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U.S. Marine Vietnam 1968

by Don Franklin


U.S. Marine Vietnam 1968

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This is a Kirin kit that I picked up about nine years ago. I don't remember the scale but he stands about 155 millimeters from feet to helmet.

The only additions to this kit is the two Marine Corps emblems and the brass title plate on the base.

The flash suppressor on the M-16 was broken off and lost during a move, so I made a new one.

The entire figure was painted with enamels. Shades were done with blending the paints while wet or dry brushing. All equipment markings on gas mask, first aid kit, ammo pouches, canteens and tattoo were painted free hand (this was before I knew that you could get decals or dry transfers).

All that said, his thousand yard stare is unmistakable to combat vets.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Don Franklin
Page Created 17 March, 2004
Last Updated 18 April, 2004

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