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About jwvolz

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  1. Well done Bob. I agree with your assessment of the kit too... Hopefully this year is better for you health wise!
  2. It's looking very nice Bob.
  3. Thanks Jason. And the "likes". I'm in the home stretch now, wrapping up the rigging. Have to get some pics.
  4. Here is exactly what you need in the proper scale, for about as cheap as you will find. They're designed for the kit. https://www.shapeways.com/product/PFE4WC7WW/1-76-usn-24-pounder-cannons-cecil-model-1808?optionId=64836047&li=marketplace
  5. Spent a ton of time in the shipyard and made a lot of progress over the weekend. All yards are now in place and have their lifts rigged. I've also rigged the topsail and topgallant braces, as well as the topsail sheets. Made a bunch of rope coils as well, where my variety of line colors becomes a bit obvious, but I'm sure there was plenty of variety in age among lines on the real thing. I'm holding off on the main braces until the rest of the upper rigging is finished so I have room to work. As it is I'm constantly bumping yards and lines while belaying...
  6. Mike, I wouldn't go crazy trying to make them match. The Constitution has green bulwarks and red carriages on the spar deck for example.
  7. Steve, I just pulled it off the internet to give you a visual, not sure of the original source.
  8. Very nice work! Before you get too far, the stock on your anchor is upside down. The tapered side should be down toward the flukes. It should also sit much higher. See the attached drawing, hope it helps!
  9. Thanks everyone for the comments and "likes". I've finished all the rigging on the bow area/spritsail yard. Again, rigged to the Irene book. I'll move on next to finishing installing remaining yards and then on to braces. I took a picture down the length of the deck, thought it was a nice "crew-level"perspective...
  10. That looks really good for being a synthetic. Doesn't have the usual "plastic" look to it. I'm intrigued...
  11. The lower yards are now in place and some of the rigging is complete. I'm rigging them according to the brig Irene book. It's well researched and most of it is backed up by Steel and Levers. Note the crossjack yard only has a parrel and sling, no jeers per the book and well explained there.

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