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Cirdan

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  • Birthday 02/23/1968

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  1. This is hard to believe! Your improvements are once again very inspiring. How did you make the eyebolts? They look nearly perfect, even in this scale.
  2. This photos show the Cutty Sark in her days at Falmouth from 1922 to 1938. She was restored in accordance to her early days. The 2nd photo shows the middle ladder to the forecastle as it is shown by the Longridge model and the "early model of the Cutty Sark". https://nmmc.co.uk/2019/11/150-years-of-the-cutty-sark/ [If you copy the URL of the photo into the adress bar of your browser you can see a high resolution pic. Due to the copyright I can't post it directly.] We can assume that this (in the eyes of the restorer) was the original look of the forecastle.
  3. Is it from the time under the command of captain Woodget? The forecastle arrangement seems to be the same than today.
  4. Hello Bruma, I am happy that I was able to help. I find the way you do the kit is inspiring.
  5. Because I own the Revell Cutty Sark kit myself and plan to build it at some point in future, I am personally interested in these questions. But, as shipman already said, there is nothing we know for sure. There is an early model of the Cutty Sark which shows a ladder in the middle of the forecastle and a series of belaying pins on both sides: https://www.johnsankey.ca/cuttysarkmodel.html . Of course the fact, that the model may be built in the 19th Century, perhaps around the construction date of the original ship, does'nt mean that it has to be an accurate model.
  6. I think black yards were common in those days. As far as I know only the Thermopylae had white yards. Unfortunately I cannot offer any help regarding the pin rails.
  7. The source is correct: Basil Lubbock, The Log of the Cutty Sark. Glasgow 2004 (4th reprint of the original edition of 1924), Chapter 2, p. 31.
  8. Hello Bruma, nice to see your work progressing. And I agree totally with shipman: your tarpaulins are very convincing. Hope to see progress again soon. 😉
  9. It's a very fine and beautiful work and it is hard to believe that this is your first model.
  10. I saw your Model on Finescale Modeler in a more advanced stage and i'm lucky to see it here too. In fact it is one of the most beautiful Revell Cutty Sarks in the net. 👍 It will be one of my personal reference models for my own revell cutty sark some time in future.
  11. The Scale is 1 : 57. Manfred has developed a special technique to give the sails a realistic swell. If I have the time, I will present the procedure in the forum.
  12. This model of HMS Victory was built by Manfred Burkert between 1972 and 2012. Some of the pics show the model at the fair in Friedrichshafen in 2018. He is currently in negotiations with the international maritime museum at hamburg regarding the purchase of the model. So one can hope that the model will soon be presented to a larger audience.
  13. Hello Doris, perhaps you can't hear any more compliments, but this is absolutely great! I saw your Victory and your Sovereign and now the Caroline und i must say that your skill becomes better and better! Good luck, Hartmut.
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