Stunning Diorama on Model Warships gallery

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Stunning Diorama on Model Warships gallery

Postby paulcadogan » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:42 am

Guys,

Check this out! Absolutely amazing work - although I'll nit pik that the Hood model is pre-war and the gun elevation is too high on PoW and yes the ships are too close (but for diorama purposes that's understood). But it really captures the horror of 6:02+/- straight out of Antonio's favourite painting! Make sure you look at the last picture at the bottom.

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html

What do you think?

Paul
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Re: Stunning Diorama on Model Warships gallery

Postby RF » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:18 pm

It's certainly a dramatic picture.

My main comment - and I know that it is sort of nit-picking - is that I think the colour is too sharp for what is an early morning that was overcast. The light conditions were I believe more dreary whereas the picture could almost be a bright sunny day....
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Re: Stunning Diorama on Model Warships gallery

Postby rea00cy » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:16 am

paulcadogan wrote:Guys,

Check this out! Absolutely amazing work - although I'll nit pik that the Hood model is pre-war and the gun elevation is too high on PoW and yes the ships are too close (but for diorama purposes that's understood). But it really captures the horror of 6:02+/- straight out of Antonio's favourite painting! Make sure you look at the last picture at the bottom.

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html

What do you think?

Paul


You got it right, Paul. Rather than focusing on the historical or technical details- most of which I was unaware at the time I built it (2006)- in this diorama emphasis was put on the drama and the horror of that fateful event on May 24th, 1941. Originally I took as reference the painting by J.C. Schmitz-Westerholt as is shown in photo # NH50741kn at the NHC site. Last summer I decided to upgrade the diorama by remaking the special effects ( fire, smoke, gunblasts, shell plumes...hardly seen in ship modeling) to make the scene more realistic putting forward the best of my skills and ingenuity as a modeler in their making. This upgraded version is the one submitted to modelwarships.com.

Thanks for your comments,

Jorge Martinez (rea00cy)

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Re: Stunning Diorama on Model Warships gallery

Postby Seekanone » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:05 pm

The diorama is visually stunning. It seems Hood is awfully high out of the water but that may be a misjudgment on my part.
Great job in depicting one of the great naval tragedies of the 20th Century. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Stunning Diorama on Model Warships gallery

Postby RF » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:30 am

Seekanone wrote: It seems Hood is awfully high out of the water


I can see what you mean, but of of course these are still pictures covering but a moment in time.
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