An incredible and beautiful model sailing ship built by John Heather (Honorary member)
John has been constructing these beautiful model ships for several years.
He has built the Cutty Sark, The Victory, Darwin's The Beagle and many others.
The work involved is detailed and painstaking.
For example the hull is made in skeleton form, then like the real ship is planked with strips of wood only 4mm wide, each individually shaped. It is then covered with cross planking as it was in real life. Most of the hull is then tiled with approximately 800 copper plates, many of them individually trimmed and shaped.
As you can see from the slide show the detail is incredible from the detail on the decks to the rigging.
a wonderful job John! Amazing!