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  1. Used in the right manner CA is without doubt the best glue for outer planking i think. Especially if you take your time with pre-bending and shaping the wood. And no need for clamping or pins, which makes the best finish if you want to show the wood. The most common error with CA-glue is using far too much of it and it can get messy.
  2. Thank you very much mugje! 😊 Looking forward to see your progress of your beautiful Pickle-build...
  3. Started with the 19" launch boat. Difficult to get the dimensions and angles right. Think i will assamble and mount the 19" only and not the 14" Jolly boat on top of this.
  4. Rigging getting along. Not much left now. Soon the ships boats will be the last step before touch-up finish....
  5. Started rigging the fore yards. I did not look forward to this. I used 0,75mm rope for the vertical holders for footropes on the fore yard. Brushed all the ropes with thinned PVA to stiffen them up. This was the best i could do. Did not take long time to find out that i prefer standing rigging compared to running rigging 😊
  6. Ordered my Speedy from @chris watton and Vanguard Models yesterday 😊 The kit itself with the finish and instructions seems to be a huge leap compared to my Caldercraft Pickle.
  7. Hi you all. Serving the rope for the stay's from the mouse around the mast to the loop looks good. Do you need a machine for this or can it be done manually by hand?
  8. Everything looks very good mugje.... Have did you serve the rope for the stay that goes from the mouse and round the masts to the loop? Do you need a machine for this or can it be done manually by hand?
  9. Hey mugje! Good point you are making there! Rigging goes faster than woodwork with me from a experience point of view. I have 25 years of experience from aquaculture which helps a lot working with rope and tying. I think of starting the Pegasus all the time, but i have decided to stay true to finish Pickle first. Although lately i have maybe opened a thought of building another small less complicated model before starting Pegasus. HMS Speedy from Vanguard Models look fantastic i think....
  10. Rigged some stay's on Pickle. Guess the building will hit a stop now until next year....
  11. Splendid work! Bending with clamps and heatgun or iron.... Does that work with walnut and lime wood?
  12. Looks wonderful mugje, you should be proud! 😊 Just started rigging my Pickle. Confused with some parts of the rigging, especially the backside of the fore mast. Could you be so kind and take some close-up,s and post? 😊

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