In 1869, Cutty Sark set out to be the best clipper of all those in the golden age of sailing. She met her destiny three years later by crushing the fastest clipper at the time, Thermopylae. The 963-ton Cutty Sark's daily sailing distance averaged 163 miles, reaching speeds as high as 14 knots. The phrase "Cutty Sark" means "very short wearing", a phrase used to describe a witch in the legendary tale "O' Thunder".
The kit is molded in colors.
Black trees are for the rigging, hull halves and display stand
Tan tree is for the main deck
Dark Brown trees are for masts, long boats and deck details
White tree for railings and other details
Kit includes decals and thread for rigging the model.
A beginner can assemble the model without painting or rigging the sails.
Experienced modelers can paint and detail the features molded into the kit. Instructions show how to rig the model.