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Vietnam 1959 - 1975 - America’s Longest and Bloodiest War
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The Diorama
This will be a 36” by 24” diorama on an oak base as shown. As the different stages of construction are completed, pictures will be posted.  Below are pictures of some of the products that will be used.  The first section is done showing how the base was made.
The Base
The base was made by Kevin Conlon whose work can be seen on his site www.kevinconlonart.com .  It is made from oak and has been finished in Honey Pine.  This design is very close to the walnut base that was used for “Run”, but it had to be made heavier and stronger since the weight will be almost double.  It has to be able to stand up to transporting for exhibit.  There cannot be even a fraction of a millimeter of play in the joints or the groundwork will crack.  This design is tried and proven for exceptional stability.  All attaching points are internal and all are screwed together. The base used for “Run” has travelled to shows for at least 15 months and gone at least 12,000 miles by vehicle.  It is as tight as the day it was made.
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