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Now i have to glue all the different parts together and to had a roof.

Now as it will be partially destoyed, i need the different planks composing the roof to be "divised" so that the breaking of the roof could look natural. This is why I traced all the different planks of the roof with the other side of the X-Acto knife: I crush the balsa wood instead of cutting it which helps for the bending of the roof surface.

Back to real job, I began working with the rear part of the boat.

here are the different pieces cut from balsa that i should assemble this evening -complete with roof. At least what should be left of it.

So my first blueprints for my current dios showed exactly the same deffects; this is why i changed a lot the original plans: see below, now all the elements interact one with another.

The darkest/lightests parts show the depressions/bumps of the diorama. yes there will be a sand bank behind the boat wich will begin at the same place as the rear part of the boat thus burrying it slightly

Here i am back again with a few ideas, if you would like to follow me.

Below is a pic taken from above from the "Galway" dio I took this morning.
now it's a fine bloke, I still like the sea more than 10 years after having doing it.
Now the composition sucks.

If you look at my drawings, the whole composition looks like a Disney animation or so: you have a first plan, a middle plan and a background. there is only the line produced by the sea to break this and this is NO good.

All elements must interact one with another if you want to succeed the dio. (to be followed...)

okay, i will have to leave home for 8 days or more, so no updates for some time;
But here is the first mock-up presentation of the diorama on a "feather cardboard" -or whatever you call it- base :)
btw -sorry for those using the RSS above, it took me some time to come out with good clean code!

here is the first part of the boiler; Done out of platic and brass tubing..

Pictures I took last summer -it will help me for paint and to figure out how the weather attacks the wood..