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FEATURE
December 7, 1941
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 11:42 PM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!!!

MSW Grewmember Chuck Bauer [DIESELDOG] shares with us a labor a love, Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 06:35 AM UTC
This is wonderful work, Chuck. My first dio was of Battleship Row as well, so I know how challenging this project was. However, with the 75th anniversary just around the corner, perhaps you can revisit the build and tinker some more in time for a special presentation?

--Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 12:48 PM UTC
I really love this diorama. That full view in perspective is superb! Unfortunately some pics of the ships are blur and one can't appreciate the details. I also find the landscape beautifully done. Again , some closer pics will be greatly appreciated.

Happy modeling,

Augusto
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Posted: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - 12:32 AM UTC
Good morning, guys, thanks for your kind comments.

I think the blurred ships are the result of enlargements made from a different image that was submitted. Nonetheless, there isn't a lot more detail you can see beyond what these photos show.
Someday I may take Karl's suggestion; it would be nice to improve the dock areas, add some details overall, etc.
Thanks again
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Posted: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - 07:39 AM UTC
Pearl Harbor has always fascinated me from the time I first read "Day of Infamy" by walter Lord in the 6th grade. I enjoye the pix and laud you for your reasonably close depictions of the BBs. all from an Arizona kit.....wow. I see you went with the new thought that the tops of the gun turrets were colored ( PA - white and the AZ - red)
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Posted: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - 11:20 AM UTC
Day of Infamy was a textbook for me also, and at the time my favorite movie was "The Enemy Below."

When I started the diorama all my ships were the same shade of gray. As I did more research and new facts came to light I re-painted things to keep current.

--Chuck
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Posted: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - 11:29 AM UTC
Great job on a challenging subject!
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Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 09:52 PM UTC

Quoted Text

This is wonderful work, Chuck. My first dio was of Battleship Row as well, so I know how challenging this project was. However, with the 75th anniversary just around the corner, perhaps you can revisit the build and tinker some more in time for a special presentation?

--Karl


Honorable Chucksan...I notice you included our 1/700 Hasegawa Nippon Attack Tugs in the harbor scene... At last you Americans finally give proper credit to our Super Secret Stealth Weapon !!! Banzai !!!

Seriously though...I second Karl's thoughts above, it would be great to see this dio again on the upcoming 75th...maybe with some updates like the IJN mini-sub in the harbor (as now thought to be visible in your photo #3)

I think that dios like this are what waterline scale was meant to be.
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Posted: Friday, December 10, 2010 - 12:47 AM UTC
For those who may not have seen the info on the mini-sub attack :

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/killer-subs-pearl-harbor.html