "my/our ride" …

Of course like almost all aircraft design keeping the airframe as light a possible is always a consideration. I've heard B-29 crews were surprised how thin it's skin was.

An interesting anecdote about the Huey and weight. When my Bn in the 101 deployed to Panama, the CZ. By about 11:00 hrs, the air was so thin in that tropical heat. A fully loaded Huey, heavy with troops & equipment would literally would have to get a running start to get airborne. To get enough lift under those rotors.

We'd sometimes have to reduce the ACL[Allowable Cargo Load] as the heat of the day went on. You could squeeze in about 7-9 fully loaded Grunts in a Huey. But at times IIRC we'd have to reduce that to 6-7 … IIRC … old fart Of course many times we'd start ops in the middle of the night/"0 Dark 30"… evil grin

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2019 5:45 a.m. PST

Legion 4

sounds like quite a ride!!!…….not so sure about the night ops!! gulp!!!


Legion 415 Aug 2019 5:55 a.m. PST

Yeah, we did a lot of night ops. And of course the air is usually thicker at night and provide a little more lift than on a hot day.

Many of those who trained me and I served with on active duty had served in SE Asia. I learned a lot from them. Most were senior NCOs and Officers. They directly or indirectly were responsible for the "development" of my "attitude". evil grin

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