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  1. So. I'm not attempting to do work like the amazing people here. But my decks look empty... they are empty! Adding a living crew to my model, I feel, will add a human aspect to the finished model. I admit to being intimidated by the rigging I am trying to produce. So I play with plastic to add some ambiguous boxes to the deck. Would there even be a pile of boxes like these on the active duty Victory?
  2. I was supposed to be looking for the figures and how you made them Dafi. But I get hypnotized by all the amazing work you do. Amazing is really an understatement. I'm really not articulate enough to describe the work I see on your build. In fact my English is reduced to one statement... "Oh my god, WOW!" Are you a genius or what?
  3. wicked old post... I personally would shy away from another Heller kit. Heard alot of bad things about Heller.... I have the 1:100 Victory. Its a challenge to say the least. Hope you found one.
  4. Im toying with the idea of doing the footrope stirrups with fly tying wire. I used a pin and spun it with my serving machine first. Then put the pin and remaining thread in the serving machine to twist it about the yard. Only one is made right now. Its so fragile that I need to get the heavier items attached first I think.
  5. I see the state now. VA... not quite Massachusetts.
  6. Is this boat in Massachusetts? My brother and I fished from one just like this.
  7. Sling ready for the bowsprit spritsail-topsail yard. Been battling with this for the day. Will finish up with footrope on the other side.
  8. Im making footropes. is it a cardinal sin to use black thread for seizings on running rigging?
  9. I need input... is it a cardinal sin to use black thread for seizings on the running rigging?
  10. There is a significant advantage using Wire instead of thread for small scale seizings! I worked for a whole day using the Uni-thread fish tying thread! In the end the cats got it and its gone. So today I decided to try the alternative, wire. Within 10 minutes I had this block stropped to the Jib Boom-Topsail yard! And its my first successful work with Fly tying materials. I'm really pleased with the outcome.

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