Cutty Sark by Sergal

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I started the model back in 2013 and it's still ongoing. It didn't come with sails so I built it for RC with twin screws and two tiny electric motors. As I progressed with the build I realized that with all the rigging there wouldn't be any way to get to the batteries and motors. So I decided to build it with sails that I would make (HA) and not use the model in the water. Had to beef up the hardware that attaches the yards to the mast by making heavier brackets out of brass. There always seem to be a problems with the lower yards breaking off the mast with other models so hopefully that won't happen this time.
Here are some photos that I took earlier and then some that will bring this build up to date. Here we go!



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Continuing on you can see the second layer of planks on the hull and then the painting has been complete. The deck cabins cover RC stuff in the hull like the steering servo in the stern and the motors ubder the second cabin. One thing that isn't shown is sealing the hull. After the second planking I taped the entire outside of the hull with masking tabe working the tame nice and smooth. I then mixed epoxy 50-50 with thinner and poured small amounts at a time into the hull. I sloched this mix all over the hull inside and used a brush where there was too much. This way the epoxy which is vert thin can seep into ALL cracks and cranny's effectively sealing the entire hull from the inside. The tape on the outside keep the epoxy from leaking out and running down the sides while the epoxy runs between the two plank layers. Capillary action sucks this stuff up like you won't believe and this hull will not leak. EVER!

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Peglegreg

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G'day Norman
Glad to see that you have started your log. The 'Sark' is looking great. The masking tape as a barrier is a brilliant idea mate.
Looking forward for your next entry.
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That's about how far I got with the CS at the time. Other boats came along and I got side tracked. I don't suppose that ever happens to anyone else? Ha! The first pic in this groupe is of a PT boat conversion I saw at Cape Cod in 1960 I worked at the Snow Inn on Wychmere harbor that summer and the real boat came and stayed with us for the summer. I buit this model on a Lindberg PT hull and took the superstructure off a picture I got from a friend. First time I put it in the water the motors snapped the plastic couplings and I never have fixed them. They both snapped at the same time so I never have seen how the boat runs....yet.
Next boat is a take off of the "Gangster Yacht" in the movie Key Largo. On this one I drew the plans and scratch built the model and found out later the boat never existed. It was painted on a back drop for the move. So this one is a one of a kind and runs pretty good with a bunch of ballast in the hull.
The bottom three are of a Revell plastic model of the Cutty Sark. It fell off a six foot high cabinet where i had placed it to be safe. It was a mess but it all back together now and looking ok.

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Other boats came along and I got side tracked. I don't suppose that ever happens to anyone else?

That never happen to me! Oh, I just bit my tongue.........must because I told an untruth!
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Had to take a few days off because the cute little thing in my avatar had to be put down from cancer. I knew it was coming and talking a bit with you guys and spending some time looking over this forum helped a lot to pass the time we had left together. She would have been 11 today but missed it by a week. I'm sure many of you have been through the same thing a time or two and it never gets easier.
Anyway I took a couple of pics of the hardware I made for attaching the spars to the masts. Takes extra time to do this and it doesn't look very prototypical but I don't think these will break like some of my others have done. In the bottom picture I made the pin ring from a brass washer that I filed to fit over the mast and then drilled the holes for the pin. Should work ok.

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Had to take a few days off because the cute little thing in my avatar had to be put down from cancer. I knew it was coming and talking a bit with you guys and spending some time looking over this forum helped a lot to pass the time we had left together. She would have been 11 today but missed it by a week. I'm sure many of you have been through the same thing a time or two and it never gets easier.
Anyway I took a couple of pics of the hardware I made for attaching the spars to the masts. Takes extra time to do this and it doesn't look very prototypical but I don't think these will break like some of my others have done. In the bottom picture I made the pin ring from a brass washer that I filed to fit over the mast and then drilled the holes for the pin. Should work ok.
I do not know how these feelings are, if a beloved pet has passed away......our dog is now 15 years old, still fit, but she has a tumor, which we do not want to perform a surgery......she shall enjoy her last time - I am sorry for your loss.
..... and your metal works are looking very good
 
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I meant to add that if anybody builds this model DO NOT make your masts and yards from the plan drawings. They are out of scale and will all be too short. You have to take the size of each piece off the plans (The dimensions they give you are correct, it's the drawings that are incorrect) and measure each dowel to the specs on the plan to get the right size.. It mentions this in the instructions but I don't usually read them until the model is finished. Consequently I now have a nice set of masts and yards in a bucket by my work bench. Every one the wrong size. I was able to use a couple of the longer yards for shorter ones but everything else had to be done over. Beware the treachery of the draftsman.
 
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Got the spanker boom hooked up tonight but still have to figure out how to make the pins in it look like rivet heads. meantime I tied a line from the top of the mizzen mast down to the gaff and then to the boom to kinda hold it all in place. Nothing on the masts is glued yet but it's gettin' near time to do that and start with the standing rigging. A couple of pics for your perusing pleasure.

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