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Postby maximus2012 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:13 pm

Just got all the issues for the old cutty sark kit from graham :dance: , but I have problems to start a new partwork build. :( Any clues? please let me know or point me in the right direction. Thanks.
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:25 pm

Did you mean, how to start a new build diary? If so, I've moved this to the Misc Partwork section which is the best place for it. Looking forward to see how you get on.
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:29 pm

Mark wrote:Did you mean, how to start a new build diary? If so, I've moved this to the Misc Partwork section which is the best place for it. Looking forward to see how you get on.

Yes it is a new one.
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:41 pm

I am ready to go, got this kit from Graham on the Forum, so I will built it for him because he has very kindly sold me the complete kit. Thank you Graham, you are a Star. :dance:
First pictures from today, the frames are up and the main deck. Also below deck the 3 mast footings. Have built up the stern and the bow with extra filler bits supplied in the kit. Fitting is generally good but some are the frames are slightly to high or to low, have to use me eyes to get a decent curve line of the deck. Ones It had the sanding block treatment it should be OK.

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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby Mark » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:37 am

Great start :D
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby BigG » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:10 am

Great start, is this a del prado partwork kit?
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:17 pm

BigG wrote:Great start, is this a del prado partwork kit?


Yes it is, it`s a old one but it is a ship I always liked. Got it from graham on very good terms. :dance:
My great grandad was a cap hornier and worked as sail maker on the old tall ships. All my relative have either work on the sea or with job`s in conjunction with the sea. Guess I got Saltwater in me vanes,. :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:27 pm

Starting with the planking, not bothered how it looks, after sanding down it will have strips of veneer put over those planks as second and final layer.

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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby BigG » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:02 am

You are making really quick progress. Have a K for your great work. :clap:
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby baby_astons » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:41 am

maximus2012 wrote:
BigG wrote:Great start, is this a del prado partwork kit?


Yes it is, it`s a old one but it is a ship I always liked. Got it from graham on very good terms. :dance:
My great grandad was a cap hornier and worked as sail maker on the old tall ships. All my relative have either work on the sea or with job`s in conjunction with the sea. Guess I got Saltwater in me vanes,. :laughing-rolling:

well you should know we all do maximus, as we've evolved from there ;) this is why blood has a slightly salty taste to it - say the vampires...
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:55 pm

First layer of planking 95% done. Not bad in 3 days, :D the frames decks and planking. Not a bad kit, but the instructions are rubbish. Small pictures only but what you expect from a older kit, the have all evolved to something better.
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:14 am

Wow, that was quick work :clap: :clap:
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:42 pm

Had a day of rest yesterday, ;) doing now the second layer of planking. The veneer we got is still the same brittle badly cut sheets as always from Deagostiny. As soon you try to bend them the snap. Should I soak them in water first? :think: don't want to use contact adhesive to much of a mess when done. Surplus glue on the planking strips. :superlglue: Will get there eventually, the next layer I will soak in warm water.
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:49 am

One side of the hull is double planked :D will do the other side today. Thankfully the have supplied a lot of veneer for the second planking because it is so brittle. :dance:
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:52 pm

Both sides are double planked to the waterline. Brass sheeting to do below. Will paint the hull black as it was and not in natural wood finish.
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby Graham » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:01 pm

Wow! Such great progress in such a short amount of time - she's looking really good!! :clap:
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:40 am

Glad you like it Graham. Double planked to the waterline and painted satin black, the real one is black as well and got white bulwarks. Next job will be the plating below waterline, will be a time consuming job that. White rubbing strakes later, the are all painted and bend in to shape for later use. The cabins are not fixed yet because I will have to work upside down for the sheeting.
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby Chadders87 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:06 am

Looking really good maximus. Great finish on the planking! What did you use to shape the planks before fitting?
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:35 am

Chadders87 wrote:Looking really good maximus. Great finish on the planking! What did you use to shape the planks before fitting?

Hi, the first layer was not to important to do a neat finish because it will be planked over with thin strips of veneer. Coming towards any round bits on the hull I generally soak the planks in water and then use the plank crimping tool to go a long to bend it roughly in shape. With the Veneer you have to work more precise, I use what the call "Stealers" to fill in gaps on the bow and stern.Those are wedge shaped planks in various length. Not that difficult, it will just take a bit longer. The bottom of the hull below the strips of Veneer will be covered in brass sheeting. Try to do it as per instruction but it is difficult because the brass sheets are very hard and spring back if you try to go over any rounded section, so I have decided to cut the sheets in to individual plates, (Hundreds of them) :o and put them on like you do brickwork on a wall. Will take time and contact adhesive. :superlglue:
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Re: Maximus Cutty Sark

Postby maximus2012 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:54 pm

Only about 900 more to stick on, any gaps I will blend in when the copper get a weathered greenish tint.
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