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PostPosted: Sat 21 Nov 2015 17:21 pm 
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Lightning (gets its) Stripes.

The scene is the evening of June 05 1944, somewhere in Norfolk.
The go ahead for Operation Overlord has been given and a mixed crew of RAF and USAAF ground crew are hard at work applying the invasion stripes to a P-38J Lightning ready for it to provide air supportaction the following day.

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As with any job carried out in a hurry things do not always run to plan.
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A young WAAF (possibly my mother!) from the stores depot is keeping the paperwork in order whilst being chatted up by the USAAF sergent.
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The diorama uses the Academy 1/72 P-38J Lightning 'European Theater' (12405) and an Academy 1/72 US 2.5 ton Cargo Truck (13402), along with an assortement of Airfix RAF and USAAF ground crew figures supplemented with some Revell RAF ground crew.

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Nov 2015 17:25 pm 
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Looks great ian

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Nov 2015 19:35 pm 
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Great work! Nice idea for a dio. Did your mom serve in the WAAF? Pretty cool.

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Nov 2015 21:02 pm 
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I love it! And the guy with the mishap is a nice touch.
Looking great.

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Nov 2015 22:55 pm 
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Ian,

That's a complete blast- brilliant and I just love it.

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov 2015 05:08 am 
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Great diorama :clapping: The guy on the starboard wing trying to paint the ginger is brilliant. :rotfl:

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov 2015 06:03 am 
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10/10 for this, its just got so much going for it. :thumb:
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PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov 2015 16:37 pm 
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Fantastic. Love it. :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov 2015 18:46 pm 
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Fantastic idea,i love it.Well done.


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Nov 2015 19:53 pm 
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That is a brilliant idea brilliantly executed. The chap having the paint accident is sublime. Bravo that man! :clapping: :clapping:

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Nov 2015 20:17 pm 
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This is a wonderful diorama. The tiny size of those figures... it's just amazing.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Nov 2015 10:32 am 
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Thanks for all the positive comments - glad you liked it.
I am reasonably satisfied with it, although as usual the figures could have been better, but I think I am slowly getting towards where I would like to be in that area.
I reckon if I keep at it with these 1/76 figures long enough I might eventually make it :roll: At least a bit of intentional paint splashing helps disguise some of the worst errors.
Still a long way to go to get anywhere close to some of the masters on here of that particular black art.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Nov 2015 14:26 pm 
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Superb :clapping: :clapping:

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2016 10:53 am 
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Brilliant, Ian ... including the figures. A very well thought out diorama showing the invaluable work of those who wouldn't necessarily be fighting. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2016 13:45 pm 
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This is an excellently executed diorama of an interesting subject - well done! Don't sell yourself short on the figures either, they are pretty good already!
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A most excellent dio, :clapping:

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jul 2016 23:19 pm 
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Awesome rendition. Congrats to you! :clap:


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jul 2016 00:19 am 
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Just adding to all the complimentary, "Well dones", showed Mrs Wingnut, and we both had a good chuckle :rotfl:
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Aug 2016 10:28 am 
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Just had a look at this. I love it. The bloke covered in paint who dropped his bucket is my favourite! Bravo.


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