I started work on a small Tarawa diorama. I wanted to make this diorama for a long time and now I finally have some time to get it started. I usually don't post projects while they are in progress, mainly because I forget to stop and take photos. But, I have been following the progress of Manny's Vietnam project and some of Lars' projects in the past and it is interesting to see the progress and how everything comes together. So here is my Tarawa project.
The concept is to depict the Marines as they move further inland and show the confused, close fighting amongst the maze of trenches, and the jumble of wreckage and palm trees.
The diorama is small, it measures 10.5 Lx 5 W x 6H. The height of the model is dictated by the glass display case that I bought specifically for this project.
All these dioramas start out with a few figures and then expand out from there. I bashed the figures together from a real mix of everything, DLM, Tamiya, Testors, Airfix, Verlinden, Warriors, Master Box,etc... The hose on the flame thrower is a bit of electric wire insulation.