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?
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)