When i saw the main picture i just thought "that cant be Lego, why does this dude upload a plastic model kit diorama??!?" Then i noticed, it is Lego! Just awesome! The Corsair is great, the Catalina is great and the way u included that catalina into the sea for real looking is epic! 5/5
I like it
January 22, 2012
A very aggressive build. I mean, you straight up built your way through every single challenge. I am especially impressed with the way the fighter is mashed into the sand (at an angle that is diagonal to the natural lines of the studs...very well done!). This is by far the best PBY I have seen in LEGO. Again, well done. Attack!
What an awesome, lovely, fantastically detailed diorama/vignette! So cool how you made the flying boat´s nose whirl up the water with white bricks; then the stranded Corsair, how it pushed up the beach´s sand to a little mini dune... Great stuff! Best regards, Steffen
I hope you don'tmind I copied some of your pics and emailed them to my grandfather. He wrote a book (that hasn't been published yet) and one of the chapters he flew in to rescue a pilot in a situation just like this (xcept it was a F4F that was beached.
oh i've heard a story about something like that:
In Truk lagoon The fighter was going around 340mph and the plane was not supposed to go that fast and to add to the problem the plane was pulling negative G's litterly pulling the pilot out of his seat. and then he dropped his bombs and then was hit by a piece of shrapnel and his plane went into a spiral and then landed in the water and was resqued
Yes - in October / November 2008 probably. I'm just updating my MOCpages profile with 2008 creations.
This diorama took about a year to complete. Half a year - the Catalina, and half a year the surroundings.
Thank you for all comments :o)
The planes are fantastic. The landscaping is great too, and the attention to detail really adds to the scene. I also like your choice for the water. In my MOC viewing experience, that technique isn't the most beautiful one, but yours proves an exception to the rule!
WOW! This has to be one of the best dioramas I've ever seen, if not THE best. I agree with the guy down there-you did a great job making it look like the Corsair had crash landed, particularly the open canopy and bent propeller blades.
That is as beautiful as it as accurate - you know, apart from the plane maybe blowing up in real life. I very much like how you've taken into account how everything might work, especially the blue plane's propellers.
You have no idea how inspiring this is! I've been wanting to make an island scene with a plane I made and this is just the kick in the pants I needed. You arranged things very well and a very tense feeling is conveyed. The island, water, and planes are top notch builds! Lovely!