The Firth of Forth was created using chart 736 from the UKHO. This was a challenge at every level! The picture shows the bridges that traverse the Firth of Forth in Scotland, this is probably the most difficult 3D work . Framed in a large white frame with surround lighting built in the end result was simply stunning. It was commissioned as a corporate gift by a company based in the south of England for a customer living overlooking the Firth of Forth, we delivered it directly unseen by the client - that is what you call trust!
From an overall perspective the Firth of Forth is an important waterway with many important industries from shipbuilding to naval yards and close by you have the beautiful city of Edinburg. Port Edgar which is tucked in under the famous bridges which span the Firth of Forth at the narrow point Queensferry. The Railway bridge is built on a small island Inch Garvie. Inverkeithing Bay & Dalgety are on the north shore. There is a very interesting channel between Barefoot Point and Inchcolm Island & Meadulse rocks, on the western end you have a small rock called the Haystack. The channel is very deep as much as 30m which explains why there is a terminal at Barfoot. On the eastern side there is a small island called Car Craig. Its obvious looking at the chart that the Meadulse rocks are treacherous and the associated shoals extend quite a distance to the NE. On the north side you have the Common rocks directly east of Hawkcarig Point. On the south side you have the Oscars Rocks , the Cow & Calves, Inch Mickery and Cramond island .
I used a large white frame with a cotton white surround, the background is a marine blue which I used to create a contrast between the white surround & Sea which in turn elevates the island. The overall size is 950X 780mm with Surround lighting built into the frame. Probably the classes aspect of their chart is how the surround lighting picks up the bridges, it looked almost real!
Other options on the framing and charts are as follows, Oak, Obeche, Walnut and sometimes black but depends on the chart.