The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

So now we’re into the diorama section and this year was different from any of the other years or at least it felt different.  For example in, “The Interrogation,” it depicts a pretty bleak period at the very beginning of the second World War.  Not something I’ve ever seen at a model show before.  Even the diorama with the soldier painting the stained glass window in the bombed out church is a rare subject.  A lot of times dioramas depict the violent moment or the aftermath and yes, there were plenty of those on hand as well but the ones that show the quiet personal ones, the human ones where there isn’t the threat of imminent death, those are unique.

Though the real question on my mind here is, what’s the guy doing over by the tree?

Feels like Stalingrad to me… How about you?

The Maquis assassinate some Germans. This Diorama (and a few others) had a disclaimer, “Not to glorify but to remember.” Not that I disagree but I think history should stand by itself, warts and all. This sort of thing really happened.

I really liked this for the moment it represents because we know that about two seconds after this, it’s going to very pear shaped for everybody involved. The detail on the soldiers is fantastic.

“The streets of Hue,” during the Tet Offensive. I can even see the film footage this display is based upon.

Some formula one to break things up. Shot with the short DOF, I really think it manages to convey the frantic nature of the pit stop.

Freddie Spencer and Eddie Lawson, ready to race.

2 Commando creating mayhem. in France 1944

Trying to take the Eagle in the Napoleonic Wars.

Probably one of the most inspired Star Trek models I’ve ever seen.

 

Somebody practicing the ancient Scottish art of, “Fuck off.” Or the reason the Roman’s built Hadrian’s Wall.

The other side of what looks like a brutal head shot.

More coming in part four…

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