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About Elijah

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    Ship building, reading, and playing the cello.

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    Elijah Jennison

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  1. Patrick, she looks great! I like your approach to copper plating. And yes, it’s always better to be able to not glue the masts, especially if anything unforeseen happens.
  2. Hello all! I’m having great difficulty with this concept and am wondering if anyone has a solution? Essentially, I need to strop double blocks for rigging the cannons on my ship, but I am rather confused as to what happens to the end of the line. It seems like it is supposed to feed back into itself? That seems a little beyond my capabilities, but I’m very curious to see what others do. It’s something that’s so common, I don’t see the actual process mentioned very often, nor do I see it detailed much at larger scales. At a smaller scale, it’s a lot easier to give the illusion of a properly stropped block, but at this scale I am at a loss for how to proceed. Any help is greatly appreciated! Here are a couple pictures to illustrate what I mean. (I know, the last picture is definitely not the best way of doing it, right?)
  3. No way!! I can understand getting too involved in that game, I recently got it, and I find it hard trying to get on with my build because of an issue with stropping blocks that I haven't gotten resolved. Anyway, good to see you back to building, I think I need to do the same and bite the bullet with my own.
  4. Nice start to your Phantom! Yeah, I found the solid hull very annoying to work with quite frequently, and the templates provided didn't correspond to the plans. I'm still not in the mood to build another solid hull model in the near future... She's looking good though, nice work.
  5. Thank you EJ and Mike! I'm sure there will be even more mistakes to hide along the way... I'm using Syren rigging line, which is the best kind I know of, thanks Chuck.
  6. I have turned the spars using an electric drill and sandpaper, and I think they have turned out decently. I actually broke one, and had to fix it. Can you spot the repair? I've also begun rigging the cannons, which I'm doing off of the model before fixing them on. Until next time,
  7. A little early perhaps, but just curious, will she be rigged? Nice start JP, I hope to keep up

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