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Rise and Shine Vietnam
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 06:38 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at a recent Verlinden Productions release titled "Rise and Shine Vietnam", a set of two sleepy American figures.

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walley54
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:25 AM UTC
This is only a new release in the sense that they are old releases packaged together in one set, The two figures originally were offered seperately, as well as the two piles of equipment. The backpack is also an item from another set. The quality of the casting is probably because of the age of the molds. This is typical of Verlinden re-releasing items in a new format.
Monsoon
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:27 AM UTC
Walley54 is right. I remember these being released in the early to mid-1990s or so.
CMOT
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:32 AM UTC
As I said in the reviews guys I wanted to look at these with an open mind and so did not check through past offerings, it was the only way I could see to provide a review that did not dwell on the past.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 03:33 AM UTC
I remember when Verlinden was the dominant company in aftermarket products in the mid-1980's. I don't know how or why the company fell off so badly. Darren, I think you did a fine job giving these items a fair review. My only comment on the product itself would be;

1. The U.S. Army has always issued what we called "mummy" sleeping bags; that is the bag covered the entire head with an oval for the face. Never saw the tops of the "fart sacks" as depicted here.
2. These guys would be limited to basecamp type scenes as I doubt grunts took their pillows when out in the jungle; heck I'm not sure the carried their sleeping bags for that matter.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:41 PM UTC
spent a year in Vietnam, never slept in a sleeping bag, never issues a sleeping bag, never even saw a sleeping bag ! It was either the ground or a cot ! Im sure some where some time someone did ,but I never saw it !