rwiederrich Posted September 12, 2013 Share #1 Posted September 12, 2013 Being new to these pages i thought if fitting to begin my own build log of the medium clipper I'm building of the Glory of the Seas...Donald McKay's last clipper. I chose this fine vessel because she was not only Donald McKay's last but she spent much of her later years in the Tacoma/Seattle area....where I live and she ended her days just miles from here south of Seattle as a burnt out hulk. I drew much of her documented history from many sources, namely from Richard McKay's book, *Donald McKay and his Famous sailing ships*, local historian, Jay Mjelde, author of several books, *Clipper ship Captains, Daniel McLaughlin and the Glory of the Seas* , and *Glory of the Seas*, by same. Note to the reader: I also utilized other resources, such as Crothers fine book, *The American build Clipper Ship*, and a nearly un-numberable library of resources. Unlike many here...I work in multi mediums to achieve my goals...and am not ashamed to admit...I will re-engineer anything and everything to achieve these goals. First it must be known...I am a lazy model builder....wanting expeditious results......means I forgo much in the way of frame construction(I figure I'm covering it up and painting it...why bother). I do. however....scratch build everything above the weather deck and masts/yards and rigging. I currently use the 1/96 scale hull from the Revell Cutty Sark kit as the beginning of my build...knowing full well much is needed to correct design issues......however..once cutwater rake issues are corrected for said model and stern corrections are also made....I then proceed to tackle the deck and its houses and furniture. Much of this *Modification* will be eliminated for times sake. Here is an image of the hull after it has been correctly modified. popeye the sailor, Vladimir_Wairoa, Marcus.K. and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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