20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Captain Spaulding built a scene from French writer Jules Verne‘s science fiction novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. What makes this vignette a hit is the use of a framed ocean backdrop to to put the scene in context. The custom seaweed looks to be made from cut up sprue pieces. The effect is nice if you can overcome this non-purist technique.

4 comments on “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  1. tedward

    Would it be possible to get your definition of “vignette” vs “diorama”? Convention amongst a large part of the community is to use vignette to refer to creations confined to 8×8 plates – with some leeway for overlap and “bignettes”. What makes this creation a vignette for you?

  2. Nannan Post author

    For me, I call scenes that are less than 32X32 studs vignettes, it’s a personal preference. The term bignette would be more appropriate for this creation, but that word isn’t tossed around as often.

  3. Catsy

    I’d call it a diorama personally, but I’m not fussy about it being called a vignette either. Much bigger and that’d become a bit strained.

    Also, regarding the seaweed technique: that’s inspired. As I said on one of his photos, I’m happy to see more people stepping outside the boundaries of purism for the sake of creating something cool.

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