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  1. Got the running rigging done as well. Can't really think of anything else to do so I guess it's done. Now to start " Fair America ". Thanks for all the likes.
  2. Got the practicum yesterday. It's on a DVD so it's kinda hard to use. I'm not even close to the rigging part yet. If I find anything that covers the bowsprint I'll let you know.
  3. I ordered the " Lauck Street Practicum " hoping that it wil lhelp clear up some of these problems
  4. Looking great ! I just ordered the Luck Street Shipyard practicum. I'll let you know what it looks like when I get it.
  5. Got the shrouds and ratlines done. This is my first time for shrouds/ratlines and it was a monster task for about the first 60 %. Then it started getting easier and neater.
  6. Abelson , this log sure makes the awful instructions a lot easier to follow. Keep it up ! Your build looks great !
  7. Does anyone know of a legit manufacturer who makes an accurate of the 18th century version of USS Bonhomme Richard? There's a whole page of them on e-bay but none of them list a manufacturer and I think they are all Chinese.
  8. Greg , thats the one I was thinking of. It's Chinese so I would expect some friction from MRG. There is a build log on the Alert so maybe some of the Chinese manufacturers have figured it out
  9. Does anyone know of a kit builder who a) builds POF models and b) isn't banned
  10. Well I've been working and making myself crazy. I got the mast and thee bow sprint installed and they seem to be straight. Then I started on the standing rigging. I left the shrouds and ratlines till "last" partly out of abject fear and partly so I could work from the inside out.
  11. You might consider your local library. Maybe on extended loan so you can get it back when you have more space.
  12. Finally got the cannons done. Not real pretty but I've decided this Sloop has seen some action. These are Chucks guns and were easy to assemble but a real bear for my shaky hands to rig and install.
  13. I sure hope not cause I want to know where he got those beautiful brass clamps.
  14. Martin , this may be way too late but the best way I've found to make windows look real is to spray one side with " Dull Coat ". I don't remember who makes it but I find it at Hobby Lobby. The side you spray becomes the inside of the window and gives them a slightly used look. I figure on a ship plying the seas the windows would be pretty cloudy about an hour after launch.
  15. Thanks Cap. I think I'll order some smaller blocks ( or dig through the parts bin ) from Chuck. The walnut is a problem. I've crushed a few just trying to hold them.
  16. Thanks Chris , I'll have to do that. Meanwhile I managed to get one cannon mounted. This is by far the hardest thing I've done. I'm visually handicapped so some of these small details give me a fit. Hopefully I'll have it figured out by the time I get to gun #6. Seems the blocks are too large ( 5mm ) but were almost impossible to " thread " so I'm kinda leary to try smaller ones.
  17. Better pics of the planking. Also three cannons and one "rigged". I can't for the life of me get the damn thing mounted on the ship.
  18. Every time I look at this build it takes me a day to get back to mine , I'm thinking about throwing mine away ! Beautiful work !
  19. Very nice , much better than mine. I had to paint the hull as the planking left much to be desired.
  20. Get well Rich , I'm counting on you to show me how to build my Syren. take your time and rest a while. Us old timers need lots of rest anyway.
  21. Well I'm not dead. No I didn't throw the thing in the trash. In fact I've been slowly working on her. Finished the second planking ,the deck furniture ( some not very good but finished ) and gave her a coat of polly. Now I need to sand out the goops in the polly and re-coat her and get to work on the cannons ( yeck ). Don't know why the port and starboard are different colors in the photos , either a bad photographer or a junkey camera. Probably both. BTW , thanks Phil , I think you're the first to comment on this build.

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