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About Vinnie

  • Birthday 02/19/1991

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    Australia, Qld
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    Scuba Diving
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  1. Hello folks! 👋...it’s been a while since I’ve show you all where I’m at. I’ve been going slowly but steadily and here’s where things are. All the shrouds are finally done! I’m fairly happy with the results... i wasn’t happy with the bobstays and shrouds at the bow. So I re-did them with some thicker rope. And I’m happier with the result...it’s hard to get a picture that shows them up 😕 in this last pic if you can spot the looped rope that goes around the fore mast it’s the start of my first stay 😁and here’s my first crack at a weaved mouse...pretty enjoyable to make except for the shaping
  2. Starting to really come together now Dave...and she’s spectacular...will look really good in a nice case somewhere in the house. You mightn’t be game to consider but have you decided whether you will do another boat once this beauty is finished?
  3. Very nice Fernando! Thanks for showing me and others...a real labor of love there 😊...much work to go, but you will feel rightly proud to have been a part of that after she is all finished!
  4. Thanks Fernando 😁 I’m glad you like the timbers. And the blocks...I’m glad I went through and got them. Unfortunately I was there on a Saturday and it supposedly most goes out on Sunday...oh well I have it as a goal to be on a square rigger with the sheets spread one day! Wow id love to see pics of this restoration Fernando! What hard yet satisfying work that would be 😊
  5. Hello mates! Again over due for an update! The last few weeks having hectic and events have run away...in the time since my last post I went down to Sydney and visited the Endeavor replica and the James Craig...thoroughly enjoyed myself. And then went on an ocean cruise to the pacific islands. Again...had another nautically themed great time 😁...the admiral apparently enjoyed the cruise more though. This is how she looks from afar... So, up has gone the main and mizzenmast. Then attached the shrouds then attached the the catharpins as a bit more detail...a pretty simp
  6. So...update on where things are at. After many hours of research and experimenting with techniques things are now starting to move along. Hopefully from this point on I’ll be able to keep the updates coming a bit thicker and faster. Firstly I got to use my new serving machine on the bowsprit shrouds... and also fit a bobstay. I replaced all the tiller rigging with the syren blocks that I’ve received... they come up much nicer... old blocks... new blocks... new blocks installed Next fit the foremast...in order to get the correct degree sla
  7. I like what you’ve done with the decking Hellmuht...nice weathering effect. Looking forward to seeing more pics 😁
  8. That sounds like a nightmare Ulises! I’m glad the damage isn’t catastrophic and you’ve decided to fix it. Looking forward to seeing pictures... It stinks going back over old work. But like fnick said it’ll be a good laugh when she’s finished 😁 Vin
  9. Exquisite rigging Dave....you’ve set the bench mark for the aspiring rigger. No compromise for quality mate👌
  10. Thanks a million pat! Well described....That certainly makes me feel better about proceeding... And yes! I have been occasionally looking at some Endeavor builds for reference...I have noticed many similarities in the rigging...I’ll have a closer look at some Endeavor builds also and hopefully find some good pictures of what is going on with main top mast and main top mast preventer stay...
  11. Hi guys. I seek someone’s expertise again... I am at the point in my build where I am trying to get in early and attach all future standing and running rigging blocks before I make the job harder when shrouds and stays are in the way... This is the best illustration in my instructions that I can find that will illustrate the proble I am having. It is the fore mast. My particular query is in regards to block 288 on the instructions.after many hour of research and going through books and build logs I tentatively say “I think I have figured out” that block 288 runs down to the po
  12. Hey Fernando...I will be catching up on your Santa Lucia progress soon😁 Yes I cant wait for my syren blocks to get here to try some out! As regards the rope coils I’m glad u like them 😊...basically i just turned some low tack tape upside down (sticky side up) used some tweezers to coil them onto the tape into a shape I was happy with. Once I was happy I got a little bit of wood glue and put some over all the coiled rope. Once it dries it just needs to be peeled off with tweezers and all done! If u have any more questions let me know...I can send you some pics of the ta
  13. So got an update guys...although I really feel like I should have more done by the amount of time it’s been. The last few weeks however have been mostly research and gathering together a couple of tools and techniques to try and improve the quality of my model. I’ve ordered a serving machine and am looking forward to incorporating that into my build. I’ve also ordered some blocks from Syren model ships. From the pictures I’ve seen they look second to none. I’m hoping to be able to do my Bounty with them. But because of stock issues I’ve only been able to order 1, 2 and 3 hole 4 mm blocks and I
  14. I’m glad to hear it’s worked well ...I discovered on another build log these “serving machines” and I’ve ordered one from domanoff workshop a few days ago. I can’t wait till it gets here!
  15. She’s a real beauty hellmhut. I love how weathered your deck looks! It appears that you have served the part of the shroud that goes around the mast...if you have may I ask what your method was?
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