Hi, Revel used some licence in their models of Cutty Sark and Thermopylae
they used the same moulds even though the two ships were a different size. I
am not familiar with Flying cloud but she appears to be very similar to
Cutty Sark, a clipper is a clipper after all and will all be similar. She
appears to be slightly longer and wider than Cutty Sark but so was
Thermopylae. Looking at the below site the only real difference seems to be
the layout of deckhouse and poop, hull form is similar, and it would not be
difficult to make the Sark look like the Flying Cloud, just find a few
references. After all if Revel can use licence so can you! (I don't know how
accurate the model shown is)
Hello..and thanks alot. Yeh, we mulled over that very idea about taking
some liberties and improvising. I spend more hours Sat. gleeming over
Flying Cloud photos than I care to admit. We determined that the Cloud
was a Cutty on Steroids. The channels for the ratlines run down the
outside of the hull vs. Cutty's being tucked inboard on the deck.
This could be worked-around.
And I found so many nice wooden plankers around the $370 mark. Cloud
appeared to have more belly on its hull at the waterline and the bow taper
not as long as Cutty's imo.
Again, thanks for the info, bigtime.
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