- Introduction (ship modelling hobby)
Model Ships are the love of the naval enthusiasts because it gives the thrill of the sea and the notion of the journey in the sea without actually going through all the rough challenges.
But still Model ships are the hobby of the most creative and aspiring hobbyists who constantly keep their inner selves aligned with the zeal of the high seas and the marvels made by man to conquer the oceans.
Ship models are kept, reminding the viewers about the legacy of the ships of the antiquity and modernity alike. Since the originals are rarely preserved but the models make the legacy live on.
Cutty sark history
Cutty Sark is the ship of the legends that survived the tribulation of the time and is very much alive today to tell the tales of the high sees to the human race.
It was the marvel of craftsmanship, even in its own days as compared to other contemporary ships, when it moved out of the Scottish shipyards in 1869 as one of the fastest ship of its era.
It saw or designed to service in trade runs between Britain and China as a Tea Clipper, fast and reliable on the difficult journeys of the seas.
Cutty sark museum
In these days, even after its service, Cutty sark survived and rests in England with a museum of its own. Open to public, the museum is the work of expert artisans of the modern times. Displaying Cutty sark as a marvel for the eyes to behold and ponder upon the beauty that expels from the combination of both modern and olden craftsmanship and skill.
The museum holds Cutty sark on supports that make the incredible hull of the ship on full view and even susceptible to human touch, also, the masts and sails are at full display as a testament to the British naval legacy.
- Cutty sark ship model
Cutty Sark models are build both custom and retail for the customers to purchase and gift for their own selves and/or family and friends but usually to fellow model ships enthusiasts. They are commonly sold in miniature showcase models to 1:76 or 1:85 scales based upon manufacturers. But the kits are also sold separately for the model makers to build themselves and experience the thrill of the architect of the industrial ages.
Why build it by yourself
It is a good and pragmatic idea to build the Cutty Sark Models yourself because:
Its fun and all the more reason to enjoy the hard labor on the assembly of the model.
To experience the thrill that drives the craftsmanship and skill of the enthusiast.
Also, to experience the unimaginable ecstasy after the completion and show casing the work to your fellow model ship enthusiasts.
Features of the model
The models that come assembled and ready to showcase are packed with following desirable features:
- Highly impressive 1:76 scale Cutty Sark model ship with overall dimensions: 85 x 20 x 68cm
- Made using as much detail and planning as possible, given the history of the ship
- Not a kit – fully hand-built wooden model ship arrives ready to be displayed anywhere
- Made using high-quality woods and metals to help ensure every piece feels authentic
- The model ship is designed to handle changes and adjustments in the climate
- Sails are made using handmade fine linen and also various textures used for rigging lines
- Arrives on a sturdy and solid wooden base, complete with a metal nameplate
- The laminated sheet included, comes with the history of your ship model
After knowing everything one need to know about their Cutty Sark model, there are some recommendations to get the most out of the model.
For dust use cold blow from the dryer or low setting from the blower.
For hard areas use make-up light brushes.
Use display cases to prolong the life of the models.
To clean the Cutty Sark model display case, soft cloth with non-abrasive cleaning agent should be used.
Cutty Sark has a rich history and its models are awesome to own and showcase anywhere in the house or office but they need to kept out of danger as they are delicate but they can surely tickle the naval fancy as much as any other ship model can do.