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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2021, 11:42:53 pm »

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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #51 on: January 01, 2022, 06:29:21 am »

Installed knee of head and head rails and lower rub rails.  Happy New Year to all!  %%  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2022, 12:30:34 am »

Color is now going on the hull. Ships name and embellishments.  The wonder of photo-etch.  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2022, 12:31:16 am »

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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2022, 03:16:50 pm »

Looking great!


I'm really tempted to get her built myself at some point.


What scale is it?


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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2022, 08:16:07 pm »

Tks Tom, I believe it is 1:84.  Have really enjoyed the process.  A model that i Have always wanted to build.  I would encourage you to do it.
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2022, 08:17:35 pm »

Oops... it is 1:86 scale.
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2022, 09:26:08 am »

Hi great it will look nicely next to my HMS Victory which is 1:84 ;)


Better get saving started ;)
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #58 on: January 05, 2022, 02:10:47 pm »

Beautiful... could you post a pic of your Victory?  That is one I've got on my list.  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #59 on: January 05, 2022, 03:34:17 pm »

No problem, in fa t I have separate build diary here https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,67607.0.html
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2022, 01:11:01 am »

Beautiful work Tom.  You will do great building a Cutty Sark.  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2022, 05:40:03 am »

name and scroll work installed on stern (photo-etch).  Pintles and gudgeons mounted on stern post and rudder.  Will start applying copper plates on bottom of hull tomorrow.  I'll be doing this for about a month.  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2022, 11:59:08 am »


Looking good Dennis!
 
 What form does the copper plates come in the kit?

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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2022, 05:42:20 pm »

Normal photo-etch, a bit thicker that I am used to seeing.  Comes in a flat sheet.... snip out and bend to fit on application.  I used fast glue in spots (ends and middle).   Dennis
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« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2022, 01:58:14 am »

Coppering begins.  I prefer to start with the rudder and sternpost, then do the keel before starting the main hull garboard plates.  Stem will be last.  I am using plates that are 12x6mm.  I'm starting with self adhesive tape that has rivets in place.  The plates are too large, so I'm having to trim them to fit my dims.  The tape lends itself nicely for rudder, sternpost, keel and stem.  I will then move to fast gluing individual plates that I have in inventory that do not have rivets, so after application, I will need to depress rivets using a hypo needle that i cut the tip off straight, causing a convex depression in the copper and is the right size for rivet heads.  Kinda "xxxxx", but that is how I prefer to do it.  This entire process will take a very long time, so please bare with me as I slog through coppering, as all who have done it know...... :((  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2022, 12:48:19 am »

Slow and steady as she goes.  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2022, 12:57:13 pm »

Your making a lovely job of that Dennis  :-))   I've never coppered a ship before but I've seen a few done and it takes a lot of patience!

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« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2022, 07:34:44 pm »

Thankyou Mark.  Coppering is a very laborious job, but I find that I really enjoy getting lost in the process.  My mind goes out to sea in tall ships and rests a while.  You should give it a try someday. ;) Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #68 on: January 11, 2022, 11:41:37 pm »

Keel is 3/4 of the way coppered. Quarter inch by quarter inch... slow, plate by plate. This does drive some to drink, but not me %% . Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2022, 10:14:33 pm »

Garber plates almost in. Installed waterline strakes.   Oh the joy!  :-)   Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2022, 10:15:03 pm »

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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2022, 12:31:02 am »

Plating continues at very slow pace, but what else am I gonna do during this cold winter.  I'm working up from the keel, stern to bow as I plate.  Proper plating practice on ships involved "Goring Strakes"... I guess, an average of four or five depending on hull shape.  I have usually not paid much attention to goring, rather, I would just follow my planking lines as I plated. So I decided to give it a go this time and will soon be starting the first gore strake about at the turn of the bilge.  I struck a reference line on each side of the hull to help me begin the process.  It will of course involve cutting each plate to fit.  I will start with the next run of plates and will take some pics for you as I go.
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2022, 12:31:38 am »

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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2022, 01:19:48 am »

Working on the first goring line.  Lots of trimming of plates, etc.  Dennis
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Re: Cutty Sark
« Reply #74 on: January 23, 2022, 01:20:35 am »

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