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About captain_hook

  • Birthday 12/29/1975

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    Kriftel, Germany
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    Sailing Ships and Great War Biplanes

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  1. And......after three years and three months ...she is finished - Time to kick some british merchant‘s asses. WHAT? We‘re supposed to stay on the launchway FOR THE NEXT YEARS??? 😱We‘re damned! Some snapshots. I‘ll do some final shots tomorrow with launchway.
  2. And finally raised the flag. I used Chuck‘s technique he used on the cheerful. Worked with colour-laserprinter as well.
  3. The last steps ... let‘s begin. Installed the anchor buoys. Although it may be historically incorrect to hang them on the shrouds it is a nice way to present them on the model.
  4. Lucky me, some sailors cleaned up the rope mess, so I finally can glue them in place.
  5. Absolutely stunning. You will need a separate room to display this ship.
  6. Strange times. In germany the people got used to consider life as safe - no hunger, no war, no epidemical issues for about 70 years. I was born into that safety. Now within 14 days a lot of that felt safety has gone. People start to worry about their health, employment, financial issues and you can feel the rising internal tension that is the result of a learned helplessness. I can‘t imagine how the current situation in Italy and Spain affects the people there.
  7. Thank you for the nice comments and the likes. As social restrictions are supposed to continue the next three weeks here in Germany I’ll use the opportunity to finish the AVS in the next days.
  8. More rope coils and belaying... BTW the pictures taken by the new smartphone are much brighter than the previous ones made with my 5-year-old tablet.
  9. Continued to add ropecoils to the clamps on bow. Finished them today. Syren Miniature rope really look like the real thing. Now, some sailors have to clean up the mess. Will do the mast clamps on thursday.
  10. As daily life is restricted here in germany due to government regulations during the corona epidemia I have plenty of time to continue the build. Installed the anchors and some rope coils.
  11. Thank you very much Allan. I have tried that on my AVS today and hope that I got the instructions the right way.
  12. Hello everyone, I have a question regarding closed hearts and lashing. Looking at photos of contemporary models some stays have closed hearts that seem to be connected by infinite lashing - with no visible start or end. I wonder how this can be archived on a model - maybe some sort of splicing hidden on the back of the lashing but don‘t know. A picture below for visualisation. Thanks for any input.

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