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Soldiers and Dioramas: WWII Omaha Beach, 1944

Grades 6 to 9

3 sessions from June 20 to June 22, 2023
Code: 3A0V02
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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Note: Registration for this Soldiers and Dioramas online camp will close two weeks (Monday, June 5, 2023) before the camp's start date to ensure the kits arrive to participants in time at home.

Omaha was one of the five beach landings on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Split between the American 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions, the primary objective was to secure a 5-mile beachhead to link Omaha Beach with the nearby Gold and Utah landing sites. Campers enjoy using miniature soldiers, wargames, and films to learn about the D-Day invasion and its significance to World War II. They investigate miniatures and terrain boards to learn about this important battle and stimulate ideas for building their own dioramas. Campers receive 1/72-scale plastic soldiers that they can trade with one another and paint, then make a terrain board for display or wargaming with their soldiers.

Participant-provided Supply List

Please have all these materials on hand before the first session.

  • Masking tape
  • Elmer’s liquid glue (no glue sticks)
  • Something to protect your workspace from glue, paint, and sand; at least 9 x 12 inches.You can use things like old placemats, newspaper, file folders, cardboard, etc.
  • Basic acrylic paints to last multiple weeks in black, white, red, yellow, browns, and tans, and light and dark green and blue. A full set available on Amazon contains all needed colors and more. For those with more painting experience and advanced brush control, consider the Army Painter acrylic paint set (available on Amazon) or Vallejo paint set (available on Amazon)
  • Nylon or synthetic paint brushes including fine round brushes for details and small flat brushes for larger areas. Suggested sets: Amazon nylon brush set; Michael's synthetic value pack. For participants in more than one session of Soldiers & Dioramas, multiple sets of brushes are recommended.