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  • Birthday 01/14/1959

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  1. Continuing on in bits and pieces when I have time. Today I made the parral and fitted the spritsail topsail yard, the first running rigging being the spritsail topsail halyard and I had a crack at making my first rope coil at the belaying pin.
  2. A bit more work today, finished off the footropes on the spritsail yard and finished fitting the fore topmast stays
  3. Hi Mark Thanks. The nail marks in the planks were done using a 6B pencil, just position it on the plank, press and rotate. Practice on a scrap to get good at it, and keep the pencil sharp. Cheers Steve
  4. I haven't posted on here for a while but I have been plugging away doing bits and pieces when time permits. I have been working on the rigging and have almost finished the topmast standing rigging. This week a little diversion, I bought a ships wheel kit from Syren. Its the correct size and looks much better than the metal one I had there. Great kit from Chuck - everything goes together so precisely. First pic is the metal wheel I replaced.
  5. Hi Dave Yes they are burton pendants, the bloocks would be hooked to them. The two blocks between the topmast shrouds are called sister blocks, for the topsail lifts. The AOTS has long stropped blocks hanging from the masthead
  6. Hi Dave I followed the AOTS and My mast tackles are a little lower than the yard arms. The yards will sit just below the top woolding. Be aware that the topmost tackles in the AOTS have a block, but most likely had a thimble for a block to hook into, according to several other sources. cheers Steve
  7. Not a silly question Karl. I used water based paint. French Blue from Admiralty Paints by Jokita. I got it from an online Hobby Store here in Australia. You shouldn't have any problems gluing things on oil paint especially if you use CA
  8. The stand is a rough one I made out of mdf just to hold the ship during construction. I will make a proper stand when I'm finished, probably like the small supports I made for my first Endeavour in this pic
  9. Thanks Mike and Michael. Yes soldering is very tricky and takes a bit of practice, yes the hardest part is holding very small pieces together whilst soldering. One trick is to pin the parts onto a sacrificial piece of wood that will inevitably scorch. If the solder is a bit thick or lumpy I just file off the excess. I have a great little blow torch thats good for small work.
  10. I have been working on the topmast shrouds recently. I used two single blocks to simulate the sister blocks on the shrouds. For the thimbles in the pendants I cut a short piece off thin copper tubing.
  11. Hi Dave looking good mate, that longer bowsprit looks right eh? cheers Steve
  12. Welcome back Rexy. Beautiful neat planking job. I'd like to spend every weekend on my build but my missus usually has other ideas. Cheers Steve
  13. Good job Dave but a lot of work, did you see my post on using fabric band-aid material for the meeces?

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