Apologies - Not an aircraft model - a ship!

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Apologies - Not an aircraft model - a ship!

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For a while I'd wanted to build a Cutty Sark model so I attempted the old Airfix kit which was abandoned in disgust. This however is the newer and much better Academy kit. I have no idea on the accuracy of the kit or my efforts at it but I'm reasonably pleased the way that it's turned out.

Imagez20211205_202610 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

Imagez20211205_202620 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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Very good Derek - I assume Mrs F will not be going near it with a duster!
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She's scared to go near it at all! She did ask how I was going to get it in a bottle though.

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DerekF wrote:
Mon 06 Dec 2021, 1:55 pm
She's scared to go near it at all! She did ask how I was going to get it in a bottle though.
You will have to first empty a (quite large) bottle !
If that is what she is asking for, just take her words ...

Nice kit, by the way. I believe that you are no longer scared by stringed biplanes !

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Just in case someone might consider a similar project, how on earth do you approach the rigging lines? Is it best to start in the middle of the ship and work outwards?

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No need to say sorry Derek we all dabble with other vehicles at one time or another. I tried to build Airfix's Victory kit, but the rigging defeated me then. Your making this, me want to try again. You've done a grand job btw. Quick question the climbing ladders on the rigging are they supplied with the kit? On the Airfix one they were rubber and needed a lot of trimming to clean up !
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Thanks folks.
The rigging came in the kit - it was a sort of stiff thread. The instructions were quite nicely laid out and easy-ish to follow in four stages. There were one or two places where a bit of guesswork was involved. Sharp tweezers, good light and superglue, combined with patience and some bad language and the rigging was done over three nights.
The ratlines (see, I know all the nautical terms now!) were fine plastic parts and fitted very well. The old Airfix ones of plastic coated thread were a nightmare.

I built this model of the Golden Hind 35 years ago and was reasonably pleased with the effort. It's taken a while to build another ship though...

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Weel done, Cutty Sark!
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