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Red Jacket by MrBlueJacket - BlueJacket Shipcrafters - Scale 1/8" = 1' (1:96)

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Following your build closely. Thanks for the tips on laminating the stern caprail and fitting the railing. Working now getting the locker and head

to fit snuggly. JDA  

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MBJ:

Your wheelhouse looks good. 

Just curious:  In many build logs I’ve seen nice detailed wheel houses, but then no deck furniture that would house a compass ... will Red Jacket have a something to steer by nearby?

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Mr Bluejacket......wonderful updates....I love the deck plan of the Red Jacket...with that massive aft cabin .

 

You're doing a great job..she is looking so smart and clean. 

 

I love clippers, and yours is coming along so very nicely.

 

Rob

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On ‎6‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 7:48 AM, MrBlueJacket said:

At the bow, the figurehead of "Red Jacket" (Sagoyewatha, Seneca Indian chief) was painted and mounted.

His nickname is because a British soldier gave him a coat during the revolutionary war.

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Yeah....I had to scratch build the *McKay clan Highlander* for my scratch clipper Donald McKay.

It was less then 3/4"  

Fun stuff for sure

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16 hours ago, MrBlueJacket said:

Nice McKay figure - did you use clay or carved from wood?

He is a composite....plastic and wood carved.  Getting the stance right was the biggest challenge, with the sword in hand.

Here is the actual figurehead I modeled.

 

Rob

McKay figurehead.jpg

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Nice....very nice and in 1/96

I'd love to get some of the photo-etched windows and doors from the supplier. Can I order these parts and some other stuff from Bluejacket, I didn't see them on the fittings list?

 

 

You're doing a great job!

 

Rob

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1 hour ago, rwiederrich said:

Nice....what scale is she in?  1/96 or 1/70?

I'd love to get some of the photo-etched windows and doors from the supplier.

 

You're doing a great job!

 

Rob

The Red Jacket is 1:96

 

The doors and windows are on the photo etched sheet of brass that comes with the kit. You can buy the sheet, part number BJ71 rev.2 for $20 plus S&H.

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1 hour ago, MrBlueJacket said:

The doors and windows are on the photo etched sheet of brass that comes with the kit. You can buy the sheet, part number BJ71 rev.2 for $20 plus S&H.

Swell...I looked on their site but did not find the item..... but I see it on the parts list for the kit.

How do I order it... if it is not listed on the general fittings list?

 

 

Thanks.

 

Rob

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18 minutes ago, rwiederrich said:

Swell...I looked on their site but did not find the item.

I'll look again.

 

Thanks.

 

Rob

 

Sorry, Rob.....

Kit specific parts are not on the website. You would have to call to order.

 

Nic

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Deck houses look really good. I’d have built them up by applying details to a solid block of wood. ... it doesn’t appear that is what you did. Can you describe your construction of them?Pics?

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6 hours ago, MrBlueJacket said:

 

Sorry, Rob.....

Kit specific parts are not on the website. You would have to call to order.

 

Nic

Thanks NIc....looks like that's what I'm doing...

 

Thanks for the info..and thanks for sharing your beautiful build.

 

Rob

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13 hours ago, Srodbro said:

Deck houses look really good. I’d have built them up by applying details to a solid block of wood. ... it doesn’t appear that is what you did. Can you describe your construction of them?Pics?

 

I didn't take any pics of the parts, but the 4 sides are laser-cut with mating notches on the edges. You can see that in my post of June 14th. The roof is a sheet of glued up decking as provided in the kit. Doors and windows are photo etched pieces, and the trimwork is cut from strip wood and applied with CA glue.

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Very clean work.  I have a bunch of those metal stanchions with the end pins.  I have never used them, but they do appear to be stable and quite uniform...I might give them a try on the McKay..when the time comes.

Looks very good.

 

Are those ventilator holes drilled along the house roof edge?

 

Rob

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On 7/2/2019 at 10:31 PM, lgfrench said:

Hello Nic,  any update on the Charles Morgan cross section?

It is available for sale. K1107, $599. Having trouble getting on the website, but you can call in an order.

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