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Old 07-24-2005, 04:18 AM   #1
mikoyan29
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USS Barb Shore Party

In 1945, the USS Barb, commanded by Eugene Fluckey was tasked to attack industry in Japan. To accompish this end, she was mounted with rockets and was the first submarine to launch a rocket attack. In a bold action, the Captain decided to have a shore party land and blow up a train. The mission was completely voluntary and the Captain got enough volunteers to carry it out. They took some explosives from the ship stores and fashioned satchel charges. They managed to blow up the train and frighten a bridge keeper.

This figure is supposed to represent a member of that party. The details of what they were armed with was sketchy, so I looked up the small arms of a Gato class submarine. They carried Carbines, and Thompsons. So I gave this guy a carbine. Since the mission was at night, I gave him a black sweater and watch cap (I hope the black sweater is part of a sailor's wardrobe). Also, I would imagine there would be grease on the submarine to blacken the face, so I did that. I hope you enjoy.




Here is a picture of the Barb's battle flag...
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:02 AM   #2
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Very nice, and a very cool subject! I really like how you applied the greasy oil. You hit a home run
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:09 AM   #3
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It was black paint....but it looks close enough...
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Old 07-25-2005, 02:45 PM   #4
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Wonderfully done custom figure. Very unique and sorely needed representation. Great job.
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