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bracken03 Sep 2023 12:12 p.m. PST

I've completed my next few recruits for my Nam collection. This time it's the Angels of mercy of the battlefield Medics. Every army that's gone into battle at some point as needed these guys and these sculpts depict these guys perfectly


These little guys certainly have bags of character and hopefully my painting as captured at least some of that character. I've updated my blogg so please feel free to pop on over Thanks for looking cheers Russ

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2023 2:28 p.m. PST

Nice work!

tomrommel104 Sep 2023 1:15 a.m. PST


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2023 6:51 a.m. PST

They look terrific. Paul Hicks has incredible talent but nothing compares to his Corpsman with the plasma IV and the bandaged dying Marine. They come from two legendary photos of them on the back of a tank in Hue, but I never thought we would see them modelled. He even has the plastic octopus mascot in his helmet band!

tigrifsgt05 Sep 2023 12:25 p.m. PST

So if my good friend bracken is lacking in painting skills in some areas, where does that leave the rest of us? I have never been able to paint faces, and your ACW faces are some of the best I have ever seen. You paint camo, faces, great basing,and horses, what else is there? Once again, a great job Russ. TIG

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2023 12:49 p.m. PST

OK, here is attention to detail in painting. My favourite medic with IV infusion is administering plasma, not blood. Most modellers would show a red content to the bottle. Plasma has no red cells, it is straw coloured, with the slightest pink tinge, for some reason I have never understood. Exactly as shown here. Mind you, he does need a line from the bottle!

The recipient did not make it, whatever the book on Hue claims.

bracken07 Sep 2023 10:59 a.m. PST

Thanks Guys the collection is coming along nicely.

FusilierDan thank you its very much appreciated.

tomrommel1 thank you also, there's still away to go but I'm getting their.

Tig as always my friend thank you, the ACW stuff as stalled but I'm pushing ahead with thus guys.

deadhead thank you, and yes Paul Hicks is a very talented man. I think he knocked the ball right out of the park with these guys, especially the corpsman with the plasma bottle. The octopus is definitely a fantastic piece of sculpting, I've never really understood some of the stuff they carried on their helmets. I love the graffiti element some of that is art within itself, trying to replicate it on the helmets is challenge and frustrating but we'll worth the effort. The line into the bottle is a definite addition at some point, the photo it's based on really brings the reality of the conflict to the forefront. Even more so knowing that the guy didn't make it.

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