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Artesania Latina Cutty Sark

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You're making good progress on this and it is looking very nice.

Did you know that her name came from the Robert Burns poem'Tam O' Shanter' in which the witch Nannie Dee is nicknamed 'Cutty Sark' because of the very short nightdress she was wearing ?

Here she is as the bowsprit of the ship complete with Tam's mare's tail.

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Hi all, sooo close 

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Shaping the planks to fit the ever narrowing spaces  (scharf joints I think their called ) is a very slow job (and each one is a different shape) but it is surprisingly satisfying when they finally fit.

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13 minutes ago, Kpnuts said:

it is surprisingly satisfying when they finally fit.

Well deserved satisfaction it is. They look very nicely fitted.

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Finally finished the planking of the hull, luckily the top half is black so I can hide the bad bits under the paint, I'm really pleased with the bottom half though which is good since I will just be varnishing that and leaving the wood to show.

I must admit its turned out far better than I hoped it would.

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Hi all planking done and varnished, made up the stand, painted the black top part and added some more to the decking structure.

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Nice one Ken.

Cutty Sark's lower Hull should be covered in copper tiles but the colour of the wood against the black does look a copper colour.

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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.

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Drilled all 52 holes

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Gunwales installed

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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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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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