Henri Huet , Born of French farther and Vietnamese Mother . Henri joined the French Navy and learned photography with them . He ended up a combat photographer covering the French Vietnamese conflict Known as the Indo China war . After the war Henri was discharged from the French Navy , but remained in South Vietnam as a civilian photographer , working for the U.S and French Governments . During the U.S involvement , he worked for both U.P.I and A.P . In February 1971 , Henri and some other Journalists including Larry Burrows , joined the OP commander who was in charge of the invasion from South Vietnam into Laos , to take a look at the battle front . The Vietnamese piloted Huey , got lost and flew over one of the most heavily defended parts of the Ho Chi Minh trail , and was shot down . There were no known survivors . Henri Was only forty two years old .
For My take on Henri , I scratch made the leather camera bag from an old leather wallet . The leather was glued to a card box , and I added the Pockets and straps , and the brass button catch . The wire in front pocket is a shutter release for the cameras , note book pencil and C-rat Toilet tissue placed in the second pocket also made from scratch . The Cameras are G.I joe re -worked , along with the 21st century toys webbing , and DML NAM pouches .
Some close ups of the camera bag .
With Larry Burrows , who I attempted earlier . And further group photos .
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Subject: Re: Henri Huet Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:49 am
Fantastic work, Chip!!!
Interesting piece of history and beautiful work on the leather bag! Good call using the wallet leather.
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Subject: Re: Henri Huet Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:00 am
Stunning Chip! Too see this guy develop from the photo you showed us on chat, to an actual figure is outstanding! The camera bag looks great! A very fitting tribute
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Subject: Re: Henri Huet Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:34 pm
Thanks Chaps . Here is one of the reference pics I used , I think the sculpt has some resemblance to Henri too .