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"Let me see your map, LT." Vietnam 1967
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:42 AM UTC
Thanks, Tamas and Al.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:41 AM UTC

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James , sorry to hear of our country's , your family's and your loss .

Excellent tribute , nicely built and detailed scene . well done man , cool .





Thanks, Cheyenne.

I appreciate it.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:40 AM UTC

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Great painting on figures and fantastic vegetation as always my Friend. Congrats.
Engin



Thanks, Engin, My Friend.
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:51 AM UTC
Great painting on figures and fantastic vegetation as always my Friend. Congrats.
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 09:52 PM UTC
James , sorry to hear of our country's , your family's and your loss .

Excellent tribute , nicely built and detailed scene . well done man , cool .


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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 08:44 AM UTC
Very-very nice piece of art James!

Regards,

Tamás
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 08:30 AM UTC
Hi James,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences.

A really terrific piece of work, I really like the interaction and your eye for detail, it sure looks hot and tells the story without words.

Brillient.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 04:15 AM UTC

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"Classic" work on those figures James, love the veggies too!



Thanks, Ski.

I went through the preservation process on probably three times this many to get this amount that was decent.

Cheers,
James



Ya Bro, veggies are an art form in and of themselves!
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC

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That looks amazing!



Thanks, Owen
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 01:10 AM UTC

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My dad was 9th ID, an uncle was 9th ID, I was 9th ID. I remember when we got our shutdown orders as they deactivated the division. I also remember as a squad leader having to check our new platoon leaders map reading skills. 99% of the time they were lacking. No GPS just a compass, a map and a pace rope.

You can almost see the exasperation in the squad leaders eyes and you know the RTO is saying something less than complimentary.

Well done.



Thanks, Patrick.

Besides my dad, my wife's older cousin was in the 9th ID in Vietnam the same time my dad was. One of my friends who I served with during two of my tours in Iraq had started his Army career in 2d BN 47th IN probably around the same time you were in the 9th ID.

Glad you like the diorama and can relate.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 01:08 AM UTC

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My condolences to you and your family, Sir. May your Dad Rest In Peace.

And my congratulations on another fine vignette. I always look forward to your special touches. Sweat is one of those small details often overlooked by modelers. However, you’ve captured it and the heated moment very nicely. And of course, there’s your signature red earth.

—mike



Thanks, Mike.
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 12:57 AM UTC

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Another excellent dio, James! Sorry to hear about your dad, at least he will be well remembered. Wayne



Thanks, Wayne.

He will be well remembered.

Now when will someone release a model of a Rhome Plow? I bought a dozer model thinking I could convert it, but I don't think I currently have those kinds of modeling skills to do that yet.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 12:54 AM UTC

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Excellent diorama.

And condolences for the loss of your Dad. May he rest in eternal peace. I will raise a glass to him on June 6 and thank him for his service!



Thanks, Darren
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 12:53 AM UTC

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"Classic" work on those figures James, love the veggies too!



Thanks, Ski.

I went through the preservation process on probably three times this many to get this amount that was decent.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 12:52 AM UTC

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Very nice! There's a lot more to asking for the map, than most will realize.
Gary



That's for sure, Gary.
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 12:50 AM UTC

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James, really great job and a neat backstory. You've done excellent work on these figures and really captured the moment here-- I especially like the "glisten of sweat" on the arms of the figures. And your choice of the 9th ID is great too. As a former "Octofoil" member myself, you seldom see the patch represented by modelers, so it's really nice to see it here. Sorry to hear about your Dads passing, but I bet he'd be impressed with your work. May he Rest In Peace on the "Day of Days".
VR, Russ



Thanks, Russ.
I figured that the "glisten of sweat" would be a must have on these figures considering the location and climate. Yeah, you don't see the 9th ID depicted very often (unless if it is in my work ). My Dad would have liked this diorama.
Cheers,
James
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 12:48 AM UTC

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Another excellent looking piece from you Sir! Looks the biz from top to bottom. Love the hand painted unit patches. I will repeat here my sincere condolences for your Pop brother.I am sure he is happy to report to the Big Gunny in the Ski and is ready to pull his shift on guard at the Pearly Gates.
J



Thanks, Jerry, both for your condolences and comments about the diorama. The Honor Guard at Fort Sam Houston did an outstanding job. I was holding strong until they started folding the flag, then the tears started.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 08:21 AM UTC
That looks amazing!
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 04:57 AM UTC
My dad was 9th ID, an uncle was 9th ID, I was 9th ID. I remember when we got our shutdown orders as they deactivated the division. I also remember as a squad leader having to check our new platoon leaders map reading skills. 99% of the time they were lacking. No GPS just a compass, a map and a pace rope.

You can almost see the exasperation in the squad leaders eyes and you know the RTO is saying something less than complimentary.

Well done.
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 04:14 AM UTC
Excellent diorama.

And condolences for the loss of your Dad. May he rest in eternal peace. I will raise a glass to him on June 6 and thank him for his service!
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 03:57 AM UTC
"Classic" work on those figures James, love the veggies too!
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC
My condolences to you and your family, Sir. May your Dad Rest In Peace.

And my congratulations on another fine vignette. I always look forward to your special touches. Sweat is one of those small details often overlooked by modelers. However, you’ve captured it and the heated moment very nicely. And of course, there’s your signature red earth.

—mike
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 01:01 AM UTC
Another excellent dio, James! Sorry to hear about your dad, at least he will be well remembered. Wayne
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 04:52 PM UTC
Very nice! There's a lot more to asking for the map, than most will realize.
Gary
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 02:53 PM UTC
James, really great job and a neat backstory. You've done excellent work on these figures and really captured the moment here-- I especially like the "glisten of sweat" on the arms of the figures. And your choice of the 9th ID is great too. As a former "Octofoil" member myself, you seldom see the patch represented by modelers, so it's really nice to see it here. Sorry to hear about your Dads passing, but I bet he'd be impressed with your work. May he Rest In Peace on the "Day of Days".
VR, Russ