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1/96 Cutty Sark WIP (Revell H-399)

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    December, 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, August 03, 2018 7:21 AM

Dave....sometimes I can pull pics from my FB account to use here and other times I just can't (for some unknown reason).  I'll accept you as a friend so you can view through my images.

Rob

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    April, 2005
  • From: Roanoke, Virginia
Posted by BigJim on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:10 PM

I was going through my reference books and found that I had an extra copy of: "Masting and Rigging the Clipper Ship & Ocean Carrier". 
It is in very good condition. If anyone here is interested in it drop me a line.

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    April, 2016
  • From: Russia, St.Peterburg
Posted by kirill4 on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:20 PM

Thank You very much  Rob,

I think, need to buy this book... want/ need to have  more detailed info abt Thermopylae...

All The Best!!!

Kirill

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    August, 2018
Posted by Flint on Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:24 AM

That's looking great! She's a beautiful ship in the flesh (wood), and has one of my favourite figureheads. Would like to do this build myself one day.Yes 

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    August, 2018
Posted by Flint on Sunday, August 19, 2018 9:34 AM

That's looking great! She's a beautiful ship in the flesh (wood), and has one of my favourite figureheads. Would like to do this build myself one day.Yes 

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    March, 2012
  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Sunday, August 19, 2018 6:29 PM

Lol, guess they fixed the reply notifications...just got about 40 emails from various threads on the ship forum!

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Sunday, August 19, 2018 11:31 PM

I don't even want to look at my email until tomorrow morning. 

Anyway, your CS is looking awesome bud. I’m loving it!

Steve

       

 

 

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    February, 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 3:42 PM

Dave, You may know of this, but Amazon is listing a new book on the Cutty Sark.

Cutty Sark: The Last of the Tea Clippers

https://www.amazon.com/Cutty-Sark-Last-Tea-Clippers/dp/1591141826/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534883931&sr=8-1&keywords=the+cutty+sark

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:39 AM

Thanks, Guys!

Jake, I'll keep an eye out for that book....though I have to say with the Campbell plans and Longridge's book, there's a lot of good info!

Here's a couple of pictures...

This is the installation of blocks on the foremast before stepping....I was actually suprised at the small number of blocks for the masttops...most of the rigging blocks go on the yards or the stays.

 20180811_121850 by Dave Kump, on Flickr

Starboard view...got all the shrouds looped, and I'm working my way up on the foremast...adding temp forestays to keep the mast upright while tensioning the shrouds, then installing the actual stays before repeating for the topstays, tgall, etc....it's a tricky business, keeping the tension even whilel working upward.  By the way, the lower deadeyes, while they are riding pretty high, are working well and they are pretty even...I was a bit concerned!

 20180825_071730 by Dave Kump, on Flickr

Closer shot of the fore shrouds and stay....

 20180825_071807 by Dave Kump, on Flickr

Anyway, it's going pretty smoothly, once I finish the fore standing rigging, I'll rig up the headgear and bowsprit stuff.  Then I have some more deckwork to attend to (headboards, boat tiedowns, davit rigging)....I'll do that stuff before the main shrouds go in, I think.

Thanks for watching!

Dave

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 4:09 PM

as usual , beautiful work david . really enjoying tjis build .

 

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:02 PM

Great attention to detail and a handsome outcome so far.

Dave, don't forget to put some iron/steel flanges toward the bow corners of the hatch where the anchor chain rubs ... Wink.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, August 27, 2018 8:00 AM

WinkComing along nicely Dave...it apears your blocks have gone adrift on your stepped foremast...from the previous image of the mast in the vise.Confused

Dave I fashioned hooks for all my blocks that mounted to the masts..saving eons of time...I used the supplied blocks..and after they received paind and the hooks looked pretty convincing.

 

Robhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200268553969658&set=a.10200182948909585&type=3&size=960%2C720

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:11 AM

Dave,

I know that I’m sounding like a broken record, but you are doing beautiful work on her! Love the posts.

Steve

       

 

 

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    March, 2012
  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:12 PM

LOL Steve, thanks....I feel the same way sometimes....I look at people's progress pics on here, and it seems like all I ever say is "wow, looking good!"....but it's true, I see so many updates that amaze and impress me.

Dave

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  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:19 PM

Rob, the mast shown in the vise was the mainmast...it had more blocks.  For whatever reason, even though the mastcap had those eyes to accommodate some blocks, they aren't called for in my plans?  In fact, I think the mastcap parts are identical for the fore and main mast, same with the tops....wonder if they molded them the same to save time ro money in tooling?

I remember seeing your hooks when I was at your place....made for a really nice touch, and I bet they did save some time!  Great work!

Dave

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:58 PM

I recently came across all the individual plans for many of the CS's I've built over the years and it is clear there are some changes made fron the earliest to the newest plans, especially with the rigging...it has been made simpler it appears.

Rob

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Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, September 14, 2018 8:47 AM

How's things coming along David....Haven't heard from you in a while.

 

Rob

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    March, 2012
  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:28 AM

Hi Rob-

Thanks for checking in.

I haven't made a ton of progress lately (busy, busy!), but I have completed the head gear rigging and fore stays....here's a couple of pctures:

 20180908_110831 by Dave Kump, on Flickr

 20180908_110824 by Dave Kump, on Flickr

 20180907_143859 by Dave Kump, on Flickr

Before I install the fore backstays, I'm going to finish fastening the anchors and other deck work (boat davits, tie-downs, etc.)...feel like I should get as much of that remaining stuff done before I block myself out with the rigging.

All in all, it's going pretty smoothly these days...slow, but smooth!
Thanks!

Dave

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Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 4:16 PM

Looking very nice there Dave, those photo etched parts really stand out, great workYes!!. I hope to start mine next year.

 

Michael D.

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    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:26 PM

Dave,

Absolutely lovely, crisp, detailed work!

Is that dolphin striker the kit part? Mine was so bent I could never get it to be straight. Yours looks perfect! Where'd you get the chain you used for the bow sprit rigging? Should it not have been blackened? I'm probably off base here but just curious.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    March, 2012
  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:12 AM

Thanks, guys!

Yeah, the photo etch turned out okay...glad I used it instead of decals or painting for the scrollwork.

The dolphin striker wasn't bent or anything so I didn't have any trouble using it....I am building this model with the use of 2 separate kits, and there have been a few parts that I've needed to swipe from the 2nd kit because they were misshapened or warped...

As far as the chain, I think it should be black, but I like the way it looks uncoated (especially with the photoetch brass nearby!), so I decided to leave it shiny....just another artistic liberty I've taken lol :)

Thanks again!

Dave

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Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

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