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This is the box art for the DML 29th Infantry, Normandy set of figures. This is a nicely done set of figures, lots of detail, clean molding and good poses. Well worth the money.

 

Wonderful job on the diorama, fabulous..!!

 

Here is a pic of a portion of the painting "29 Let's GO" by Jim Dietz....I'd bet this work is where Dragon got their inspiration for the figure kit, especially the guy holding the Carbine and his left hand waving everyone ashore....

 

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Truly Outstanding Work and Display. Thanks for sharing your work.

John


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Wonderful job on the diorama, fabulous..!!

 

Here is a pic of a portion of the painting "29 Let's GO" by Jim Dietz....I'd bet this work is where Dragon got their inspiration for the figure kit, especially the guy holding the Carbine and his left hand waving everyone ashore....

 

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Interesting to note the artist gave the carbines 30 round magazines. I bet the guys there wish they had them.


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Thats is an amazing job.I really love all the pics of the process of building of this diorama.



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Interesting to note the artist gave the carbines 30 round magazines. I bet the guys there wish they had them.

 

Ha, and yes there was discussion about that very thing--unfortunately it was too late to make changes to the original painting. In the original sketches that Dietz did of the soldier/model, he was given a Carbine with a 30 rd mag....also I think that something they caught at that stage as well was the model wearing his leggings backwards...(!) I seem to remember some talk about that....


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The landing craft crewman was a nice touch. Here's some pics of Navy crewmen on Omaha Beach in the Fox Red sector.

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Ha, and yes there was discussion about that very thing--unfortunately it was too late to make changes to the original painting. In the original sketches that Dietz did of the soldier/model, he was given a Carbine with a 30 rd mag....also I think that something they caught at that stage as well was the model wearing his leggings backwards...(!) I seem to remember some talk about that....

Real shame, Dietz's work is absolutely outstanding. Can't think of one painting of his that didn't take my breath.


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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That painting is pretty spectacular. It's too bad about those details but getting all that right is tough, but it still doesn't diminish the power of that painting.

 

Tom thanks for the photos of the sailors. I was debating whether or not to add that figure and I am glad that I did. He adds a bit of intererest to a sea of Khaki.

 

Thanks for all the nice comments.

 

Dennis


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Nice Vignette!

 

 

D


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simply awesome - the painting of the figures is great and you attention to detail is fantastic!! well done sir.


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6/6/14 - I thought I would bump this up for today's anniversary. Today, find a minute to remember and thank god for the sacrifice and bravery of all those young men on that beach that terrible morning.

 

Dennis


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Hi, great diarama with really good details i can see the work that has gone into putting this together, even down to what looks like the guy loading his BAR with a mag. I have been to all the beaches in Normandy and also collected a few pieces for my collection

right down to a small amount of sand from each beach, You have depicted this very well.

Dave.

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Great piece...super job!


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That is outstanding.

 

You must get a lot of satisfaction from this


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Great job !!! Thanks for your sharing. Tom


In memory of 798 Marine Raiders who were killed in action in World War II.

In memory of four U.S. Army Servicemans from 328th regiment , 26th infantry division.

THOMAS BOWMAN KIA 10/30 1944

WILLIAM Bereza KIA 12/24 1944

CHESTER MUNDELIUS KIA 3/14 1945

ALAN Milne KIA 4/8 1945

 

And when he gets to Heaven, Saint Peter he will tell: "Another Marine reporting, sir — I've served my time in Hell!"

 

 

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Thank you for sharing Tom.I really appreciated the step by step thought process. Very unique and interesting. My son builds WW2 aircraft, and I admire your work.


"The tree of Liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots"

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Wow Dennis, you know there is so much action in your vignette. It's a fantastic job of depicting that day on the beach in Normandy. I tried to get the same action from my Hue diorama, but your vignette really pulls it off.

Great work and I love the step by step. Semper Fi brother.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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The annual bump. Take a moment to think about all those young men on that terrible beach all those years ago.


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Dennis

 

Outstanding work.Thanks for being this one back up.


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I always remember the important battles and their dates. I get frustrated when the History Channel is playing Pawn Stars or AMC is playing "Rambo" some other crap instead of "The Longest Day" or "Saving Private Ryan". I have nothing against Rambo or Sly Stallone but c'mon guys it's 'D-DAY'! Thanks Dennis for bumping it up.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Agreed.


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Very well constructed and painted diorama.

While scrolling through the posts, I was thinking that the soldiers just came from the water. Their gear wet, from about chest height downwards. Meaning, that clothes ought to be darker. Then I came across the painting, which actually shows what I mean. Regardless, the diorama looks great. I hope I can, one day, paint figurines that well.


Peter.

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