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schiffebastler

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About schiffebastler

  • Birthday 05/03/1961

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    Germany, Grossbettlingen
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    Sailing, Building Ship-Models, Book Reading

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  1. And now the first yard sail, the foresail, is attached to the yard. In order to have it a little easier later with the lines, I have prepared some, especially clew lines and bunt-lines. By the way, a few of the blocks appear there again. I put here some more pictures, because the general procedure is the same for some more sails. Joachim
  2. Thanks to everybody for the likes! In between a few blocks had to be made, then they can later be attached to the yards with the sails. These are only a few blocks of over 1000 pieces. Joachim
  3. It is the first book and the first set of plans I know that unites these three construction methods. Masterfully researched, compiled and drawn, an absolute must have for every model maker, not only for those, interested in ships of this time or type. This book is highly recommended. Joachim
  4. I'd like to get on with a few little things. On the one hand, the shrouds have to be fitted with two "leading sticks" (unfortunately don't know the technical term), through which the lines are led from top to bottom along the shrouds. These lines are then attached to nail benches on the sides of the ship. On the other hand, some hooks are tied to the shrouds at the bottom, on which excess linen material is then hung. I tried to photograph the whole thing from different sides, but since the stuff is quite small again, the pictures didn't turn out so great, but I hope it will be clear anyway. Cheers, Joachim
  5. Next, jib leaders had to be made from 0.4 mm wire. For this I have the wire as in the following pictures to see, bent, cut to length and varnished. And this is how the ready mounted foresails look like. Head and clew of the sails are fastened with a ring around the stay. Two blocks are attached to each head, the halyard is guided through one of the blocks, the downhaul will later be guided through the second block. The clew is attached to the bowsprit in a slightly different way for each sail. Joachim
  6. Now the preparations for the attaching of the sails begin slowly. First of all, I made a few gag slips. The pictures have unfortunately become a little bit blurred, but they didn't manage differently, the things are just a little bit small with their 3.5 mm length. Joachim
  7. Thank you very much! Okay, the holes on the headboard are only about 0.2 mm. With the sails I wanted to try out what is possible. Actually it goes quite well, needs a lot of patience and a few little tricks. Next time I will still improve some things, there goes still more. By the way, for my good colleague Dirk (Dubz) I was also allowed to make the sails of his great model Maria. See #403 https://modelshipworld.com/topic/10901-maria-hf31-by-dubz-dusek-172-fishing-ewer-finkenwerderhamburg/page/14/ Joachim
  8. The last four sails are ready. These are the smallest of the square sails now, from the mizzen mast. They are also structured according to the same scheme. Finally a group picture with all sails. In order to estimate the proportions somewhat, I have added a cent. Since the question arose, some information about the sizes of thimbles. The large thimbles on the side of the sails have an outer diameter of 1.8 mm down to 0.8 mm. The large eyelets on the sails have a diameter of 1 mm, the smallest eyelets have an outer diameter of only 0.6 mm. They' re smaller than I wrote in the other post. By the way, until today there are no correct, detailed plans for the AV available. And so I am about to write a book about the rigging of the Amerigo Vespucci, where all my plans and details will be described. Joachim
  9. I am very happy that some of the colleagues who previously followed my build log are now back here. Since I wrote my book for one year and did a lot of research before, this didn't leave much time for the model. Joachim
  10. Thank you so much Michael. I'm glad you're stopping by again. Also many thanks to all the other likes and comments. Joachim
  11. Hi Glenn, Yes, the grommets are made of brass tube. I use 8 different diameters. The smallest outer diameter is 0.8 mm and the largest is about 3 mm. The wires used have various diameters, the thinnest wires are 0.3 mm and for a few special things also 0.2 mm. Joachim
  12. Here are now all 5 sails of the main mast. Since these sails are constructed in the same way as those on the foremast, there is nothing new to say. So here are just a few pictures, both from the front and the back of the sails. Joachim
  13. And another step further with the sails. These are now all the staysails, it takes a while, but everything is not as complex as the square sails. Joachim

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