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Craig Abrahamson said on August 31, 2016
Nice work, Thomas…can you provide a little background on the construction?
Thomas Sweeney said on August 31, 2016
I purchased the base from Vietnam scale models. It comes in white plaster so I painted it and added additional ground cover with celluclay
the ammo boxes were made with different size balsa wood and I used dental floss for the handles
the shells and casings were hand made
The shell containers were made from drinking straws painted black, cut and open containers were sealed at one by modeling clay the unopened ones were sealed at both ends
The shells were made from bamboo skewer tips cut to size and the pointed tip blunted
the spent shell casings were made from the plastic spruce from the kit I smooth it out and painted it brass cut to size. Then I took, a pin driver and hollowed out the center
The Marines were conversations of Verlinden Marines and the Howitzer is
I hope I answered your questions
Wow….you certainly did, Tom. That’s quite an extensive and comprehensive explanation of your build process. A lot of work went into this (and the others) and it appears you captured the ‘moment’ very well. Kudos to you, sir.
David Mills said on August 31, 2016
Hats off to you Tom the, sheer amount of effort you put into your builds is amazing. Ambitious too in the subjects/events you cover fitting tribute to the Marines who had to battle it out with the NVA
Greg Kittinger said on August 31, 2016
Another fine dio Tom – love your stuff!
Robert Royes said on August 31, 2016
I meant great job!!!
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on August 31, 2016
Tom, another fine piece of work, a moment in time! You got the ground color right, that red dirt. The redlegs are gonna put the hurt on Charlie.
Tom Cleaver said on September 1, 2016
DE4EVER said on September 1, 2016
🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
Nice work on that diorama Thomas.
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