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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 5:44 a.m. PST

To be honest I wanted to wait until the whole scene was painted and based. But at my current rate of work……….

Cronkite himself was the easiest (and most effective I think). These two are based on the Gringos40 mortar crew (ideal as largely unarmed) with bit of limb sawing and Greenstuff. Many a cable to be added.

Let us just call this work in progress





Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 6:22 a.m. PST

Great work! Love to see the painted product

Legion 414 Jan 2020 6:42 a.m. PST

"And that's the way it is !"

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 11:14 a.m. PST

But, you have to make walter lean way to the left.grin

dapeters14 Jan 2020 1:15 p.m. PST

What the rest of the civilized world call the center?

Legion 414 Jan 2020 3:29 p.m. PST

civilized world call the center?
Only if you are waaay to the left ! evil grin

Jane Fonda in an NVA helmet next !?!? huh? evil grin

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 10:50 p.m. PST

Left-right-or-center, what is amazing to me is how you did the shirts/jackets!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 2:30 a.m. PST

Thanks indeed. Plastering on Greenstuff is not too difficult. The trick is patience and do it in stages. These jackets could not be simpler…no pockets, no lapels…let us face it, that is what the professionals do!

Never occurred to me that Cronkite could still stir up emotion as does Hanoi Jane (totally different league of course). Was he wrong, even with the military defeat of NVA and NLF? (DISCUSS, they then say in exams)

I have found three of four images of him with his film crew esp. the one above and also walking behind a jeep. He has a microphone, he is doing interviews, but all I ever find is his 30 minutes broadcast once home. I did, only yesterday, finally find a very short clip of him in a ruined street in Hue on YouTube.

Dn Jackson16 Jan 2020 12:53 a.m. PST

Good thing you have a sound guy to dub combat sounds in the background of his interviews. :)

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 7:57 p.m. PST

I just model of Walter himself, from Pulp Figures

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2020 2:24 a.m. PST

That is brilliant. I had no idea anyone had modelled him and will chase this up.

I see they even do a Catherine Leroy figure, or will if Kickstart works out. I have the Full Metal Miniatures version of her, half painted right now…but this looks good too.


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