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PostSubject: Monogram Cutty Sark   Fri 03 Jun 2016, 9:14 am

Hi all. I must have started this one 25 years ago, long before there was internet research! The copyright is 1977 and I can't find the scale anywhere. Measuring the keel I think it is 1/155 scale.

The walls of the cabins were blank so I incorrectly drilled portholes and fit cut down N scale doors. Good enough!

I put on one (count 'em: 1) bit of rigging thread and I needed a five year break....what a wimp!

This should be fun....

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Don't know if I'll use sails or not...
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Sun 05 Jun 2016, 2:03 am

Whoa, what a project! My re-build of the Cutty was the Revell 1/96 version, I can't imagine it at 1/155. The hull length (not including bowsprit) of mine is roughly 27 inches, if that helps to nail down the scale.

One recommendation I would make is hold off on the rigging until the work is generally done all over. I found that setting any rigging was problematic if there was still parts to be emplaced, etc.

I've lost a lot of the nautical knowledge I had when I was elbows deep in ship building but I can try to provide whatever information I can recall or reference.

Wishing you smooth seas and constant winds with this one
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Sun 05 Jun 2016, 3:27 am

Nice start. Hopefully the next update won't be 25 years away.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Sun 05 Jun 2016, 6:07 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Sun 05 Jun 2016, 7:32 pm

Superb model in the making, Im in! popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Sun 05 Jun 2016, 7:53 pm

Interesting,the sails- are they vac form?
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Mon 06 Jun 2016, 1:49 am

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Thanks everybody! I will gladly leave rigging till last! I think sails are vac formed; they are too thin for molding methinks and there's no sprue, just a thin sheet of plastic. I broke the martingale off the bowsprit (and lost it) and hope I trim these wires right to make a new one. Nice of some very handsome dude to paint all these parts for me!
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 09 Jun 2016, 1:32 am

It's always fun watching the development of a tall ship model. As for the Martingale (aka Dolphin Striker) I chose to replace the one on my build with wire as well and that proved to be a huge plus as it is one of those parts which is way too easy to snap off if it's plastic. I lost count of how many times I bent the Martingale during the building process, with wire you can just bend it back.

This is the sort of build where I can quote 'Finding Nemo' in an apropos manner for support - Just Keep Swimming
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 09 Jun 2016, 8:14 am

Nice one Ace.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 16 Jun 2016, 9:00 am

Raising a sea of masts. Pretty simple so far.......



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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 16 Jun 2016, 9:01 am

Great progress
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 16 Jun 2016, 9:32 am

That's looking good Ace. I like the weathering on the lifeboats.

Any chance of a 'scale' shot please?

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 16 Jun 2016, 10:18 am



Sure Al (haven't any Tamiya jars)! The keel is 11 1/2 inches sans rudder.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 16 Jun 2016, 10:32 am

Thanks Ace.

When I was a nipper, I built Revell's 1:96 'Old Ironsides' (USS Constitution) and quite fancy building it again but the thought of all that rigging puts me off somewhat!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 16 Jun 2016, 10:39 am

Hoo boy that is a lot of string!
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 16 Jun 2016, 11:15 am

Thats stunning Al, its the rigging that puts me off to be honest, getting it taught and tying it off neatly.
A really good tutorial would be great, ANYBODY???
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 16 Jun 2016, 2:58 pm

Gary.... that's not my model. Just grabbed it off the web to show how much rigging is involved.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Thu 16 Jun 2016, 3:01 pm

No probs Al, Im sure you could do that anyway!!
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Fri 17 Jun 2016, 4:05 pm

Nice progress! Always loved the way the masts looked with the yards set up.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Fri 17 Jun 2016, 7:30 pm

Thanks for the support and help everybody! I remember building an all plastic (except rigging!) Old Ironsides that was smaller scale than 1/96 when I was a kid. Loved all the cannons!
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Fri 17 Jun 2016, 8:19 pm

Ace,that is a big ole gal.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 9:16 am

Slapped some brown water colors on the sails. May be a little heavy handed but I tried to not make them too uniform. I reckon some dull coat next?
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 11:35 am

Sails look brilliant, excellently convincing weathered canvas effect.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 2:36 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Monogram Cutty Sark   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 2:53 pm

Progress is looking good, Ace.
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