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scottplen

I watch they were expendable and decided to try my hand at a Bataan diorama ! The base I made a few years ago for a future Vietnam dio I never made so I may recycle it ? 
I started with USMC in  jungle by masterbox and picked up a icm US wwi weapon kit . 
1st problem had to cut top of heads of to fit the different kit helmets ! 
2nd the one marine just not painting as a navy guy for some reason so he a marine again ! Just waiting on wwi style campaign hat for another kit on  eBay to arrive ! 
I think the navy Bataan infantry turned out pretty cool ? The one guy reminds me of Steve McQueen from the Sand pebbles. 
I will keep work on it and share my progress !

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cutiger83

Looks great! I really like the groundwork on the base.

 

...Kat

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warguy

Very very nice. Those corks look so real! Seriously though, great work, you have a lot of talent and this is a subject not often seen. Thanks for sharing. 

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Proud Kraut

Very nice conversion of the Marines kit. Great work so far, looking forward to see your dio completed.

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gwb123

Your project reminded me of this display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. 

 

I realize you are portraying Sailors and Marines, but this was their depiction of a US Army Air Corps defender in the Philippines. 

 

It's rather poignant, with the depicted man showing a grim determination in the face of an overwhelming enemy.   It's like he's

looking over the horizon for a better tomorrow.

 

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ArtyScout

Good job. 

 

Semper Fi. 

 

Manny 

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Bluehawk

Just tossing this into the thread - I recently learned that the defense at Bataan also involved a case in which an entire USAAF squadron (or unit of some size) was entirely remade as an Army infantry outfit for that battle. 

 

Does anyone else recall this?

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Salvage Sailor

I have a large section of my library filled with first hand POW, escape & evasion memoirs.  Much of the ground echelons of the 24th Pursuit group & the 14th Bombardment squadron were converted into an ad-hoc infantry defense battalion and fought as such on the Bataan peninsula.

 

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Bluehawk
3 hours ago, Salvage Sailor said:

I have a large section of my library filled with first hand POW, escape & evasion memoirs.  Much of the ground echelons of the 24th Pursuit group & the 14th Bombardment squadron were converted into an ad-hoc infantry defense battalion and fought as such on the Bataan peninsula.

 

That was it, thank you...

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Linedoggie

Sailors would be correct  not marines for Bataan.  the 4th marine regiment didnt serve on Bataan, they were at Corregidor

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scottplen
3 hours ago, Linedoggie said:

Sailors would be correct  not marines for Bataan.  the 4th marine regiment didnt serve on Bataan, they were at Corregidor

Thanks for info

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