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Re: Devonport Dockyard Diorama kit
The Base Board is of size A3 - standard worldwide paper size which is like two pieces of A4 placed together.
Could you please elaborate on "A3 size diorama" relative to 1250 scale ship models?
C N COLLECTABLES have just released their first model, an A3 size diorama of the Devonport Frigate Refit Complex complete with No 2 Basin as a kit.
The set comes in a strong cardboard A3 size flat pack box and comprises the A3 baseboard and an A3 size section of blue fablon to be used for the sea. The main jetty sections and bases for the THREE refit garages are in resin and come in sections. They number EIGHT individual pieces so easier to hold, prepare and paint. These come in separate plastic bags.
The photos follow of the jetty pieces in their bags, and them laid out as directed in the accompanying instructions sheets.
The next two photos are of some of the moulded detail in the individual sections.
There are THREE sheds or garages, each made out of polyester resin so very lightweight, and hollow so that models can be placed in the sheds. The photo of two of three sheds shows exterior and interior.
The next photos depict the diorama laid out but NOT with base or fablon!!
The set also has some metal parts. Two tower cranes, three individual drydock gates, three individual garage doors and a single basin entrance gate/caisson. as in the photo next.
The jetty sections are 6mm in height and thus compatible with either Tri-ang or Mercator jetty sections.
The instructions include colour photos of the completed and painted diorama. Two photos that follow are from the producer depicting the finished version. These also show the blue fablon "sea" and the A3 baseboard.
The model kit set is only available from C N COLLECTABLES and as I understand it there is a very limited run at present and I have been informed that already 50% of the models are sold.
The next photo from the Internet is an aerial view of the REAL thing.
ALSO if one looks at the left had section of the jetty piece to seaward there is a "cut out" which is the adjoining No 3 Basin where all the "dead" nuclear subs are parked in Devonport and will be the subject of the next part of the diorama - due out in September 2020.