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28th C.B.N. Seabees

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by BULL, Nov 26, 2022.

  1. BULL A Fixture

    Hi guys, this is my latest work.
    Conversion The Bodi 35193 "M18 Hellcat crewman#1" and scratchbuilt naval mine.
    1/35 scale

    When World War II broke out, US Naval Construction Battalions (Seabees) did not exist. What had to be done was to build staging bases to carry the war to the enemy, across both oceans, and create a building force to do the job.

    The solution: tap into the vast pool of skilled labor in the United States; put him in uniform to build anything, anywhere, under any conditions and ask the Marine Corps to train him. On D-Day the Seabees were the first to land as a Naval Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU).
    The liberation of Cherbourg and Le Havre gave new work to the NBCs. These were the ports that would replace the Mulberryes. Anticipating that the Allies would want ports, the Germans mined them and left them in ruins.
    seabees1.jpg seabees2.jpg seabees3.jpg seabees4.jpg seabees5.jpg seabees6.jpg seabees7.jpg
    I hope you like it.
  2. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent work!!
    Steve
  3. lascar 22 Active Member

    Country:
    France
    I love it !!!!!
    Oda likes this.
  4. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    You should be very proud of your work.. its amazing..
    Oda likes this.
  5. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Fantastic! I really like this one. Seabees are awesome .


    Steve
  6. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very original. Excellent work. Rgds Victor
  7. yeo_64 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Awesome piece! Good job!
  8. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Your creativity simply amazes me :wideyed:!

    Joe
  9. NigelR Active Member

    Fabulous work!
  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Enrico

    As always a very interesting subject and a very well presented piece as well

    Painting looks great and much skill scratching the mine



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    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  11. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Fantastic work

    Mobo
  12. BULL A Fixture

    Thanks, I'm very glad you liked it. It was a very fun and interesting project, also because it's a different subject than usual.
    The hardest part was finding documentation for the mine. This one was built starting from a ping pong ball.
    Nap, dmcHobbes and blaster like this.
  13. Djoubri M Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    Superb project and very nice idea.
  14. Larsen E. Whipsnade A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks great, congratulations on your result (although what possessed him to sit on top of a mine I'll never know!) ;)
    Rick
  15. BULL A Fixture

    the idea started from an original photo that inspired me; then the new figure The Bodi just released on the market suggested to me that it could be suitable for this project and that with a few modifications I could represent what I had in mind. IMG-20221115-WA0000.jpg
  16. ErGide72 A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Look brilliant! Painting and idea!!
  17. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  18. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very impressive.......The creative process at its best.........

    Wayne
  19. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Beautifully executed!
  20. BULL A Fixture

    thanks again, I am very pleased that you liked this project and that it generated such enthusiasm, because I like to think that it could be a message to push many of you to try new paths, to get away from more usual proposals or subjects and also think of propose something less known.
    Then there are many images that are a source of inspiration.
    I leave you a photo of the piece before painting, so you can also understand how I made the lead, since the Royal Model one on the market turned out to be too small.

    IMG_20220922_145006.jpg
    -=König=-, Nap, arj and 4 others like this.

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