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Postby the enigma that is badger » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:11 pm

Warhead wrote:You'd have to get proper looking WWII M1 Rifles and thomsons though, BrickArms?

Not exactly the weaponry you mentioned, but still US WWII!

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Just some fun items Will recently sent me. A pack of green-colored accessories to compliment the Toy Story soldiers is something Will's been considering.
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Postby Warhead » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:59 pm

Love the first rifle, very WWII BAR? and will send you the cleaning bill for the stains on my Y-fronts for the second as I see A-Team potential with that Carbine.
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Postby Ranger S2H » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:27 pm

Hold it, arent the classic green army men, including thos from toy story, from the vietnam era? with M16's?
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Postby the enigma that is badger » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:23 pm

Ranger S2H wrote:Hold it, arent the classic green army men, including thos from toy story, from the vietnam era? with M16's?

Assuming this is accurate to the figs seen in the film (it's been awhile since I've watched it, and I can't seem to track down any good screen shots from the film that clearly show the army men), yes, it looks like the Toy Story troops are based on Vietnam-era regular Army soldiers.

That said, outside of Toy Story, many, many different types of plastic green army men were and continue to be produced, many of which ARE based on WWII troops, both US and other forces (primarily Germany), so both WWII and Vietnam-era weaponry is appropriate.

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Postby Ross_Varn » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:02 pm

I got it! Took me three days and several visits to ransacked Walmarts, but I got it!

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Here are all the variations everyone has mentioned.

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So I get it out, build it, then immediately tear the minifigs apart and switch em. I like how it turned out. Take a look-

Non-Green Army Men (That's silly putty on the fleshie's hand. The pipe wouldn't stay otherwise.)

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Now for an order of rifles off Brickarms. Until then, they have green rifles

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Green Zombies (that's a boomer out front.)

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Much coolness. What do you think? Are the tan pants better?
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Postby Warhead » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:09 pm

The tan pants aren't too bad at all. They may have some possibilities and the green pants with tan torso would break up the uniformity while still keeping it the same army, hmmm.

I can't recall if I said the original Soldiers where WWII or not, I don't think I did. However, I think they will look great AS WWII soldiers. Who wants to be on the losing side of in NAM.

I like the green faced Zombies very much.

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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:15 pm

What about darker tan pants like the zombie in the last picture instead of just plain tan?
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Postby Warhead » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:24 pm

Yup, that would work I think. You know how it is. Mess about with stuff until you get what you like but yeah I think Brown legs tan hips and green torso would work nicely.
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Postby DavidP » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:10 pm

My green heads are having there faces removed and replaced by a sticker
for my alien army.

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The figure on the left has the Origanl head made by lego(these cost way to much on bricklink).
The centre is the green army men head with sticker and the fig on the right is with the light green head with sticker.
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Postby Ross_Varn » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:24 pm

Thanks, Warhead. *clinks mug*

Those pants might work. Only thing is, if I switch them, now I've got a half naked zombie- on the wrong side. I wonder what he was doing when he got bit...

David, that looks like it will be a great faction. Come up with something cool for the fighters- and maybe print a decal for the torso, something spacesuity.

I really need to post the rest of my factions. Give me till the weekend.
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Postby Ranger S2H » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:33 pm

Im going to recheck the local toystores tomorrow

its probably because I've seen both Apocalypse now and full metal Jacket the last couple of days, but I really need to find a way to make a huey for them.
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Postby DavidP » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:13 pm

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Instructions comming soon to compliment the green army men.
(I will post instructions on Brickshelf when I've recieved all the parts)

Note this is the wip pic for the version 2, I'm actually on the 5th.
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Postby OneEye589 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:25 pm

Nice, how's the interior?
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Postby aoffan23 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:42 pm

I don't see what the big deal is. Add some brown pants, bits of ghille (sp?) on em, and they're all camo'd up. Hell, they've even got the rifles to match the role! I'm think 2 boxes of these babies, make myself a nice sniper team :D
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Postby Pvt Expendable » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:15 pm

hmmm, so who i gonna buy a set?.....
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