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Calhoun Zabel

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  1. Oh, I didn't realize that was the ship type. I thought that was this specific ship's name. Thanks.
  2. That's a significant amount of framing... Looking very nice so far! This is also a very interesting hull shape. What would this type of ship be called?
  3. Outstanding work. 3700 hours, that's mind boggling. Thank you for posting all the pictures you did - I am a particular fan of the photos of the deck with all the lines belayed and coiled. Just perfect.
  4. Thanks for your input Steve, I agree. V3 were cut out today, out of 0.25" MDF. Most dimensions were shrunk considerably in addition. I think they're looking much better: Hal, you replied as I was typing this, and I agree - the aftmost support needs to be reduced in height, because it still looks a little goofy. It also needs some hand shaping to match the shape of the hull. It could be done on the CNC, but it's probably quicker to do by hand. I was wondering if I should line them with something. We've got lots of thin foam gasket material at work that I'll
  5. Sweet, I'm up for following this one! I have a newfound love of clippers, thanks to Ed's detailed log. And I tend to model every project I make, so I dig the renders. I'll just grab a seat up front here...
  6. A small update, while I procrastinate cutting the rigging off... I decided that the old, super rough display stand wasn't worth keeping around any more, and that I could do MUCH better. I started by picking rough spots for stand positions, and drew curves that I thought might work. I cut them out of some card stock, and placed them against the hull, re-cutting and adjusting position until I was happy with the fit. Here's what I ended up with: You can also see the stern has the rough shape of the stand that I'm going to make. I was inspired by a
  7. EJ, thanks for the pointer toward Syren, looks like their prices are reasonable. Thank you all for the tips - I'm feeling slightly more confident now that I've got a supplier and a rough plan. I'll be using the PDF sheet on Syren's rope page to match up what sizes I need as I pull them off and measure lengths. Time to make another spreadsheet to keep tabs on things, and pictures, pictures, pictures...
  8. I will definitely be redoing the rigging. I am starting that whole process tonight, actually. Beginning with taking TONS of pictures. As I do this process, I'm going to start trying to figure out the rigging process... Where do I start? What do I look for in terms of materials? I'm probably going to leave the shrouds in place, as the lower masts are intact and I'm sure my grandpa spent a good deal of time on them. (Yes, I know the ratlines are incorrectly colored... My next model will be accurate, I promise 😉). Do I need to find real-world references and scale the dimensions appro
  9. Man, that is so cool! What a beautiful, large ship. Is it entirely sail powered, or are there props that I missed in the pictures somewhere? How is everything powered? How are you controlling things? Do we get video of the sails in operation? I almost can't believe that the rigging is functional. I love it. Sorry for the deluge of questions, but this is right up my alley, so the lighting and RC aspect of this build really interest me. Do you mind sharing some of the details?
  10. Ditto what Mark said. You've even got the drop of the chains correct, to my eyes. Very impressive stuff. I look forward to following along as you complete this build.
  11. Ed, I love the correct terminology, so please keep it up. I just had to laugh at that point, I'd been able to follow most things up to that point via context, but that whole paragraph stumped me. Just goes to show how much I need to be reading and learning, so it's definitely not a bad thing.
  12. Well, I made some progress last night. I removed all the loose broken pieces, and swabbed the deck. That ugly white spot (I don't know what it is) is mostly gone, as you can see here: And look, some of the wood even has a bit of a shine on it! Looks like there was some finishing done, before the years of dust settled in... I'm encouraged by this, but also a little concerned - after it had been sitting in our hot garage for a few days, there's a distinct smell of cigarette smoke. My grandpa was a smoker, so I'm not sure if this is a feature or not
  13. Nice work on the starboard light. As druxey said, it looks better than the original. Why not make a second for the port side, so that they do match?
  14. Whew, made it to present day. What a ride this thread is! There are so many tips and tricks contained here - in both your posts Ed, and others - it's astounding. I'm sure I missed half the information in my first read-through. Especially the rigging information. There was one part in particular: I read that probably three times in a row, and just started laughing - I don't understand what most of this means, and I love it. Then there are some things that make total sense, and are brilliant - the leathering where the lines wrap around the masts for example: incredible
  15. For anyone curious, Mystic has kindly digitized Bray's book, Boat Plans at Mystic Seaport for viewing, in the research area of their site. It contains a barebones drawing of the rigging, and a lines drawing. Thanks for the tip on that one Roger. I do think I'll cut all the lines to clean and work on the hull/deck, it's the re-doing of the rigging that scares me a bit.
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