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.