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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2012 3:47 p.m. PST

Cool diorama, but I'm not sure that any japanese tanker had surrender like this.

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From Ankara Model Competition 2012.

Hope you enjoy!.

Amicalement
Armand

Oddball02 Oct 2012 4:22 p.m. PST

That is a great diorama, but I don't think that is how it would go down. I see the guy with the BAR covering the other Marine pitching a grenade into the open hatch, white flag or not.

By Feb. '45 (Iwo was invaded in '45) the Marines were not in much of a "prisoner taking mood" as discribe by one veteran from the 1st Marine Division.

I know the 1st did not fight on Iwo, but it sums up the attitude of the Marines by that stage of the war. Now the Japanese called the tune in '42, so they had to dance to it in '45.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member02 Oct 2012 4:36 p.m. PST

Very nice work either way.

kyotebluer than blue Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2012 4:42 p.m. PST

It was the 3rd 4th and 5th Marine Div. and Iwo Jima is a volcanic island so it's soil or sand is black. The Japanese also dug in the few tanks they had.
But other than that it's a nice model….

flicking wargamer03 Oct 2012 5:22 a.m. PST

If it is a trick and the Marines end up shooting, there is going to be a friendly fire incident.

Personal logo Landorl Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2012 6:23 a.m. PST

"Hey Bobby, why you pointing your BAR at John?"
Bobby – "Shut up Tom!"

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2012 11:46 a.m. PST

Happy you had enjoy the diorama boys!.

Amicalement
Armand

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