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 Author  Topic: Rescue of PT-505 Reveal
  David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Sep 15, 2012 - 5:05pm
Put a fork in it, she's done! I've been working hard on this little diorama right up to the deadline for the model show today. This is my first scale model show and I entered 4 subjects. Two Destroyers (1:700), One Submarine (1:700), and Rescue of PT-505 diorama in 1:350. The Destroyers took 2nd and 3rd in their category. The Sub took 1st, and YES YES YES, THE ONE I'M MOST EXCITED ABOUT, RESCUE OF PT-505 TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE DIORAMA CATAGORY!! So, with that the final reveal for the first time outside the contest floor and dedicated to Mr. Joe Frank......

Our subject piece...












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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Dave I am so happy for you. The Diorama looks beautiful, and you are to be commended for getting it done in time. Thanks for sharing the photo's, JOB WELL DONE MY FRIEND............ Now let's do one in 1/72 scale..........


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David Waples

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Tried to edit the photos but no luck. I tightened them up some. I don't like getting too close in this scale because perspective gets lost.











Thanks
Dave

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TED WALTHER

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David;
Great Job!!!! It turned out beautiful!!!
Take care,
TED


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Barvo Zulu! Very well done!

Hard to believe that it's only 1/350 scale!

Congratulations on the 1st place.

Cheers

"Give me a faster PT boat for I'd like to get out of harm's way!"

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PeterTareBuilder

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Meant to say that the water looks like it's liquid and could flow out of the base box.

Cheers

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Dave,

Outstanding diorama, the recognition is well deserved.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Sep 16, 2012 - 3:56am
Wow, nice work. All that detail in such a small scale... amazing.



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Drew Cook

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Beautiful job, Dave, and congratulations.

You do some great modeling work, my friend!

I can't wait to see your (inevitable) version of the Italeri 1/35th scale PT 103-class boat, however you decide to eventually model it...


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  djwhite

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David:

I just printed out the photo's here and took them to Mr. Frank.

I can't even begin to discribe his reaction. He has thanked me numerous times for being a friend to him here in the home, and I have told him that I am the honored one to have his friendship.

He teared up and said now he feels he has two friends here. I asked him where he was in the photgraph and he said he was on the boat by the bridge so he could protect the radar and radio.

He said he would break out his magnifing glass and see if he could recognise himself. He still has all of his since of humor. He can't wait to meet you David.

You have done a remarkable job interpreting a photo taken on D-Day and bringing back some great memories for a real hero.

I am glad to call you a friend as well.

Denny


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