After completing my Iwo Jima diorama for the customer, I had three DML Marines sets left over with various original parts, i.e. Guadalcanal with all the figures intact and a mix of all the remaining two sets with lots of left over arms, etc. I then added the Marine Sherman diorama to a larger section of Styrofoam and mounted both to an old cupboard door and completed the scenery so that everything blended together. I then added the Italeri LVT-4, the Italeri JEEP and the DML figures.
I built both the LVT4 and JEEP straight OOB and weathered both heavily with hobby sand which also makes up the beachhead and part of the jungle section. The JEEP driver is the original lower kit part of the figure with left over DML parts to make the torso, arms and head look more realistic. I’ll be adding several more Marines as I progress with possibly all that I can muster from the three sets.
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