This model was commissioned by the Canadian
Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. It is part of its
main display about British Columbia maritime
heritage. The model is impressive, with a length of
1,524mm, being built to a scale of 1:48, from original
blueprints and a lot of photographic sources. It
took more than 3,200 hours to complete.
Plank on bulkheads was used to build the hull,
which was planked with fine-grained yellow cedar.
Three coats of polyester resin was used to seal the
wood and prepare the surface for airbrush painting.
Decks were individually planked with pear wood
with black photographic paper as caulking.The
main superstructure was built from brass sheeting,
and all windows were double framed as per plans.
Rail stanchions (more than 300) were turned on a
lathe from brass stock and drilled with a 0.45 mm bit.
Hand rails were made out of Australian gum wood.
All minor details are included, such as the bow
rudder with steering wheel, various sizes of cowl
ventilators, 6 life boats with davits, and masts and
derricks with their respective rigging.
Below you will see a set of photographs of the
model as completed. Please be patient for images to
load. Thank you for watching.
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