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Nick,

 

Just found your build log and so glad I did.  Fantastic work, a real inspiration to those of us who are at the earlier stages of our builds. Thanks for sharing it with us.

 

Patrick

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So, it's about time I posted an update.

I decided to rig the masts one at a time in the early stages, that is lower shrouds and ratlines.

Started with the main.

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First job to hange tackle pendants, a pair each side.

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Next start on the Lower shrouds, a pair at a time, Starboard then Port.

This is the first pair mid rigging.

Before getting started I cut and shaped pieces of light white card and covered all the open decks.

I find this has a lot of advantages.

Keeps dust of the deck details, stops me dropping rope cuttings, blocks, tools etc down holes.

It also helps stop me snagging on details with loose clothing etc.

Its a good background to work against, and finally makes a good work top for lighter items.

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Anyway back to progress.

Loose rigging the first pair of deadeyes.

I used two little jigs to hold two pairs of deadeyes apart whilst rigging the shrouds.

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Jumping ahead a bit - all shrouds now rigged and lanyards secured.

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The shrouds around the mast above the bolster, couple of shots.

Ever noticed how dirty your work looks under the scrutiny of a close up camera shot?

I will continue on a second post.

 

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lol - photos sometimes show far to much, 

 

 

but fantastic progress, i will get there one day

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To continue

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Shrouds done for the main.

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Ratlines well underway. part way up one side.

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I use a piece of rigid clear plastic stip cut to width.

That helps space the lines.

I also find these tiny clothes pegs are a great help.

For those interested they seem to appear in card shops around Xmas.

They are actually for pinning up Christmas cards.

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Working my way up the second side.

You can just see the futtock stave tied to the shrouds on the other side.

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Just to break it up a bit I have been getting the Cartharpins ready for fitting, here they are mid preparation.

That is it for now.

Last night i tied of the last of the ratlines for lower main.

Will fit a second stave and rig the catharpins next.

Watch this space as they say.

 

Nick

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Outstanding model Nick

wonderfull build and superb Details, I also liked your Network (link) but what an effort !.... you sure know what it takes to produce eyecandy...

 

Nils

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Hi nick  not seen your build before and feel i should have you are ahead  of me just fininshing the masts of and correcting some errors week a lot actually.

yes the camera does make the build look dirty and shabby i agree i often look ay my  photos and think hey its not really that bad.Must say yours look cleaner then mine i need a  aerosole air can on mine i think.   DEREK    :pirate41:

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sorry it's been a while but here are some updates.

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To rig the catharpins i made up a little frame to hold the shrouds in place as I tied them off.

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Next was preparation of the futtock shrouds

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Futtock shrouds now rigged and ratlines tied.

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next the first of the topmast shrouds.

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Top mast shrouds on one side

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And then other side and lanyards tied off

 

will continue on another post

Nick

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Tying ratlines for the top mast shrouds

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Then starting on the Topgallant shrouds

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And finished

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Which now means main mast is done for the moment, all shrouds and ratlines etc.

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Next to do the Formast,

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The 'hole' waiting to accept the mast

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Shipping the mast

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Alignment chaecked and gluing done

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ready to go to work on this mast now

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Shrouds prepared

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Very nice work Nick. All looks very clean and precise. Your little jig for helping rig the catharpins looks like an excellent idea.

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Hi All.

 

Thank you all for the generous comments.

Here is a brief (very) update.

All lower shrouds and ratlines done.

Here we are tying the Fore mast Futtock shrouds

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Then getting the Fore top mast shrouds in place.

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And currently doing the ratlines for same.

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Thats it for now.

 

Nick

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Hello nick

Nothing changes, the same excellent standard. The shrouds and ratlines are very neat and tidy. And the gauge works like a dream. I notice you have lost a lot of photos on your log, which as happened on a lot of logs, which is a shame. Keep enjoying your build. DAVID

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So, time for an update.

Sorry it's been a while, rigging Shrouds and tying Ratlines has been keeping me busy now for months.

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Fore mast now rigged for shrouds, lower half

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Upper half

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And whole thing

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Mizzen mast next to do, Mast in place

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Starting to rig the first pair of shrouds

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Tying the Lanyards

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Using a little jig to get the dead eye spacing correct.

 

Bit of a jump now. I didn't capture any more on the Mizzen.

But have now finished all the Shrouds and Ratlines to all three main masts.

Will leave the Sprit for a little while to give easier access.

So here are a few shots of current stage.

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Now just starting to get onto the Stays.

 

Nick

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Congratulations on reaching a significant milestone there Nick - looking very nice indeed.

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John, Glennard, Brian, Grant - Thanks very much for the generous comments.

It's always nice having feedback.

 

Nick

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So it's about time I posted an update, it's been an age.

I moved onto the stays.

I decided to turn up some mouse formers in a variety of sizes

 

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They each have a hole to suit the rope size in question.

 

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A difficult bit of fine turning but did lots of extras and picked the best.

Then glued them in place and served over them.

 

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Here is the Mizzen stay going into position.

 

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And belayed to the deck by the Main.

 

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And the other Mizzen and Main stays.

I haven't mounted the Bowsprit yet so have not made off the ends at the moment.

 

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So then moved onto the backstays.

 

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Fitting backstay with deadeyes

 

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And the others.

Will continue on another post.

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To Continue, next to fit the Bowsprit

 

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But first I had to repair a broken Boomkin.

I managed to catch it and snap it off.

So turned a new one, managed to get the knighthead off.

Made up a new assembly and fitted it.

 

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Once the Bowsprit was on I finished rigging the Main stay and preventer.

 

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And did the snaking.

 

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Then rigged the pair of tackle pendants.

 

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Main stays and backstays now done

 

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Forestay open heart block being prepared.

 

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Fore Stay being rigged.

And will continue on another post.

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Next moved to preparing the spars.

 

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Here they are fitted out with hardware and painted

 

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Stud' sail boom rings/brackets.

 

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And blocks fitted where required.

 

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Main lower stud'g sail boom bracket made up and dry fitted.

 

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And in the deployed position.

 

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Spars all prepared ready to go.

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To continue

 

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Fore stays

 

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Belaying Fore topmast stay

 

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Next onto a job I have been avoiding but needs to be done so here goes.

I have rigged the ship with LEDs, most of which were fitted way back below decks.

But I also plan to put LEDs into the three stern lanterns.

Sourced a brass tube as small as I could find that would accommodate the wiring.

Here is the top of one of the lanterns and a made up bracket with the tube ready for fitting.

 

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Dry fitting the bracket.

 

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Then pull the wiring through the tube.

I am using very fine Kapton coated wires, real thin.

 

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Next glue the brackets into position with epoxy for a good solid fix.

 

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I made up a little wooden jig to clamp the LED into the lamp base whilst I soldered the legs to the wires.

Soldering is not my strong suit but they tested out ok.

Once tested I sealed the soldered legs by applying a coat of epoxy which is a good insulator.

Then I trimmed the legs and bent them upwards so they would fit into the lanterns.

 

More to follow

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Final instalment for the time being

 

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The lanterns now full fitted.

 

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And how they look with the lamps lit.

Then a bunch of photos showing other views with the lighting switched on.

 

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I'm pretty pleased with how the lighting worked out I must say, especially the three lanterns.

 

That's it for now, thanks for looking

 

Nick

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Time for an update, if fact long overdue.

First some of the Bowsprit rigging.

Doing the Jibboom horses and manropes.

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The martingales.

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And Bobstays.

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And the BS Shrouds.

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I will split up my update posts into common sections.

 

Nick

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All the standing rigging now done.

I moved on to thinking about the Yards

To make things as easy as possible and to avoid clumsy hands breaking things i wanted to do as much of the running rigging either off model or on yards before fitting.

Yards are at this stage

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I made up all of the loose rigging beforehand.

like the Fore yard Sling parts

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And the hooked blocks with/without pendants.

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I also went through all of the running rigging a bit at a time and added standing ends etc to (already fitted) blocks where required. Drilled a few missed sheave holes through masts and hull, trucks in shrouds, eyes with blocks in sides, fixed blocks in slings etc.

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Will continue

 

Nick

 

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Nick,

 

Fantastically accurate work, beautiful model and really good pictures. 

Thanks a lot for sharing your build log and hints and tips with us!

 

Best,

Rob

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And a few more.

Now ready to start raising the Yards.

But I considered that once the rigging was all done, cleaning off the dust would be more difficult.

So decided to have a good spring clean before starting Yards.

I use a piece of rigid plastic tube about 1/4" dia taped into the end of a standard vacuum cleaner.

It still gives a pretty good suction.

Then I use a soft brush to brush off the dust with the tube right up behind.

So this is where I stand before the Yards and once cleaned up.

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And so onto the first yard, the Fore Mast Yard.

held with a pin and a small drop of epoxy to the mast.

 

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That's the lot for now

Thanks for dropping by

 

Nick

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Amazing build, very impressive, although a slightly depressing reality check on how much is left to do on my own build!

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