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"BARGE BUSTERS 1943" Diorama - Epilogue - Note: Open the Post Above First, then this one

April 21 2012 at 2:45 PM
  (Login PolishMikeD)
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And what became of Barge Busters? Time and tide has taken its toll once again over the years, since the mid 1980s, when I last cleaned it. Layered with dust, some palm trees snapped off at the base, details broken and finish marred in places, the diorama lies derelict in a large cardboard box, awaiting the restoration elves to work their magic. Theres so much dust on the diorama, it looks like either a freak snowstorm has blanketed this tropical isle, or it just got hit by a volcanic dust cloud! These photos taken with a current digital camera do actually show some of the detail better than the recycled 35mm prints in the post above.

Over the years, I even toyed with the idea of prying up both ELCOs and replacing them with newly minted models equipped with all the latest resin and photo-etch available and finished up to my current standards, but I cured myself of this notion, realizing how difficult it would be to remove them with totally screwing up the resin water. Still, a basic restoration would not take that long; and next time, I'll make sure to get a plexi-glass display case (Hello, Grandpas Cases?) to protect it.
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This message has been edited by PolishMikeD from IP address 96.227.2.185 on Apr 21, 2012 3:44 PM
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Chester
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Geez. What kind of dust is that !

April 21 2012, 11:01 PM 


 
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So you spent the last 30 years making it a winter scene...

April 22 2012, 2:07 AM 

If you were here in the Northwest you could say it was a tribute to Mt. St Helens eruption in 1980.

Dust it gently and then get a glass cover. Looked at the other post and know how interesting it is under that layer of "New York snow". I think my allergies kicked in just by looking at these shots.

Steve Heeb; Puyallup, WA
In fond memory of Loran B Heeb
"Ol' Scrapiron"
447th BG; Rattlesden England

 
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looks more like a volcano erupted on the island and left a layer of ash...

April 22 2012, 1:34 PM 

all over!



Brandon

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