Tim Crawley, Cottage Grove, Oregon
Tim writes: “When I was first married I got my wife a piano for Christmas, and she gave me a 1/75 scale Billings model of the Cutty Sark. A while back, FSM Editor Matthew Usher wrote that his dad would take five years or more to build a wooden plank-on-frame ship. Mine took me 35 years. I changed the deadeyes from plastic to wood, and there were many other replacements as well, including the rigging and copper sheath.”
Well done! Time means nothing to a wooden ship!
Fantastic model. I have built many difficult models, but couldn't handle a plank on frame model. The rigging would wipe me out. My daughter gave me a plank on frame Charles Morgan whaler for my birthday. I looked closely at the kit parts and then returned the model. I guess I am a chicken.
An excellent rendition and fine job. I have built a number of the Cutty Sark model's but all were Revell plastic and they came out very good,...I incorporated all the sail and the rigging was very time consuming but more than worthwhile. All were 1/9i6 scale. Still a few kit's around but kinda pricey.
Tim, She's a beaut. Congratulations.