Photo Four - The inspiration for the model - the battle of Lexington with the Lexington Belfry in the right background.
Photo Six - A coloured postcard showing The Old Belfry, Lexington, MA. This is the illustration I used to build the modern reproduction.
Photo Eight - The model is cast in three separate pieces, a main body, the roof section and the bell tower roof.
Photo Nine - The re-built Belfry, with a revised bell tower and a new diorama base built from sheets of broken cork, DAS modelling clay and stones from the garden.
Photo Eleven - The main building painted over a black undercoat, using various acrylic paints and GW washes.
Photo Thirteen - Painting - halfway through. Note the white wooden plaque - a feature of the reproduction, which details the history of the original and reproduced tower.
Photo Fifteen - The main building nearly finished. The figure is an O gauge figure from A C Stadden, a 1/43rd scale figure (40mm tall) of C B Collett. I wanted a contemporary figure rather than use a 40mm AWI Continental as I have done in the past. You can also see the beginnings of foliage on the base, made from ground foam and static grass.
Photo Seventeen - A photo of the finished display piece that has been produced to be used at trade shows by Grand Manner.