BROWN WATER NAVY-YRBM 20-"REPAIRS AT THE PONTOON"

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Gentlemen... l present to you "REPAIRS AT THE PONTOON".
It's a diorama representing an AMMI Pontoon and a Fuel barge that were attached to the YRBM 20 (Yard Repair Berthing and Messing) also called the DELTA HILTON in the Mekong delta.
You will see a PBR heavily converted for repairs-rearm-refueling.
The ammi Pontoon, the Fuel Barge and also everything that is on it, fuel pump, operation hut and the beer lounge are all scratch build. Also you will note a Boston whaler that also was scratch build.
It was a rewarding and demanding but very fun
Hope you will like it
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Greg,
I love it!!!!! But why have you got those men working in the heat, have you no heart. You can feel the heat and smell the river.
You have got to be so proud of this diorama, it is going to take a lot to beat this. The skills, research and attention to detail are a real credit to you, only one superlative - excellent.
Cheers,
MikeC.
 

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Gregory, this is just ace!
Great detail. Even down to the water coming from the engine cooling system. Great shadow composition too.

Top work for sure.

Ron
 

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Amazing work greg , superb scratchbuilding , you must be well chuffed with this one , cheers tony
 

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This quite simply is one of the best build projects I have ever had the pleasure to follow. From start to finish it been a joy to see your updates. It's a shame it has had to come to an end. However the final result is simply spectacular. You must be be very pleased indeed. Well done mate:thumb2:
 
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It’s absolutely amazing mister ! Well done Greg ! Was truly a treat to follow this project from the beginning until the end , thanks for that ! Looking forward to seeing your next project comes alive! Good luck with the next build and congratulations for this stunning dio! Best regards Danny
 

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What an outstanding piece of work Greg, been following this for some time now and its great to be able to see the finished article, so whats next?
Mick
 

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALL of you for your comments and your always SUPER nice support...
I've worked a couple of pictures with some filters to make it loo like at different time of the day and also Super exposed picture taken too fast or there was too much light.. Hope you will like them

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Gee I was so busy with Penang that I missed this finale, Greg. What a finish. The teh tarik (Pulled Milk Tea) color as we call our rivers here is spot on...more clear varnish would have sealed it proper. The shadowed pictures really show the harsh sunlight and heat we often encounter in these parts and we would hide under any shelter we could find. So it's very amusing for us Asians to see Orang Putih (White Men) sunning themselves in the heat and on the opposite as amusing for Orang Putih to see Asians huddling under shade during winter.:smiling6:

Great blog with surprizes at every page. :thumb2: But like all good things they come to an end. Thanks for sharing it with us. Your next blog on Chosin Few will be another blast so see you there.

Cheers,
Richard
 

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Greg .
I thought I had commented,,, ? any way its great, well done it was fab to follow .
John .
 

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Helllllllllllllllllllo everyone l made a small video of the Diorama... if you want take a look..... just one thing... it's my first video...and i'm really a beginner... there is no sound/music... sorry about that...

enjoy

Greg
 
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