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  1. John, While reading your reply I thought maybe paper clips could work. Less bulky than clamps/clothes pins. I am not sure I have never tried it. Tom
  2. John here is a pic of what I do with the sticky note paper to keep my lines somewhat organized. There are a bunch hanging from the top on the foremast in the background Tom
  3. Hi John I have not yet had this problem. I just press the paper around the coiled rope and it seems to hold. I will try to post a pic when I get home tonight. Tom
  4. Instead of using tape, I use the little yellow sticky (memo) pads. I cut the parts with the adhesive into little strips long enough so that when I fold it in half over one side of the rope loop it sticks to itself. I can even write on it so I can reference what line is what. That is important to me as I am still learning all the aspects of rigging. Just my 2 cents. Tom
  5. Hi Jim I drafted it myself using Solidworks. I don’t remember the exact book but I do remember looking up room and space information and just started laying them out using one of the center section planes on the plan and working from there. Probably not totally correct but at the time with my limited experience it seemed to work. Tom
  6. Hi Jim You’re a funny guy. Actually haven’t touched it. Have to get all the Christmas shopping done first... oh yeah, and maybe a party or two... or three. 😁. Hopefully next week during the holiday week I can put some time into them. Happy holidays to you and your family. Tom
  7. It’s been a bit since I posted but I managed to get all the mast components completed. Still need to stain the upper components to match the lower ones. There was a lot more work making them than I originally thought but all came out pretty good for my first scratch build. Everything is still in the dry fit stage until I can go through the rigging plans to determine what blocks go where on the tops, crosstrees etc. Tom
  8. Well done Jim. Your perseverance has definitely paid off resulting in a beautiful model. Tom
  9. First, thanks everyone for their help ful comments and likes and a special thanks to Jim (Bluto 1790) for all the insights on some of the rigging issues he is currently going through and that will be part of my somewhat near future. Decided to get started on some of the mast work. Nothing is glued yet, just dry fitting as much as possible right now. Probably start on the top masts and fitting them to the existing masts and add the railings to the tops. Tops still need rear railings. Still need to figure out what blocks need to be attached to the underside of the tops. Easier to do that now instead of after they are set in position. Still have some work left on the bow sprit. Tom
  10. You are correct about the plans and rigging book. Sounds like I will be doing the same with adding cleats and pins all over the place. The good thing is there really is no right or wrong way to rig the lines as long as the are orderly and make sense. Adding the cleats to the masts was a good idea I had not thought of. Tom
  11. Well done Jim. I am definitely going to use your log photos to help guide me through my rigging. You must be getting excited, you are definitely entering the home stretch. The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is starting to flicker. Tom
  12. Hi Jim “That vertical 'stick' above the martingale isn't the bowsprit flagstaff, it's just a cocktail stick inserted where the flagstaff will eventually live.” Cocktails are very important. Oh, I meant cocktail sticks. 🍸😁. Nice job on the bow rigging and anchors. Your model is turning out quite nicely. Tom
  13. Hi Grandpa Phil yes I agree. I decided to put it on as per the plans. Tom
  14. Thanks Vince. I was finally able to get on the website and check it out. Definitely worth a bookmark. Maybe Christmas present ideas.😉 Tom

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