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Artesania Latina Cutty Sark
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 06:47 PM UTC
It's the 2 bits sticking out the front (they're actually anchor davits)
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 10:16 AM UTC
Ken,

Great idea they do look nice and evenly spaced. What are "Cat Whiskers and what are their purpose?

Mark
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 08:15 AM UTC
I made a simple jig to keep the ribs the same distance apart and to keep them perpendicular to each other 










Made the cats whiskers too.


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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 02:17 PM UTC
Nice!
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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC
Hi all did some to the stern cabin on this, I must say I'm really enjoying this.






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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
Ken,

Nice work laying those boards, they look to be laying flat and even. Sometimes not an easy thing to do.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 05:38 AM UTC
Got some more work on this one done.







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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:18 AM UTC
Ken,

Nice. They say you have to build these kits like they do with the real thing. Heating up the wood is how its done of the big ships.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 05:57 AM UTC
Hi all finished the planking on the bow (those little bends in the 2x2mm sapeally were a real pain in the bum, that is the 12th set of those, they kept snapping when trying to bend them) I finally managed to get the bend by soaking them in boiling water then giving them 2 mins in the microwave.



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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC
Ken,

really nice progress, she looks really good! Great work!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC
Ken,

She does look more than just a slab. Nice progress.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Well shes got a name on her now, I feel shes looking like a ship now and with the lines on the side the proportions are looking better (I did think without them she was looking slab sided)


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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC
Hi all well I'm on to the gunwale covers (why they are called that I dont know, they cover nothing have nothing to do with guns and what wale's are I've no idea) anyway I've made a jig to get all the holes in the same place.



Drilled all 52 holes



Gunwales installed





Bit annoyed with the instructions (and myself for not checking) they tell you to drill 52 holes @ 1.5 mm but the brass wire they supply is only 1 mm 
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC
Ken,

Nice progress.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 09:09 AM UTC
Bit more done on this.




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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 08:48 AM UTC
Hi all planking done and varnished, made up the stand, painted the black top part and added some more to the decking structure.








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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 08:56 AM UTC
The planking was more difficult the nearer it got to finishing it but it needed a little filler in places but overall I'm well pleased with the end result.
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:15 AM UTC
Ken,

I agree it does look very nice. The planking looks very tight at the joints and sitting flush with the next piece. Did the planks go on that way or was there much putty to apply and sanding to smooth things out?

Mark
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 09:17 AM UTC
Thanks mark.
Finally finished the planking of the hull, luckily the top half is black so I can hide the bad bits under the paint, I'm really pleased with the bottom half though which is good since I will just be varnishing that and leaving the wood to show.

I must admit its turned out far better than I hoped it would.





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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 07:17 AM UTC
Ken,

That is some mighty fine planking work.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC
Thanks guys, i must admit I'm pleased with progress so far.
Hi all, sooo close 





Shaping the planks to fit the ever narrowing spaces  (scharf joints I think their called ) is a very slow job (and each one is a different shape) but it is surprisingly satisfying when they finally fit.
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 12:52 AM UTC
Ken,

really nice work and progress!! Makes you entirely forget where you started from!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 09:46 AM UTC
Sweet!

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 09:34 AM UTC
Planking nearly done now



Hope things carry on the way they are.
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC
Hi all couldn't resist a bit of varnish (just to see the beauty of the wood grain)