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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2021, 01:21:22 am »

Great progress Dennis, do you have any issue with the foaming of the Gorilla glue, or just wipe the excess away immediately? .... Derek
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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2021, 05:15:09 am »

Tks David,  i have used Gorilla Wood Glue that has the non-foaming formula for some time now.  Works as good as or better than normal construction white wood glue.  Works for me and is very, very strong.  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2021, 10:51:31 pm »

Just installed plank number eight on both sides of hull.  Been working on the two bulwark pieces that will be installed as soon as the hull is planked. Adding detail to the "freeing ports" by installing  a hinge pin (32 ga) at the top of the port and then fashioning two hinges from some brass tape I have.  When painted black it will look fine.  Dennis
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« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2021, 10:52:06 pm »

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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2021, 01:23:47 am »

Stern counter is "wooded in" and wood pegs inserted.  Makes for a nice beard :} .  Hull planks are at number 10 both sides.  Dennis
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« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2021, 01:24:15 am »

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« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2021, 12:40:09 am »

Just installed hull plank level sixteen on both sides.  Have been working on the bulworks for both sides.  I redid the freeing port covers as they actually rest on the outside of the hull with overlap, so had to build those to fit and re-hinge.  The ports are designed to freely open to release water from the deck.  They can be lashed and secured from inside if needed.  Mine will all be in the closed position.  Also added re-enforcement strips top and bottom of bulworks and added stations as well.  Before I mount them, the hull will have to be finished planking and I still need to add protection bars on each port on the inside.  That's it so far.  Dennis
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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2021, 12:10:05 am »

Dear Folks,  I have a question to all you naval historians who know the history of the clipper "Cutty Sark".  It has been my goal to build her as accurately as I can, knowing that many kit manufacturers can in-accurate in some areas.  I started with Longridges book "The Cutty Sark", that has plans drawn by Underhill.  Longridge built a model of the Cutty Sark which is on display in the London Science Museum to this day, or so I have been told.  He built the model in the 1930's and I just assumed that his model reflects Underhill's drawings.  I also understand that the original drawings for the Cutty Sark were lost and so, have been redrawn at some date.  Of course, right away, I noticed distinct differences in the kit drawings and Underhills.  So, I contacted the Royal Museum in Greenwich and they provided me with a set of line drawings done my Campbell.  I just received them today and they reflect almost exactly with the plans from the kit manufacturer.  Now I am confused as to who is right.  I know that the Cutty Sark went through some modifications over her lifetime.  My desire is to build my model to reflect how she appeared in 1870.  So, as it is now, I am leaning towards using Campbell's plans.  I haven't checked the sail plan and rigging yet, but will do the same vetting when that time comes.  Thank you for any help you can provide.  Best regards,  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2021, 12:11:22 am »

Hull is finally planked.  Now comes the fairing process.  Dennis
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« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2021, 07:50:26 pm »

Denis , Fantastic work
I will go through some of the material I have, but I am sure others here on Mayhem may also be able to help
Keep going with the great work
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« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2021, 11:18:20 pm »

Tks Phil, do appreciate you taking the time.  Regards,  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2021, 08:52:46 pm »

Balsa filler paste has been applied to the hull, prep for final fairing. Dennis
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« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2021, 12:11:54 am »

After sanding an fairing the hull, I have started installing the bulwarks support struts.  Each angled strut is then supported with a thin wire that is inserted through the outside of the bulwark and fast glued to the strut.  Struts will be painted grey when done.  27 in all.  Its amazing how much support these struts give to the bulwarks on the model, similar to the real ship I suppose.  Detail work and more to come.  Cheers,  Dennis
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« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2021, 12:12:23 am »

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