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North Seas Pier...(9mm diorama)

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Good job on the turmoil of the water, it gives the scene a sense of chaos. The eye doesn't know where to look.

 

I really like the burnt out and wrecked pier. Looks like something bad happened there.

 

I could see your pier building technique being very useable for gaming with if built in a 28mm size.

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Hi Darsc;

 

As always...thanks for your comment(s). This being a 9mm scale piece; the work was very intricate (to say the least); but you are correct...I have built (2 commission piers in 28-32mm scale) and they looked (if I may say) outstanding...especially with all the little details that I add in that scale.

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It looks fantastic! Makes me wish I were standing on the pier myself. So, if it's 9mm scale, does that mean the fisherman guy is about one-third the size of a typical 28mm mini? Roughly how tall is the boat in inches or cm?

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Hi sigmaone;

 

The boat main mast is (60mm) tall...the length of the boat is (75mm) long...and yes, the fishermen are one-third the size of the (old) Ral Partha (so called 28mm figures)...not to the modern 25-28mm heroic size put out by Reaper and most other modern figure firms.

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Thank you lexomatic...it was created with casting resin base and blue, green and white inks...poured in (4) layers...each layer containing a colored ink...with the top layer containing the white in varied mixtures to create the heavy white swells...the greyish oil foam...and the finer white sea foam in the required areas.

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It's really beautiful, catdancer, full of life and a sense of movement. Your detail and the care you take are inspiring.

 

Stretched sprue sounds like a really clever way to get scaled lines.

 

So if the ship is 75mm long, that makes the whole thing ... about the size of a dinner plate? Wow.

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such a lovely piece. Is there a story behind the burned out pier, or was that just something you thought would look good and add more character to the scene?

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Thank you all for your very nice comments.

 

spencerjohn...I selected the picture frame due to the scroll work feeling like waves...to lend balance to the diorama.

 

Pingo...The whole diorama scene is (5"x7")...not counting the frame.

 

ShadowRaven...I had done another (commission) piece where I had a burned out building (a warehouse) just off a wharf...I decided to do a burned out pier on this piece to add some dramatic view to the scene...(so there is no real story behind it except for what I just stated).

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Everything about this is top notch from the concept to the execution. Those are the best water effects I've ever seen done, especially considering the amount of water that is there. I too like the burned out pier as it adds so much character to the scene. Wonderful job Catdancer!

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Thank you all for your very nice comments.

 

spencerjohn...I selected the picture frame due to the scroll work feeling like waves...to lend balance to the diorama.

 

Pingo...The whole diorama scene is (5"x7")...not counting the frame.

 

ShadowRaven...I had done another (commission) piece where I had a burned out building (a warehouse) just off a wharf...I decided to do a burned out pier on this piece to add some dramatic view to the scene...(so there is no real story behind it except for what I just stated).

A dessert plate, then. Holy cow.

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It is a BEAUTIFULLY DONE scene with an INCREDIBLE amount of fine details...I love the fishing nets. GREAT WORK!

Just thinking about painting minis that small gives me sympathetic eye strain.

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