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  1. So my Pickle is finished. Been finished quite a while, but put it on the baseplate yesterday. It has been a great journey and i have learned a lot. Actually quite pleased with the result considering this is my first wood model. In advance, thanx 😊
  2. Thank you mugje! Speedy will be my next build yes. I have both Speedy and Pegasus ready in the box here at home. Think i will do the Speedy first. Looks like a good second bulid to improve my skills. The Pegasus looks very difficult. The instructions and plans seems to me to be not detailed and good.
  3. Look wonderful mugje 😊 . Great work and the model looks like a millon dollar. Are these the Amati display mounting colums? What dimensions are they? And what baseplate?
  4. Launch boat soon ready. Not much left now until HMS Pickle is finished.
  5. I will use the pre-engraved when i build my Speedy. Give it thorough sanding first to shake off the some how excessive laser caulking.
  6. 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.
  7. Thank you very much mugje! 😊 Looking forward to see your progress of your beautiful Pickle-build...
  8. 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.
  9. Rigging getting along. Not much left now. Soon the ships boats will be the last step before touch-up finish....
  10. 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 😊
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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?

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