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I acquired an opened Constructo Cutty Sark kit but the PLANS and MANUAL were not with it. I am hoping some of the members might be able to help. I would be happy to pay for them although a copy or a loan of them[returnable] would be appreciated.
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- by ajay49 On Oct 26, 2014 - 12:03 AM

I'm Alan. Just joined the forum. I live in Epsom, Surrey, UK and I'm retired, married with step children.
I've made two model boats from kits to date a Billings Viking Ship and an Amati Bluenose (almost complete). I'm now contemplating my next project, and after visiting thr Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, I'm considering building this ship from a Caldercraft kit.
Do any members have any experience with this kit? Do any members have any suggestions for...[Read More]
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Summary: The purpose: The shape of the V will determine the depth of the cut you intend to make, say you determine you want a deep cut within the letter, you will draw a squatty or short V at both ends of the centered line. Likewise should you decide on a shallow cut, the length of the V will be elongated, where-as the centered line will be shortened,. The depth of the cut is up to your taste. Just remember whatever you decide on has to be replicated to all the letters and numbers and kept as uniform as you can make them.
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An extra thick band of planking along the sides of the ship that strengthens the structure. They were about the same width as the hull planking but thicker and thus projected 3-4 inches beyond the planking on 16th and 17th century ships and 2-3 inches on 18th and 19th century ships. The top and bottom edges were slightly rounded off and attached to the frames before planking.   Or [View Entire Category]
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