1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
1/5 Marines, Battle for the Citadel, Hue City, Vietnam 1968
Tamiya M48A3, Edward and Aber PE, side fenders replaced with sheet brass. Tamiya Road Signs light post. Hobby Fan, Coree, and DML figures. Sol Model Bricks, Custom Dioramics pots and pans, scraps from the parts bin, and of course Tamiya’s German bicycle kit. The brick structure was etched by hand from blocks of poured plaster individually. The rubble has kit bricks and the usual ground work with scratch-built furniture and doors, etc. This diorama has been nearly 10yrs in the making from concept to completion and a boat load of research.

This Diorama is dedicated to the 1/5 Marines who fought the bloody battle for the “Citadel at Hue”, north of the Perfume River in Vietnam during the NVA Tet Offensive of 1968. Special thanks to Nick Warr, author of “Phase Line Green”, who graciously gave of his personal time and material information to help me correctly depict these events.

This diorama depicts actual events which took place during the battle for the Ancient Imperial City of Hue. The Marines were outnumbered at half normal strength and without proper air and artillery support for days, against an enemy already dug in and waiting. It was against all odds, but the 1/5 Marines prevailed and on 25 Feb 1968 the Ancient Imperial City of Hue was declared secured and the Marines were pulled out the following day. That next day was just another day they had to spend in the “Nam”.
  • Eamon Connerty

    Really great work!!! Gold!

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    Die Bemalung und das tragiche szenario wirken sehr real in diesem
      Kriegs Diorama ................................................!

  • vincenzo gambinoPLUS

    Gold ... amazing

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    great!

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    great vignette ! Very well done. Vote Gold

  • Janna ‘Moo’

    This is really cool!

    • Steven ZuleskiPLUS

      Thank you, Janna, I appreciate that.  Your work is excellent, btw!

  • AndreaMasiero

    Diorama realizzato in modo stupefacente, anche dal punto di vista storico.
    Oro.

  • John Delamere

    Fantastic work all around!
    Such a great action feel to everything.

  • Adrian Smith

    Great storytelling Steve!
    Glad my vote pulled you up to Gold, where this definiely belongs.

    Adrian

    • Steven ZuleskiPLUS

      Thanks, Buddy.  Your work is an inspiration to Ma Brotha!

  • ohtekPLUS

    Masterpiece!gold!

  • Steve Garcia

    Looks great! Well done, congrats!

  • OrigalumPLUS

    Awesome!