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About Cuda1949

  • Birthday 11/19/1949

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    West Fenwick Island Delaware
  • Interests
    Ship Modeling, Ships in Bottles, Golfing, Playing Guitar

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  1. Two down one to go. Finished the main mast. Now on to the last mast. I also added a railing on the top of the rear cabin.
  2. Latest update. Foremast is finished and has been placed on the ship. Now I am working on the main mast just started rigging the dead eyes and started to rig the upper shrouds.
  3. And so it begins. I have completed the build of the foremast. I am currently rigging the deadeyes on the upper part of the mast. Quite a challenge using small deadeyes what with my big fingers lol. Also received The Neophyte Jackstay what a great reference book.
  4. Hi Patrick, Thanks for the kind words. I really am enjoying the build. I really like figuring out what I should do next. It is quite a challenge. Al
  5. Longridge's books arrived and after some investigation I have started on the masts, I also have made two pin rails with the belaying pins. I took the advice from the books and made a stand to build the masts off from the ship. Much easier to work on. The ship in the background is a sib of the Flying Cloud awaiting insertion into a bottle.
  6. Thanks for the kind words I will try moving them unfortunately they are glued in place. Al
  7. Currently awaiting delivery of Longridge's books but in the meantime I have installed the deadeyes for all the masts. I have glued in the two chicken houses and the two bathrooms. I also installed the stanchions on the foredeck.
  8. After the glue dried on the bass wood strips I attached the railing and drilled holes into the bass strips so the deadeyes would be able to be glued in place.
  9. In order to attach the deadeyes inside the bulkhead I attached and glued the bass wood strips to the deck.
  10. I have attached the railing supports on the rear deck. Still working on attaching the deadeyes to the deck.
  11. Thanks for the encouragement
  12. The deck houses are not glued onto the deck as I am currently working on attaching the rails and deadeyes. I also have the two bathrooms built and the winch and chain. This was completed on July 7, 2018.
  13. I then created the other two deck houses and the chicken houses and hatches.
  14. After the deck was planked I moved on to building the deck houses and other deck fittings. As I have no real plans I used the Billings plans and a copy of the Scientific plans. I believe that the deck house on the cutty was smaller than this one. April 2018 - June 2018
  15. This planking was started in March as you can see there wasn't a false deck. I had to put in wood block in order to support the decking. The planks were marked with a black magic marker.

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