Leaving Sugar Loaf Hill

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Leaving Sugar Loaf Hill

Postby tsweeney » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:56 pm

Sugar Loaf Hill was a small, insignificant-looking mound, barely 50 feet high and about 300 yards long, situated on the southern end of Okinawa. It was part of a triangle of strongpoints set up by the Japanese defenders designed to delay and damage the attacking American forces. The other two points of the triangle were the higher terrain of Shuri Heights and an irregular-shaped set of hills that Marines called the Half Moon.
The Sixth Marine Division was given the task of taking the mound called Sugar Loaf, and it would prove costly. By the time the area was considered secure, 1,656 Marines would be dead and another 7,429 wounded. Regiments were reduced to com­pany strength, and companies to platoon size. Platoons and squads simply ceased to exist in some cases. It took 11 tries during a 12-day period and ate up most of three regiments before the hill was taken.
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Re: Leaving Sugar Loaf Hill

Postby martay » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:55 pm

Very nice Tom, excellent ground work, the setting looks amazing and the work on the uniforms is brilliant, very realistic indeed, great attention to detail, the GI with the cigarette and the head wound is very well done. Thanks for sharing this piece.
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Re: Leaving Sugar Loaf Hill

Postby BrIAN332 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:59 pm

Very cool Tom, always an admirer of your figure dios, great to read the story behind the dio as well, they really are some raggedy looking marines, looking forward to seeing more of your work here again on ISM :DX

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Re: Leaving Sugar Loaf Hill

Postby Vinny » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:21 pm

Excellent scene Tom, with some nice ground work. This is one of my favorites from you as it's simple but you've really captured the mood of these battered troops.

Well done! Great work.

Thanks for sharing
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Re: Leaving Sugar Loaf Hill

Postby tsweeney » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:04 pm

Gentlemen
Thank you for your very kind words about this diorama.


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Re: Leaving Sugar Loaf Hill

Postby jaydee » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:44 pm

Is good,real good,mighty good. [smilie=first.gif]

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Re: Leaving Sugar Loaf Hill

Postby tsweeney » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:14 pm

Jaydee Thanks for looking


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