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Memory Lane - ESCI 1/72 Dioramas

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Memory Lane - ESCI 1/72 Dioramas
Posted by dogzilla17 on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:35 PM

I remember getting either  the Tobruk of Alamein diorama @ a hobby shop in the Poconoes back in the mid 70's - I seem to recall having a Panzer IV included - Please share any experiences - (at risk of betryaing your age ;)

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Posted by jackball74 on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:52 PM

The first one I got was the Isandlwana set in the late '80s at a hobby shop/pet store (really) in Melbourne, FL. I then got the Jena set at a toy convention in Ft. Lauderdale and ordered the Hamburger Hill set in the mail. Would have loved to have got the Foreign Legion set!

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Posted by jackball74 on Friday, January 27, 2017 5:44 PM

Stumbled on this - finally pulled out my Hamburger Hill set a few weeks ago and began work.

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Posted by RX7850 on Friday, January 27, 2017 7:35 PM

Ah yes, Esci that which got me started in the braille scale madness. I still have the "Don The Long Retreat" . picked it up at a real jem of a mom and pop hobby shop that was owned by a quaint old married couple called Harold's Place in Lynn Mass. some 20-25yrs. ago. Picked up a lot braille stuff there including diorama kits from Nitto and Fujimi. Miss that place a lot.

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Posted by jackball74 on Friday, January 27, 2017 9:11 PM

Fujimi! I remember buying the German infantry with gasmasks set and having my jaw drop when I found out I had to assemble 1/76 scale figures. But that artwork was awesome!

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Posted by jackball74 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:59 PM


Some progress with Hamburger Hill - almost done with the figures and still have my sight.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:07 PM

That's a cool pic

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Posted by jackball74 on Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:31 AM

Thanks! 

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Posted by jackball74 on Thursday, March 02, 2017 9:09 PM

Just about done. 


 



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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:50 AM

The only ones of the Esci diorama kits I had was the AMT/Ertl Armored Assault which included their M4A1 and PzKfw IV along with US and German troops. I still have the diorama accessories like sand bags, oil drums, assorted crates.

The diorama kits I started with were old MPC ones which included Airfix vehicles (I think) and soft plastic soldiers. The two I had were Pearl Harbor attack with a Japanese plane with US soldiers on a base with a crashed US plane molded on. The other was a German tank and pill box from D-Day. I also built the heck out of the little Matchbox diorama kits.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:21 PM

I wonder if any modern model makers have thought of picking up this torch and carrying it into the modern age? 

With modern tooling there could be some really fun sets to be made. I'd buy into that trend!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, April 14, 2017 9:09 AM

M. Brindos

I wonder if any modern model makers have thought of picking up this torch and carrying it into the modern age? 

With modern tooling there could be some really fun sets to be made. I'd buy into that trend!

 

Meng's 1/35 FT-17 tank includes a display base. The last modern kit I remember that came with a vacuformed base was the Lindberg BMP-1U kit from the early 90s.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 14, 2017 10:56 AM

Miniart has combined some of their scenery bases with their figures & vehicles to make some sets in 1/35. And of course Airfix has re issued some of their old sets as well as come up with a new 1/48 RAF airfield set. But I don't think it has a base.

I had forgotten all about those MPC sets until this thread. Looking back I remember having quite a few. As well as some Revell and Hasegawa stuff. But the first diorama set I remember having was by Aurora, an Anzio set.

 

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