This is my first foray into model ship building after a scratch-built galleon I made at school some 50 years ago. Diana took some 3 years to build and I enjoyed every minute of it. I elected to include all sails in a furled state so as to not mask any of the detail. A lot of the extra information I obtained from the books 'Anatomy of the Ship: Diana' and 'Rigging Period Ship Models' plus a few others and a few visits to HMS Victory at Portsmouth.
Absolutely Beautiful!!!! Love the frapped lines on the running out tackle. One question regarding the blocks, which are beautifully made. Why are there single and double blocks for each pair instead of the normal two singles which would have been the case for 12 pounders on the QD? From Caruana 's The History of English Sea Ordnance, Volume II, page 386, The running out tackle consisted of a rope (fall), and two blocks (both single except for 32 pounders... Just curious.