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  1. 24 minutes ago, Tankerman said:

    I am just over two weeks into the construction of this model and your photographs are a total inspiration for me. Thank you.



    I would love to see your build. I am actually really suprised that there aren't much more building logs of this kit. It is such a great kit for reasonable price I would say! I hope you share your progress with MSW group. If you would need any of help, I'm happy to try.


    @yvesvidal @Edwardkenway @JpR62 thank you guys for your kind comments, really appreciated!


    Also thanks for all the likes!

  2. @Justin P. Yes, the line is attached to the pin with "8-style" knot (same as in reality) then cut and the eye of the coil goes over the knot. CA glue is used to simulate some weight.

    In 1/72 scale (which is my AVOS) everything is so tiny that it would not be podsible to do it on the same line. (I'm having problems only hang the coils on some places on fully rigged model)! 



  3. Here is a short guide, how I do coils. 

    I have a jig from the scrap wood with 3 removable pins (2,3,5) and 3 securing points (1,4,6).


    1. Secure the line to point 1 and make several loops around pins 2 and 3. I do 4-6 loops so the coils does not look similar. (I start with removed pin 5). Once finished with loops secure the other end to point 4.


    2. Unsecure line from point 1 and pull out the very first loop through the middle of the coil. IMG_20200320_100951.thumb.jpg.30cf5fcaf77303017ee330f987d6fedf.jpg

    3. Now you have to twist this to form the eye and secure it with pin 5.


    4. Remove pin 2 and fully insert pin 5. Now you can adjust the coil as you want a once happy secure the end to point 6.


    5. Now I secure the coil with 3 drops of CA glue. One where the eye meets coil, second ať the bottom of the coil and third to secure the loose end to the coil. Remove the coil from the jig by removing pin 5 and trim the excess thread. 


    6. Place the coil on the deck



    Perhaps someone finds it usefull. 

    Stay healthy! 


  4. 7 hours ago, greenstone said:

    No pennant on the topmast.

    Tender "Avos" was the second ship in the squad (three-masted ship "Juno" and tender "Avos").

    She was not supposed to pennant.

    Only the three-masted ship "Juno"  could carry the pennant as the leader in the squad of ships


    There were signal flags on any ship. Can add them

    Thanks Eugen, that is exactly what I was trying to find out! 👍


    @Mirabell61, @Hubert Boillotthank you guys! Really appreciate your comments. 

  5. @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!

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