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  1. i have used this with good results . drill small holes in planks where you want the treenails and fill with dark color wood filler, let dry and scrape ( not sand ) excess away.
  2. thanks for all the suggestions. im still a novice at this so it can be a bit overwhelming. im near the toronto area but because pretty every hobby shop does not carry wooden ship kits i have to order online. the canadian dollar is in the toilet {as usual} and with the exchange rate and shipping its almost double to order anywhere but amazon. i did order the terror direct from ocre but with exchange,shipping and duties it was just too much . sorry, i got off topic. i wonder why in the plans they cant show rigging with sails and rigging without sail . anyway, thanks again for all, the advice and pictures.{ rob, some nice work on the sails on your glory of the seas }. regards
  3. thanks it looks like the lower braces are kept taut while the upper 2 braces are left with some slack. very helpful. i made the ocre terror and the latina virginia with full sails, but the rattlesnake which will be my next build will be rigged without sails and upper yards lowered. again thanks for the pics.
  4. thanks for the input everybody. i will go with the stopper knots pulled up to the blocks. are the yard braces left loose or pulled taut?
  5. im not sure what to do with all the rigging when sails are not installed. where do all the clew lines, leech lines, ect go or do i just leave them off completly? any help would be appreciated p.s. im more of a visual type of person so diagrams or where to find them would be a great help. thanks
  6. thanks for the welcome and the advice. think i will go with the A.L. bounty as i can get one from amazon with quick delivery and the price is better than if i order direct from A.L. directly {?}. what do you think of the sails they provide ? i have used them on my last 2 builds and they actually look pretty decent once you darken them up a bit. i think i would feel bad not using them as they seem to put a fair bit of work into them. scott
  7. having just recently retired I have gotten back into ship modeling that I used to do in my younger years Im looking for advice on which model to do next. I have set my sites on the "bounty" but cant decide between the ocre or the atisania latina build. Any help would be appreciated { I have recently completed the ocre "terror" at 1/64 and the artisania latina " Virginia" and "bluenose 2" thanks for any advice

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