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Model Expo CHARLES MORGAN WHALE BARK 1:64 SCALE

Model Expo CHARLES MORGAN WHALE BARK 1:64 SCALE

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Model Expo Charles Morgan Whale Bark 1:64 Scale

by Model Expo  Plank-on-Bulkhead Kit

An official Mystic Seaport Series Model

During her 80 years and 37 voyages, the Charles W. Morgan caught and processed more whales than any other whaling ship in history. Built in 1841 at the Hillman Brothers Shipyard on the Accent River in New Bedford, MA, she was registered at 351 tons. The Morgan was originally built fully ship-rigged, but shortly after the Civil War she was modified to become a double topsail bark. Her whaling days came to end in 1921 with the decline of whale oil prices. Purchased for Mystic Seaport in 1941, she's now a beautifully restored monument to the men who built and sailed her.

Designed by naval architect Ben Lankford, our Model Expo' kit replicates the Charles W. Morgan as a double topsail bark of 1892-1908. Lankford's precise drawings (a set of six) are based on plans for the 1983 restoration, provided by Mystic Seaport. A 40 page step-by-step instruction book includes many of the author's own photographs of the reconstructed vessel.

Plank-on-bulkhead construction of the Charles W. Morgan by Model Expo uses laser cut basswood for the hull components. Wooden bow and stern filler blocks help you shape the real ship. We supply 75 feet of copper sheathing to cover the hull below the waterline. Wooden yards and mast, 140 deadeyes in three sizes, nearly 200 single and double blocks, four diameters of black standing rigging and two of tan running rigging duplicate the rig plan of the original whaler. An assortment of fine metal fitting includes brass ship's bell, belaying pins, eyebolts, spilt rings, strips, wire and chain, anchors, bilge pump, chocks, cleats, fire door, chimney, and galley stack. Seven whaleboats are to be assembled from laser cut wooden parts. (Display base and pedestals not included.)

Model Expo Kit No. MS2140

Length 30-3/4" / Height 25" / Scale 3/16" = 1 ft (1:64)

Difficulty Level:  Advanced Level

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Authentic
I live in CT and have been to Mystic Seaport and studied the Morgan and I can honestly say this kit is very authentic. However, you might to use a bit of artsy like highlighting deck plank edges, patina of copper, and other model enhancements. Either visit Mystic or study photos of this grand lady to make your own artsy stuff. I fully sailed my model and aged sails using tea and some ash around the main mast sail nearest to blubber stove. Take your time and do some research.
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