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Cutter ALERT diorama

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  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Cutter ALERT diorama
Posted by crackers on Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:12 PM

Auld Gunner submitted this 1/48 scale diorama of the HM cutter ALERT on Facebook

made by Kazunobu Shiria. This is an unusual master piece of the shipodelert's art.



ip modeler's art.



I like this diorama because it is packed with action in such a small environment. The artist also knows how to create a wild wave theme where ALERT's crew members seem to hold on to dear life on an unstable deck

Anthony V. Santos

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:48 PM

Wow! Amazing job! It looks real!

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea


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    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:04 PM

That is absolutely awesome! I wish I had that on display in my home.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:40 PM

Yes, very nice. I wonder though why the guns are run out.

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Posted by Michael D. on Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:14 PM

Looks Donald McNarry like, very stunning!!


Michael D.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:55 PM


Yes, very nice. I wonder though why the guns are run out.


That is a good question.
I can see the logic of it, though.  Cutter has an open main/gun deck.  So, there's no "head" over the gun ports to lash the muzzle up to.  Cutters are mounting smaller guns, like 6 or 8 pounders, so, they are less likely to have train tackle, too.

Snubbing up the guns in run-out position gets you a bit more deck space, one imagines.
You are widening the moment arm of the CG a bit, by having them out
I've not yyet found any written guidance on operating a cutter, so, all I can do is surmise.
Still an amazing dio, though.
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, April 15, 2019 10:03 AM

Hi There " G " 

 I have seen picture of other Cutter types this way .I believe that's it to help with the roll moment .Wider weight slows it .Plus as stated those ships had no tackle for holding the guns back from the bulwarks in rough seas .They were safer this way ! T.B. There is another item of interest ! The vessel is being " Tiller " Steered !

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, April 15, 2019 10:35 AM

Lost my post when the site just blinked. To make a longer comment short- how many degrees of freedom are being pushed by this little scene?

It is wonderful for that.

As to the guns, yes the extra deck space would be really useful.

A longer roll moment slows roll of course, but it also slows recovery. I'd only be concerned if I were the captain about recovery from a big wave if it stuck the rail under water.

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  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Monday, April 15, 2019 12:00 PM

Another amazing find, Crackers.  Incredible craftmanship in both the ship and the sea.  I am glad I am not on the deck of that ship!  And that poor guy in the rigging - could someone please get him down before he is lost to the briny deep?

Fabulous artistry on display here.


Bob Frysztak


Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution


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