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  1. Ondras, this is really nice work. Very clean and crisp workmanship. I will enjoy following this one. Tom
  2. Hi Jim, Okay, who am I kidding. I am an engineer... I have to count them. I am just wired that way. Tom
  3. Hello MSW What started out as only intending to do the rat lines behind the futtock shrouds while they were easy to get to, ended up being a complete set on the main mast. I guess that’s good since sooner or later they need to get done. I guess I will do the same on the port side now. Then I can put in the lower deadeyes for the top mast shrouds which was the original plan. I guess plans are like rules... subject to change without notice. 😜😁 And before anyone asks, I don’t know how many clove hitches I will need. Quick math tells me about 1300 just for the lower shrouds. After all those it doesn’t really matter if it is 1,000 or 10,000. Your brain eventually goes to mush after a few hundred. Good thing there are other things to work on 😁! Tom
  4. Hi Jim, Yes that is what it looked like. The keel was a 1/4" square piece of walnut. The ends where the bulkheads were being used were built up by gluing 1/4" square pieces on top of each other until I got the height I needed to secure a bulkhead. After sleeping on it, I realized what was being asked. I just don't have any pictures. Thanks for the sketch. Guy, I hope this helps. This site always has somebody that knows the answer... even if we are not always sure of the question. Happy modeling, Tom
  5. Guy will these photos help you. The keel was built up in height enough to allow a bulkhead With a slot to slide over the keel just like a standard POB build. these are all the photos of the framework that I have. Tom
  6. Guy, I am sorry, I don't have a clue what you are talking about. Tom
  7. Hi Guy, I am not really sure I understand your question. The keel is laid just as any other keel. The full frames in the center where the cut is are attached to the keel as would normally be done. I used bulkheads aft and forward of that section and notched them just as you would a frame where they attach to the keel. I then put little spacers between the bulkheads to help keep them square and strong. Hope this pic helps, Tom
  8. A little more progress picking away at the standing rigging. My crows now have feet😁. From what I read in various sources, crows feet at the turn of the 18th century seemed to be somewhat “optional” or at the discretion of the captain or sailing master. I liked what they added to the model so me being the captain instructed my sail master to have them installed. I enjoyed making these. There is one on each mast. The closeup above is the one on the main mast. Tom
  9. Hi Jack good to hear from you. I may be a bit bias as it was my first build. It was a fun build. You need to be careful about the order of the steps. The instructions are not the greatest. I believe I mentioned it in my log. have fun with it. Tom
  10. Hi TreeSqueak I do have the instruction booklet and picture booklet. Are you in the US? PM me your address and I will mail them to you. I don’t see me needing them in the future. Tom
  11. Got a little further. The lower shrouds and sheer poles are all in place. I guess mounting the crosstrees for the topmasts are next so I can put on the upper shrouds next. Just keep picking away at the standing rigging. Also need to mount the flying job boom so I can finish the bow sprit standing rigging. As far as wood work I still need to make all the yard/spars ant that should be about it for making saw dust. Hope everyone is safe and well as we plow through this pesky pandemic. Happy modeling. Tom
  12. Hi John, I would appreciate the plans when your done. I am definitely in no hurry. I am only on the just getting into the rigging on my Leopard. I have the masts completed but still need to make the spars. The standing rigging is only about 1/3 complete. I am going to add sails so I am sure that will take a bit. You will finish before me I am sure. Speed is not in the formula for me. Keep up the good work. I am definitely going to pull up a chair and follow. Your log is excellent. Tom
  13. I am a sails guy. Whether furled or full they are part of the ship and add to the character of the time periods. As previously stated by many, usually cloth sails are a bit out of scale if you are working around 1:87 or smaller. They can be very tedious but can definitely add to the "wow" factor. Just my humble opinion. Tom

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