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Nan Red and Pier 51
Gunny
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Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 12:32 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly (AlanL) shares a fine article focusing on some his works from his massive "Pier 51" diorama, in this MSW Build Feature!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Enjoy!
~Gunny
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Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 02:47 AM UTC
Super! Better like real.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 04:02 AM UTC
Beautiful work Alan!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 04:36 AM UTC
Hi Alan

Nice update and things are slowly coming together!
There's no rush in finishing, but these is one of those projects that I am looking forward to see finished!

Keep up the good job
Cheers,
Rui
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Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 06:36 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Pier 51

Thanks for looking, things are moving along, I'm working on a couple of RN Petty Officers to staff the radio room in the Lighthouse although the arrival of the Vosper could complicate things more . The LCM 3 for this one needs a bit of tidy up work and I need to get some decals made to mark the boats correctly.

If Italeri stay true to form then the Vosper might finally produce a set of British Sailors, I see they have some for the Italian boat forecast, so that would be handy.

I did finish the wagons for the top of the pier through



Nan Red

Trying to get as many individual figuers as possible to fill the boats form the Tamiya and DML British infantry sets available was not and easy task and there are a lot of troops across the two boats, plus about another 30 to do for on the beach area.

I'm not 100% happy with the crews I need to find a good sailor type figure for the front of the LCM 3 as if I've read my facts correctly one would have been stationed there to ensure the ramp lowered and to clear any debris that might foul raising the ramp after disembarkation.

There have been some useful new British troops, the Scotland the Brave Set from MB and the RE Mine Clearing Team so addition variety is slowly starting to appear, even though I'd already started on some mine sweapers for the exit ramp.

I was thinking of trying to do the LCVP as a damaged boat, half submerged or caught up on an obstacle, which is why I haven't done anything else to it yet, as it's an idea floating around in my mind.

Add a wife, work, all the wonderful new British kits that have suddenly appeared, reviews and features/walkabouts and it's a wonder I get anything done any more

I'll keep you posted if anything of interest gets done.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 11:13 AM UTC
Talk about a teaser! If the scenery comes out half as well as the landing craft, we'll be in for a delight in the Features section!

The Bedford came out well--we ship modelers still have to do a lot of scratchbuilding to get other vehicles in our scenes.



--Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 08:37 PM UTC
Great work! ... and tons of it!
Cheers,
Guido
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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 03:44 AM UTC
Hi Karl and Guido,

Thanks for looking in folks and the comments, appreciated.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 03:30 AM UTC
extraordinary!!!!
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, November 08, 2010 - 04:03 AM UTC
Hi Marshall,

Thanks for looking in and the comment.

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 06:25 AM UTC
I've been watching this one grow for years. I do look forward to an EXTENSIVE photo shoot of it.
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Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 07:21 AM UTC
Hi Steve,

Might have to wait a few more years yet . Still I'm getting a revived interest so the Christmas Holidays might seem some decent progress.

In the mean time work so far on my RN chaps for the radio room.



Al