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Cutty Sark by Photo Bud - Revell -1:220


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This model is probably 40 years old, many years ago it took a dive off a 7 foot book case and I couldn't bear to part with it. Now I'm going to try and repair it. With my rekindled interest in ship models, it only seems like the right thing to do!

 

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Here you can see much of the damage done, in addition to the hull halves separating and the deck becoming loose.

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The Old Curmudgeon.

 

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    Cutty Sark by Photo Bud - Revell - 1:220

    Endeavour by Photo Bud - Amati - 1:80

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Some more detail of work to be done.

First, overall look at bow where most damage done. Note that hull has split into it's two pieces, flying jib has come loose at top (sail actually broke at tip), and lines are entangled. Also, the ship's boat shown has to be put back on its storage location farther aft.

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Detail look at bowsprit and jibboom. Note that it was broken once previously and repaired by drilling hole and inserting part of a straight pin which was insufficient to prevent new damage. Pin will need to be straightened and reinserted before gluing again.

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Now, the aft side of foremast showing tangled lines and unattached shrouds.

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Finally, the unattached spanker aft.

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The Old Curmudgeon.

 

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    Cutty Sark by Photo Bud - Revell - 1:220

    Endeavour by Photo Bud - Amati - 1:80

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Not much progress to be seen, but it took quite awhile to untangle the standing and running rigging at the bow! And yes, the bowsprit is not down in its proper place while bonding hull halves at the top.

 

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    Endeavour by Photo Bud - Amati - 1:80

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 That is a repair I have gotten quite skilled at.  I broke the bowsprite off my 1/96 scale Constitution and Alabama, and then my Mother did the same on her Thermopylae.  Because of the frequency of breakage on the 1/96 scale ships, with hollow booms, I put a steel rod in the bowsprit boom to make if stiff enough to endure the casual bump while being moved.  

 

Current Builds:  Revell 1:96 Thermopylae Restoration

                           Revell 1:96 Constitution COMPLETED

                           Aeropiccola HMS Endeavor IN ORDINARY

Planned Builds: Scientific Sea Witch

                            Marine Models USF Essex

                            

 

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3 hours ago, ScottRC said:

 That is a repair I have gotten quite skilled at.  I broke the bowsprite off my 1/96 scale Constitution and Alabama, and then my Mother did the same on her Thermopylae.  Because of the frequency of breakage on the 1/96 scale ships, with hollow booms, I put a steel rod in the bowsprit boom to make if stiff enough to endure the casual bump while being moved.  


that’s some good advise, I haven’t had any thing break on previous builds but I could see how this could happen all the time, honestly I might start doing this just because 

Current Builds:

Flying Fish - Model Shipways - 1:96

 

Future Builds:

Young America 1853 - Scratch Build - 1:72

 

Completed Builds:

HMS Racehorse - Mantua - 1:47 (No pictures unfortunately)

Providence Whale Boat - Artesania Latina - 1:25 (Also no pictures)

Lowell Grand Banks Dory - Model Shipways - 1:24

 

Shelved Builds:

Pride of Baltimore 2 - Model Shipways - 1:64 (Also no pictures)

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Veszett Roka said:

i think this is the same Revell kit, which i've built ~30 years ago. If you need the documentation i still have it, i can scan and post.

That would be great, thanks! Mostly need the rigging chart, not the part list.

The Old Curmudgeon.

 

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    Cutty Sark by Photo Bud - Revell - 1:220

    Endeavour by Photo Bud - Amati - 1:80

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11 hours ago, Veszett Roka said:

Until i finish the scanning, here is a few other manual for additional reference. Somewhere i have a Heller-Airfix one too, but its exact location lost in the time :)

 

These are most appreciated. Will make good use of these!

 

The Old Curmudgeon.

 

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    Endeavour by Photo Bud - Amati - 1:80

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My apologies to those who have supported me in this and have furnished me with the necessary instructions (especially @Veszett Roka), but medical issues have brought me to a standstill, both physically and mentally. I'm hoping after my next set of procedures, I can get back on track with both ship modelling and HO train modelling. Until then I take comfort in watching this forum and occasionally adding my two cents worth!

The Old Curmudgeon.

 

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    Cutty Sark by Photo Bud - Revell - 1:220

    Endeavour by Photo Bud - Amati - 1:80

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