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“Beware the Chicken Men” - the name and warning given by the Vietnamese for the 101st Airborne as they (Vietnamese) were not aware of eagles, and likened the screaming eagle patch to a chicken, a bird they knew well. The 3/506 “Curahees” “The “Stand Alone battalion” continued the legacy started by their currahee fathers during WW2, made famous by Band of Brothers. These men trained in the woods of Georgia before shipping out to Vietnam.

These guys, with whom I am blessed and honoured to have some unit veterans as friends, served their country courageously and bravely. They fought for each other over there in horrendous conditions. They lost their brothers, watched as others went home with life changing injuries and even now, the mental effects are affecting them from the trauma.

This is my modest attempt at a small patrol (I got impatient to take photos as I’m actually waiting on 2 more to arrive with lightweight rucksacks etc). Wearing the OD uniform synonymous with US troops in Vietnam with their helmets covered in graffiti, carrying M16s and one with an M60. As said, there are 2 further ones due soon.

I hope that I have done them some credit with my humble 1:6 versions. I have added also an NVA soldier taking aim through the jungle flora and fauna.

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Thanks mate.

some more pics as my 5th squad member arrived. Tom Hardy joined up haha. also subdued airborne wings, rank insignia etc And a compass for extra detail
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You've done it again Lurp! This is something else. Good work.
 

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You've done it again Lurp! This is something else. Good work.
thanks mate. Much appreciated. :) 5 101at airborne Now, 4 man LRRP `team (formerly force recon) also 99% complete (need webbing for one more). Now working on a squad of hopefully 4-5 US Marines on a bunker diorama I’m building to represent Khe Sanh
 

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Amazing job on the squad. May I ask what are the green marks on some of their faces, particularly under their nose and around the ears?
 

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Amazing job on the squad. May I ask what are the green marks on some of their faces, particularly under their nose and around the ears?
thanks….yeah I had camo paint on some of the faces, and didn’t realise until took the close ups that I hadn’t actually got rid of it all lol
 
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