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Old 02-28-2022, 11:23 AM
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Empire of the sun -plane scene 1:35

I do not know how many times I watch the movie, still ...IMHO the best war movie ever.
never forget when Jim arrived on airfield..and gave salute to Japanese pilot

here some early design, diorama consist of, zero and kokusai Ki-76 also figures

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Old 02-28-2022, 11:44 AM
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Yes. It was a great film.

It looks like this is going to be an outstanding diorama.

I look forward to seeing it take shape.

Don
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Fantastic film. I look forward to your diorama.

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Old 03-01-2022, 08:36 AM
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Yes. It was a great film.

It looks like this is going to be an outstanding diorama.

I look forward to seeing it take shape.

Don
thank you Don, I'm a fan of John Williams, no doubt he make good job for the music composer

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Fantastic film. I look forward to your diorama.

Gary
thanks Mac, it's one of memorabilia

next:start building the zero, perhaps if you notice , actual zero was a North American T-6G Texan
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Literally every film about the Pacific theater has Texans pretending to be Zeros.
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Old 03-03-2022, 04:47 AM
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Literally every film about the Pacific theater has Texans pretending to be Zeros.
yes, until CGI take over.

next: building body and wings
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Old 03-05-2022, 08:17 PM
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next:canopy and propellers, pre shading also chiping for weathering effect

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Old 03-15-2022, 08:17 PM
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next building the Kokusai Ki-76 and also the figures, Jim and Zero pilot
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Old 03-21-2022, 02:23 AM
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done..

done...here's final build, I add (base on my sight in the movie), 250 kg bomb cart, fuel drum, cargo truck (I made up )

dirt from beach sand mix with glue and water base color.

for other pictures here

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Old 03-21-2022, 04:54 AM
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Great work. A very nice diorama.

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