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Model Shipways GLAD TIDINGS PINKY SCHOONER 1:24 SCALE

Model Shipways GLAD TIDINGS PINKY SCHOONER 1:24 SCALE

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Model Shipways Glad Tidings Pinky Schooner 1:24 Scale

by Model Expo Plank-on-Bulkhead Kit

Originating in 16th century Europe, the Pinky received its name from its uplifted, narrow, or pinked stern. These sturdy, seaworthy craft ruled the New England fishing industry from 1815 to 1840. They were gradually replaced by the larger, faster Gloucester schooners. Because of their stability and grace, many pinky schooners were built as pleasure boats in the late 1900 s.

Model Shipways' Glad Tidings plans are based on original drawings by Howard I. Chapelle for a typical Maine pinky, a boat he had built and actually sailed. Launched in 1937, Chapelle's Glad Tidings was a two-masted schooner with a gaff rigged fore and aft mainsail, and single jib.

Our Glad Tidings contains features never before seen on any commercially available kit. We ve laser cut the bulwark strakes, and our plans show the spiling and placement of the hull planking strips to exact dimension. Single plank-on-bulkhead construction uses laser cut plywood, basswood and cherry components. Expertly cast Britannia metal castings include anchor shanks, smoke stacks, windlass, cabin port-lights and turnbuckles. Brass is used for eyebolts, split rings, nail and other fittings. Keel, stem, hull and deck planking strips, dowels for masts and yards are fine basswood. Six diameters of beige standing and black running rigging, deadeyes and four sizes of blocks guarantee a realistic replica. Five sheets of detailed plans and illustrated step-by-step instruction manual assure trouble-free assembly. (Display base and pedestals are not included.)

Model Expo Kit No. MS2180

Length 29-1/2" / Height 23" / Beam 5-1/4" / Scale 1/2" = 1 ft. (1:24)

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This model is easy to build with one exception. The planking. If you use the plans, which are extremely helpful for how the planks are shaped, there is still one more challenge. To bend the planks, I strongly recommend using an electric plank bender as available from model expo. That tool is a must have for obtaining the proper twist to the plank because even when the planks are soaked well, they cannot be twisted without breaking. The heat of the bender works on the fibers of the basswood allowing for the proper twisting of the plank. You may have to practice a little on scrap pieces of basswood to obtain the proper bend. I built two of these. During the first build, I wrote notes on on areas that I thought could be done better. After completion, all looked great, but I did not put on sails. I decided the ship would look better with sails. I bought another, referred to my first build notes to address first build areas I felt could have done better, and added sails. They both look great, but I still like the one with sails better.
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