Battle of Midway A Monster Diorama Project.
I can’t take credit for the project but I did do the detail work, (kit construction and modifications), and helped with some of the engineering, as it applied to my kits.
The diorama is at the Pacific Air Museum at Pearl Harbor. It has 40 ships and about 70 aircraft. All the kits were built between Nov 2011 and May 2012. In other words I was just finishing as the whole thing was being broken down into four parts for shipping.
All the Japanese carriers were trashed as they were described in the book Shattered Sword. They are all wired up with LCD lights, tin foil and props like aircraft smashed in the hangerdeck and will burn for years.
You can spend hours looking at it. Ensign Gay is in the water, like a find Waldo puzzell.
The I-168 is sneaking by underwater to be in a position to finish the Yorktown the next day. The Nautilus is up in the corner making a high speed run to attack the Japanese Fleet a second time.
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