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  1. Thank you all! Now I'll be doing a conversion of Heller's Golden Hind into the galleon Tyger, for a historian friend of mine, and at the same time I'll return back to the Sovereign as well!
  2. It was a long hiatus, but last weekend was very productive and the model is ready! I thank everyone who followed it! I learned a lot from it, on to the next!
  3. Once again, thank you. Cant wait to finish it so I can start a bigger one, so many kits lying around. This build has been a good school for me.
  4. Hand is better, finally I can get some work done. Shrouds almost done.
  5. The choice to make proper deadeyes proved very frustrating. Barely 1.5mm across and they take a lot of time. On the sovereign a lot of things will move much faster even though it a lot bigger. Perhaps not the best looking from point blank distance, just a few centimetres away they do the trick, so that will do. The shroud planks were generally a mistake that I tried to fix now, these plastic additions will be painted in the end...
  6. Thank you. Hurting the hand meant I couldn't work on the models properly... we shouldn't take anything for granted! But Its better now. The scale is really a problem, I couldn't use the tweezers which was vital. Also a lot of my choices especially with the shroud planks were not optimal and required fixes...
  7. Sorry for the lack of updates, I was a bit busy, plus a small injury to the hand. Hopefully more photos later today, the final building phase is now, and then back to the Sovereign!
  8. Anchors from the front and general views. Onward to finish the shrouds.
  9. Jibboom guys are finished, the anchors and their accompanying rigging is done as well, so we are done with the forecastle.
  10. Yes, with the Pyro's Revenge, which is even smaller, I''ll use spruce extensively. The problem here is that it takes a lot of time to tension them again.
  11. Did some tensioning on the standing rigging. I use the cloth as a movable but soft base for rigging. Also the ship in my hand for proper scale!
  12. BTW should I make the horizontal lines of the shrouds with melted plastic spruce or thin thread? I'm still unsure
  13. Thank you! Yes the material is the worst, soft Airfix plastic, the masts bend with the slightest tension, every time I add a piece of thread I need to readjust the stays or some other standing rigging... I have somewhat given up on most of these problems, at least for now, going to tension them near the end of the rigging phase

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