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Academy Cutty Sark Clipper Ship

by Academy

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  • 100% new tooling
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to paint
  • Display stand included
  • Brimming with detail from any angle
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Product Specifications

Scale1/150
Manufacturer's Suggested Maximum Weight2.2 Pounds
Model Number14403
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 2.9 x 13.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B001DZIE1S
  • Item model number: 14403
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 14 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,474 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Highly detailed 1/150 scale assembly model kit of the clipper ship Cutty Sark. Designed by Hercules Linton and built in 1869, the Cutty Sark was a fast sailing merchant ship and the last clipper ship to be built for that purpose. The Cutty Sark is preserved in dry dock at Greenwich in London as a museum ship. This 1/150 scale assembly kit of the Cutty Sark features completely new tooling for easy assembly and painting. A simple display stand with name plate is included.

From the Manufacturer

This MRC/Academy 1/150th scale plastic model of the famous Cutty Sark 3-masted Clipper Ship is absolutely brimming with detail. Built in 1869, she served as a merchant vessel (the last clipper to be built for that purpose), and then as a training ship until being put on public display in 1954 in Greenwich, England. Back-in-the-day, she posted Australia-to-Britain times of as little as 67 days, and in one instance outsailed the fastest steamship there was then, RMS Britannia. Her best run, 360 nautical miles (666 km) in 24 hours (an average 15 knots (28 km/h)), was said to have been the fastest of any ship of her size. Academy has pulled out all stops with this kit. Designed for easy assembly and painting the model stands 22" x 11.4" with full sheets to the wind. It's 100% new tooling makes an exquisite statement on the included display stand and will surely take pride of place in any shipbuilders collection.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Thompson on May 11, 2011
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This was the first model I put together and I was pleased with the final results. There are a few things that I feel need to be pointed out though:

1. Make sure you paint the pieces before you put it together.
2. you will need both modeling glue (plastic glue, you can get it at hobby or craft stores like Michaels) and super glue (use the gel stuff, it will save your sanity)
3. Acrylic paints work just fine for the model, so I would use those as they don't look too shiny like enamels can.
4. In terms of the steps, When it comes to the rigging do the black plastic pre-molded rigging first, then the step before that one, then the sails, then the rigging the sails to deck step. If you do it the other way you end up with glue all over the place and bits not stuck in quite right.
5. Make sure you get a needle to put the sails on and GLUE THEM FIRST then do the threading.

Overall it was a good starting ship, I'm not sure I would have small children do it because some of the rigging is difficult for an adult. It does end up looking pretty much like the picture but not very much like the box. Oh and the sails may look really yellow but once they are on they look better. Good luck!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wallace Cason on June 26, 2012
I have built this model, the model three feet or so long, twice: once with sails, and once without. In both cases, you must be careful to prevent the rigging, which you naturally want to be taut, from bending the masts. The masts are plastic and while authentically proportioned, are not strong enough in plastic form to withstand the pull of all the rigging. Either go to a lighter thread, or put it on loose and tighten carefully, or use a metal or wooden rod painted to match the color of the masts, and then lashed on with thread to add strength to the masts. Or do all three: lighter thread, tighten carefully, and strengthen the masts somehow.

The taller the mast, the more danger of bending it with the rigging. Beware! Don't ruin your model!

Another thing: the model is going to get dusty. Careful how you deal with the dust. Professional model builders build glass cases for their models. I use compressed air in a can, very carefully.

Finally, it is very difficult to transport this model because of its delicacy. It may not survive car travel unless someone is holding it in their hands and being careful. I decided I wouldn't give any more of my ship models away, because no matter how much others may want them, they have no idea of the time and effort it takes to build one; they are liable to break it through inattentiveness or ignorance of its delicate nature; and when it gets dusty it is not so pretty and they may junk it.

This model takes hundreds of hours to build! So...build it for yourself, and let them come see it at YOUR house!

P.S. I hear that the real Cutty Sark is in Greenwich, England. It really was (and still is) the fastest clipper ship ever to sail the seas; at least that is the way I have read about it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By omar on March 23, 2012
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This model has very details. Its not a toy when is finished and doesn't need paint. The instructions are very simple but whit a lot of details.
You will need a xacto for cut pieces from frame and sand paper to get a good shape for them. You can use sailors from model, but I prefer to use them like a model with an old handkerchief. Prepare a diluted mixture of glue and water. Finally, put handkerchief over the sailor, with a brush put mixture over handkerchief and let dry.
Cut with a scissor.
Good modeling !!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kennybygod on December 3, 2013
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A nice model it nade a great addation to my collection. Just wished Revell would bring back their 1/96 scale of this model.
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Fantastic model, time consuming with the rigging but well worth it.
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