A Break in the Action

By  Devin J. Poore

The following pages will contain a detailed description of my build of a diorama based on the above photo of the USS Juneau and USS Laffey.  The photo shows USS Laffey (DD-459) alongside the USS Portland, transferring survivors of the USS Wasp sinking.  In the distance the USS Juneau (CL-52) is visible.  I will play with the positioning of the Laffey and Juneau a little in my diorama, to save space and to give the piece a little more visual interest.

The article is broken up as follows:

Part 1: Building the USS Juneau

Part 2: Building the USS Laffey

Part 3: Constructing the diorama and final photos

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