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  1. Thanks guys, for your help. Now I understand. I will take yiur advice and proceed carefully. Bill
  2. Guys, Once again I need help. I am starting the standing rigging on the San Martin (1588) Spanish galleon. Here's my issue: On the plans it shows 6 deadeyes attached to the foremast masttop. The deadeyes (3 on each side) are stropped for the futtock shroud lines. My question is for this period galleon, where and how do the futtock staves attach (seized) to the mast or to the lower foremast shrouds? My plans show no detail, and my reseaech (I have been reading for 2 days now with no success) do not address a galleon of my period. Thanks in advance, Bill
  3. This is like GOLD to me. Thank you very much Fake Johnbull.
  4. Jeffery I am having the same problem. I notice there is a lot of info on English and American ships but I find very little info on 16th century Spanish galleons. I was just looking through the forum trying to get info on standing rigging on San Martin galleon 1588. Have you found any info from your post in October? Bill
  5. I jointed this forum a year ago, and just read the warning about the banned manufactures. I agree totally, and will contknue to stay away from these companies listed.
  6. You know, I have read the same thing about colors. That was one of the first things I did, was to research the correct colors. I even emailed Portugal, where the galleon was built in 1579. Neither the main libraries nor the museum had any info. So I emailed the company who made the model. Again, they have no idea what the real colors were. But on the box it was all painted and really looked good...????? Since I live in the Philippines, and the galleon I am building was one of the "Manila Galleons" that was not built here but repaired a number of times along with 108 other galleons, I will go to the city where the shipyard was (back in the day) and see what I can find. Thanks for you words and I have learned alot from this forum.. Bill
  7. I wish I could do that... But I'm on my first build. Give a rookie a chance.))) Beautiful work for sure! Bill
  8. Steven thanks for your time. I fully agree. I did 2p years floating on ships in the US Navy, and I was lucky enough to serve one one ship thst had teak wood decks. Its amazing how much damage salt water does to steel. But it very quickly destroys wood. In addition, the original paint for the San Martin is currently unknown. So any paint I put on the hull would be a guess. In fact a long shot! Finally, if you guys that are interested in Spanish galleons, please google El Galeon. They have built a full size galleon that travels arohbd the world. Also please notice the color of the hull. Guys, thanks a lot for this discussion. I really enjoy this. Bill
  9. Thanks for your discussion. For now, I will keep the San Martin as realistic as I can. Maybe next build I will try something different.
  10. Lou, Thanks for your opinion. As a newbee I wanted to here what you guys had to say. Thanks again.. Oh here is a pic
  11. Guys I am on my first build (San Martin galleon). I want to get some opinions on whether galleons should look like real ships, or wheather they should be painted and stained etc., to look pretty like furniture. I have taken a lot of pains to get my galleon looking like it just stepped out of thw history books. The wales are worn, the hull is painted amd stained to look like there is wear, and the hull under the waterline is appears aged from seawater. I could just not bring myself to color code this galleon so that it looks like furniture. I could bring myself to do that. Anyway... can I get a bit of discussion on this matter? Thanks in advance Bill

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