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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. Hello folks, now the first pictures of the rigged lower sail at the foremast. The jib boom is rotatably mounted and is held by chains on the jib mast. At first I had attached the lift. Two of the Gordings are brought together by one of the double blocks, they are fixed at the bottom of the bitt in front of the mast. The elaborately designed reef troughs are fixed at the betings on starboard and port. The clew-lines again lead directly to the bitt in front of the mast. Before the lines are finally fixed, some of the other sails have to be attached. And now a few pictures. Cheers, Joachim
  2. Now there is also the upper topsail. Everything looks somehow the same, and yet each sail is different, is fastened differently to the respective yards, all have a different line guide. Joachim
  3. The bottom mast sail of the foremast is attached to the yard and I have already attached the most important lines to it, especially the gordings have to be threaded through these tiny thimbles. Joachim
  4. Now it goes on. So here are the staysails at the foredeck with sheets and downhauls. The sheets of each sail have the typical precursors with blocks at the end through which the sheets run. The downhauls are attached to the clew horn, run high over a block attached to the nock horn back down to the neck horn and over a block attached to it to the reference point. The lines are still occupied, the whole line bundles are still missing and then everything has to be finally fixed. Joachim
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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