In 1885, the Cutty
sailed from Sydney Australia to London in 73 days,
setting a record and beating her old rival, the Thermopylae
the process. She hoisted 32,000 square feet of sail and had a
top speed of 17-1/2 knots.
Mantua's kit is designed from the original plans of the Cutty
Sark, now restored and on display in Greenwich, England.
Construction is double plank-on-bulkhead using limewood
inner and walnut outer planking. All wooden parts are laser
cut to facilitate assembly. Authentically detailed gilded metal
ornaments grace her bow and stern. Solid brass yard collars
and supports encircle the vessel, and individual copper plates
cover the hull. Other fittings are copper, brass, cast metal
and pre-finished hardwoods. Eight giant sheets of plans and
an instruction booklet assure you of an accurate model.
INCLUDES COPPER SHEATHING!
Advanced Skill Level
Length 45", Height 26", Scale 1:78
Mfg. List $699.95For 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 Italy.
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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