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  1. After two months of pause due to lack of time, I could continue building her. The anchor chains, some part of the bowsprit and the foredeck was fitted, and I also installed some things deck: cabin houses, bell, hatches, etc... Hopefully by the end of January she will be completey except masts, rigs and sails
  2. I will always update the log when I can make some progress with her. When I painted the copper color, I used up half of the pot, with the airbrush in 3 layers, and the hull needed approx 10-15 coats altogether, so I would say you will need 3-4 pots of Revell Aqua 93 (but only if you are as "talented" in airbrushing as me 😄 , in better cases you maybe need only 2) For the upper part, I used 3-5 coats of black color, so 1 pot of black paint is more than enough
  3. I try to replicate the reference photos :-) (and I assume, back in service not everything was super clean, hence the dark wash)
  4. The project is not halted 🙂 State of progress today: The hull completed. I painted the deck and tried to imitate the wood, with two slightly different (only the brown:white ratio is differ slightly) paints of brown (Revell 187, earth color) then it got a black wash, and a coat of graphite (from a pencil) , which was later scrubed down, but remained in the edges (so basically a wash). When both the hull and the deck paint has dried, they were glued together and I placed the stand under the ship (which are boatyard-wood imitations)
  5. Today the outer hull painting was finished, inside the natural wood areas still need to be made.
  6. This is how she looks tonight. The main colors of hull are painted, but some corrections around the masking is needed. "Only" the paintings of the side-belts (I don't know how they called properly, I hope you know what I mean) and the inner side remain to be finished, but then the hull is complete, and I can start working on the deck.
  7. I stopped buying enamel 3-4 years ago and changed to acryl, because they don't smell, dry quickly, and easier to keep the accesories clean. Only my laquers are enamel, because acryl is very vulnerable. This copper color was touch-proof-dry in 20 minutes (this is why I was able to paint 10 layers in one day) And thanks for the link it's really interesting.
  8. I hate them too, especially because the panel lines are positive so you can't engrave them again if you fill them up with putty at the joints of the deck parts. For the yesterday progress: I painted the hull with three coats of copper color (Revell Aqua 93) with the hobby-airbrush, but after the airbrush used up all of the loaded paint (half of the can (!) which was even diluted in 1:1 ratio), and the results were not satisfactory (see first picture), I didn't want to waste the remaining paint, so I decided to finish the hull with brush. I was using a big 16 sized brush, and the paint was diluted 1:1 here too. I painted one coat, then I waited for about 20 minutes, then painted the next coat. It continued until about 10 coats (excluding the airbrush), until the result was satisfactory. And she already has some bivalvia and algae 🙂 (actually they are tiny dry bubbles from the soap, added to the paint, to counteract the surface tension of water (becuase I use acrylic paints diluted with water), and help the paint evenly flow everywhere)
  9. NenadM: Of course you can join, you're welcome! Jud: Thanks for watching. I plan to build a glass box for her to keep out the dust. Today evening had the airbrush arrived, so tomorrow will be Painting-day.
  10. I hoped that today I would be able to paint the hull and the deck, but unluckily the airbrush didn't work (it haven't been used since 1 or 2 years), it has paint as dry as stone in it, which I couldn't clean with my accesories, and the air is leaking everywhere (maybe because the sealings have worn out). So until the newly ordered air brush doesn't arrive (cheap hobby type, costed around $9, but good for large area painting), the build continued with deck fittings (pump, lifters, steering wheel) and deck housings.
  11. Thanks Fright, I hope, you will finish yours, and we could see her later in your build log too.
  12. Todays progress below on the pictures. Tomorrow hopefully it will get painted.
  13. I hope this model will satisfy you as good as me, when it will be finished
  14. Hello, This build log intends to show the building of the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark from Revell in a scale of 1:96. This will be my first sailing ship model, until now I built only WW2 ships and planes. I have chosen this kit because it's made from plastic, so I already know the know-how, and the rigging wouldn't be a nightmare (excluding the quantity 🙂 ), thanks to the big enough scale. About the kit: This is the grand-grandchildren of the good old Cutty Sark kit from 1960, in a new box with partly new parts from '90s (this dates mean that the development happened at that date, but my kit is newly manufactured). The quality is good, the parts fit quite well, but some sanding and filling is required. Sadly the panellines (deck, wood imitations, copper plates) are positive, which will give me a hard time at filling and sanding. The other annoying things are sails, which are vacuum-formed. The shaping is good here too, but they still looks like plastic, so the ship will not have any sails or I will make them from canvas or silk (I haven't decided yet). Attila

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