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  1. The ones at Warlord are 28mm or 1/56 scale. I forgot to mention that I have a set of these. The quality of the decals are very good.
  2. Still sewing sails. I started with the Main Gaff sail because it’s the biggest. It’s mostly done.
  3. I am in the final stages of the Prince de Neufchatel. You did an excellent job of the stern. How ever you decide to make the quarter galleries, I don’t think that you’ll have any difficulty.
  4. I bought 2 pairs of long tweezers along with 2 pairs of long angled tweezers for reaching into the rigging and belaying to belaying pins. They have served me well. They enable belaying the running rigging behind the shrouds on square riggers. Reach in from in front of the shrouds or behind the shrouds. Don’t try to reach through the shrouds. Use the angled tweezers to get behind the belaying pins. Model Shipways sells a nice set of them. Don’t buy the cheap ones, mine went in the trash when I made that mistake. For the order of rigging, I follow Zu Monfeld’s recommendations from his Historic Ship Models. I start with the bowsprit, move to stays, install shrouds and ratlines, install backstays and then go from fore to aft, bottom to top for the running rigging.
  5. I am in the process of sewing my sails. It is very slow going (but fun). I am using an old fashioned needle and thread. I am making reefing points as appropriate. I’ll post some pictures when I have something worth showing.

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