When I was making my Britannia ship’s boat model some years ago (see pic below), I used a small picture of a diorama in a book as my painting reference.
So during my holiday in the UK, I was delighted to stumble across the actual diorama itself at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth. Note you may have to wait for the diorama pics to download, as they’re quite big.
The diorama depicts a fictional cutting-out expedition by British sailors and marines somewhere in Spain during the Napoleonic Wars.
This has to be one of the nicest dioramas I’ve ever seen, especially for the water effect and the captured movement of the figures and boats.
Though I must say the diorama does outshine my own modelling and painting skills!
There were also a couple of other similarly excellent dioramas there, but I’ll save them for future postings.
Sorry about the big size of the photos, but on my travels I’m away from my photo editing software. But I’m sure you’ll actually enjoy examining the big pics, because there are so many details to spot in this wonderful diorama.