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Hi guys, :thumb

This is my last interpretation from the book of Kevin LYLES, a 1ST AIR CAV man.

I tried to be the most faithful to the book for the figurine.

Some reference pics here :









And the outdoor pics :







 

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A very nice trooper and your local terrain works so well.
A few points, if I may - I believe those gloves post-date Vietnam, and while Lyle's photo shows loose-pin frags on the subject's front, that's not a good move while moving thru the jungle, or even when moving in and out of a helo. The skeleton wouldn't have fresh blood,and the chest rig and AK in pristine state. Those items would have been recovered, by his fellow soldiers. Likely, there would be the remains of a uniform.
 

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Good points raised by PD, but overall an outstanding figure!! Good luck!!!
 

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:clap:clap:applause:applause:bravo
:thanks fire03 :thanks

A very nice trooper and your local terrain works so well.
A few points, if I may - I believe those gloves post-date Vietnam, and while Lyle's photo shows loose-pin frags on the subject's front, that's not a good move while moving thru the jungle, or even when moving in and out of a helo. The skeleton wouldn't have fresh blood,and the chest rig and AK in pristine state. Those items would have been recovered, by his fellow soldiers. Likely, there would be the remains of a uniform.
:thanks for these interesting points raised, pukingdog.
Not being a Vietnam specialist, that's how we learn, by confronting each other.
:thanks

Good points raised by PD, but overall an outstanding figure!! Good luck!!!
:thanks Spitfire :thanks
 

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You're a good sport, my friend. I hope I helped some, and thank you for your graciousness.
 

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I really like this figure, i didn't see this thread before i commented on the comp' thread. The outdoor shots and poses and subject matter are just mighty good and i love outdoor shots! The pillar box red paint , did stand out ,to my eyes.That said, may i suggest an alternative , get a little minced meat with blood and some cut up condoms ( for skin ) and some hair and play around with that. With your creative imagination and skills you will sort it . Great work.
 

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You're a good sport, my friend. I hope I helped some, and thank you for your graciousness.
No problem pukingdog. :thumb
It's a passionate mistake, I should have done it, without gloves.:dunno
It's good to share good as bad points. :hifive

Very, very nice work - I love all the small details.
:thanks very much ActionMan.

I really like this figure, i didn't see this thread before i commented on the comp' thread. The outdoor shots and poses and subject matter are just mighty good and i love outdoor shots! The pillar box red paint , did stand out ,to my eyes.That said, may i suggest an alternative , get a little minced meat with blood and some cut up condoms ( for skin ) and some hair and play around with that. With your creative imagination and skills you will sort it . Great work.
:thanks mike45 :thanks for your kinds comments :thumb
I appreciate your suggestion on the skeleton.
I wanted to use it initially in a "PREDATOR" scenario, but without having it, I integrated it here to make a little story.
I'm just a kitbasher, not a customer :help
 

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Really nice figure. Love the detail. PD made some great points, but I love this, and the terrain you have really does accentuate it.
 
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