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Vicious
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:01 AM UTC
Yep...dra6515 Allied Assault, Monte Cassino 1944 give you the choice to make 4 Gurkha or 4 Sikh or 4 Caucasian troops,you have 12 heads and 4 Khukuri knife

https://www.michtoy.com/item-DRA-6515-Allied_Assault_Monte_Cassino_1944.html

https://www.super-hobby.com/products/Allied-Assault-Monte-Cassino-1944-with-optional-head-poses.html#gallery_start
cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:21 AM UTC
First and foremost I forgot to thank you Jerry on my last post of pics , ....... thanks man !!

Timothy thanks but I'm going for WW2 , Vicious , thanks man I've checked those Dragon guys out and they look a little to " warmly " kitted out for Burma .
Thanks for the support though you guys are great !!!
TimW42
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC

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Looks like the Dragon set has 1 Gurkha, a Sihk, and two other troops (Brit and Pole?) ,and are in wool battle Dress. Not to popular in the jungle. Side note: Why does Dragon do that thing of 4 figures, 4 different countries. Not like you can make a diorama with just one guy.)



I have that set,later i check but if i remember you can make 4 of each



Unfortunately, nobody really does a dedicated set of 14th Army figures. British or Indian would be great. I usually kitbash mine--you can use the Dragon set of British troops in the Mediterranean as some of them are in long pants, wearing the lightweight tropical uniform. Just paint it jungle green. You'd have to find some long-pants legs, but it's doable. Even USMC legs with US leggings could work (I've seen photos of that).

Hope this helps.

https://www.hobbylinc.com/dml-commonwealth-infantry-italy-43-6-plastic-model-military-figure-1:35-scale-6380
cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC
Thanks Tim I have this set and these are so far my go to guys .
b2nhvi
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 05:45 PM UTC
IMC 35563 set has the tropical kit, SMLE MkIIIs, a Thompson with drum mag, kukris. Shorts and light shirt. And two Aussie slouch hats.
strongarden
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 03:47 AM UTC
Cheyenne this is turning out beautiful, def something off the beaten path... yes pun intended
Wow - with the Public Pool, Church Tower and now this beauty, you really are quite versatile! Admire your "work" man.
And since I've yet to visit that part of the world, learned some cool things from the audience as well.

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 04:31 AM UTC
looks great keep us posted
cheyenne
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 12:11 AM UTC
Just screwing around with a cup of coffee this morning before I go back to landscaping .
Almost forgot , thanks Dave how's it going , thank you too Lou !!!











Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
Looking really good Cheyenne. Here’s a crazy idea to overcome the dearth of Aussie uniforms - this dastardly surprise attack caught them having a bathe in the river…now that would be a first, naked pixillated cobbers scrambling for their helmets & Owen guns
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 09:06 AM UTC
Thanks Tim that's actually a good idea !!!
Went to ShopRite this morning and spent a half hour looking for toilet paper with just the right pattern for the trunk .
I used Liquertex [ spelt that wrong ] varnish and applied pieces of tp hoping for a good texture .
Screwed up some pieces of tp with the pattern going in the wrong direction but hey that will just have to get some moss and vines and such .





























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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC
Fighting in a temple? Blasphemy!!! No wonder Japan lost the war. They insulted the Gods.
TimW42
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 03:43 AM UTC
Keep in mind, however: If this is Burma, there wouldn't be any Aussies. They were all quite busy in New Guinea, Borneo, etc.
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 07:03 AM UTC
General William Slims 14th army served in Burma and was comprised of British , Australian , Canadian , S. African , Burmese , Chinese , Africans and Indian troops .
j76lr
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 07:06 AM UTC
very nice dio !!
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 07:24 AM UTC
Thanks guys , all plant life is real dried plants and roots and stuff from either the Jersey Pine Barrens or the Jersey Wetlands both in my back yard .
































































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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 10:39 AM UTC
Yep,that tree and overall foliage ROCK !! I am really liking this one buddy. I have always wanted to do a jungle dio but never had the skilz.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 10:50 AM UTC
Very nice plant material you got there ,
Did you preserve them? if not they will dry completly and loose there color and will easely break of when handeling.
If you go for the agent orange look it will be fine
You can preserve foliage with Glycerin.

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/nursery-cutflowers/preserving-plant-foliage-glycerine
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 09:24 PM UTC
Bologna Jerry , you've got the skills , go ahead and do something Asian/Pacific jungley . Thanks for the kudos by the way !!! There's lots of Marines and Japanese figs out there , would love to see you morph some of them . Yes I know you did a beauty Wake island build but ya just gotta run through the jungle .............

Maarten , thanks man , the tree branch is Juniper root picked locally around ten years ago , not preserved , still pliable and bendy and doesn't break . I've got boxes of Juniper root , best medium for deciduous tree making I've found . The green branches on the Juniper root , also years old , were treated with Liquitex acrylic medium varnish years ago , then just recently painted green for this build . The green frondy jungley bush like thingie was made with real leaves that I preserved years ago [ Liquitex ] and just recently painted green . Don't remember from what kind of tree .
I have a bad habit of saving things like roots and leaves and such , I found boxes of these in the garage from about ten years ago and bingo , they've finally come in handy .


Also a special shout out to the LLWS regional play offs I'm watching them while I build . I was one hell of a baller when I was young .
GO PLAY BALL , you little rockers , WILLIAMSPORT PA. RULES !!!!!!!!!

Dioramartin
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 12:35 AM UTC
Hey-y-y-those trees really are something else mate! I’d send you good money to ship me a box of that Joizey shrubbery but Oz customs would probably suspect I was smoking it & we’d both end up in stir. Too cool
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 01:11 AM UTC

dioman13
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
It comes with 4 different head sets for 4 figures so you have the choice of 4 different types comonwralth troops.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne, maybe/not be relevant to your plans but touring the Australian War Memorial in Canberra earlier this week I saw this…







At least the uniform wouldn’t be too much of a problem
dioman13
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 02:23 AM UTC
The set has 4 Sihk heads and 8 bare heads that need helmets. 4 Gurkha knifes are included. You can make 4 figures of either British, Sihk, Polish or Gurkha troopers. Or any combo you want. The only diffetence between the Brits and Poles would be the shoulder patch designating the troopers counrty of origin. The rest of the equipment is standard battle dress.
TanksForTheMemory
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:57 AM UTC
Burma... another overlooked Theatre!

Cheyenne, it's looking great.

On the figure front this one might help. Called Commonwealth Soldier, Burma 1943 he's by Dog Tag (WZ3501). Really nice pose, bush hat and machete. Too bad that I had to lose the last two for a British officer on my Italian dio...

I found him on the Historex website:

http://www.historexagents.com/images/dt/wz3501.jpg

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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 04:59 AM UTC
Cheyenne GREAT tree and foliage dude! Love how you've created this trunk to root sculpture and the leafy greens look the part.
Awesome info on what you used in achieving it too.

Maarten thanks for the link on preserving plants, branches, twigs and such. Good stuff!

Cheers
Dave