Saturday, Dec 6th, 1941…
Hi all, Presenting a recently completed diorama/vignette.
The Story (please allow my fictional, artistic license)….A USS Arizona Kingfisher crew out scrounging supplies for the Saturday night party back at the O-Club….Dec 6, 1941. I think we all know the rest of the story…
Kit: Kitty Hawk Models, 1/32, Kingfisher #32016, painted with Vallejo’s Acrylic Metal Colors and Tamiya.
Decals: Combination of kit decals and Yellow-Wings Decals #32-024
Figures: Valiant Miniatures, metal, 54mm, USN Aviator and Ultracast, resin, 1/32, USN Aviator, painted with Vallejo Model Color paints.
Scenery is a base of sand/white glue mixture covered with clear epoxy resin tinted with Woodland Scenics turquoise water tint. (Next time I would add more tint to give a more vibrant, deeper South Pacific water look). Also, please use caution when using large amounts of two part resin epoxy. Always follow the manufacturers instructions. Hey, Let’s be safe out there! The beach/water surf is a combination of sculpted acrylic gel medium and 5 minute clear epoxy, highlighted with blues and white paint.
The Dewars cases are scratch built using wood, printed labels and colored with thinned oil paints. The seabag was molded using two part sculpting putty.
Hope you enjoy!
By the way, does anyone know what became of the Kingfisher’s and crew that served aboard the Arizona that fateful morning?
13 additional images. Click to enlarge.