This week's survivor is none other than Jungle Jim from the '68 series of comics.
I converted him from a Vietnam era US soldier from Baker Company. I have a couple of squad's worth of them sitting in a box, just waiting for me to get inspired enough to paint them all up. They are alright miniatures, some great, some average. Actually pretty much how I feel about most miniatures ranges.
Anyway, I digress. For those who want to see the WIP of Jungle Jim, he is here. I have greenstuffed a gas mask, added the bamboo to his arms and added a nice big machete to his back! The bamboo is actually a cut up metal spear I had lying around, with green stuff straps attached.
Overall, I am pretty happy with the result:
The paint scheme is the standard US uniform for Vietnam, with the addition of the black gasmask with yellow eyes and the shoulder patches provided by decals. I might have to try and get some better pictures once I finish his basing, but I think that may wait until I do something else jungle-y. I was too late in the day for my photos to get good lighting, so I will have to sort something out there. All in all, I think he makes for a pretty good representation of Jungle Jim, but it has made me wonder if I need to make some zombie NVA.....