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LeTigre - French Privateer 1780


LeTigre - French Privateer 1780
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This model diorama is based on the Vanguard HMS Alert Cutter kit. The kit is excellent, however I did modify components and added sails and their required running rigging. I chose to place the model in Caribbean waters making headway from the Leeward islands. I imagined the French privateering crew on their way to raid English shipments and plantations on the U.K.'s "sugar islands." I kept the diorama's base in a neutral color to keep the focus on the setting. 


Stunningly beautiful and wonderfully realistic! This is one of the best dioramas I've ever seen. Congratulations! 

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You can almost hear the swoosh of the sea down the sides, and smell the salt


Really nicely done - the sails look suitably taught

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Thanks Captain! A little late here on my acknowledgement, but 2020 COVID put quite a few things on the back burner! Haven't checked into my gallery in a while.



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