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  1. Finished looking, and then installing the aft platform, now onto the fore. ben
  2. Looking at the notches on the aft platform.
  3. Hi Kenny, I’m not much of a one for giving other people advice, just take your time and try not to accept something that you know is not right. Getting the spacing and symmetry correct can be tough if you want a really good result - I can’t count how many times I remade things on the lower platforms and lower deck - but I’m now happy with my results. One thing I’m doing differently from now on is using Black fishing line instead of copper wire and LOS to simulate bolts, much easier and looks better and more consistent to me. ben
  4. Floors completed and “nailed”, now onto the platforms.
  5. Thanks Everyone Mast partners completed, I was thinking about adding hatch gratings but have decided not to to allow what can be seen of below as much as possible. now to decide on what to work on next. ben
  6. Thanks Everyone for the likes and comments. Mast Partner layouts glued onto some boxwood blanks to start making them.
  7. Lower deck framing completed, have to make both main and mizzenmast partners to finish off.
  8. Quite a bit of work was completed in the last week before I start traveling for work again. Friezes added, trim piece scraped with simple profile and installed below the frieze, caprails painted, and all planking had the “copper” nails added. When I get back I will start on the floors. ben
  9. Nice Rusty, she’s a beaut. Are you gonna add sails or not? I’m in between on that? ben
  10. Stem Bolsters installed and inner upper strake completed - now to prime and paint which is my least favorite part of modeling. ben
  11. Gorgeous Chuck, Do you still intend to add sails to the model?
  12. Hi Greg, I find it much easier to do them off the model when and where possible. ben
  13. Lower deck framing continues up to the beam arms, not far to go now. ben
  14. Thanks for the likes and comments. Here are the Caprails installed and I left a decent overhang both in/outboard to allow for sanding to correct width, next up is the stem bolsters. ben

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