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      Not large scale (1/72) but here is a Victory diorama that I built a few years ago.
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    Gun crew firing the cannon as part of the "Drumming Daybreak" ceremony.There was no standard issue uniform in those days for the ordinary seaman ,so you can get a little creative here.I decided to paint my figures fairly colorfully as I wanted to add a little life to the brass/wood look.The orange background is the gun flash at the moment of firing.
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    That's modeling at its best. A first rate job if I ever saw one.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    This is the final part of the ceremony,the raising of the flag at the stern.Notice one of the ship boats at the stern is being hauled up on the davits, while the other is still battened down.I show only two men hauling on the davits' ropes but of course there would be many more in real life.I have taken a little artistic license when telling this story when I thought it appropriate to do so ,however the overall story is based in fact.
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    Sub-storyline.
    In addition to the main storyline there are other stories going on here.
    The officer sitting under the flag at the bowsprit cap has a telescope in his hand.He is actually scouring the horizon looking for enemy ships.
    When in harbor at dawn and especially when under bare poles,the ship would be extremely vulnerable to enemy attack ,sneaking up under the cover of darkness. The ships crew would all be on alert and all guns would be run out prepared to fire.When the all clear was given normal ships routine could begin again.
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    Besides the obvious activity on board, this picture represents so much more.
    The black sailor dressed in white hauling on the rope at the extreme left of the picture represents Victory's varied crew at the time of Trafalgar.Besides a mixed racial group ,there were also French deserters and many other nationalities,willing participants and press-ganged individuals.
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    And the plot thickens....is anyone swabbing the decks and mending the rigging?
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    Storyboard Dioramas long history.
    Storyboard ship dioramas have as long a history as any other type of modeling.Sailing vessels with figures aboard have been found by many archeologists digging around in our human past.A more recent example would be this model from the time when Admiralty Board models were popular.
    Made in the late 18th century in Buckler's Hard shipyard in Hampshire U.K. ,where this type of ship was actually built,this cut-away type example shows on board activity using scale figures on all decks.
    This model inspired my Victory but I opted not to do it as a cut-away.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) . Now I feel a bit small. Gang, we're now seeing the best of the best. And I thought it couldn't get any better. Go figure. John, your attention to detail is first rate all the way. If I had to do rigging like that as detailed as that, I'd have a headache as big as Texas.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    ok, stupid question:

    I assume you keep this under glass somehow? If not, how in the world do you keep the dust off?
    "What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic, and a dyslexic? Someone who stays up all night wondering if there really is a dog"–Groucho Marx
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    Yeah the pics were taken before I put it in the case!
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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