Post by Kingdomviewbricks on Dec 29, 2015 19:43:58 GMT -8
This is my depiction of the Hornet’s Nest, a section of the Union lines that withstood heavy fighting on April 6 during the battle of Shiloh. The main section is approximately to scale, but I’ve compressed a large field between the tan and the green-based section so I could show some of the artillery of Ruggles’s battery. I have more historical information in the Flickr description. The Battle of Shiloh: The Hornet's Nest by kingdomviewbricks, on Flickr
That's a great diorama. Lots of great detail there. It's cool to me that you've used one of the main tools of the scale model builder: creative compression. We all have instances where we have to scale down a vehicle, a unit, a battlefield, a mountain, etc., in order to fit it into a scene. They keys to doing that are being intentional about it, and making sure that the compression is helping you to tell the story rather than causing problems (like making other elements look out of proportion, etc.). I think you've done it admirably, and the whole scene works quite well.