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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 05:07 AM UTC
Loo Chee Keong [ CKLOO ] sent us this diorama of the Japanese forces in Malaysia during WWII
This diorama is part of a collective effort to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Independence of Malaysia. A local modeling society (Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modeling Society) is collating all relevant models for a road show to be titled "Independence: Before and After"

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Thanks!
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 05:32 AM UTC
Loo Chee Keong, this is possibly the most beautifully planned, concieved and presented works I've seen in quite awhile !!!!
Groundwork, storyline, waterworks, etc. excellent !!!! , anything that can be nitted on surely is overcome by the overall build, eye catching and worth a twice over.
Very appealing and what I would consider modeling " artistry " and surely a pleasure to peruse !!!!.
Cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 12:56 PM UTC
Wonderful composition and layout.
Good job on the bicycle, i love it.

Cheers
Claude
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 01:22 PM UTC
Thanks Cheyenne and Claude,
I really started to put some serious thought on the campaign in Malaya WW2 as there are hardly any subjects done on that very significant battle to us here in Malaysia particularly. As the surviving veteran numbers are dwindling by the years, I thought best to get a move on.
Really appreciate the kind words guys.

CK
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 04:00 PM UTC
all I can say is WOW! Very well done!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 04:53 PM UTC
This is certainly the best diorama i have seen in a *lot* of time, the groundwork, scene planning and bicycles are just totally great, my warmest congratulations!
Your kind of talent is really too rare
JB
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 04:55 PM UTC
Stunning.

No other word for it.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 04:59 PM UTC
the fact that its such as simple idea is what makes it stand out, proving that you dont need great elements i.e a big building or vehical to create a master piece.

excellent well done

cheers

keith forsyth
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 05:02 PM UTC

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the fact that its such as simple idea is what makes it stand out, proving that you dont need great elements i.e a big building or vehical to create a master piece.



Absolutely - a real master-class in both Foliage and Bicycles!
CKLOO
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 06:46 PM UTC
My sincere thanks to all your kind words. Makes me want to go start on another project!.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:42 PM UTC
Sometimes simple scenes work best.
Beautiful job.
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 04:39 AM UTC
Congrats....you've captured the essence of diorama building....conveying an entire story with a minimalist approach...Superb
And I might add that doing three bicycles in PE either takes a mad man or a saint! I have done two for a dio and it took months to recover Three takes guts!
Congrats again on a masterful work.
Cheers,
Charles
CKLOO
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 11:08 AM UTC

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And I might add that doing three bicycles in PE either takes a mad man or a saint! I have done two for a dio and it took months to recover Three takes guts!



Charles, that what my wife says all the time. My 300plus boxes of unbuilt kits puts my sanity in question too!
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007 - 09:55 PM UTC
wow - i have to agree with all the positive things said here! this is a great dio!

Any chance this road show is gonna reach singapore? I would love to see this work in person.
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 - 04:43 AM UTC
the lower most bicyclist is so excellent..the pose is just right..damn good job, Loo Chee
CKLOO
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 - 11:19 AM UTC

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Any chance this road show is gonna reach singapore? I would love to see this work in person.




The SFTPMS is currently arranging to confirm the exhibition venues. We do have in the collated collection approximately 80 various kits and dioramas related to Malaya/Malaysia. Its unlikely that it will reach Singappore though there would be a lot of interesting stuff to model on Singapore's join history with Malaysia.
Anyone out there who knows of any good pictorial references on the Malaya campaigns? It would be of great help because its quite scarce.
BTW: guys. Appreciate all the encouraging words. Thanks
Foxy
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 - 10:40 PM UTC
CKLOO, you created a very beautiful and fresh scene (compared to amount of german armor subjects). regarding the bicycles my only comment is: You are nuts in the most positive way

I really would like to se more pacific/far east campaign dioramas.

I once bookmarked a link on british soldier stories in the far east publish by BBC. Maybe this can be of use for your further projects. Here you can access the page.
YongA01
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 01:35 AM UTC
Hi Loo,

You made Malaysian proud... At least we have a patriotic modeller who built Malaysia WWII diorama... way to go.

The multilevel settings are beautiful and the landscape is fantastic. Love the story line, cyclist and bicycles too.....

Hope to see in flash...

Allan
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 02:00 AM UTC
Beautiful job. Makes me wanna use the LionMarc PE set I saw a while ago and add some bicycles to my diorama.
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 08:41 AM UTC

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Beautiful job. Makes me wanna use the LionMarc PE set I saw a while ago and add some bicycles to my diorama.



Barry, get the PE set. Its worth every dime. You just need to be a bit careful with the spokes as the external diameter do not match too well with the bicycle rim. The other part to look out for is the brass rod connection to the seat and handle which needs to be at the similar angle.

Good luck on your bicycles.

CK
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 02:03 AM UTC
Thanks CK, I think I will. Has LionMarc been around long? I'm just getting back into military modelling after working on other subjects and am not too familiar with them.
CKLOO
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 08:35 AM UTC

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CKLOO, you created a very beautiful and fresh scene (compared to amount of german armor subjects). regarding the bicycles my only comment is: You are nuts in the most positive way

I really would like to se more pacific/far east campaign dioramas.

I once bookmarked a link on british soldier stories in the far east publish by BBC. Maybe this can be of use for your further projects. Here you can access the page.



thanks for the link Patrick. It will come in handy to fill in the missing pieces.


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Thanks CK, I think I will. Has LionMarc been around long? I'm just getting back into military modelling after working on other subjects and am not too familiar with them.


Not too sure about LionMarc. I am using the Lion Roar set which is quite good and really value for money. BTW, I still have parts for 1 more bicycle which is meant for a vignette of a lone rider. After that, I will not touch another bicycle in this lifetime!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 06:45 PM UTC
Oops, I meant Lion Roar. My bad.
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 03:49 PM UTC
I read about this while it was in progress and seeing it now just blows me away. One of the best dios I've seen CK !

Cheers
patrick
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 12:51 AM UTC
Fantastic CKLOO
I'm impressed with anyone that has the ability to recreate real looking groundwork. That wetness of the bank and the mosslike covering is super...
Add to that the flowing nature of the action which really uses the shape of the scene, and also as mentioned the different subject matter and content all adds up to one very attractive diorama
Brad