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    Buffalo Rangers! "Let Valor not Fail!"

    Hello Guys, something i did in recent months

    All-Black, All-Rangers
    well here’s a 1/6th project I recently did. It’s African american Rangers during the Korean War. The Korean war is often referred to as“ The Forgotten war”because of the lack of public attention it received both during and after the war, and in relation to the global scale of world war II, which preceded it, and the subsequent angst of the Vietnam war, which succeeded it. I decided to read up on this conflict and see if i could find a subject to do in my 1/6th kit bashing ‘world’.

    I came across a book on a very fascinating unit of a segregated all-Black elite Ranger company that fought with distinction in the first 2 years of the “Forgotten War”. I had done a WW2 761st African American tanker with cupola display before, so I was keen on doing something on this all-Black Ranger company.
    The 2nd Ranger Infantry company (Airborne),as I mentioned before was an African American unit at a time when the U.S. Military was slowly being integrated after years of racial segregation. President Truman’s executive Order 9981 in 1948 changed that. But the reality was that the desegregation policy was yet to come into full compliance. Segregation was still being practiced right into the Korean War. White High-Ranking Officers who did not support desegregation would funnel the colored troops into units such as the 2nd Ranger company in the first several Years of the war. But 1950s racial issues aside, the “Buffalo Rangers”, as they were Known would give a good account of themselves in the Korean conflict until their deactivation in 1951. The “Buffalo Rangers” participated in “Operation Tomahawk” on March 23rd 1951. This Operation was historic for two reasons, one, it would be the first time a Ranger unit participated in an Airborne combat jump, secondly and more importantly it would be the first combat jump for Black troops in the U.S. military. Attached to the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, its parent unit, it would make this historic jump in “Operation Tomahawk” into North Korean and Chinese held territory!

    Buffalo!! Let Valor not fail!


    “Operation Tomahawk”
    2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)
    Master Sgt. assisting
    P.F.C
    Munsai-Ni
    Korea
    1951


















































































    here are some reference materials and book;









    AND here's an Article i wrote for a UK Modelling Magazine on this very fascinating subject.
    These great heroes deserve more attention-"Rangers Lead the Way!"
    i made the cover, out this month.



    thanks for looking amigos.
    namaste
    Miguel
    Last edited by LizardKing1968; 01-30-2017 at 03:10.

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    This is awesome ! Absolutely beautiful in every detail, and composition.
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    OUT-Dam- Standing

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    About as good as it gets perfection top to bottom my friend!

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    Kitbash of the year 2017
    RIP Tico dad is going to love you forever

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    1/6 perfection. A feast for the eyes

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    This is an astoundingly good bash, congratulations!

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    You never let my expectations down whenever I see one of your pieces: always top notch!

    One silly question though: is he in pain 'cause he felled on his arse?


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    thanks guys! Yeap Grunt! butt-landing for the PFC!!l

    Miguel

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    Amazing work, well done!!

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    Amazing dio ... convincing in every detail ... but most of all these headsculpts impress me ...
    who is it ... and where did you get them?

    Gruss WH

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    Miguel, stunning, simply stunning. You have done an amazing job with these figures, the base, everything speaks volumes of your artistry and research..............Jim

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    Oh! My! God! A brilliant piece of art.

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    What can be said about this??? simply OUTSTANDING in every way! Great work bud!! and, to be on the cover of military modeling is a true indication of your achievement! BRAVO


    Jay

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    Wonderful ! A museum piece

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    Outstanding detail and information.

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    Really beautiful work

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    Museum quality art.

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    My good golly god! I wasnt expecting much when i opened this thread but... Wow!

    Respect

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    Re: Buffalo Rangers! "Let Valor not Fail!"

    I reckon it doesn't get any better.

    Beautiful work.
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    Re: Buffalo Rangers! "Let Valor not Fail!"

    Very , very fine.

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    Re: Buffalo Rangers! "Let Valor not Fail!"

    excellent
    Ars gratia artis. (art for art's sake)

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    Re: Buffalo Rangers! "Let Valor not Fail!"

    Add me to the list of folks who think this is museum quality. Truly inspired work!

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    breathtaking! epic diorama! kotm for sure!

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    Absolutely epic work! Wonderful subject and masterful execution.

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    Re: Buffalo Rangers! "Let Valor not Fail!"

    What is wrong with the guy on the ground? I have made close to 100 static line jumps and have never seen a scene like this. Is this based on an incident? More background please. The diorama is outstanding!

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    Re: Buffalo Rangers! "Let Valor not Fail!"

    Incredible!!

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    Re: Buffalo Rangers! "Let Valor not Fail!"

    Excellent dio and flawless execution. It's great to see a subject like Korea war.

    May-2015 KotM

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    Re: Buffalo Rangers! "Let Valor not Fail!"

    Very,Very.......Very much impressive.wonderful, fantastic .
    Great Job indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltcol0802 View Post
    What is wrong with the guy on the ground? I have made close to 100 static line jumps and have never seen a scene like this. Is this based on an incident? More background please. The diorama is outstanding!
    <<<<<

    I dare say the PFC made a somewhat good landing and only after he was already on the ground fell on his butt and it's only an arbitrary assumption he is screaming in pain, as he may well be screaming in excitement.
    Else a direct butt-landing to me seems an almost certain invalidating injury if not worst...

    Quote Originally Posted by LizardKing1968 View Post
    thanks guys! Yeap Grunt! butt-landing for the PFC!!l

    Miguel

    But I may be misleading: we shall wait for Miguel to clarify if he has found some direct witnessing to such an event

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