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Hello, first post. I am a model railroader gone over to sail! I am building the Latina 1-84 Cutty Sark and find that the rigging components in the kit are way oversized. I there a source for small deadeyes about 1.5 MM?  I built a plastic 1-96 Revel Cutty Sark in the early 60's and still have the hull!  Any Ideas where I can find scale deadeyes?

Thanks a lot

Clipper Fan

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Gidday Clipper and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

What part of the world do you hail from? This has a bearing as Postage and Handling can make prices exorbitant. I recently purchased a small part from the states for $6.80 and the Postage and Handling was $13.20. I could not source the part here in the Land of Oz so I had to pay $20 in total.

All the best,



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Thanks to all !!!

I live in Virginia, USA, just outside of Washington DC. Making the deadeyes myself has crossed my mind, 30 years as a machinist has given me the skill set. So, I will most likely make the smaller ones myself. The more research I do, the more mistakes I find, most notable the way the sails are bent onto the yards! (Not using the jack stay)

I will keep you all updated as I progress. I am really looking forward to the rigging!


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Welcome clipper fan..from another clipper fan.  Try https://www.castyouranchorhobby.com/Category/deadeyes


I'm currently building the clipper  Great Republic.



Edited by rwiederrich

Current build:

Build log: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/25382-glory-of-the-seas-medium-clipper-1869-by-rwiederrich-196



Finished build:

Build log: of 1/128th Great Republic: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/13740-great-republic-by-rwiederrich-four-masted-extreme-clipper-1853/#


Current build(On hold):

Build log: 1/96  Donald McKay:http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/4522-donald-mckay-medium-clipper-by-rwiederrich-1855/


Completed build:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/gallery/album/475-196-cutty-sark-plastic/

The LORD said, "See, I have set (them) aside...with skills of all kinds, to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts."

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