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ACTION FIGURES AT WAR

Sixth Army Group Diorama

Organized and executed in two months, this was a bit rushed but came together quite nicely.  Sixth Vanguard a moderator at the Sixth Army Group got together volunteers and planned out this diorama.  Time and traffic were the biggest enemies. 
 
Thursday 6/22/06 was set up time.  We had eight hours.  GermanBilly and I happened to show up at the same time early and got to unloading our dioramas.  Sixth Vanguard was to show up a couple hours later but got stuck in traffic on Interstate 5.  He didn't make it till the last couple hours and thanks to Steve from Panzerwerks managed to get some good set up time before being kicked out at closing. 
 
This diorama was meant to be a representation of different periods and areas of the war.  Due to the shortage of time we ended up narrowing it down to three dioramas.
 
Pics will follow as soon as available.  Sadly I had forgotten my camera that day.

Kanowarrior's Tobruk Diorama

Tobruk had been defended, captured and recaptured many times by the British, Italians and Germans.  This scene depicts early in the war before the DAK arrived to help out the Italians in North Africa. 
 
Thanks to Phillip Garcia for the Tobruk Diorama pictures

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This diorama was just a small part of a much larger diorama organized by Sixth Vanguard on the Sixth Army Group discussion board.  While the concept and excecution of this diorama was mostly mine I cannot go without mentioning that I could not have finished this without the help of two of my very good friends.  Brett Haber and Phillip Garcia.  Brett was the one who suggested fiberglassing the diorama and that proved to be the ultimate solution.  Phillip came in the last week and contributed his awesome talents for finishing and details.  Phillip also contributed three of his British figures for the diorama.  Special mention goes to Ray Predmore who gave me the idea to use Foam insulation board to build up the Italian positions.

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GermanBilly's German Airfield Diorama

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Thanks to Inxsone for this photo

GermanBilly started his Messerschmidt project long before the diorama came up.  GermanBilly started with an R/C kit and customized the heck out of it.  Once he started he 'fixed' all those inaccuracies and details that your standard R/C kit tends to lack.  And no, it isn't R/C.  The 'War Department CFO' put a stop to that. 

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GermanBilly himself and I don't know who this lovely lady was, but his wife better not see him with her! 

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Sixth Vanguard's Diorama
 
Sixth Vanguard did the bunker, the PAK and the buildings; Steve did the flak crew, the Sherman, the 251, Charles (chamildav) did the Jimmy and the American figs, Geoff Truscott aka Johnny Canuck did the Canadians

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Here it is, a wrap around diorama that was so large I couldn't get it in one shot.  Here are a composite series of four photos of it from left to right.  Detail photos will be below.

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The Allied portion of the Diorama.

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Les Boys in the winter camo suits move up.

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Around the corner the Germans are caught flatfooted.

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But they have a little surprise waiting!

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And around the next corner is an even bigger surprise!

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The objective, a German Flak tower.

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Chamildav's custom figures