Diorama – mackerel seiner circa 1900 – in progress

This model began as a 1:64 scale model of the Benjamin Latham (1902), a mackerel seiner designed by Thomas McManus, using the plans from Ronneberg published by Model Shipways.

However, the plan soon evolved into a diorama showing the process of catching and stowing the mackerel.  After building the anchor hoy and the Constitution shipyard, I wanted to combine what I had learned into another diorama showing a ship on the water going about its work with a full crew.  The processes of seine fishing seemed an ideal subject.

I had completed the basic hull a few years ago, building it oak plank on oak frames.  Once resurrected and back on the bench, I re-started the project with new purpose.

I will update this page as work progresses.