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About rwiederrich

  • Birthday 01/22/1962

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    Bremerton Washington
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    Astronomy, telescope building, clipper ship model building.

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  1. Then I mounted it to the mast...had to make the truck band for the mast as well...rigging up the bunt line blocks. This will happen for each furled sail...so I have a long way to go. Rob
  2. Worked a bit on the main yard and furled course. Added blocks and jin blocks to rig the sail.
  3. Panel lines have been added prior to the sail being bent. Still need to add the sheet blocks too. Here is also an image of her with very battered sails...the only pic of her under sail and the way I will model her. Rob
  4. Now the sails addition...I still have the bunt and clew blocks to add and the gin blocks. Just the beginnings. Rob
  5. I then began making the first main course furled sail. Finished making the yard and adding the foot ropes and flemishhorses. Here a couple images of the process... Rob
  6. I worked on some mock-ups for the furled sails for the Glory of the Seas.... Rob
  7. Thanks again Pat. I have loads to do on the rigging and some other issues to attend to as far as what date I have chosen to model her in. I've opted to keep her around the 1877 time frame...since she was heavily modified and updated throughout her colorful career. I hope to rig her with weather sails similar to this image of her...the only known image of her under sails. She will not be running fully sailed like the Great Republic...but her set will be surely different then what I've depicted in the past. Rob
  8. Thanks so very much Popeye. I try to cram as much realistic details into my models. Being I generally work in 1/96 and now 1/128. I can achieve quite a bit of detail. In this case I feel the sails added the greatest detail. I will be adding storm sails to the Glory of the Seas. I appreciate your fine compliments. You've stuck it out with me and I appreciate that too. Rob
  9. Thanks Gary......I completely agree..she was amazing....so much so, that she has never been duplicated. Again, many thanks for the fine compliments. Rob
  10. I want to now move forward with Glory of the Seas...and not leave her in sucha unfinished state...... Thanks for the comments. Rob
  11. I love it too Nic....Like is my manner...I always strive for interesting mounting ideas for my models. Rob
  12. Thanks Grandpa.....I'll be organizing the shop and getting ready for Glory... Rob

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