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

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  • Member since
    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 11:56 PM

Great work bud! I’ve used the jig approach with deadeyes and it does make life more enjoyable to say the least. Your CS is just so dadgum pretty!

Steve

       

 

 

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  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Monday, October 08, 2018 6:40 PM

Thanks all for the words of encouragement!

Rob, your Great Republic is awesome...that thing is scratchbuilt?!  Impressive!

Please document your paper sail technique somewhat so I can have some basis to consider when I get to my attempt at sailmaking.

Steve, broken record time....dude, your Catalan is something else!  So many little details that make it pop....I can't wait to see your hull after some masterful paint shading!

And of course, Kirill's Galleon is yet another example of intricate detail and dedication to the art.

Here's a good one...while attaching deadeyes and main topmast shrouds today, I went to snip off a trailing end of a line, got a little closer than I meant to...and severed the adjacent shroud!!  Whaaaaa?!  Yeah, so it set me back an hour or so...no biggie, but it's been awhile since I inadvertently cut a line.  Replaced the severed line, finished the other 3 shrouds, and decided to walk away for the night.  I'll try some more tomorrow after work!

Dave

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Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

Next Up:  ???

 

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    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 12:04 AM

Smart move Dave. I inadvertently cut lines all the time so you’re doing better than me!

I’m planning on posting some painting pictures, just not sure when.

You’re doing a most excellent job on your CS.... broken record...

Steve 

       

 

 

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    December, 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:10 PM

Yes Dave she is 1/128...fully scratch built from the keel to to weather deck...to the masts and their ironwork.  Currently I am fitting out the metal gin-blocks and double sheet- blocks.

 

I'll post some images and my process for paper sails in another post.

 

Rob

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Posted by rwiederrich on Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:47 PM

Dave here is a nice video on how to make convincing sails....I simply substitute paper.

I begin with a piece of paper that has the panel lines drawn on it(make a copy( of the paneled line paper and then simply use it as your base sail material.  then make your bands and such like the video.....

Good luck

Rob(press that black X)

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    March, 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Thursday, October 11, 2018 3:23 PM

No video attached Rob.

 

 

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, October 12, 2018 7:05 AM

Interesting...I just pressed it and it takes me to the Youtube video......

Not sure what's up

Rob

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  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Friday, October 12, 2018 2:19 PM

Sorry Rob, but I don't see a black X to press:

black X

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, October 12, 2018 3:52 PM

came through for me bob , try this

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUd2xSarmhM&feature=youtu.be

thank's for posting rob .

 

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Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, October 12, 2018 4:04 PM

Sorry everyone for the inconvience.

 

Rob(Thanks Steve)

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, October 12, 2018 6:16 PM

As a link (the chain icon 4th from left, bottom row)

Oops, link is disabled

As embedded video (use the film icon, 6th from left, bottom row):

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    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, October 12, 2018 6:18 PM

Well, that's annoying, kalmbach apparently limits hotlinking external references--sorry about that.

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  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:58 PM

Thanks Steve.

Appreciate the link.  Just wish I could work that fast!

Bob

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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Posted by Captain Ahab on Monday, November 05, 2018 3:26 PM
Ahoy Dave !
 
I can't thank you enough for sharing your building of Revell's Cutty Sark. I started mine in 1985 after it became clear that I would be hospitalized at different points in my life. I'm very healthy and active now. I knew I would need something to do when was layed up so I picked Revell's 1:96 Cutty Sark. I'm in the position to finish this winter and your posts are valuable and encouraging. There was no internet imagined when I started, now, today, I ordered the CNC lazer cut wooden deck and CNC cut and sewn full suit of sails.
 
Wow ! What an age we live in !
 
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  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:07 AM

Thanks, Ahab!

I'm glad you have enjoyed this thread, and that you're working your way through the Cutty Sark build, as well.

Admittedly, I've been working on this model very leisurely, and I haven't given much attention to the thread here in terms of sharing every step of the way.  You're right, without the internet, it would be very hard for someone to learn and develop the skills and techniques that are so helpful for building model ships...I thank the members of this forum for much of my *education* and inspiration. :)

The Scaledecks wooden decks are great!  Please check them for correct fit, however, before you begin installation...I had an issue with my first set (it was printed with an incorrect reference point, and ended up about 4mm short, with impossible fit around the hatches)...John was terrific, and sent me a replacement immediately.  Also, whichever type of glue you use for the wooden decks,  I strongly recommend against contact cement...it sets instantly, and there is no time for adjustment.  I tried contact cement for the forecastle deck and regretted it...for the rest, I used regular liquid model cement and it worked perfectly, and gave me plenty of time to shift the deck parts into perfect position before it dried.  $0.02

We've just returned from vacation last night (Maui!), and I expect I'll have some time this weekend to continue with standing rigging.  All the shrouds, stays and backstays are on, next I'll be installing the ratlines (which don't extend across all shrouds all the way up), and then futtock shrouds.  She's beginning to look like a ship model now.

I'll be sure and post some pictures after my next work session.

Thanks again!

Dave

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Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

Next Up:  ???

 

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    December, 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, November 09, 2018 8:13 AM

Nice to have you back Dave.

Personally I tend to document nearly every step.  Even more so with my Cutty Sark build, since I wanted to demonstrate my technique for setting foot ropes and sheets.  And with my extensive scratch built *Ways* and rudder refit...it was expected.

Glad you'll be back in the shipyard soon.

I'm beginning to add sails to my Great Republic.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214890669473407&set=a.10213013998917816&type=3&size=512%2C768

Rob

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Posted by Captain Ahab on Monday, November 12, 2018 8:34 PM

Ahoy Dave, I'm trying to get the 6 sheet set of Cutty Sark plans by George Campbell but the Cutty Sark museum store website is disabled. Does anyone have a set of plans that they want to sell?

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Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, December 17, 2018 8:46 PM

Dave..have you picked up another hobbie?

Wondering where you might have gotten off at...Miss ya and thinking of you.

Rob

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  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:47 AM

Rob, I have always been a man of many hobbies...between playing guitar, baking sourdough bread, video games, brewing beer, etc., I do sometimes find myself pulled into different directions!

I have been unable to log in to Finsecale for a couple weeks, I guess due to some web-hosting IT snafu with the site.  Looks like I'm back in now, so that's good...

It's true this thread has become less of a demonstration for the Revell Cutty Sark, and more of a leisure log for my updates.  I'm currently still in the ratline phase, but I'm nearly there...all the lower ratlines are on, and most of the topmast ratlines.

I'm off work for the holidays, and I've included "CS Progress" on my to-do list for the upcoming week, so I fully hope to begin pulling out yards and directing my plan for running rigging, at least the preliminary steps, during the break.

I'll post pics of the standing rigging (with completed ratlines) in a day or two, before I move any further.

Happy Holidays, All!

Dave

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Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

Next Up:  ???

 

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    March, 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:29 AM
Dave, Had the same issue with logging in. I could see all the threads, just couldn't reply to them without an endless login loop. Ended up having to clear the browser cache - something in there causing trouble. Worked fine after that. Maybe try that next time you get caught in the "login loop." Bob P.S. Waiting for some update pics - love your work and I am getting close to standing rigging for my Connie.

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, December 22, 2018 11:25 AM

David_K

I have been unable to log in to Finsecale for a couple weeks, I guess due to some web-hosting IT snafu with the site.  Looks like I'm back in now, so that's good...

I'm glad you are. I agree with you too, I had the same problems, attempted the same solutions and then suddenly one lorning I was back on.

I'm completely convinced it was a site problem.

Love to see those shrouds.

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  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:27 PM

Well, here's a couple of sneak preview pics:

 20181222_101833 by Dave Kump, on Flickr

 20181222_101927 by Dave Kump, on Flickr

 

 

 

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     )_))_))_)
     _!__!__!_         
     (_D_P_K_)
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~

Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

Next Up:  ???

 

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 10:59 AM

Rob, the sails are looking great!

Are you rigging them fully, or just specific lines?  I'm trying to decide how comeplete I want my running sail rigging when I get there....I kinda figure I should take it easy with such a large number of sails, being my first attempt at a clipper....plus I only prepped blocks on the masts for the basics, i.e., lifts, braces, halyards, clews.

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     )_))_))_)
     _!__!__!_         
     (_D_P_K_)
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~

Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

Next Up:  ???

 

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 1:26 PM

GMorrison
I had the same problems, attempted the same solutions and then suddenly one lorning I was back on. I'm completely convinced it was a site problem.

Concur.

I found, eventually, the pinned "Having problems logging on" post and followed those instructions.  To no avail.  Sent an email in as directed to the IT person, and bam, next day, all was good.  Which probably had more to do with the site fix than my email.

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Posted by rwiederrich on Thursday, December 27, 2018 12:38 PM

Dave the sails are rigged fully......even the reef points too...

Your build is coming along very nicely.

Thanks for the compliment.

Can't wait to see more of your work.

Rob

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:53 AM

Dave, Your work is absolutely superb. I have seen some very great model builders & you are right with them. How did you get so good so fast?When I get old, I hope I can build like you. I was 88 yesterday & it is still fun.

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  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Saturday, December 29, 2018 10:59 AM

Thanks, Gene!

I guess I've been building model ships for over 6 years now, and I think I've built about 10 in that time.  I still have several in my stash, and I learn something new with every project.  In fact, I'm about to attempt constructing set sails on the Cutty Sark, if even just a simplified rig version...a little nervous about it, but we'll see what happens!

I appreciate your compliment.  I also realize there are different types of modelers out here...my projects won't win any serious competitions (not that I'd enter them in a serious competition) because I take certain liberties that often don't fit with authenticity, scale, or even the laws of physics sometimes! lol

But I do enjoy building ship models, and I like the overall effect of an old sailing ship, it hearkens back to the era of an expanding world, when long-distance travel suddenly offered the ability to learn more about the planet, its people, etc....sailing ships represent (to me) mankind's first steps into the future.

Anyway, I'm getting carried away here...

I'm very glad you enjoy seeing my work, Gene!  You have impressed me with your work on the Heller Victory! It's a thing of beauty!  (I have that kit in my stash, but I'm intimidated by it....it'll wait until I'm at the top of my game before I even begin to plan that build)

I've just finished the last of the ratlines last night on the Cutty Sark, so I'll get a few more pics taken and posted today, then I will get the yards out of the box, and start experimenting with material for sails...wish me luck!

Dave

 

 

        _~
     _~ )_)_~
     )_))_))_)
     _!__!__!_         
     (_D_P_K_)
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~

Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

Next Up:  ???

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, December 29, 2018 10:44 PM

Dave,

Exemplary work as usual.

You're far enough up the ladder in this "game" that starting the Heller HMS Victory would just fine. You just have to commit the time.

Yes, we can all learn a bit from Rob - he's one guy who gave me encouragement when I was attempting my build of the CS. He's also one of the most gifted modelers around.

I think you're stepping into another realm of modeling skills when you build a ship kit with set sails - sails that look more to scale than the plastic that comes with most kits. That said I've seen models using the plastic sails that look pretty darn good! To each his own.

It's a real inspiration to watch your works in progress. I always look forward to catching your next post.

To Gene: A belated Happy Birthday!

Mike

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

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 10:57 PM

dave , you did a great job on the soleil royal , if you can do that beast , you can do a wonderful job on the victory . 

steve5

 

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