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  1. So now I'm finishing up. I'm working on getting the last of the rigging in-between the masts done. I just have to do the funky lines attached to the middle of the sails, get the flags on, and finish doing my faux-rope coils for the pin-racks. Can anyone tell me what the ropes in the middle of the sails on the sides are? They're not shroud lines...It's the last step of the rigging blueprint. Anyhow, I know all my pictures are pretty crummy. I just shot as I went with my iphone. I will finish up this model and post some 'finished display' pictures so you guys can get a good look at it. At this point I need some feedback on anything else anyone saw that I missed to improve upon for next time and what my next project should be! I paid $150 bucks for this San Francisco model and am ready for something in that ball-park or more, but I just can't swing a grand for a museum quality Victory yet....I do want something nice so what might folks suggest. I know the Syren is popular right now. Thanks in advance!!
  2. In running the lines: I found that if i pulled out the pin and stuck the line through the hole, then stuck the pin back it made giving tension to the lines 10000 times easier. I then made little rope coils and used my tweezers to stick them over the pins. I know this isn't 'authentic' cause in real life the sailors figure 8 the line onto the pinrack and then coil the extra line in a specific way, but this model is just too small and I didn't care enough (being my first ever model) to do it. I plan on practicing this skill in the future on my next project. As I said a drawback of the button thread I used is it doesn't handle tension super well so making coils and doing wraps on pins was super difficult with this thread. Notice my ships bell? I added that as well!

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