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- Started in here with WWII props, but the helicopter and jet folks are corrupting me! Currently prepping my book for publication (An Evening With Venus: Prostution During the American Civil War). Tricking my students into thinking that history is fun. :)
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27 June 2012 - 09:21 PMIt might be just me, but it seems like I've been seeing a whole lot more re-pops by model companies since the economy crashed. Not so much on the armor and aircraft (since accuracy is more of an issue there), but I've seen a bunch more re-popped car models and revell aircraft.
ecto-1a just came back out, rommel's rod, a bunch of those tom daniel show rods, as well as a bunch of other re-issue looking car kits that I've seen at the LHS and Hobby Lobby.
Makes sense because they don't have to make molds for a new kit and several of these are being picked up by people that are nostalgic for sometime they built a long time ago, or missed out on these kits due to being an infant. LOL
18 June 2012 - 01:41 AMHey folks,
This diorama idea came from several books on the Vietnam War that I've read over the last year or so. Most of the books were from the American side of things with several going into the Bright Light missions of rescuing downed pilots. So, the ground level of the piece is going to depict several LRRP's picking up a downed helicopter pilot.
The underground aspect came from Dang Thuy Tram's diary Last Night I Dreamed of Peace. She was a doctor for the VC that was ultimately killed
and her diary recovered by a US soldier. From a historical viewpoint, the diary is pretty interesting. Tram wrote about her feelings on the war, relationships that she had, and some medical circumstances (brief descriptions of her facilities and a few mentions of treatments). From a narrative viewpoint: although she was 27, her diary was like something I would expect from a teenage girl. My gosh she droned on and on and on about some guy that she had a crush on. bahhhhhhhhhh. LOL
Anyway, here's where I am so far. The 4x4 section is from some leftover lumber that I had out in the shed. Thought it was appropriate given the Vietnamese reputation for savaging absolutely anything.
main hole is going to be the clinic and the smaller hole in the side is just a tunnel opening
doc and patient -I'll probably redo his hands or stick something in them. her arms are positioned to tie off his bandages.
the squatting guy is another soldier checking on his pal.
Most likely I'm going to take away the machete and move his arm to help the pilot up out of the brush.
Open to input and suggestions.
09 June 2012 - 02:21 AMHey folks,
I'm looking for a 1/32 pilot for a small diorama of a pilot being rescued on a Bright Light mission in Vietnam. I'd rather get a pilot from the Vietnam time period, but since I couldn't tell a modern flight suit from a 1960s version, I'll take what I can get. Also, sitting or standing doesn't matter. I haven't decided whether the pilot will be sitting in the bushes or hobbling along with a Seal (my pilot possibly broke a leg during ejection).
Anyway, any help would be appreciated. I can pay you or I have some different figures that we can swap.