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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2019 10:21 a.m. PST

Spent the afternoon making this.

Actually, I did an earlier one but was unhappy with it.

It belongs in Hue 68, but why would a dining room chair in 28mm be needed? What do I need to add next? (I have since fixed that wonky back strut BTW)


14Bore11 Oct 2019 10:47 a.m. PST

A M-16 on the floor

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2019 11:47 a.m. PST

Well I am glad someone tried….but no it is not an M16 discarded.

A clue, I may have to resort to a Perry effort from ACW, as long as no one counts the important feature… was 1968 not 1861-5…and I also need a thin tree branch….in 28mm scale..

I may just carve away the chair legs a bit for realism…once set. Even now still wobbly.

Personal logo Morning Scout Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2019 1:10 p.m. PST

I understand the chair and its significance to Hue, but an confused as to what you are asking for here?

mjkerner11 Oct 2019 1:26 p.m. PST

A wall and an American flag, I presume.

Stryderg11 Oct 2019 2:04 p.m. PST

I think my google-fu is strong:
a wall, a barren tree trunk, a flag and a rucksack.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2019 2:12 p.m. PST

Well done folks. I was being a bit obscure.

My problem is that, right now, the only Old Glory I can find that is small enough is from ACW…so Alaska, Hawaii etc…not half enough stars!

Not everyone even knows the colour pic of the Marine looking totally hacked off with this in the background, but there are other B&W pics, which helped me. My idea is to build a wall, stick the chair on top, with the flag and put the crouching/seated Gringos figures beneath. Hope to show soon;



14Bore11 Oct 2019 2:32 p.m. PST

There has to be printable new flags

gisbygeo12 Oct 2019 4:33 p.m. PST

Just find a correct flag online, resize it and print. Hey presto.

Legion 412 Oct 2019 5:18 p.m. PST

I remember those photos …

bracken Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 8:14 a.m. PST

I'm sure Empress Miniatures do a sheet of US flags if you get stuck just take a look on their site. It just might work.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 8:24 a.m. PST

Just ordered them an hour or two ago!

But thanks. Much appreciated. Got their Vietcong flags too. I meant to get the ARVN also, but pressed the wrong buttons

Plus the wall is built and the chair is on top.

I love the OCD thing I have. Things have to be right. The chair was first set up to face the enemy. Once the flag was "attached" the chair faced to the Marines' right. Even the two pics above show that.

Funny thing. Mrs F last night, over a candle lit supper of smoked salmon and a very, very, expensive bottle of champers (which I let her drink as totally wasted on me), said she remembered the colour picture above from 68. Was it Time Magazine?

Imagine if they had kept the chair and the flag….

bracken Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 8:53 a.m. PST

Your welcome, it's funny how certain images capture a period in time. The photo of the chair and flag really brings it home, they say an image can write a thousand words and they are right.
Vietnam was captured on film and the images still speak volumes today, hopefully they will tell the story for years to come!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 9:09 a.m. PST

Well I am working on the image anyway.

The wall needs a few days to dry then it gets weathered with washes and highlights.

A simple flash photo of work in progress.

Once this is done an even more ambitious Hue project…..not the whole Citadel in 28mm though…just one bit;


bracken Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 9:22 a.m. PST

Look forward to seeing this progress, it's a fitting tribute.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 2:22 p.m. PST

It should not bother me….but tonight it does.

The wall seems to have used something more like a Flemish bond or an English cross bond (the former obviously more likely in a former French colony), the more I look at the only four photos I can find. In other words bricks sideways, on top of bricks longways. I am counting on no-one noticing….I must now go back to the dozens on Hue walls I have on file from that era…

Luckily the clay is not set so I have been able to alter since that photo above

Legion 414 Oct 2019 7:26 a.m. PST

Looks great !

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Oct 2019 1:22 a.m. PST

looking good Liam!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2019 2:52 a.m. PST

Did some homework on this and found a few more B & W pics of the flag raising.

Some other brick wall shots, but I cannot confirm same spot. I suspect one brick wall in Hue Citadel looked like any other.

The top photo is one of a couple by HDS Greenway. He describes it as Delta Co, 1st Bttn 5th Marines advancing south along the East Wall of the Citadel.

The Colour one is better known. Don McCullin, who is now photographing Alpha Co. This pic made the Cover of the Sunday Times, which we now know is how my wife knew it…..

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