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HM Naval Cutter Speedy 1828 by Thunder - FINISHED - Model Shipwright - Scale 1:48

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pumps and galley chimney were missing from the kit so these were scratch built from scrap.

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This was a really enjoyable build which had its issues along the way. the instructions and drawings were good. Rigging details good but some details m I believe to be incorrect.

 

I felt lucky to have been able to find this kit. Considering 45 years odd old the timber and parts were in very good condition. As a kit, Chuck's is probably a lot better and very similar.

 

As to where to display, when I asked the wife she said ' would make good kindling' I hope she was joking.!!

 

So worst bit of doing the model - finishing it, I hate that feeling!

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Congratulations on a fine result, Thunder. I remember seeing advertisements in Model Shipwright back in the '80s and wondered if the kit was as good as the photo in their ad. It is.

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2 hours ago, druxey said:

wondered if the kit was as good as the photo in their ad.

It is when Thunder builds it. I doubt the results would be the same if it was me for example!

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Thanks everyone especially Lou. I am a fair to middling builder and your work on the Providence shows you to be an accomplished builder.

 

A difficult kit to view and not a lot of point as I may never see another. It was strange as having no materials for masts or yards but had all the rigging blocks. She is also only single planked which means you have to be careful. It really was more of a scratch build than a kit. The old wood was a joy to work with.

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11 minutes ago, Thunder said:

your work on the Providence shows you to be an accomplished builder.

Now it seems you have added lying to your accomplishments! :D I am SO HAPPY with my work on the Providence at this point that I am thinking of starting all over from the framework out!

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