In 1885 the Cutty Sark
sailed from Sydney Australia to
London in 73 days. She hoisted 32,000 square feet of sail
and had a top speed of 17-1/2 knots.
New wood kit by Artesania Latina features single
plank-on-bulkhead construction with pre-cut wooden parts.
You’ll plank the hull with individual mahogany strips, while
limewood planking covers the deckhouse and decks. Fine
African walnut is used for keel, stem, waterways, coamings,
hatch covers, door frames, masts and yards. Hardwood
fittings include deadeyes, blocks and cleats. Brass is plentiful
in the form of stanchions, rings, belaying pins, eyebolts,
navigation lights and housings, rudder hinges, chain, bell,
chimney and mastheads. Anchors, bitts, boats, boat frames,
davits, signaling cannon, life rings, figurehead, trusses, hoops
and other parts are cast metal. Rigging line is supplied in a
variety of sizes, and cloth flag and pennants add realistic
detail. Six large sheets of plans, 36 page book containing 120
color photos of every phase of construction and English
Intermediate Skill Level.
Length 40-1/2", Height 24-1/2", Scale 1:84,
Link: You Tube Video: Unboxing the Cutty Sark kit.Model Ship building Links: Model Ship World Forum
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The Lumberyard for Model Shipwrights
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For new or limited experience wood modelers,
we strongly recommend the technique book
Ship Modeling Simplified.
Please note: The manufacturer of this wood kit is based in Spain.
Although complete plans and instructions are included, the limited English instructions
provided require critical thinking and some modification as needed.
This is not a build by numbers kit, and is not for everyone. Additional technique books, and or
access to the advice of an experienced wood modeler or wood model club is
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