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Syren by JesseLee - Model Shipways - scale: 1:64

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I have been slowly working on things a little at a time during the short spells i feel like it enough. I started shaping and constructing the yards back in December. Got them all made and started adding all the blocks, stirrups and footropes. The blocks seemed like they took me forever to rig. I did order a bunch of them from Syren Model Co. so they would look better.

 

Jesse

 

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Yard blocks @ footropes.jpg

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This month I started shaping the stuns'l booms and began making the boom irons. I started with the brass tubing supplied in the kit. Found it harder to cut out and drill than I expected. Looked around in my stuff and found some aluminum tubing I got at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. This was much easier to cut out and drill and made the process much faster than with the brass. I don't have proper soldering equipment so I am having to settle with using CA glue instead. Not really how I wanted it but you gotta work with what you have. Have now got all the irons and booms formed, ready to start adding them to the yards. 

 

Jesse

 

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stuns'l boom rings.jpg

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    Well Jesse, that's still no small task that you've finished there.  After all, as they say, our hobby is not a race to finish, but rather something to enjoy while it lasts.  Adding the spar accessories off ship will make the rigging simpler and actually faster anyway.

    Keep it up, you're doing a fine job.

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Nice yard work JesseLee and if CA can do the trick, so what.  Once completed there'll be no one to put stress on it, it'll last a lifetime.

Cheers,

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Was planning on posting an update (mostly rigging all the blocks I can to prepare to ad the yards and running rigging) but got news yesterday that a former foster dad lost his battle with cancer yesterday. He is the reason I live where I do. I lived in their home longer than any other foster home growing up so they were the closest thing to real family I had growing up. (I did know my real family but never lived with them growing up.) 

 

I'll try to post soon

 

Jesse

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I don't think the feelings for the loss between a real or a foster parent will differ, so I know the pain. My sincere condolences Jesse. I wish you and your family lots of strength during this time of grief.

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