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Models of Achievement

Close-up of US Naval brig Syren 1806 shows figu rehead, rigging and fittings.

Favorites of d iscriminating model bui lders, our sca le model wooden ship kits contain on ly the finest materia ls for both plank-on-frame and so lid hull construct ion. Everything's included to make a handsome model worthy of your time and care. Send $2.00 for illus trated cata logue of kits, fittings and supplies.

MODELMAKER'S CORNER

Thinking Small-Exquisitely So! by Mary R. Maynard Lloyd McCaffery, a marine painter, has developed a remarkable art for m in museum-quality miniature ship models . His work has been likened to fine jewelry or Faberge-style sculpture. Each model McCaffery builds is two-inone, his trademark . One side of the 7in o r 8in ship is completely fini shed with paint, varnish, copper sheathing, etc. to duplicate the original vessel. The other side is left unplanked, revealing the ship's inner structure of frames, beams , and timbers. McCaffery is painstakingly accurate-the tiny planks are fastened with miniscule treenail s, the ironwork is modelled by hand and the rigg ing is fas hioned of tiny wires to be of exact scale. McCaffery purchases no manufactured parts for his ships; he makes every piece himself. For each model , he researches and then

recreates the original building techniques used on the full-sized vessel, to a lin to 16ft scale. He reproduces every detail of the ship, dow n to the appropriate clothing and postures of the crew. His current project is a model of the 1885 schooner Coronet, which is still sailing the waters of Massachusetts Bay. A veteran of Cape Horn passages and round-the-world cruises, Coronet is considered by some to be the finest schooner yacht ever built . A project subject worthy of McCaffery's unique approach. Originally a native of California , Mccaffery has now taken up residence on the Connecticut coast hard by Mystic Seaport, where his work is regularly exhibited and sold through the Seaport Stores Gallery. Inquiries may be made there, or to Lloyd Mccaffery, Box 148, Rockfall CT 06481.

'IB!:t,l!.lEL4fllflPsT ESTABLISHED 1905 P.O Box 5JJ.S H. Shelton. CT 06484

John B. Comstock &Co. Museum grade ship model building and repairing. Also display cases & tables. 6 Book Hill Woods Essex CT 06426 Telephone: 203-767-2288 Museum Quality Ship Models large collection for sale SHIP MODELS INTERNATIONAL

1708 Salem Champaign, Ill. 61820 At right , Lloyd McCaffery and Syren. (Photo courtesy Fine Woodworking Magazine) This view of the whaling brigantine Viola shows the exposed frames and double fastened planking. Th e brass binnacle, ship's bell and skylight bars are all hand fash ioned, as are all the other fittings and details. With his usual thoroughness, Mr. McCaffery builds a special case for each model with a drawer containing a magnifying glass.

It 's a joy to crea te fabled sai ling ship models fait hful in every detai l to th eir great predecessors. Easy to assemble, each is a museum-qua lity reproduction you'll be proud to own. All kits have pre-carved solid basswood hulls, display ba se, cloth sails, metal fittin gs and step-by-step instructions . . no plastic. Satisfaction guaranteed. Please add $2.00 to above prices for insured delivery. VISA , MC holders Call 201-464-7 070

COLOR CATALOG $1 .00 , or sent free with order.

SCIENTIFIC MODELS, INC. 340 ex Snyder Ave. , Berkeley Heights , NJ 07922 Quality Hobbycrafts Since 1928

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Sea History 029 - Autumn 1983  

6 THE BATTLE WON BY CIVILIANS, Edward L. Hayden • 11 THE JOHN W. BROWN • 13 ALLEN RUPLEY, J. Peter Grace • 14 THE NAVIGATORS, Sanford H. Lo...

Sea History 029 - Autumn 1983  

6 THE BATTLE WON BY CIVILIANS, Edward L. Hayden • 11 THE JOHN W. BROWN • 13 ALLEN RUPLEY, J. Peter Grace • 14 THE NAVIGATORS, Sanford H. Lo...

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