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  1. Ron, thanks! I should also mention that there were a few custom parts involved: 1. I used aftermarket lasercut grating 2. I made my own ropes 3. I used aftermarket wooden belaying pins instead of brass one that came with the kit
  2. Dirk! Great techniques. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to check out Domanoff's serving machine. I have their ropemaking machine and I really like it.
  3. Dirk, Great job rigging this model! For me it is the hardest part. You make it looks so easy. Do you mind sharing some secrets? Obviously you don't use kit lines, do you make your own? What brand of threads do you use? How do you serve lines at such a scale? How do you splice them?
  4. Thank you! I'll pass your comment to her! This will definitely make her day
  5. She spent a lot of time searching for the right phone with the best photo taking capabilities. That was her main requirement.
  6. She used natural light and some overhead light to set the scene. As for lenses, hmm, she used her cellphone for that Samsung Galaxy S9. Apparently those have extensive photo capabilities.
  7. My wife took the photos. She is the creative side of our family
  8. You are welcome! Sorry I kinda skipped a lot of rigging steps. Got carried away....
  9. Finally after a long couple of years I can say that this model is done. The only thing left to do is to add a few more rope coils. Here are the final pictures:
  10. This is a great kit. It's been a lot of fun building it.
  11. Unfortunately, I really dropped the ball with keeping this thread up to date. Even though I haven't been spending too much time building this model over the last year, but I'm already pretty close to finishing it. Here are the pictures I salvaged from my phone: 26. Once the chainplates have been installed I proceeded to rigging the model (honestly, this is the most difficult step for me as I find it is a lot easier to work with wood rather than with threads). Here are the jigs I made out of brass wire to carefully align deadeyes. I made 14 of those altogether(7 for port and 7 for starboard): As for the rigging order, I didn't follow the instructions booklet too exactly. I mixed standing rigging with some running rigging to simplify the workflow. I didn't want to end up seizing something to a yard amid a spiderweb of lines. This is the current state. The standing rigging is 100% done and the running rigging is 85% done (I completely rigged the boom and and both gaffs). Currently I'm working on setting up the ratlines:

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