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Zach Wilson (howdyzach)


M3 Lee disembarking from an LST


51 28 April 2020, 03:12
Zach Wilson
Building a diorama of an M3A5 Lee disembarking from an LST on a beach. I tried a few other methods before I went to 3D printing and plaster casting it, but here we are a spool of PLA later.
28 April 2020, 03:22
Steven Van Dyck
I had this in mind when I wanted to build my Sherman Crab dio, but never even tried to think of how to build it. I'll keep it to the 1/350 version... It looks fantastic!
28 April 2020, 09:58
28 April 2020, 23:45
Looking forward ..........
29 April 2020, 17:17
Jean-Michel Tilquin
I take a seat!
29 April 2020, 17:42
Zach Wilson
Got most of the body built out, now I just need to figure out how to paint it so that it looks in scale. Also got a Resin 3D printer and the first print was that anchor.
5 May 2020, 02:13
Ben M
I love lee's and this is just over the top fun.
5 May 2020, 03:04
Bob Hall
Another Fabulous Zach Masterpiece in the works ! *Giddy with anticipation* !
5 May 2020, 05:33
Bill Newcomer
I enjoy your imaginations. Following.
5 May 2020, 06:03
Zach Wilson
thanks fellas 🙂
5 May 2020, 12:53
Chaz Gordon
Looking good so far, Are you tempted to build the rest of the ship?
11 May 2020, 22:22
Zach Wilson
Thanks Chaz. I'm just going to build the back part, right now I'm trying to figure out how to treat the rear of the gangway looking back, like should it go to black, or some kind of image with fake perspective? I don't know. Also built out a Bofors 40mm, which I thing is a plausible gun to be on this ship.
12 May 2020, 16:55
Steven Van Dyck
I once saw a dio that had some kind of hologram as a background.


No idea how you do that, but it would show the right image from every perspective.
12 May 2020, 18:17
Zsolt Czegle
Awesome work so far! 👍
12 May 2020, 18:50
Rui S
Looking good 👍
12 May 2020, 21:25
Zach Wilson
does anyone know what the thing circled in red is? imgur.com/a/bZ4eO6o
15 May 2020, 20:35
Bob Hall
Disembarking netting, to go over on foot.

15 May 2020, 20:50
Steven Van Dyck
Apparently ropes were knotted that way: [img1] ( from the New Vanguard LST book)
15 May 2020, 20:53
Bob Hall
Or Tug lines
15 May 2020, 20:55
Zach Wilson
ah interesting, thanks!
15 May 2020, 21:09
Bob Hall
Found it, was for connecting docks to front of the ship.

15 May 2020, 21:12
Zach Wilson
Got all of the components to between 50-75% done. Starting figures and the base. Patience Patience Patience.
26 May 2020, 03:01
Nathan Dempsey
Another great project Zach. Looking great 🙂
26 May 2020, 04:25
That's a big project!
If the ladder is not yet definitively fixed, then have a look at this image :
It has been taken on board the LST-325 museum ship.
I think that the ladder is parallel to the forward edge of the door, rather nearer to that edge. The plane of the ladder is such that it is perpendicular to the ship axis when the doors are shut. The ladders are to be accessed when the door are shut, through a hatch in the forward 40mm station.
27 May 2020, 13:03
Zach Wilson
good catch! I just stuck the ladder on with some blue tack so I can move it around and get it right.
27 May 2020, 15:04
Zach Wilson
I have had a heck of a time trying to paint this to look the way I want it to - this is the third version, one that I am finally not unsatisfied with.
8 June 2020, 03:43
Matthew Stec
Great work
8 June 2020, 05:42
Zach Wilson
still working on this - i'm pasuing to rebuild my workspace (yay!), but I have to correct the errors with the resin and rework the base frame. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
19 June 2020, 16:03
Thomas Bischoff
That's gorgeous!
19 June 2020, 16:39
Alex K
19 June 2020, 18:27
Rui S
Excellent work 👍
19 June 2020, 18:47
Chaz Gordon
Very Nice, Hard to believe the Ship is scratch built. The resin water is just perfect. What's up next?
19 June 2020, 19:17
A master piece!!!
19 June 2020, 19:21
Zach Wilson
Thanks gents - first I am going to finish this guy, then I am going to do a straight out-of-box t-90 build to cleanse my palette, then I have another big project I've been working towards.
19 June 2020, 19:48
Hanno Kleinecke
What a captivating dio ! Masterly scratchbuilt LST, very convincing figures 👍
19 June 2020, 19:54
Ben M
wow, this is fantastic!
19 June 2020, 20:58
Bill Newcomer
Very impressive! You nailed the realism.
20 June 2020, 04:59
Moritz Fentzahn
So cool. Well done Zach 👍
20 June 2020, 05:02
Maciej T.
20 June 2020, 07:03
Daniel K
Beautiful, masterful diorama. 👍
20 June 2020, 07:36
Jean-Michel Tilquin
20 June 2020, 08:29
Erik No
Impressive! Oo
20 June 2020, 09:53
Masterpiece, stunning 😮
20 June 2020, 12:24
Bernd Korte
Great job, the water looks spot on!
20 June 2020, 12:44
David Deavall
Very impressive, well done !
20 June 2020, 12:51
Every praise you got here is well deserved Zach! Again a distinguished work you show us here!
20 June 2020, 14:49
Zach Wilson
thanks guys 🙂 it really means alot to me
20 June 2020, 16:00
Michael Hickey
I'm lost for words, so life like, amazing. 5 STARS.
20 June 2020, 16:02
James C
This is spectacular! Sorry I missed it. 👍
23 July 2020, 18:29
Alec K
Outstanding work 👍
24 July 2020, 03:31
This is beyond amazing! I agree with Michael, ALL 5 STARS!!
25 July 2020, 19:07
6 September 2021, 11:23
Charles-Henri Titelion
Trully fantastic work!
6 September 2021, 11:36
Lex Jassies
Impressive work you delivered! Thumbs up 👍 👍 Curieus about the height?
6 September 2021, 11:50
Fernando Arriagada
Muy bueno. Gran realismo. Felicitaciones
6 September 2021, 11:57
Bruce Huxtable
So glad this popped up again, or I would have missed your stunning creation! Superb 🙂👍
6 September 2021, 12:01
Rob Salisbury
Wow, impressive work. Grats.
6 September 2021, 12:18
Simon Nagorsnik

Fantastic work 👍
6 September 2021, 12:24
Zach Wilson
thanks all, it's maybe about 10 inches tall?
6 September 2021, 14:57
Mirko Römer
Oh my... 👍
6 September 2021, 15:05
Michael W.
So cool!
6 September 2021, 15:18
Roland Sachsenhofer
6 September 2021, 15:21
John Brophy
That's quite spectacular.
6 September 2021, 16:52
So many great builds here but this one is something else
Great idea
And just so butiful
7 March, 16:25
Zach Wilson
thanks so much!
7 March, 17:22
Mathias Decommere
Amazing! And original!
11 March, 00:25
Villiers de Vos
You are a master builder.
11 March, 18:23
Mark Broughton
Oh yes that's a stunning model!! Love it.
11 March, 20:03
Absolutly marvelous.
11 March, 20:26
Guy Rump
Really impressive modelling 👍
11 March, 20:41


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1:35 M3A5 Lee (MiniArt 35279)1:35 Bofors 40mm Anti Aircraft Gun (Italeri 6458)1:35 Bofors 40mm Gun Upgrade Set (Royal Model 560)

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