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Hill 875 - Initial Assault
I didn't get to do everything I wanted with this, it was supposed to be an entirely indoor diorama that took up an entire table, but I moved to a new apartment while working on this and it had to take the back seat for a bit. Luckily I had finished the bunker before the move and was able to get outdoor pictures.

My entry is based on the first assault of Hill 875. I used the documentary "Combat Zone - Hill 875" and pictures for reference. I took a few liberties with the bunkers (going off few pictures and descriptions in the documentary) and the NVA, not many pictures of either of these things are available on the internet. I decided to go with the initial assault since it wouldn't require as many fallen trees and the area could still be full of vegetation.

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My entry - Thread with more pictures including full figure pictures of the Americans and the NVA -

I do have a lot of NVA going on in this but I'm deciding to enter the American themed part of the contest

















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Terrific photography and use of terrain, and great figures. The anxiety and tension of the fight grab you, and the nature of fighting on a steep uphill grade, in thick jungle growth is about as effectively done here, as anywhere I have seen. Just all kinds of good, JWP.
 

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Could this be nominated for the KoTM? If so, I'd like to.

What an amazing setup, figures, pictures etc!!!
 

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Wow, that is outstanding!! I think it's much better shot outdoors - you just can't beat the lighting. That bunker is perfect and your US and VC troops have a ton of character. Lotta familiar faces on those VCs!
 

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Woww !!!

Just one word....

Excellent !!

I can see you've put a lot of time and creativity in your dio. Not to say the photo work looks Professional :thumb
 

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Thank you all for the comments, it's been at least a year or two since I've taken my figures outside for a shoot, and this is a diorama I've wanted to do for a few years now. I'm glad they're getting this kind of response :woohoo

Could this be nominated for the KoTM? If so, I'd like to.

What an amazing setup, figures, pictures etc!!!
Thanks PitViper, that really means a lot :thumb

I know I haven't been too active recently, but I have some more stuff close to being finished that I'll be able to share in the next few months.
 

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Very well done. Excellent outdoor location,great figures and posed convincingly. All around excellent.
 

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Beautiful work man! Amazing photography and set up, you can really feel the tension of a fight under the triple canopy! The poses are great of realism, and I really like the choice of headsculpts which capture very well the youth of these soldiers... Brilliant!
 
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