This is an FYI that I thought might be of at least minor interest to you and some of your members.
I recently received a 1/350 scale naval diorama of the USS San Francisco at the First Battle of Guadalcanal that I had commissioned from an outstanding diorama artist, Kostas Katseas, in Greece. The diorama layout was based on historical records. Ship position and surrounding explosions were based on the slice in time when the San Francisco was exchanging gunfire with the Kirishima (starboard; or arguably Nagara) and an IJN cruiser (aft) and destroyer (port). Some artist license was taken, as in the torpedo tracks coming in from the port side (quite possible, but not confirmed). Battle damage was duplicated from post battle photographs
I'm sure that there are some inaccuracies, but I'm hopeful that the diorama adequately captures that dramatic and heroic slice in time in naval history. Any comments or questions would be welcome.
Again FYI, my name is Thomas V. Radovich. My profile is on LinkedIn. During my career with Lockheed Martin, I was Mechanical Manager for the Navy's MK 41 Vertical Launching System and Technical Director for the Wide Aperture Array deployed on Los Angles and Seawolf-class attack submarines. My love of naval history, however, pre-dates this experience. My son, Sr.Creative Director for the GroupDephi, his wife and daughter, Kira, live in San Francisco.
Professional pictures of the diorama are shown at http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/ca/ca-38/SanFrancisco-350-kk/index.htm. I've attached 2 additional photos taken with my 10-yr old Cannon that highlight some of the close-in details and damage.