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  1. #1
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    Macv Sog

    My Macv Sog Operator, Vietnam


    The base figure was from Soldier Story and I added a new head sculpt, distressed his clothing and added more water bottles and equipment to his belt order















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    Re: Macv Sog

    Lovely - can never have too much water in that scenario!

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    Re: Macv Sog

    can the chest rig hang lower so you can pull it tighter against his stomach?
    black holsters were more common in 'nam, I think. (hard to come by in 1/6 though)
    I love the whole load-out and the reddish dirt weathering, bravo!

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    Re: Macv Sog

    Thanks for the comments

    I Picked up the original figure from a shop that was closing down in Asia. It was great to get a long out of production figure cheaply but the downside was that items had started to deteriorate where he had been displayed in a hot window or cabinet

    A lot of his equipment had been glued in place and other parts had simply started to break up

    I stripped the figure down, changed out the headsculpt, repaired his broken equipment and weathered / distressed his very shiny and bright combat uniform

    The chest rig was quite fragile so I could only really get away with it the way it is as the knots had been glued

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    Re: Macv Sog

    It looks great! I really like the red dirt weathering. For my Nam guys I used to get the brown holster and paint it black. Then I'd scrape off a bit of the black around the edges and high spots to get a worn look.
    "Impossible is just a stage." Chris Hadfield

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    Re: Macv Sog

    good job

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    Re: Macv Sog

    Well done. I love watching the build up of this one too.

    The original Soldier Story figure was a bit off as far as accuracy goes, but it was a good base for a more accurate figure.

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    Re: Macv Sog

    Thank you again Guys

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    Re: Macv Sog

    He looks good!

    I picked up a few figures from the same seller on eBay last year. I understand your pain about the heat/light display issue.

    Val's tip on painting a brown holster black sounds like it will do the trick!

    Also, if you want, Battlegear Toys has 1911 holsters in all colors:

    U.S. - Holster - .45 – BattleGear Toys

    Again - nicely done!

    Fred

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    Re: Macv Sog

    Thanks Fred

    I wish I had picked up a few more from the seller last year, most were bargains for long out of production figures

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    Re: Macv Sog

    Quote Originally Posted by macuk View Post
    I wish I had picked up a few more from the seller last year, most were bargains for long out of production figures
    Me too... Me too...

    You're quite welcome, macuk!

    Fred

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