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Carlo Farina
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US navy shipyard

January 9, 2023 · in Diorama · · 10 · 1.5K

Dear friends, I present this small diorama in scale. It is a U.S. Navy shipyard. The vessels are a Liberty from Trumpeter and a Gaering Class Destroyer (Takom) and the Drydock is by Takom. The camouflage was copied from the site, a very useful source for camouflage on WWII ships. I added details in resin, 3d printing and photoetched from Alliance, L'Arsenal, Niko. The figures are from ION model, Triumph, 3dmodelparts. Ships have been enhanced with generic photoetch.

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  1. Really well done, Carlo (@carlofar206). I have wanted to do something similar for a long time, but have never gotten around to it. I am building a dock, along with some scratchbuilt ships, on my N Scale model train layout.

  2. Fantastic job, Carlo!
    Looks wonderful!

  3. Beautiful work and a great result. I like this a lot.

    I wasn't aware a Liberty ship was that small (comparatively) - turns out when I checked they're only 50 ft longer than a Gearing DD.

  4. Very nice, Carlo, very well thought out dockyard setting.

  5. Beautiful diorama, Carlo @carlofar206
    I wouldn't call this 'little', it is so much more than that.

  6. Another tiny GEM...nicely accomplished!

  7. Fantastic display Carlo. Looks like the shipyard across the Napa River that I can see from my House !

  8. Hi. I thought you would like this photo ! A real boat crane here at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

  9. Amazing work, love the detail. It's really amazing to see a ship out of water, I was able to see the CV-67 Kennedy
    at the Philadelphia Naval yard in dry dock. It's quite a site.

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