Jump to content

Korean War Diorama on the drawing board


Recommended Posts

The below photograph, is what I am basing on a future diorama I'm planning to build..

 

HISTORY behind the Photo:

 

The photo was taken by a photographer from the signal bn assigned to the 7th Infantry Division in early to mid November 1950. The soldiers standing on the stone wall are members of the 17th US Infantry "Buffalo" Regiment, 7th Infantry Division overlooking the Yalu River and into China.

 

MY CONCEPT:

 

FOREGROUND:

Is to build it with the key focus on 2 US infantryman standing on a stonewall. One pointing and the other possible looking through a pair of bino's.

 

BACKGROUND:

 

To use an actual black and white photo of this area taken during this time. Be it this one or hopefully one I can obtain from a fellow member of the regiment who was there. I've already sent a few inquires to my fellow Buffalo's were served there.

 

IF anyone is wondering, I wasn't born yet. But, I would serve in the Regiment for nearly 5 years.

 

post-3699-0-54129500-1360304860.jpg

American by birth. Light Fighter by Choice!!!!

7th Infantry Division (Light) 82-93

4/9 IR, 3/17 IR, S3 3 Bde

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
  • 6 months later...

Finally finished the Diorama. Took some artistic license in constructing it. But i thought I did okay.

Highlight of the construction: The Snow and grass came from Woodland Scenic. The stone wall was made from pebbles I picked up in my drive way. Can't recall which companies produced the figures. The tanker was built basically OOP. The infantryman started out as a MP. I had to remove the brassard that was molded on his arm. I used the original photo and edited using Photo Shop to remove the stonewall, the building, etc.

Comments are welcome and encouraged.

 

post-3699-0-23147500-1380528963.jpg

American by birth. Light Fighter by Choice!!!!

7th Infantry Division (Light) 82-93

4/9 IR, 3/17 IR, S3 3 Bde

Link to post
Share on other sites

Great 3-D interpretation of the photo...well done!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

donation2010.gif

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.