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

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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Post by rwiederrich » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:23 pm

trippwj wrote:Looks great!
Thanks Wayne. My plan is to build several Cutty Sark conversions....making them into clippers I fancy....namely American.

Getting Ebay ships is easy and then the work begins(Well it begins long before in the research of the ship to be built), but scratch building is the best..once you have the hull to modify.

Rob
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

Post by NMBROOK » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:53 am

Fantastic work Rob :cool: :cool: I must say having seen countless photos at work of the restored Cutty Sark,you have achieved a brilliant replication of the munx metal tiles.The shade is spot on!
Kind Regards Nigel
P.S.love the heller le phenix in the background.I built quite a collection of these heller ships in my early teens,but over the years and a divorce all are gone.I have got the heller 1/100 soleil royal mainly for reference for my sergal build.One day I hope to collect all these kits again.

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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed

Post by rwiederrich » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:10 pm

Thanks..the munx metal is NOT coppery in color.......I did, however use copper for my Cutty build...cuz I wanted to depict what was typical....not what was actual.

The Gory is a far better attempt to stick with what was actual.

Rob
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

Post by rwiederrich » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:12 pm

Log update of the Glory of the Seas.

I wanted to tell of my Glory expedition.

One of my life goals was to visit the wreck site of the Glory and to retrieve any artifacts of her before she is totally lost to history. Well several weeks ago during an extremely low, minus 3 tide I was able locate and with great success, excavate several iron securing pins from the site. These pins where utilized to secure framing/knees and structures together. The vessel utilized hundreds of thousands of them and during her demise(burning) many of these were lost. They were the reason for her burning. Collecting her iron and copper for salvage. The wood is long since been decayed..but from the sand I was able to acquire several pieces. Two are now displayed on the shelf the model resides upon.
A copper plaque will notate the location and story behind the recovery.

I am so excited to finally possess actual material from the actual vessel that lived its final days in Puget Sound Washington. It is a dream come true.....to own part of my favorite Donald McKay clipper.

How many folks can boast of such....? :text-woo:

Rob
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

Post by popeye » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:10 am

really nice work Rob. I have been doing much the same with hulls, building other ships with similar hull construction. I enjoy modifying 'em to fit the needs. really neat with what you've done to this one ;)

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

Post by rwiederrich » Fri May 20, 2016 12:23 am

I finally got around to mounting the recovered artifacts of the Glory of the Seas to the mounting on the display shelf.
I also provided a history and short description of the recovery of the artifacts.

I'm currently working the yards and rigging them of ship.

Rob
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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)

Post by GaryM » Sat May 21, 2016 5:00 pm

Very impressive work. Nice display.
Happy modeling,
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed)

Post by eric61 » Sun May 22, 2016 5:41 am

Hi Rob, good to see you posting again, just had another look through your log and a question about your ratlines. Did you glue the ratlines on or did you tie them on, it was difficult to see from your photo.
Also liked your weathering paintwork, did you use a lime wash paint or do you have some other secret you would be willing to share?
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Re: Building the Medium Clipper Glory of the Seas.(kitbashed)

Post by rwiederrich » Mon May 23, 2016 4:03 pm

Hi Eric...thanks.
On this scale, I prefer to glue the ratlines on the shrouds..then using a surgical scalpel I trim off the excess. It is clean and still provides the idiosyncrasies found on the real thing due to wear and tear, droop. I then blacken the glue joints to hide any sign of glue...when I blacken the deadeyes and lanyards. NOTE: gluing allows me the freedom to keep alignment correct and permits me to glue at least 6 sets at the same time....making the process move along faster. The image above is showing the left side needing some trimming and finishing.
Plus the real big reason I glue...is I hate those large knots tying off the ratlines to the shrouds.......way out of scale and I ain't that much of a purist. :angry-banghead:

As far as my weathering technique..I use black or brown India ink distilled/diluted in denatured alcohol. The alcohol evaporates and leaves a nice weathering in the cracks and seams of the details. I use this in a spray bottle...and mist it on in desired quantities. I then add further weathering by dry brushing highlights on edges and exposed surfaces.

Rob
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)

Post by rwiederrich » Sat May 20, 2017 11:17 pm

I have been away from the shipyard for some time...I most recently re-began the ratlines and the backstays.
Here are some images. One note: I've also been building a 1/128 version of the Great Republic..another Donald McKay clipper. I'm at stepping the masts and beginning rigging. I halted work on her to return to the Glory and hopefully finish her up.

Rob
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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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