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Burma
maartenboersma
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 10:00 AM UTC

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Maarten thanks for the link on preserving plants, branches, twigs and such. Good stuff!

Cheers
Dave



Dioramartin
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:17 PM UTC
Hey Cheyenne – in case you’re still looking, some discounted Aussie slouch hats/heads from Hornet -

https://www.bnamodelworld.com/heads-accessories-hornet-hor-hah02?zenid=44db33ba0c931acb0834235a5b35f74f

cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:04 AM UTC
Thanks Tim , Love BNA , received the heads you showed , a late Takom M3 Lee , some Black Dog stowage , jeep stuff , Matilda stuff [ yes , no Matildas in Burma , got others plans fer that ] , some small Parcel Buddhas , other pe and such . Paid extra for super cool fast shipping and received my order in four days from somewhere down under to the shores of the Jersey Atlantic , that was cool !!!!
Dioramartin
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:21 AM UTC
Yep my supplier too & faultless to date - they're just outside Melbourne, Victoria. Glad you got those heads they looked just right
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 07:57 AM UTC
Well I'm not happy with the pics , Wally here got a brain storm and decided to use his contractor job site lights for the pics , put a hellofa shine on everything . At least now I know that the flashing red light on my camera screen is for extreme glare , dam idjit , last three or four are without the super nova grade lighting .















































Dioramartin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:45 PM UTC
Lighting’s pretty good– approx. cool white? Those tree branches/leaves look just like some ground-cover I found around a rockery years ago, I’ve used mine up & never found any since. Similar to sea-foam but better as long as it’s sprayed with dilute PVA (or acrylic paint which looks like what you did) when harvested otherwise it autumnally disintegrates over time. Looks great – botanical name?
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:51 PM UTC
Hey Tim thanks , when I started this mess I had boxes and boxes of cured by me stuff and store bought preserved sprays . Turns out the branches and leaves on the big tree where the store bought ones . I ran out during the build and searched the internet trying to find the same stuff . I finally [ after a while ] found them , sesame bloom . I know you can't buy this from the states , you'll have to find it in Oz . Great stuff .



maartenboersma
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 02:14 AM UTC
Excellent work !
HansBouwmeester
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 06:57 AM UTC
Fantastic !!
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 01:50 PM UTC
This really built out nicely. Total realism in your painting as well.




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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 04:10 PM UTC
Cheyenne, I would check the referencing for Australian Units in Burma as the 14th Army were supported by Ozzie air crews at times only...no Infantry units on the ground. You would be better historically to make a British Unit or Indian unit on the ground fighting. Cheers, Jason.

:The British Fourteenth Army was a multi-national force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II. Many of its units were from the Indian Army as well as British units and there were also significant contributions from West and East African divisions within the British Army. It was often referred to as the "Forgotten Army" because its operations in the Burma Campaign were overlooked by the contemporary press, and remained more obscure than those of the corresponding formations in Europe for long after the war. For most of the Army's existence, it was commanded by Lieutenant-General William Slim.

A total of thirteen divisions served with the Army:

British 2nd Infantry Division
Indian 5th Infantry Division
Indian 7th Infantry Division
11th (East African) Infantry Division
Indian 17th Infantry Division
Indian 19th Infantry Division
Indian 20th Infantry Division
Indian 23rd Infantry Division
Indian 25th Infantry Division
Indian 26th Infantry Division
British 36th Infantry Division
81st (West Africa) Infantry Division
82nd (West Africa) Infantry Division
Some smaller fighting formations also served:

50th Parachute Brigade (India)
268 Indian Motor Brigade
Lushai Brigade
28 Infantry Brigade (East Africa)
cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC
Maarten , Hans , KoSprue , thanks guys .
Jason , yep no Australian regular army , nor armor , I did read somewhere that regular Australian army " advisors " where there training Chinese and Burmese troops , along with Australian Zoomies and naval personnel . My statements in past posts were never advocating fighting regular Australian army forces but that Australians did serve in the 14th , just not as Australian combat units .
According to Wikipedia or whatever it's called .

While most Australian units in the Pacific Theatre fought in the SWPA, hundreds of Australians were posted to British units in Burma and India. These included 45 men from the 8th Division who volunteered to train Chinese guerrillas with the British Mission 204 in southern China and served there from February to September 1942.[190] Hundreds of Australians also served with RAF units in India and Burma, though no RAAF units were deployed to this theatre. In May 1943, some 330 Australians were serving in forty-one squadrons in India, of which only nine had more than ten Australians.[56] In addition, many of the RAN's corvettes and destroyers served with the British Eastern Fleet where they were normally used to protect convoys in the Indian Ocean from attacks by Japanese and German submarines.[191]
strongarden
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:26 AM UTC
Cheyene this is turning out great
Really looks the part of a long ago ruin in a remote jungle.

Cheers bruddah
Dave
Dioramartin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC
Great thanks for the botanic ID – sesame bloom, looks like the baby form of the source of sesame seeds. As you say I’ll have to grow my own, Customs sniffer-pooches would probably go crazy
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 02:36 PM UTC
Dang Cheyenne, I've been asleep at the wheel Amigo!

Looks like I missed this one, incredible layout, structure work and veggies. I thank you for the link to the sesame blooms, that will work well for my 200mm dio, when I get back to it. I've been swimming in the sub-mariner arena for a bit, but I'll be back at it soon.

IMHO, if you got everything else just right and didn't pay close attention to the veggies, the whole thing can go wonky on ya real quick. I use3 roots from the garden myself as well.

Got this bookmarked Brother! Cheers, SKi.
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
Lots and lots of extremely useful intel on this blog for sure! Thanks buddy!
J
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 03:26 AM UTC
This looks very nice, keep up the good job!

Venelin
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 03:29 AM UTC
Thanks Dave preciate it !!!
Tim can you find dried plant sprays in floral stores there in Oz ?
Ski , thanks man , Yeah I gotta watch the placement to make it credible and that sesame bloom is great and seems like it could fit a few scales .
Jerry , thanks man !!!

Before I make another hundred or so bamboo stalks , is this a fair to middlein , partly cloudy representation of bamboo ?
I've got to flesh out the top stalks with a lot more branches and leaves and add a few little guys lower on the sides .













PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 06:12 AM UTC
The twisted vine is takin the cake Brotha!
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 11:41 AM UTC
Cheyenne,
I would have posted earlier, but I've had a had time finding my way through the Burmese jungle! Wow, looking good! looks like the real thing!
VR, Rus
Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 09:46 PM UTC
Cheyenne – sure craft stores do have some interesting diorama foliage but never seen sesame plants so I’m looking as what farming subsidies are on offer to go into full scale production
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 02:37 AM UTC
Thanks Ski , thanks Russ much appreciated !!!

Tim found a place in Oz for ya , houseofdriedflowers.com.au , not sesame bloom but looks maybe even better .

Dioramartin
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 03:08 AM UTC
Thank you kindly, that does look like what I need for Prague (as long as it’ll take hosing down with green) – shame there’s no place for Brazilian Daisy!
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 03:38 AM UTC
Tim , houseofdriedflowers.com.au has Brazilian Dasiey .
TimW42
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:08 AM UTC

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Cheyenne, I would check the referencing for Australian Units in Burma as the 14th Army were supported by Ozzie air crews at times only...no Infantry units on the ground. You would be better historically to make a British Unit or Indian unit on the ground fighting. Cheers, Jason.

:The British Fourteenth Army was a multi-national force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II. Many of its units were from the Indian Army as well as British units and there were also significant contributions from West and East African divisions within the British Army. It was often referred to as the "Forgotten Army" because its operations in the Burma Campaign were overlooked by the contemporary press, and remained more obscure than those of the corresponding formations in Europe for long after the war. For most of the Army's existence, it was commanded by Lieutenant-General William Slim.

A total of thirteen divisions served with the Army:

British 2nd Infantry Division
Indian 5th Infantry Division
Indian 7th Infantry Division
11th (East African) Infantry Division
Indian 17th Infantry Division
Indian 19th Infantry Division
Indian 20th Infantry Division
Indian 23rd Infantry Division
Indian 25th Infantry Division
Indian 26th Infantry Division
British 36th Infantry Division
81st (West Africa) Infantry Division
82nd (West Africa) Infantry Division
Some smaller fighting formations also served:

50th Parachute Brigade (India)
268 Indian Motor Brigade
Lushai Brigade
28 Infantry Brigade (East Africa)



Excellent synopsis--they may have worn bush hats (as my grand uncle did), but no Aussie infantry--they were busy in New Guinea and later Borneo and other locales.

Each Indian Army brigade consisted of one British battalion and two Indian, so that allows some flexibility.

You can also go Chindit.

Excellent progress on this one!

Cheers,

Tim W.