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HMS Swan (1775)
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These photos show my first attempt at a diorama and I featured a highly-modified HMS Pegasus kit (Amati/Victory Models) for the subject: the first ship of the Swan Class, appropriately, HMS Swan! After completion, I had fun staging and taking the photos. The final display is large (40" X 20" X 3")  as I had to show a reasonable amount of water around the 1/64- scale ship.

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I have posted these photos of my HMS Swan diorama in a larger viewing format (still lo-res, but larger image size). Several of these appear in an article in the Fall issue of the NRG Journal which incidentally, has just posted their first "digital online edition" - which, IMHO, is quite a milestone. I have attempted to capture the stunning beauty of this ship in its element; I wanted to feel the wind, smell the ocean as I stood on deck — ready to rush to the Captain's orders.

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Thank you.

Your excellent work, certainly David's and all the other superb efforts of MSW members were an inspiration for me to tackle this project.

I've written a second installment of my current Swan article as a "How-To" piece that will appear in a future NRG Journal. It focuses on how I made my Swan's set sails and also how I created the diorama's water (and base).

Ron

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