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1/96 Cutty Sark in the yards for repairs

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    February 2003
Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 2:46 PM

Beautiful model!

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

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    February 2007
Posted by mitsdude on Monday, December 2, 2013 11:33 PM

Very nice job!

At one time I loved building these old sailing ships.

About 12 years ago a local college museum had a traveling exhibit of scale model sailing ships.

OMG these were huge, detailed, and all scratch built!!!!

I haven't touch a sailing ship since.

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    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, December 2, 2013 3:03 PM

Thanks TD.  Lots of fun to make.

Rob

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    March 2006
Posted by TD4438 on Monday, December 2, 2013 2:26 PM

That is fantastic!

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    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:05 AM

This is what the Cutty looks like finished...

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    March 2004
  • From: Spartanburg, SC
Posted by subfixer on Saturday, November 23, 2013 3:22 PM

Beautiful!

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Saturday, November 23, 2013 10:15 AM

Yes she was...but of all the original aspects of the model I wanted to keep it was her painted hull.  This particular model is from the 1959 production run.,..so I left it...plus it is what folks appreciate and possibly relate to.

My scratch build of the Glory of the Seas(Using a modified Cutty hull) is painted in the Muntz metal weathered color.....to simulate older weathered copper.

This CS is finished and displayed in my office.

Rob

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:27 AM

One thing.

I realize this is a year old thread so hope it is still on topic.

The Cutty Sark was clad in Muntz metal. It is a bronze that is bowling trophy yellow, not copper colored.

She would look fab in bright yellow gold....

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    November 2013
Posted by Dave1974 on Sunday, November 10, 2013 8:44 PM

This has just give me an idea for the model HMS Victory that i have in my stash of maybe doing a dry dock diorama like she is in Portsmouth or maybe as she was discovered when she was a wreck.

I must start making notes of all these ideas and maybe do some rough sketches of what i want to do before i do it.

Thanks for the inspiration Geeked.

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    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:29 PM

Coming along.......

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    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:23 PM

Thanks......I love to have the freedom to create ficticious scenes based upon factual events,,,especially when there is little to no visual evidence to refute the rendering.  :)

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    April 2012
  • From: USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, February 10, 2013 8:21 AM

That is incredible scratchbuilding for this scale! I remember building this model and the intricate work involved. You have a lot of courage to do this with all that additional detail around the base of the model. What a challenge!

 

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    December 2012
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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    February 2007
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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    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, February 1, 2013 3:10 PM

Working on the masts, futtock shrouds and deadeyes.

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    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:59 PM

Fitting the first mast....

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    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:56 PM

What the workers see.

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    December 2012
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 7:53 PM

Coming along

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

From another angle

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    December 2012
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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    December 2012
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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    February 2003
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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    December 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:11 PM

here's a bit better view

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    December 2012
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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    December 2012
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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    December 2012
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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    December 2012
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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    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:35 AM

Very well done!

Mike

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