rwiederrich Posted February 7, 2015 Share #1 Posted February 7, 2015 As is my custom...I wanted to kit bash, scratch build a model that does not exist...and use a model that does to achieve this. Not just build, but bring alive a piece of history many people, not to mention modelers, are not even aware of. Not just a conversion.....but a piece of life, a moment in history...to bring the viewer into a scene...not just present a wonderfully built model, but to depict an event, that sparks and interest and hopefully a fascination. Many modelers of the famous British clipper Cutty Sark are lost to the depraved history of this magnificent clipper. Here is her story..the stuff of my depiction. Once the ship had lost its usefulness as a profit maker for her owners she was sold to the Portuguese shipping family Ferreira , her name sake. She fell into hard times and disrepair and was dis masted in a freak accident that nearly claimed her life. Rerigged as a barkentine..she employed herself in local trade routes. Here is where I begin. I depict here in some back water shallow harbor.. I first had to paint her hull to depict the typical gun port sceme that as typical of the period. tarbrush, Elia, Marcus.K. and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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