Prison Hulk Diorama

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Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby shipbuilder » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:16 am

I built this one just for a change. It shows a typical Napoleonic prison hulk at moorings. I based the hull on HMS BELLONA. It was quite relaxing doing this one, because I didn't have to be as careful with the detail as it was meant to be in a bit of a mess anyway! I really think I should build more simple dioramas.
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Re: Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby Anja » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:03 pm

Hello Bob,

This is indeed a change from your other builds. I like it. You even did the laundry :D

Those ships were a common form of internment in the 18th and 19th centuries.
But the conditions for the convicts were horrific.

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Re: Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby shipbuilder » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:14 pm

Hello Anja,
Thanks. The laundry was my wife's idea and she made it all, she did the figurehead as well :D
It certainly made a change from my usual models. Some of the prisoners aboard the hulks produced some unbelievable model ships from bones, but you will already know this, of course.
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Re: Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby GaryM » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:52 pm

I guess the real question is: who enjoys your ships more? Did she sweep the deck, also? :text-lol:
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Re: Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby shipbuilder » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:39 am

Gary,
I think the greatest pleasure in doing this one was that it was meant to be a mess - no need for deck sweeping :D
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Re: Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby popeye » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:24 am

this looks to be a good idea for our prison system today......heck, we might as well send them all to a resort!!! while it is a bit out of your norm......it fresh and new.....I like it.......good job! great conversation piece! ;-)
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Re: Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby Anja » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:05 am

shipbuilder wrote:Some of the prisoners aboard the hulks produced some unbelievable model ships from bones, but you will already know this, of course.
Bob


Hello Bob,
No, I didn't knew this. But I found a beautiful example on the internet. It is a Napoleonic Prisoner Of War Bone Ship Model.

Http://vallejogallery.com/item.php?id=2183&

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Re: Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby shipbuilder » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:53 am

There are lots and lots of bone models around and they often sell at auction for £1,000 plus, some as much as £30,000. The quality is often amazing considering that had no special tools or adhesives.
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Re: Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby Sjors55 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:43 pm

Hi Bob,

Anja showed me everything and let me look at the link of the boneship.....
Amazing.
I read that there where also a few Dutch sailors who worked on it.
I think when they have internet at that time, they are winning the trophy :D
You make also beautiful ships.
Are you for sure that you are not a Dutchmen?

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Re: Prison Hulk Diorama

Postby shipbuilder » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:46 pm

Sjors & Anja,
No, I am not Dutch, but the Dutch people generally like my models more than UK folk. Here is the Nieuw Amsterdam.
Bob
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