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Bitzer

Launching of the USS Puffer (SS-268) complete

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I completed the Puffer. Now she’s already for the contest. Picture heavy and as usual comments and critiques welcome.


Steve


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My rendition of the photo.



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That's absolutely fantastic,if they were all black and white it would be hard to tell which is original and which is your dio...

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COOL! :speak_cool::yahoo::thumbsup::worthy::clap2:

Well done for making the unusual happen.

And just 'cos it's there :bouncy:

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Now that's different !

BillyD

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Absolutely cracking build Bitzer, loved the WIP thread, good luck in the competition.

All the best Chris

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Great interpretation of the real photo this should be a well deserved winner in the competition :goodjob::goodjob:

Beefy

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That's a stunningly good reproduction of the event.

David

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Thanks so much guys. I really appreciate you looking in and taking time to comment.

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I'd say you knocked that one out of the park :clap2:

Tremendous job of drawing all those elements together into a cohesive whole. Love it.

Al

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Master Modeler.

Something different.

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That's absolutely cracking

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I do like this launch diorama, it really captures the moment from the famous photo.

I was reading up about these Manitowoc built boats, there's a photo of another boat being launched in an almost identical fashion (USS Robalo) - I had to look hard to spot the difference between this and the USS Puffer launch.

I found the route they took to the high seas must have been quite an expedition - they were towed (in a reduced height masts stripped down configuration) along Lake Michigan down to Chicago, and there entered the river system, presumably under all the many famous downtown lifting bridges and past the skyscrapers, travelled along the Chicago River, Chicago Ship Canal through Chicago's industrial heartland, onto the Illinois river, and then onto the mighty Mississippi, and the long trek all the way down to Louisianna and the Gulf of Mexico to be docked at New Orleans to have the periscopes/masts refitted - wow! that was some towing. There's endless scope for more dioramas along that route!

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Yes, the "Fresh Water 28" is very interesting. They would run their shakedown cruise in the lake. I may have to do a dio of one on a barge on Ole Miss.

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