Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed)

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Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed)

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:37 pm

There are no versions of Donald McKay's Glory of the Seas available in large scales..so I did the next best thing.....I kitbashed the hull of the 1/96 Revell Cutty Sark and then scrach built the rest.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:43 pm

Much hd to be change..removal of the anchor skids..and the rake of the bow. the Cs is extremely sloped where as the Glory is very vertical...

I had to build up the bullworks to correct the hight of the gunwall.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:48 pm

The bowsprit and jibboom needed to fashioned and the bow mods recoppered...a new monkey rail added. the location of the howes hole needed to be relocated from the cheek to below the cheek knee.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:51 pm

Then the entire hull painted to mimic the weathered munx medal sheathing.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:54 pm

Gunwal changes had to be made and bracing and supports added..along with a new cap rail. I added new wood decking as well...weathered too.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:11 pm

Next..I had to select some maple veneer for the forcastle and deck houses.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:13 pm

then I built the forcastle deck. I used plans drawn by Michael Mjelde..author of several books on the Glory of the Seas.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:17 pm

The next trick was to create the figurehead. The original is in the china house club in NY......so I had to once again go to the drawings and images. I had to first cut the beak back to create the seat and pedestal she would stand on...like the actual ship. I made the figurehead from scratch.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:22 pm

Lots of work was put into altering the CS bow so it replicated the Glory bow.
Here are plenty of more scratch built items. The windless and windless winch...ladders and catheads and forward capstan.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Postby rwiederrich » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:26 pm

Shifting aft..I had to build up the new poop deck and add the aft rail.
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Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
1/96 Ferriera...AKA Cutty Sark
1/96 clipper Donald McKay
1/96 clipper Western Shore

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