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Won-hui Lee
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Iwo Jima Amphibious operations

October 2, 2017 · in Ships · · 23 · 3.7K


This is landing operation.
Actually, the actual landing was carried out with LVT and Sherman Tank, but the LVT and sherman tank's details were very low. So I exclude them.
This diorama is distant from historical facts.
At that time, the Tennessee warships fired the SuribachI Mountains, and the Marine landed in Green Beach near Suriba Mountain. But it is quite far from there.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful! Won Hui, youare a true Craftsman and a Master at it! I enjoy your works VERY much!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. This scene is so simple -- yet so amazing. An absolute delight to see from any angle.

  3. Just when I thought it couldn't get any this! Stunning work, my friend.

    • Thank you very much my friend. Wouldn't it be better if this is not a landing operation, but a beautiful beach landscape? Nowadays, I feel that military genres are brutal.

  4. Another amazing dio. the water effect is great.

  5. I LOVE this. Brilliant! Would love for you to do an article on teaching us how to do your water effects

  6. Thank you very much. I'll post on this site and other site how to make water base. It will probably be around December.

  7. Wow - the way you achieved the graduated perception of depth is incredible. It really tricks the mind into thinking you're looking down into the deepening ocean. Fantastic work!

    • Thank you for your compliment. Later I'll share my build log. I would be pleasure if it would help you.

      • Won Hui, I love your work. You have a great creative eye for a project that brings something different to the genre. I'm a big fan. I'm coming to the end of a big WW2 carrier project and need to build my first water base soon. While we wait for your masterclass (I can't wait) could you share any references that would help me?

        • Of course. I do not translate build log using epoxy resin. But if you make a diorama, I'll help you.
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  8. Fantastic work, Lee, building a modern beach landscape would make for an interesting project, jet-skis, pretty girls in bikinis, etc...

  9. Outstanding job on this diorama. Always loved how you ship builders make fantastic water effects. I really got learn that technique.

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