1/35th scle Iwo Jima Diorama in progress
Iwo Jima, the volcanic island that still smelled like rotten eggs was the subject of one of the worst battles of WW2 that lasted over 5 weeks was the request of a new customer with Hobbies in a Barn. Armed with light weapons until the tanks arrived the Marines fought for every inch of the volcanic sand and rocks where the Japanese hid very effectively. This was the challenge of scenery because volcanic rock is pretty rare in the desert but the hard clay worked really well. Along with 3 different DML marine kits that have interchangeable parts I had a choice of many figure combinations. The figure shown is from the Tarawa set that has two poses per figure choice with parts that are very articulated.
There will be more in-progress photos.
16 additional images. Click to enlarge.