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  1. Coming together nicely, I love the contrast in colors reminds me of the RN ones used daily when we used to live near a port. OC.
  2. Old Collingwood

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    Thank you so kindly - its a learning curve to me, quite litterly learning as I go along - never done anything like this before. OC.
  3. Old Collingwood

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    Thank you sincerely mark, its one of those "hold your breath moments" I thought I had messed it up when I had a slightly different hight difference to the other side, so I just pulled the rope away from the deadeye slightly re-aligned and re glued. When I do the rest of the foremast shrouds, I will fit all the shrouds around the masthead, but then do the last deadeys on the channel (furthest starboard Not the sole one for the higher masthead) that way I can tension the mast ready to tension the forestay on the bowsprit, and get a tensioned triangle -so to speak. OC.
  4. You could do something really wild - you could do a fictional ship - The Flying Dutchman from the VASA kit. OC.
  5. Old Collingwood

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    Evening all - thank you for all the likes and comments, as we all know its the inspiration that motivates all of us, anyway I worked on my first shroud rope assembly - first I made a device for holding the right gap between deadeyes, for this I used some thick fuse wire - when I set the gap I wanted I ran the shroud rope down and round the bottom of the deadeye - holding the return of the rope taut, I added a few drops of ca the applied a bit more to the top of the deadeye - and pushed both ropes together to close the gap where the return of the rope was. I then tied a knot using fine black thread then round a few runs and glued over the fine thread, so first shroud with a deadeye attached and lashed. This was repeated on the other side - then it was the turn to lace the channel deadeyes to the shrouds, first I de-fuzed the thread using some watery pva that I just ran along a length of thread between my fingers - this smoothed the thread and made it slightly easier to pass through the eyes, so I did a few dry attempts but discovered I had to lace it a slightly different way starting from the shroud deadeye and not the channel one - all this means is finishing at a lower hole to run the thread up to lash and glue around the shroud/deadeye link. So I managed to do the very first one both sides inluding trimming the finished ends. Here are a few pics (if they load that is)
  6. Thank you for looking into this Dirk - very much appreciated no doubt by us all. OC.
  7. I had the same thing happen to me with my last post containing pics - in the end I had to submit reply minus the pics then add them after by editing my reply. OC.
  8. Old Collingwood

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    Thinking ahead - I need to fashion (anyone remember that group) ? back on track - make a guide out of a bent pin to hold both channel and shroud deadeys lined up so I can attach the first shroud - then the same the other side (I know im not lacing the deadeyes together yet) OC.
  9. Old Collingwood

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    Just adding my little update - so the shrouds have began, I used the same thread I used on the forestay and past it through the gap between the masthead, I then tied a knot towrds the top creating a farly tight loop, while putting some weight on the ends, I repeated the same on the other side the applied a dab of glue to hold then inplace around the masthead. Just a few pics as requested. OC.
  10. Old Collingwood

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    I was of course joking about the admiral. OC.
  11. Old Collingwood

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    Right then - all you spud eaters and everyone else, I did a tiny wee bit this evening consisting of gluing the foremast inplace, and trimming some of the forestay excess rope off - then passed it through the loop of the bowsprit block. So next stage I guess will be to start the shrouds ((Gulp)) - I understand I need to do the first two nearest the bow on the one side - then repeat for the other side and repeat moving two deadeyes at a time going towards the stern - fun times me thinks. OC.
  12. Old Collingwood

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    Spud is sometimes a persons nick name over here. OC.
  13. Old Collingwood

    Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

    Dont get me wrong lou I can and sometime do swear - but when I do I take myself in the garden and give my self a good tellng off normaly using colorful language - that normaly sorts it - the admiral does well she has her crude words down to every second word - so she is doing well. OC.

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