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  1. Worked on the stays and topmast hardware. At least the stays are only served at either end, unlike full length on the shrouds; still a lot of serving. Made shackles from brass wire as well as the topmast crane. Bails for the stay and figure 8 links for the topmast stays are also made from brass wire. The small gray circles in a few of the pictures are Grandt line bolts/washers, used to simulate anywhere a bolt head would be. They add a lot in this scale. You can see them painted in a few of the other photos, especially on the mast cheeks. The Model Shipways plans are very good with
  2. Here you go, from Chapelle's The American Fishing Schooner
  3. I agree with the others saying paint below the waterline. Love the contrast that provides. You can't go wrong either way though Bob. Looking good!
  4. Thanks Richard. I am really enjoying this build a lot. I'm still not the best metalworker...🙄 Thanks to the "likes" as well.
  5. Shrouds are installed as well as all of the bowsprit rigging. All of the shrouds (masts and bowsprit) are served over their entire length. It seems to take forever and gets a bit tedious, but it does add a lot going to the effort to do it. The pin racks have also been installed between the deadeyes and seized.
  6. No sails for me Allan. I'm not sure I could pull them off well, and don't want to ruin my efforts with sub-par sails.
  7. I've used most of the britannia parts, with some modification, notably on the fife rails. The windlass is doable, you just have to clean it up good and carefully paint. Yes, some of the hardware will have to be a bit oversized, but using fine wire does help. This build has seriously taxed (and elevated) my soldering skills! I didn't even look at the instructions regarding the windlass. The plans are correct.
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