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Bermuda Sloop

By: William E. Hitchcock

A typical armed Bermuda sloop is depicted in this colorful clearwater diorama, as she cruises Bermudian waters, navigating a coral reef, c. 1760. Such schooners, with well-deserved reputation for weatherliness and fast sailing in light and moderate weather, were later extensively employed by the American colonists during the Revolutionary War.

A collaborative effort between Hitchcock and Nader Taheri, this solid basswood hull model constructed via laminated water line lifts with blanked-over topsides, laid decking and fully rigged according to practice was proficiently produced by Mr. Hitchcock. He also designed, engineered and fabricated the construction of the clearwater format (box) of the display and coral shoals.

Mr. Taheri afforded the enhancements to the overall scene by giving the model & sails a more weathered and realistic appearance. His uses of artist oil paints enable him to achieve these important effects. He expertly painted each of the work-action figures providing a convincing effect, as well as artistically applying the right Bermuda or Caribbean water coloration, via air brush techniques, to the ocean bottom and the shoals.

 

Model type: Collaboration, Diorama, Naval, Sail
Scale: 3/32" = 1'
Size: 17 3/4” x 9 5/8” x 12 1/4”
Class: A/Special
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This model is SOLD

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