Cutty Sark 1:78 Scale (MA789) Mantua – Sergal Model
Length 30-1/2″ Scale 1:78
Double Plank on Bulkhead Wood Construction
CUTTY SARK – WORLD RECORD HOLDER 1885
INCLUDES COPPER SHEATHING
CUTTY SARK In 1885, the Cutty Sark sailed from Sydney Australia to London in 73 days, setting a record and beating her old rival, the Thermopylae, in the process. She hoisted 32,000 square feet of sail and had a top speed of 17-1/2 knots.
Mantua’s Cutty Sark 1:78 scale kit is designed from the original plans of the Cutty Sark, now restored and on display in Greenwich, England. Construction is double plank-on-bulkhead using limewood inner and walnut outer planking. All wooden parts are laser cut to facilitate assembly. Authentically detailed gilded metal ornaments grace her bow and stern. Solid brass yard collars and supports encircle the vessel, and individual copper plates cover the hull. Other fittings are copper, brass, cast metal and pre-finished hardwoods. Eight giant sheets of plans and an instruction booklet assure you of an accurate model.
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