This diorama shows Japanese Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto as shot down over New Guinea in 1943.
According to staff officer Matome Ugaki "[Yamamoto] was found on the seat outside of the plane, still gripping his sword. It hadn't decomposed yet and was said to be in a state of great dignity. He must really have been superhuman"
That's what got me, superhuman admiral griping his sword, in a state of great dignity... Saintlike
Please note that it's a box diorama like Rolling Thunder, that's going to be my trademark. I got the idea of those some 15 years ago..
Originally on the Nicolas Cabaret website
You can find the complete step by step build here