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YRBM 20 Brown Water Navy

1/35 Diorama

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Gregory Mortara10/08/2017 12:24:06
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Since i was a kid i had a very keen interest in the Vietnam war and most in particular my interest grew stronger after viewing Apocalypse now. Of course i built in the pas a PBR.. but it never reached the level of detail that i was looking for... so after many years of painting figures... i decided to start all over with the building of models and creation of diorama.

My approach on the Vietnam war, after 30 and plus years of reading and researching changed and i decided to build a more intricate and complex diorama to enphaties the support crews more than the "fighting" crew.

So this diorama will be focus on the life os sailors and engeneers that lived and workd on the YRBM ( Yard Repair Boat and Messing) 20 also nicknamed the DELTA HILTON.

If you are intersted in the story of that Boat and all the others that participated in the conflict please go and look at this link

http://brownwater-navy.com/

Gregory Mortara10/08/2017 12:25:26
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here are some pictures.

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you will note to the lower right of the Boat the construction of the Beer lounge and the repair/operation hut

Gregory Mortara10/08/2017 12:27:14
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here you can see more in details the "Beer lounge"

Gregory Mortara10/08/2017 12:28:54
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Ammi pontoon real deal

and on this picture the other side of the pontoon with the Repair/Operation hut and the omnipresent US ARMY AND US AIR FORCE multi purpose CON-EX... note the PBR and the small Boston Whaler on the right side of the picture

Gregory Mortara10/08/2017 12:40:28
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Here is the beginning of the build the Beer lounge

Karl10/08/2017 12:44:22
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Looks like you're off to a flying start, I'll follow this with interest.

Gregory Mortara10/08/2017 12:46:10
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ammi pontoon 1/35

building the Ammi pontoon...

Gregory Mortara10/08/2017 12:51:21
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BBQ 1/35

Here is the "custom made" BBQ on the on the pontoon that was next to the Beer Lounge

Gregory Mortara10/08/2017 12:52:36
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next will be some details on the PBR more pics will follow ASAP

Gregory Mortara10/08/2017 12:54:29
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Engine Real Deal

Here a couple of super Charged 6V53 Detroit diesel marine engine for PBR

Edited By Gregory Mortara on 10/08/2017 12:56:54

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