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  1. Thanks a lot for your comments and likes! I will remove the flag pole. It is there Just temporarily, not glued. My First attempts with rope coils. I need to play a bit with the size and shape but I think this could work..... What do you think?
  2. It has been a while since last post. I finaly spare some time and get back to AVOS! Only few details need to be added. One of them was fastening of yawl. The equipment (oars, yards etc.) is not finished yet. Will play with that later.
  3. Thanks Dirk! The rest list is one item shorter. Pumps installed on the deck. The pumps in kit are made from some strange wood. I used the scrap wood from the kit and carved the pipes from pear.
  4. Anchors tied up and finished (almost). I still thinking of adding boyos but first I want to finish the kit and this detail can be easily add later.
  5. Thanks Eugen, that is exactly what I was trying to find out! 👍 @Mirabell61, @Hubert Boillotthank you guys! Really appreciate your comments.
  6. @greenstone thanks a lot for the info. I was not questioning the RAC flag. I will defenitely use it on AVOS. My question was more if it can/should be acompanied by another flag or pennant perhaps. As there are more places for the flag I was thinking (just an example now....put RAC flag on the stern flagstaff and on the topmast some pennant). But I do not want to do any non-sense combination that is why I was asking. If there should be only RAC flag I use only this one. Thank you!
  7. Hi guys, perhaps someone could help me. I'm thinking about the flags for AVOS. There is only one flag of the Russian-American Company in the kit. but there are more places for the flags on the ship. On the top mast, on the gaff and there is also a flagstaff at the stern. I wonder if I can attach more flags? Would it be OK or completely wrong to put there for example russian naval flag like it is for example on Phoenix? thanks for the advice!!!!
  8. I'm working on the last bits. I have finished jib topsail sheet mainsail reef tackles. Also chimney and ladders were added to the deck........ Still remaining are pumps, boat, finish anchors, coils and flags
  9. @greenstone it is not finished yet. I did not put the pumps and chimney as I did not want to demage it during rigging. There are still some items to finish but it is not a lot.
  10. Thank you Yves. I'm glad you guys like it! Progressing further..... Topsail yard and topsail secured in place......... Jib topsail installed......... 2nd round of cleaning the deck (finaly after long timeis my deck without ropes) Here are some details of "busy" belaying points: And the overview I pimp a little my photo area
  11. Hi Dirk, you've made a wonderful model. Congratulations 🍻 Looking forward to your next project! PetaV
  12. I was cleaning up the deck and securing the position of the spreadsail yard. I thought it would be Quick and easy task but I had hard times to secure the correct position of the yard. Also attaching ropes to the belaying pins is pretty difficult as the deck is quite full.
  13. Working on the topsail. I have attached the sail to the yard and added al the ropes Next I put the assembly on the ship and run the ropes through all the blocks Next step woul be set the yards to correct position and fix the running rigging on the deck
  14. Satnding rigging is now finished. Time to prepare last 2 sails. Bolt rope added to both of them. Now jump to attach topsail to the yard.
  15. Small progress..... Second pair of topmast shrouds ready. Topmast backstays next.
  16. @american I'm So glad to hear it! 🥳 Good luck with it and let us see your build.
  17. Greetings in the new year friends! I did not touch AVOS over the Xmas eve. My 3 childern kept me busy enough but had a great time with family! So the only update would be....... New replacement sail has arrived from MK (thanks a lot), I have managed to remove the Bolt rope so sail is ready to be rigged. Happy New Year to ALL of you and let's finish AVOS!!!
  18. @Dutchman first of all thaks a lot! Second, for me this was not an option anymore! I have/had a picture before my eyes how it should look like and it is with spread sails. I will be adding ti it the finish that it is full wind. And furl the top sail will not work. Building this kit was so much fun so far and the treat what MK gave me was exceptional! Best kit!!
  19. Hi Chuck, You are doing incredible job, what ever you do. I would love to start with your Cheerful project (and then turn to this gem) but how is the shipping to europe pleasee? Thanks Petr
  20. Thank you all! Party time! 🍻 The shrouds on the second side are equiped with ratlines finally. I'm So glad this nightmare is over
  21. Thanks a lot! Only small progress. I have added tackle of jib halyard and jib downhaul. I thought I make it more interesting and Mark the running of the rope in the photo. Let me know if you find it interesting, I could do other ropes too. It is getting pretty crowded around the mast (I like that) Jib halyard = blue It goes from the eye on the deck next to the mast up to the mast head through 3 blocks back down to the bitt on the deck. There is the tackle coming from the eye on the deck. Jib downhaul = Red Goes from top of the stem through the block on the Block attached to the jib halyard to the the deck.

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