1/87 USMC Recon Elements on the March

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While awaiting some more 4th pltn elements, I'm working the base.
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Test fit 1
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Another view.
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C&Cs welcomed. PaulE
 

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Liking the snowdrift!:smiling5:

Will watch on avidly to see how this one develops Paul. Good luck
 

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Enjoying this one! Those figs look like they will be hard to paint..
 

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Interesting point. How about that digital camp?
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Hi Paul,

Up to your magic again I see. Looking good so far and I loved the snowdrift too. It looks better now with a coat on it. How big is the base this time? Not too big I think….

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Thank you gentlemen. No digital for me. I'm an analog kinda guy. Might try splatter method. Worked pretty well on that sub. Correct Allen. Just big enough to fit the LAVs.....7.5"X29". PaulE
 

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Didn't think too much about it. Thought might be later as Marine LAVs were green or NATO camo initially, like their AMTRACs. Why Greg, you have an idea?
Some progress today on the base.
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left
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right
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First shot at splatter camo.
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Web gear weapons & flesh to follow. C&Cs encouraged. PaulE
 

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Well I was thinking of the battle of Diyala Bridge where the Marines fought 3 days to get control on a vital Bridge
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very interesting story/article...
you can also see clearly here on this picture the use of the LAV.. and the also Recon element with the Humvee
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Thanks Greg. You'll notice the hummer in the background is in NATO cammo, also in the enclosed photos you'll notice many Marines are in "green" cammo. as well as their vehicles. This was an excellent article with some good photos and a great idea for a future project, but this one is later on I think, hence the LAV-AD eval. PaulE
 

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OK Paul... it was just an idea.... l'm looking forward to see where you will go... :-) :-) :-)
 
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