Figures From the Past
As most of you probably know, I began my career as an author of historical fiction. Those books are long out of print and, I assumed, long forgotten.
I'm pleased to report that one reader hasn't forgotten. Reader/modeler Dan Thompson has created a miniature of my character Captain Favian Markham, USN, standing on the deck of his captured British frigate Macedonian.
The process of creating the diorama is amply documented on Mr. Thompson's site, along with the creation of other fascinating and detailed models and dioramas. (I particularly liked the diorama of HMTR Thunderchild battling two Martian battle machines.)
As for Captain Markham, I must admit that I sometimes adopt this very pose when viewing the world from my own quarterdeck.