My Modelling Year (Theme)
Having recently completed my final project for 2016, I wanted to look back at the ‘modelling year’ to review the annual plan hopefully to find I hadn’t deviated from it too much.
In terms of subject, the weighting was towards dioramas and vignettes, with the occasional wild-card project.
“With the Old Breed”
“Fiat Mefistofele, 1924”
“HM Bomb Vessel Granado, 1756”
“All or Nothing”
I’ve made a point of completing a few more projects this year than usual, as my principal project for 2017 is the 1/94 wooden ship model of HMS Victory, which will take about six months to complete, and I wanted to still have entries available for the 2017 club and regional competition circuit, hence the 2016 “overload.”
The “Victory” model is 80cm in height and more than a metre in length; it’s also under full sail. Here are a few inspirational images of the actual ship at Portsmouth Naval Yard, and also the suitcase of wood, brass, rigging and canvas that I hope to turn into a worthwhile model.
I want to close by thanking Martin for all his hard work in maintaining a high performance website, and to my fellow modellers for their comments and their own inspirational Headlines throughout the year.