Cutter Minnie Sims Scale 1/48 1/4inch = 1 foot

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Year or period represented: 1898-1932

History: Built as a local fishing boat in 1898 and wrecked on Kangaroo Island South Australia, while riding out a storm, the winds changed and drove her ashore after the Anchor gave way.

Scale 1/48, hull length 13 inches

Construction method / materials used: Jelutong was used for carving the hull, with Huon pine for stem, keel, stern post and deck planking, brass was used for the various mast and rigging fittings also the deck winch.

Research: The model was built for the grandson of the boats original owner, who supplied the plans and photo's of the boat.
 
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Some of you might remember this model from the Model Ship World forum.

The hull was carved from two pieces of Jellutong, and glued together with a spacer the thickness of the keel in between, and dowells for fixing.
 

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The next set of pics show the hull carved down to the deck, the stem keel and stern posts being cut and also fitted and the false deck and planking being fitted, and also the cabin, if you have any questions just ask, best regards John.
 

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The next set shows the cabin lights ( windows ), bow sprit, deck furniture, false frames and the gentleman I built her for.
 

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The winch, mast yards, paintinting and deadeyes and plates.
 

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Sails and rigging, and in display case, as I said early on, if you have any questions just ask, thanks for looking, best regards John.
 

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Thanks to all for the nice comments.

Bob I was also on the Pendennis Castle back in 1966-67, started off as Officers Steward in the first class Restuarant, Dusty Miller was the Head waiter and the Officers tables were the first tables inside the Resturuant doors, brings back some memories, might have served your breakfast at some time, I was only 18 at the time but I used to take a model with me to work on, I've also downloaded your Scratch building Merchant Ships, very interesting, might be a bit small scale for me but plenty of useful info, best regards John,
 

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Hi John,
Thanks for info. At that time, I was in Windsor Castle, I didn't get to Pendennis Castle until 1973. Sailed with Dusty Miller for years & years. He ended up as chief catering officer aboard RMS St. Helena in the 80s.
Glad you enjoyed the download. I went from large scale to miniature scale literally overnight (because it was more convenient at sea) and always found it easier.
Bob
 
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Hi Bob,
I got it back to front, in 1966=67 I was on the Windsor Castle as a officers steward, I have a photo of me standing in front of the very large mural on the back of the Dinning Room wall, and I was on the Pendennis Castle in 1969-70 as a tourist class waiter.
 
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