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  1. Thanks guys, much appreciated. I need to get some better photos up. The lights over my work area are rather harsh. Frolic: Thanks for the historical info, good stuff.
  2. Another long overdue update. I have done a good bit of work over the last few months, but again have been bad with the documentation. Anyway...Standing rigging is complete. Again, obviously I did a ton of work with no updates. That was no mere few days of effort. I've also gotten the boom and gaff rigged. Line is from a variety of sources and all of the blocks are from Syren. Finally the launch was installed and secured in place.
  3. Every photo I have from onboard Victory shows natural wood, though certainly varnished to prevent rot. It really makes sense when you think about it. It had to move and you probably didn't want paint preventing it from turning properly with paint getting in the joint with the axle.
  4. Good attention to some of the possible pitfalls Bob. I too edged the quarterdeck to avoid the visible ply. She's looking very nice!
  5. Great work David and nice use of the painted paper, very clever.
  6. My cap rail was off at the stern as well in a similar manner. I cut it off and scratched a new one from the point where it diverged from the hull.
  7. Very nice progress, she looks great.
  8. Good luck with your build. I'm building the kit now and it's been quite enjoyable. I've made some modifications along the way as well to try to get a more historic rendering. I'll be following along!
  9. Nice Bob. You're braver than I am. If I put the spritsail yard on that early my elbow would knock it off in about 20 minutes... !
  10. Nice Bob. Would you mind posting a picture of the plans?

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