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Artesania Latina Cutty Sark
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:02 AM UTC
Ken,

Nice progress. Seems to be getting serious now with addition of the other mast and prep work for rigging.

I just finished watching Harry Houdini webpage on his HMS Bounty build and he made a great point on how rigging is 90% prep work and 10% application.

Enjoying your build.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 02:39 PM UTC
"Plodding" at a nice quick pace, Ken
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC
Hi all continuing to plod on with this





Made a start on the main mast.




JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 05:03 AM UTC
Great work and progress, Ken!
She looks splendid!

Jan
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:02 AM UTC
Interesting that you've taken pics in the bathroom Ken.

You're not playing with the Cutty in the bath tub are you?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 03:14 PM UTC
The rudder and its pintles looks great! The brass contrasting against the dark wood really stands out. Same with the portholes.

Tim
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 09:10 AM UTC
Hi all started in an upwards direction, there is so much more to do on this mast.





d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 11:12 PM UTC
Ken,

Great idea on aligning those portholes. The craftsmanship on the rudder assembly is wonderful.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 09:59 AM UTC
oh no! The dreaded dive to the floor!

And with shag-pile carpeting no less!

You are fortunate in that you are able to lift the rug and shake it out, Ken. Imagine if it was a fixed carpet!

My wife and I made the decision some time ago to do away with carpets and just have floorboards, so the problem is more now that when stuff drops, it bounces away into the unknown!

Accidents notwithstanding the Cutty is looking really fine!
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 07:38 AM UTC
Hi all was about to start on the fore mast, but then thought I better sort all the lower stuff before going in an upwards direction.

So first I thought about the problem of doing the portholes heres my answer to getting them all in the right place.











Then to  do the rudder.






d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 01:08 PM UTC
Ken,

The bow is really shaping up nicely, very nice work.

I have not suffered a spill like yours but if I did I don't think I would be so controlled as you are...LOL.

I use to spend a lot of time looking for parts on the carpet until I made me a jeweler's apron. Now I am spending more time at the bench than under it.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 08:39 AM UTC
Hi all let me start this update by saying (in the politest possible way)

F$%# b%$$/%% hell.

Let me explain.*

I do my modeling in the spare bedroom, I lay a piece of vinyl down on the floor immediately round my work bench and on top of the bench I put the container with all the brass pieces on the bed behind me after removing some parts needed for my next bit of work I set to adding some of the stanchions on the bow and heard this noise as if a plastic container of billions of bits had fallen on the floor, imagine my surprise when turning round to find that is exactly what had happened and of course as it was BEHIND me and not around the vinyl protection area it had fallen on a shag pile carpet, of course the lid came off. So after moving the bed (carpet was under it) shaking the carpet out I got this.



And after several hours 

This



So on with the update.








I'm really chuffed with how it's going (I should point out check ALL the stanchinons BEFORE gluing them in place as some of the holes are not clear and removing and drilling them after they are glued in place is no easy task.
Ps mate lucky we are in good health at the moment
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 09:17 AM UTC
nice start on the rigging Ken

I do like the chains off the bow, too

Best health to everyone!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 09:13 AM UTC
More done on the bowsprit a start on the dreaded rigging (all be it a very very tiny start)








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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 10:51 AM UTC
Ken

Very nice work on the bow. She sure doesn't look like the same model a few months back.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 06:13 AM UTC
Done some of the panels round the top rails and made a start on the bowsprit, even added the figurehead.





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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:03 PM UTC

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Hi well I've got the latrines and the latrines pump done, this is such a major undertaking I can see at least another 2 yrs in this kit.



At my build pace, it would take me 20years
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:21 AM UTC
Hi well I've got the latrines and the latrines pump done, this is such a major undertaking I can see at least another 2 yrs in this kit.









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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 08:11 AM UTC
Hi all more work done on this.







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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 02:37 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

looks really good! I can't spot the old hole, by the way...

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 08:25 AM UTC
Interesting to think that with a bit more lumber, you could build 2 side by side, Ken! Could leave room for a bit of lateral creativity on the second build?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 09:30 AM UTC
Ok so I'm back on this, first thing to sort is something that's been bugging me since I noticed it in the photos (didn't notice it on the actual thing for some reason) the cowls the anchor chains go into (sorry dont know what they're called) are not the same distances from the hold frame.



So sorted that (disguising the old hole was a pain but I dont think it notices now)





Personally I think this is a great kit (I know some people say otherwise) I dont know anything about the other kit as I've not built them but I'm not too worried about accuracy so i not too bothered about whether it's the right hull lines or too wide, whatever.



They give you ample material to build her (up till now since my brother stripped the planking off and I stripped all the decking off) they give you nearly enough to build her twice, i only had to buy 10 strips of decking to finish that off and have not had to buy any of the side planking and still have loads left over the quality of the materials is top notch my only slight complaint is the instructions are quite confusing (that said they give you a full size high quality photo of the finished model so you can measure and check off that) 
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 10:58 PM UTC
Nice work Ken!

I always am in awe of sailing ships, but can never muster the courage to build one
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 09:18 AM UTC
Thanks Jan
I know I'm jumping ahead a bit (well quite a lot) but I thought it might be interesting to add some of the deck furniture.







I made another little jig for the covers for the hatch as there are a lot of them and they all need to be the same.



JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 07:25 AM UTC
Looks great, Ken!

Very smart approach with that jig!

Cheers
Jan