Pearl Harbor 1941

Posted by panzerman825 on 06 May 2022, 12:26

Hello fellow modelers,
Presented below is a build I did for a group build on Youtube. The kit is the Early War U.S. Soldiers and Sailors from Strelets. I did some minor conversions on the figures(head swaps). The kit provided Browning 50 cal. required the most work reshaping it. The ship section base was made out of paper stock, styrene, and foam board. Comments and thoughts are welcomed. Thanks.





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Posted by Bill Slavin on 06 May 2022, 13:59

Nicely done! The round base makes for some very interesting staging of the ship (beautifully executed) and the painting of the figures is very good. I always find many Strelets figures a bit cartoony, not something that I generally mind on a wargaming table, but in a diorama of this complexity I think I would have been inclined to go with something more realistic. However, that would probably call for some scratch building as I'm sure options for early was American seamen and soldiers are limited! :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by Wiking on 06 May 2022, 16:28

Poor man in the water.
There is a big nasty hole in the right side.
Maybe we will sit, watch and wait long enough then the deck starts turn into an angle?
The poses at the upper deck bring the dynamic part into the whole scene.

Top made of a dramatic moment of history.

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Posted by Kekso on 08 May 2022, 12:13

This is excellent presentation.
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Posted by Peter on 08 May 2022, 16:03

Real nice piece of work again Bill! :thumbup:

But I also go with Erik. There is a poor man in the water and that is a real nasty hole! :-D
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Posted by tullo on 08 May 2022, 20:30

I like the figures and everything else,
very nicely presented

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 09 May 2022, 20:46

Wow, what a cool idea and a very good depiction of the topic. The diorama looks very dynamic and powerful with it´s different levels......GREAT! The AA gun also looks very cool and unusual with that cooling pipes.
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T. Dürrschmidt  Germany
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 10 May 2022, 16:38

I like it a lot. I visited Pearl Harbor in 2016 and all the museums there. It is definitely worth the trip if any of you ever get over there.
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Posted by huib on 16 May 2022, 11:35

Yes, a very dynamic scene. Very creatively done!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 26 May 2022, 19:21

I agree with all the mates, Bill. Your diorama is amazing, very well painted and full of details. I love it! Well done. :thumbup:

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