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  1. Sails are going in. Seems to easy, must have done something wrong. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. More rigging done, seems to be progressing much faster now. The halyards are quite tricky. ๐Ÿ˜€
  3. Been chipping away at the shrouds and the ratlines. So, so many. Tying every rat line takes forever.
  4. Hi LyleK1, didn't go with the ice shield because I thought not painted it would stand out a lot. I have painted the life boats, anchors and chimneys. These are cast metal so need to be painted. I also painted the masts, I used a very watered down acrylic just to stain the wood. The very pale colour of the dowl seemed to distracting. There really wasn't any logic to it, just what feels right. Good luck with your build. Would be awesome to see a pic. ๐Ÿ˜€
  5. Well spotted, I had read somewhere that the Terror had 2 cannons and 2 swivel guns. When I was ordering some extra parts from occre they had 2 sizes of extra cannons on there website. I did get 2 of the largest size but they aren't right for the age of the ship. (But I now have 2 model cannons do I'm happy) Cornwall models I found later, has a larger range of cannons and barrels. But not sure if I want to add more to the deck.
  6. Thank you RickyGene, been away from the project for a couple of weeks due to work and the general heat wave. looking forward to getting back on track and working my way through the rigging. As for the painting, anything from me would be guess work with a wood model. But it would seem likely the thinner the paint/ink the more the grain would remain. Is there a black varnish? I have been form the start looking up everything I can find on line about anything to do with models of the Terror, one was on youtube by a German (I think?) builder. Its not in English but he does show how he coloured and weathered the deck.
  7. Thanks Heinrich der Seefahrer for all the positive comments (and every one else). The grating looks very good and would take it to a higher level. Would be a great challenge . with more construction under my belt maybe then would be able to pull it of.
  8. Mine had a slight twist, but was able to put it straight while planking. Hope all the plarts are fine, shame about the box opening. Good luck with your build ๐Ÿ˜€
  9. Thank you very kind to say. Yes I have seen the diorama I think it looks cool ๐Ÿ˜‰
  10. The yard arms took a surprising amount of time, but there is a lot going on in them. For the shroud I was pulling the string tight. I think this was the wrong way to go because the first mast the dead eyes were not level. For the 2nd mast shroud it was not ai tight. The ratlines got easier the more I did but it feels like knitting with tweezers.
  11. The masts were straight forward enough. It was easier to paint them in sections and then put them together. I recently got a rotary tool (it was very cheap, wasn't sure I would need it) and thought it would be a good opportunity to try it out on the holes for the mast. It was amazing and saved me so much time ๐Ÿ˜. Now its starting to look like a proper ship.
  12. I decided after seeing the bowsprit made up that it could do with some variation to break up the dowl colour. So I'm going to water down some paint and use it more like a stain. I also moved the ropes and wood block on the 1st half up higher than where they are on the instructions. The placement on the instructions didn't match where they should be on the pictures.
  13. I ordered beeswax online and then used it on the line holding the ships boat. It makes a huge difference to candle wax. Then moved onto the pump handles, this has a lot of tight bends that were challenging and I had to do it twice. The anchor chains were straightforward though. The davits were ok, hardest part was trying to fix the eyebolts together at an angle with the superglue. But with theses attached and the brass rods at the bow, every time I move something is getting snagged. The anchor chain links are too small to fit the loop that the anchor is attached to. In the end I had to file a small bit of the loop.
  14. After the parts turned up I attached the wheel and rudder. I couldn't find beeswax anywhere so I used a candle. I don't think it made it any easier. still having a great time making this ๐Ÿ˜

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