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  1. Holy thread resurrection, batman !#! I believe that I spent about a month going through this build log trying to understand everything that I could. It was hugely educational in so many different ways so I felt that I should send along a note of gratitude. It was very generous to put the effort into making it available. Both the model and the log are masterpieces.
  2. Howdy! Although obviously not a primary source, here is a drawing from the AOTS Royal Caroline - 1749 by Sergio Bellabarba & Giorgio Osculati with drawings attributed to Osculati. GunTackle.pdf The area around the cascabel is a bit ambiguous but seems to maybe some kind of woven eye that is seized?
  3. JerseyCity Frankie is heading you in the right direction, these waterways should not require you to do any significant bending. From the instructions it appears that Model Shipways intends you to form the waterway from a piece of stock 3/16" thick (the height of the waterway) but considerably wider than the 3/16" width on deck. This "extra" width of the blank allows you to account for the curvature of the ship bulwarks and, very importantly, the fact that in some places the bulwarks splay out so that the top surface of the waterway is more than 3/16" wide. The piece of stock may not be wide enough to account for all of this over the entire length of the waterway in which case you will need to choose a point to create a joint or use a wider piece of stock. Good luck!
  4. Very nice blocks! Well done, Woodeater!
  5. This build log should be of interest to you! Amalio might be able to supply you with some good information.
  6. Ah nuts, that is really disappointing to see the damage after all of your efforts to produce a nice hull. I have no doubt that you can sort it when the time comes but still....
  7. Howdy Keith! I believe that there were at least two versions of the Swift and your deck furniture appears to be that of the earlier version like mine in this photo: The box art has a copyright of 1982 but I was unable to find a copyright on the plans and instructions. I bought this one sometime in the second half of the 1980's, I believe. The later revision has different furniture and a "dropped" section in the deck to allow a partial reveal of the hold. P.S. Thanks for posting this as it gave me a chance to pull out the box and think about finishing this little model.
  8. I really enjoyed reading the story of this shipwright and the connection and significance of this contemporary model. Well done!
  9. Thanks for taking the time to show us this very nice project! Where does this remarkable model live now? Hopefully somewhere where it can be well appreciated!
  10. This one has a search function built in which is nice but seems to be missing many common structural elements. Perhaps it is focused on the terms one would use in operating a sailing vessel? Now this one is a bit special, a searchable Steel!! However, to search it you need to use an external search engine (Google, DuckDuckGo, etc..) with a search phrase something like: site:maritime.org/doc/steel stiving Then use your browser search function to find the term in the resulting page. Pretty OK! But still, that it is pretty awesome that they have scanned Steel and used OCR to convert the text rather than just saving the images. Old hat to many of you but it still makes this one happy. And good grief I have no idea how to use this monster! 😂 Thanks again Patrick!
  11. Howdy! You have gotten some good advice and I can only add a few things. There are a couple of build logs that I could find for Le Hussard that might help you a bit: And: And just remember that this site has many masterpieces and spectacular models that can make any other kind of effort look shabby in comparison but this is not really the point. Your kit is an introduction to the craft and hobby and you can learn many interesting things along the way of building it. If you are lucky, there will be many more models to come each one of which will be a bit "better" than the last. Good luck and enjoy the ride! Kevin
  12. Thanks Patrick! Brilliant and concise! Thanks for finding and posting it, much appreciated. You don't happen to have another little gem like this that covers rigging by any chance? 🤔
  13. As I recall, you were interested in the technique of photo etching and if you could make it work you wanted to use it for many things. I spent that last week or so reading this entire thread from start to finish (kind of like a fun novel!) so your motivations are probably fresher in my mind than your own. Also, I am certain that you will revisit the photo etching at some point as one thing that I have learned from this "story" is that you are very persistent.
  14. Good luck with the new build and thanks for the many fine photos that you have contributed to the photo galleries.

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