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Abandoned US Tractor in Korea

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Having finished this model Pieter was wondering how to make the most of the model. Then he saw the wonderful figures of “Def.Model.com” representing some Korean War Refugees (set 3). He also found from”Realityinscale.com” some sets of Jungle plants of really amazing quality. These were combined with bamboo plants found on the internet and received from China before the shutdown. 😊

So the project, after at least one year, is finally complete and called: Abandoned US Tractor in Korea.
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About Pieter Siegel (Paiegel)


Comments

Very nice finish on the tractor. I have to disagree on the vegetation. My last overseas posting was with Special Operations Command Korea, or SOCKOR, training and training with ROKSOF. I've done MAROPs off the the island of Jeju (well renowned for its pork by the way) and the vegetation surely is like that in this diorama.
APR 18, 2020 - 12:53 PM
Cheju Island is as far south in South Korea as you can go. It’s closer to the latitude of the southern Japanese islands, I commanded the American Rec center there in my last Korea assignment. It’s does have some areas that do resemble this, but it’s still not a “jungle” environment. VR, Russ
APR 18, 2020 - 02:08 PM
APR 18, 2020 - 08:50 PM
Hmmm... somewhere, Russ, I seem to have seen this same concept, haven't you? LOL! Nice work on the weathering, rust, etc... great little diorama!
APR 22, 2020 - 02:25 AM
Well, I must point out that all the "tropical plants" in Jeju island are not native to South Korea. Regulators in the tourism authority imported them from other countries to give the island more tourist-friendly look a couple of decades ago. I know this b/c my wife is from Jeju. Others are right about the vegetation. The climate there is more like the US East Coast - mid-Atlantic MD, PA, and VA for example. Humid in the summer and cold in the winter. Yes, it would be more fitting to say a tractor in PH or VN.
APR 24, 2020 - 11:20 AM
Apparently COVID-19 affects reading comprehension as well. First off, before correcting me on the local flora and fauna it might be nice to say something about the guy's diorama, which is quite nice. I never claimed to be a climatologist, nor did I mention the word "jungle." that was the OP. What I DID say is this: I've done MAROPs off the the island of Jeju (well renowned for its pork by the way) and the vegetation surely is like that in this diorama. Here's a photo from Jeju: Looks pretty similar. As for bamboo, it grows as far north as the DPRK. Now I'm not from Jeju (although I enjoyed its pork with Lee from Legends more than once) but I've seen it there. I've also humped a ruck throughout the jung-ahem, densely forested regions on the peninsula around Seongnam (former site of the Korean Special Warfare Center, and points farther south to where their new base is in Ichon. And slept in it under a poncho liner in the rain. Yes, the vegetation looks like the dio, which was my original point. Give the guy some props instead of parcing words over his use of the word "jungle." Take a breath - it's a hobby for God's sake. Oh, I had to check to make sure I hadn't just been sleeping in a Holiday Inn Express the eight times I was in Korea. Nope. Just making sure.
APR 24, 2020 - 12:24 PM
OK, Robert. Pieter's diorama does look nice - a great-looking jungle for sure. The title just needs a little edit.
APR 28, 2020 - 11:36 AM
I’m no botanist. Brilliant model- & diorama-making brought me here. Excellent, well done Pieter!
APR 29, 2020 - 02:59 AM
Being a retired US Navy Seabee Heavy Equipment Operator, you caught all the right markings of a rusting damaged dozer. Very realistic and the landscaping is interesting. The rust shows how a high humidity climate can damage equipment. As far as a jungle; South Korea has many mountains, but they are small compared with others around the world. ... On South Korea's Jeju Island and along a narrow strip in the south, high humidity and rainfall give rise to tropical evergreen jungles. The peninsula is also surrounded by about 3,000 volcanic islands. For the love of the hobby guys...it is fine.
DEC 14, 2020 - 06:41 AM
While I haven't spent nearly as much time in country as Russ or Robert. I have been in Seoul when it was hotter than than the hinges of Hell. Are you really sure that there aren't any jungles?
DEC 14, 2020 - 02:07 PM