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  1. Back in the Shipyard Had a really nice trip to the USA. NYC, Washington, New Orleans and Aloha Island - Hawaii. So back to finish of this build. Added the Rudder Pendants according to James Lees “The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War” Section on Rudder Pendants "Chains were shackled to eyes in the rudder, coming up each side of the rudder to under the transom. To the end of the chains large rings were fitted and into these rings were hooked the rudder pendants. These Pendants had a thimble in each end with the hooks set round the thimbles. The hooks were moused. The pendants were seized to eyes or hooks set under the transom – one by the side of the rudder post, one half way along, and one under the quarter gallery. The end of the pendants were seized to the aft end of the Mizzen channels." So below are a few pictures of the pendants attached to the stern. I wasn't sure if I should use a "Ships of War" detail on the Endeavour. But it all makes sense to have a means to secure and retrieve if the Rudder went adrift from the Gudgeon. I know the replica has a chain/rope from either side of the rudder, going up onto the transom top rail. This configuration I believe looks more realistic. I attached the end hook to the mizzen channel anchor point, assuming it was a solid point to take the load "if the rudder went astray" The chain with "that big ring" Another pic, the pendant running down the port side. Little prep shot laying out the pendant before attaching to the stern. One of the last things is do, is create the stern quarter figures. My kit didn't come with such figures, so scratch build.
  2. Will be on shore leave in a few days. The Admiral and I are off to the Big Apple to watch some of the St Patrick's Day March on 16th March. Apparently it goes for 6hrs and we're not standing for that long in the 0 deg, but sure will be spectacular to watch. Afterwards, heading south(to warm up) via Washington, New Orleans, over the pacific via Hawaii too, what become famous through the lyrics from the band "Men At Work" The Land Down Under.
  3. In the Shipyard Back onto the boat itself. Completed adding the Brails to the Gaff off the Mizzen. AoTS page 106 and 115 for ref. The ropes added were: Fancy Lines Port & Starboard(P&S) Throat Brails P&S Middle Brails P&S Peak Brails P&S A short rope(splitter) to the end of the Fancy line. Above: All the ends Brail ends pulled up to their respective 3mm blocks. The Fancy line connects to the Middle & Throat Brails. This is achieved via a short line(with a block each end) > arrow pointing to the rope, which splits the Fancy line in 2, with each end block for the respective Middle and Throat Brails. What mouth full, and I hope a reader understand how it all works, as it took me a while to work it all out. The Middle Brail comes down through a block seized on the back Mizzen shroud, and run down to cleat on the shroud. The Peak Brail I ran down through a block and tied off on rail. The Fancy lines(P&S) run up through the end of the Gaff and down to tie off on stern cleats. Another item ticked off.
  4. Hi Pat, No idea about the funnel question you posted. The rigging screws for that scale come up great. Keep up the good work...
  5. Your doing a great job on the rigging Steve. She'll be the real thing.
  6. Back in the Shipyard Not much has ben happening of late on the actual Boat. I finally sourced more small link chain today to finish off the Anchors on either side of the Bow. However the Display Case is taking shape. A good mate of mine(you need a good mate like this) started on the base for the Display Case. Below are some pictures of the base under construction. Above: The base is made of several pieces of timbers. The large middle piece is 1 solid piece of 32mm thick, raised up 3mm to an outer rectangular piece to make up the inner width of the case. A 20mm deep "slot" has been routed on the outer edge for the case to sit over. Below the case is in the slot. Above: An outer stepped section(2 pieces glued together) will be glued in the position shown around the base, to cover the slot, base and bottom of the Acrylic Case. But not before the next step below is done. Above: We wanted the Case to be held in position to stop it being lifted up. The above sketch shows 1 of 4 bolts which run in a tapped epoxy plug, for the bolt to turn in. Each is accessible from underneath the base in a slot cut into the side of the main block of timber. When all assembled, no-one will be the wiser to all the work that went into the base(by my good mate Rhys) Smick eh!
  7. Shipyard Update: The days then weeks seem to go by without knowing these past 12 days. The shipyard has spent many hours tidying up the halyards, sheets, many other rope ends on the deck and shrouds. I can now see the sides of the hull again, party time eh !!. The Anchors are taking their place on the P&S Bows. Below a closer view of the Port Anchors(Sheet and Kedge). I have the Sheet Anchor tied up in place with chain. The Kedge Anchor: - tied to the Fore Port Channel. - I need to source more chain for the smaller Kedge Anchor, to wrap around the shank, Arm end and tie off to the bollards. - The Port Anchor Buoy is attached to the front Fore Shroud, with buoy-rope below coiled and attached the Sheet Anchor. The Starboard of Bow(not shown here) has a Sheet(hanging down) and Stream Anchor up on the Channel. Working on that side now Below the Port Main and Mizzen Shrouds, Channel and deck area. All the current ropes, ends coiled all tied in place. Much more to go, but getting there. P.S. I took delivery of the Display Case(top cover), Acrylic Box 900L x 350W x 750H. Still wrapped up in bubble wrap. Another job to get the base made.
  8. Hi Dashi, Nice work mate. Check and doublecheck. Lots of steps to consider eh! Just the beginning, to where I was, what seems a long time ago.
  9. Dashi, I definitely have been at the high end of the learning curve for this build. My build probably comes out as a bit of this and a bit of that, between AoTS, the Replica, David Steel's, Shardlow, Parkin and a few other books on rigging etc. If I got something right, it made sense to me to do it that way.?
  10. Great work there Dashi. The rate your going, you'll catch up to me before I finish ?
  11. Shipyard Update Bow area: Bollards & Cleats for tying off. For a while I've not been happy with the number of rope ends, requiring tie points, just not enough. The NMM Endeavour Replica has this area on the Bow - Pic below, where 2 bollards and belay pins are located. I missed this on the early stages of the build, but makes sense for the multitude of ropes coming back from the bowsprit and yards, never ending. The AoTS does not indicate(that I have seen) any bollard or cleats in this "zone", but sure would come in handy. Bit late in the build to be adding in 2 bollards and belay pins, both sides of Bowsprit. Busy little area now and very tight. So I decided I could at least add 2 additional Bollards(below) to slip in behind bow and beside the Bowsprit. Extra Starboard Bollard(not painted yet) - clamp holding whilst glue drying. Another added to the Port side as well. Next, all going well to add the Anchors to the Bow area.
  12. Hi Pat, Slowly getting there. Shipyard Update: I moved onto the Anchor Buoys. First up what it should look like and what to make it/them(2 off) from. Below pic from the AoTS. I turned up a 13mm long inner "cork" buoy, from a off-cut of dowel, then lightly stained it. Made hoops from 0.45mm dia rope(at 1:60 = 27mm dia full size) for top and bottom(to go tightly round the buoy, just on either side of its widest part). Slings from 4 pieces of rope cut and an eye spliced into the middle. Left Pic: With some clips and hooks, I managed to create a stable means to attach the sling to the top and tuck under the hoop. Right Pic: Then invert and same as above. First attempt: finished Anchor Buoy. In hindsight, maybe should of used a rope 1 size smaller. Onto making the 2nd one next.

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