This diorama presents what the Menorcan shipyards were like during the 19th century. It is a kit by Constructo that I partially modified in its dimensions to adapt it to my preferences.
This model is a recreation of the “ponte girevole” (swinging/revolving bridge) by Leonardo da Vinci. It is a design included in the Atlantic Codex. It is an arched bridge that is supported with a single pillar in one of the banks, after which a counterweight of stones (I used some lead pieces as well as small stones) compensates for the length needed to reach the other shore.
It is a reproduction of the French oceanographic ship of Jean-Baptiste Charcot that carried out scientific research missions in the Antarctic, the Hebrides and the Faroe Islands. It is one of the most interesting ships I have ever built. It has numerous details on the bridge, and the rigging has nothing to envy of any “classic” schooner or sailboat.