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  1. Pottering away on lower mast rigging....going slower than expected due to number of trips away to meet family etc.
  2. Loaded up these photos earlier in week but didn't seem to take! All re-tensioned and PVA applied... many thanks. Much better result.
  3. Working away on the foremast. However, not too happy with bow/arc on forestay preventer - any ideas how to fix?
  4. Significant moment. Aggie has been transferred to the rigging out table and onto a 'lazy susan'. In reality a little work bench I have that is slightly higher than my normal worktop and a revolving board I stole from our kitchen. Lower masts are installed and I've started on the standing rigging.
  5. Hi Henrik Thanks for your very kind comments. Good luck with your Agamemnon; it's really a great kit to work with. As for skills I'm in awe of many of the other builders on this forum; I just keep plodding along. It's amazing how a lick of paint can cover up the occasional Oops! Thanks for following the build log. Ian (aka Vic)
  6. I've been away from the forum for a while now. Lots on with life getting in the way of modelling! Now back working on Aggie. That's the boats finished and have started on masts. Boats not attached yet, will do once bulk of rigging completed.
  7. Finally after a year's work the hull is finished. Ship's boats next and then onto the masts! I'm not planning to fix the figurehead in place until the bowsprit is in.
  8. Quietly working away. Poop deck installed and top deck completed but I'm going to change the 'safety' rails around the top deck stairwells and use Sandecott's design instead. They look too flimsy to me. Also I've stolen my wife's spare hairdryer (not shown) to keep the finished part of the model clean after sanding /fitting new parts. I hope she doesn't find out until I'm finished with it.
  9. Going well - top deck in. ..then disaster snapped my working light...arghh! All stop until replacement arrives......
  10. Finally the 18 pounders are finished; took me a lot longer than planned. Mainly due to having to widen the gun tackle anchor points as the blocks kept meeting before fully tensioned. You can see the original anchor points, now painted over. Perhaps smaller hooks and blocks next time. The rope coil factory at work... And top deck glued in place and setting with a few improvised weights. I've tied off some sheets and tacks early to avoid the tricky attachment to the gun deck cleats through the boat deck. Getting there....
  11. Steven Thanks for heads up. I'll check with them before the visit. Ian

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