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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 6:46 a.m. PST

Seems the Gringos 40 ARVN range is to be further expanded with a series of ARVN now carrying M16s. The pictures do suggest that they are, correctly, little chaps with tight overalls and dwarfed by their weapons;



Lascaris10 Sep 2021 7:56 a.m. PST

Those look really nice. I might have to consider getting my 28mm Vietnam guys back on the table.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 8:55 a.m. PST

thank you Liam and Lascaris…much obliged!!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 2:04 p.m. PST

I have to be honest and say that if anyone can produce convincing ARVN (which is actually not easy, even in 28mm) then you cannot realistically leave them out of any large scale VN re-enactment, on a table top.

It is like saying no Italians, in North Africa, against 8th Army. Just DAK and nothing else.

I have not seen these new figures in the "flesh", but I would want to see;

-Really skinny guys
-Dwarfed by their weapons and kit
-Helmets that are huge
-Garments below the waist (we call them trousers, over the Pond pants, everyone agrees overalls) that are almost ridiculously tailored and skin tight.

and not the elite. The poor devils who made up the bulk of ARVN and held An Loc when no-one thought they could

Skarper11 Sep 2021 1:02 a.m. PST

These are excellent.

My only quibble is the arms are too 'burly', but I understand it is the limitations of the medium.

Personally, I would not want to game with the ARVN, [or ROK troops for that matter.] But I applaud the company for producing them and giving people the option.

Looking forward to seeing more sculpts and more photos…

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Sep 2021 4:39 a.m. PST

Liam and Skarper thanks very much for your constructive and kind comments!.A lot of time and effort has gone into these
A.R.V.N. to get them looking "Right"…with such a wild variance in the uniforms,there was a certain stripped down look which we have portrayed.tight trousers are a must..the slightly oversized helmet and all the other nuances,in the flesh they look just right!

KSmyth11 Sep 2021 7:37 a.m. PST

I have some of the carbine-armed figures and I think proportionally you have them just right. Smallish, helmet too big. I like ‘em.

Taking a little break from Vietnam right now, but the ARVN will certainly reel me back in.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Sep 2021 11:34 p.m. PST

KSmyth…………..thanks for that……looking forward to
your return to Nam!


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2021 4:43 a.m. PST

more painted samples en route chaps!!


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