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Artesania Latina Cutty Sark
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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.

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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
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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.



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

Very smart approach with that jig!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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