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November 18, 2008

CSS Alabama

Filed under: Model Ship — Glenn @ 11:24 pm

Revell# 05604 Confederate warship C.S.S. ALABAMA 1/96 scale
A ship of this size is a massive undertaking. 32″ long, 18″ tall, thousands of parts, and many feet of rigging.
This was actually my first tall ship, and it seems to have turned out fairly well. It took over a year to build, and now occupies a special place in the library.dsc002011Bottom is Copper (for anti-fouling), sails are moulded plastic, rigging is cross-stitch thread, kit includes steam engine fitting, stand and sailers as well.


1 Comment »

  1. Nice work. You can improve the looks of your deck by using planks of real wood (I would try 1/64″ plywood tinted in different shades). Next I suggest you try Revell’s 1/96 Cutty Sark. It’s a classic and the rigging is even more complicated. I have been working on mine on and off for years. Now, if you are willing to spend a cople of hundred dollars, you my also try Heller’s 1/100 H.M.S. Victory. That is a beauty that I will try myself as soon as I am done with the Cutty Sark. An intermediate step would be the beautiful frigate U.S.S. Constitution, by Revell, 1/96 (You can get it for $50 or $60.
    Congratulations! I see we both share the same passion for books and models.

    Comment by Alejandro Garcia-Blessing — January 24, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

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