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  1. @stugloHard life of modeler! I know exactly what you mean. I have 3 small childern.!
  2. Thanks a lo Dirk! I needed a rest from ratlines so I took a needle and am one sail down! 🍻
  3. Excited about the sail I have sat down and finished one side of ratlines. It turned out quite well I would say. The second side next!
  4. @Katoom, thanks for the idea but unfortunately it won't work niether. All the angles are wrong and if I do that the stitches will not come straight up but even more to the side! I already got answer from Master Korabel and they are sending new sail my way! Very profesional! 🎩👏 And big thank goes to @greenstone to arrange that! I'm So happy 🍻🍻👏
  5. @yvesvidal thanks a lot Yves. I really appreciate your encouragement! And thanks also for all the likes guys! Ratlines will go slowly but I finish them. There are only few! Unfortunately I found bigger issue. The topsail is sawn pretty asymetricaly. Here it is in Comparision with the template. And here is the diference once you put it on the topsail yard. As you can see it is quite huge and will do the mess on the spreadsail yard so I can't use it. I was thinking of doing my own sail but it will look different from others. I guess I will try to contact MK. SO NOW I HAVE TIME FOR RATLINES!
  6. I have reached the stage that I do not like so there is not much to show. Before I can fix the position of the spreadsail yard I need to prepare 2 things. 1. I need to do the top half of ratlines until I still can lower the yard. It will be lot more complicated with the yard fixed in position. (I hate doing ratlines!) 2. I need to prepare topsail so I could secure all the rigging in the center of the deck by the mast (it would be also very dificult to get there once lower ratlines and "outside running rigging" is in place). And I'm also not a fan of this task So the progress is very slow now. I have installed lower and upper Sheer battens and prepared few ratlines, that is all for now.
  7. Hi Dirk, On AVOS it is used only on topsail yard. The spread yard has a ring and through the ring it moves along the jackstay (which is rope coming from mast head to the deck prallel to the mast). But I am not by any means historian or expert! PetaV
  8. @Mirabell61thanks a lot Nils! Although I have studied the rigging plans of this kit for a long time, it still suprises me how detailed it is! And in 1/72 scale! So fore sail is prepared, I have attached all the ropes and blocks...... And start testing on the ship Foresail halyard Foresail sheet attached to the horse Foresail downhaul and tack There is really everything!
  9. Adding some more tackles, hooks and blocks. And works on the sails. I have removed the boltrope and did some ironing. Now its time to attach the boltrope back using my own rope. After 2 and half hour with a needel........ I have the smallest one ready 💣
  10. All the rigging of the main sail is in place so I could tighten it and clean the deck from the rope ends. And move to the next stage. I have attached all necessary ropes and blocks to the spreadsail yard And attached it to the jackstay It brings some volume to the ship! But first I will have to do all the rigging around centerline (mast and stays) as all the yards rigging is making access very dificult.
  11. Cleaning up continue........ Today I could put some serious time for the AVOS and I managed to finish: Shrouds, jackstay and fore stay. As a next step I could tie everything up and clean the deck from the ends of ropes. (coils will be added later). I have also managed to take few pictures of details and whole model.
  12. Cleaning up the mess. Main back stays are in place and now starting with shrouds.
  13. All ropes for main sail are in place (what a mess) Now I could secure the mast in position and slowly start to solving that "hairy" puzzle. I must say it is a Joy to go through all the tackles!

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