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1/96 Cutty Sark in the yards for repairs

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1/96 Cutty Sark in the yards for repairs
Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, January 25, 2013 3:48 PM

I decided to build my new model in diorama form.  License provides me with loads of ideas...one of which will be replacing the jury rigged rudder she had to employ after she lost her rudder in 1872 in a gale in the Indian Ocean.  I built a *ways* for the haul out and scafolding structures for the repair.

I'll post images when I get my camera.

Rob

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Posted by rwiederrich on Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:52 AM

here is an image

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Posted by rwiederrich on Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:53 AM

one more

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Posted by rwiederrich on Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:55 AM

replacing copper sheets

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Posted by rwiederrich on Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:56 AM

replacing jury rudder

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Posted by mike_zmatic on Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:09 PM
That is cool great idea I'm a cutty fan also
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Posted by mitsdude on Sunday, January 27, 2013 1:05 AM

Nice job!!

Ahh, the ole Cutty Sark.I had this and the Golden Hind several times as a kid.

For many years I thought it was the Cutty "SHARK"!

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Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, January 27, 2013 7:58 AM

Great idea and nicely done! But where are the sticks? Big Smile

 

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Posted by rwiederrich on Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:48 AM

A bit closer image of the jury rudder

 

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Posted by rwiederrich on Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:51 AM

A wider view.........I will finish the ship as well..depicting monor repairs being done to rigging and spars as well......fun fun fun

 

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Posted by rwiederrich on Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:55 AM

I figure..if you're going to display your weathered model...you might go the extra mile and place it in a diorama...rather then simply display it on a wood pedistal base.  It is still displayed, but rather interestingly and uniquely.

Rob

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 28, 2013 7:38 AM

Fantastic work!!! I've always loved sailing ship models but never really had the patience to finish one.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, January 28, 2013 3:31 PM

Thanks......I enjoy it a lot.  I'll begin working on the ships masts and rigging soon...after I finish the ways detail.......

Rob

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Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:35 AM

Very well done!

Mike

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Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:58 AM

I did a bit more work......adding details.  Here is a ladder and some tools and parts for the job

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Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:00 PM

a close up of the work area and tools/parts

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Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:05 PM

close up of the running gear that was used to stear the jurry rudder.....the port side has been already removed during the repair.

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Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:06 PM

And one from the bow...showing the added wood gang just port of the prow.

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Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:11 PM

here's a bit better view

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:28 PM

My late father loved sailing ship models (he even built a couple of wooden ones) and he would've loved this! Very unique.

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 6:17 PM

Thanks..I added a portable forge and anvil for the work to be done

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:50 PM

Some more CS repair diorama pics......Added some pincers and debree on and near the anvil.

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:51 PM

From another angle

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:53 PM

Coming along

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:55 PM

Eye level

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:56 PM

What the workers see.

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:59 PM

Fitting the first mast....

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Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, February 1, 2013 3:10 PM

Working on the masts, futtock shrouds and deadeyes.

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Posted by mitsdude on Saturday, February 2, 2013 2:42 AM

At one time I thought about building sailing ships. I then went to a local museum and saw their collection of "handbuilt" real wood ship models a local hobbyist family had donated when he passed away. Holy moly!!!!!! The detail! The huge sizes! The craftsmanship! Embarrassed

Kinda like the one you are building! Yes

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Posted by rwiederrich on Saturday, February 2, 2013 10:07 AM

I appreciate the compliment....I have more passion then skill...but thanks again. The diorama does evoke wonder and,*what could have been* :)

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