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  1. Thank you Jan. The reason I picked the Bounty by Amati was being a total novice at modelling and only my second building a ship and first of a period ship was because there was a set of videos which I thought would make life easier.However the guy in videos does suggest because of a number of issues is probably not for the beginner. I am basically treating this ship as a learning curve although I am trying to do my best from the guidance of the good people on here. If you are saying that Corel and Amati are both intermediate manufacturers and there are better ones in Quality. I am not familiar
  2. Roger Thank you for your reply, and it is clear to me now that I must as you say learn the ropes. This is clear to me now that this is something that will take further research. However It is more than a little frustrating when looking at the Amati drawings and clearly looking at some of them on face value don,t work and I therefore wonder how much research they have actually done. To complicate matters they appear to be adding double blocks rather than single etc.I know it sound like I am laying my frustrations at Amatis door but for what it is worth I have no complaints about the kit its sel
  3. Thanks for sending the link. I wouldn,t of noticed the position of the yards if no sails fitted . I am now really looking forward to the new book arriving. Best regards Dave
  4. I am aware that the standing rigging is to be completed first and the shrouds on the lower masts completed before the masts can be assembled, however what I for got to mention is that at the moment I am just building the mast temporarily as I have yet not started on the standing rigging. It was my attention to build all the mast parts and keep each mast in a seperate plastic bag. I was also under the impression that it would benifit to fit all the blocks to the mast before moving onto the rigging ropes. Now I am beginning to wonder that the shroud pairs should be fitted before I wrap any of th
  5. Unfortunately no. I am beginning to think that the Amati drawings are a waste of time . Look at the page marked lifts and my understand it they are for tilting the masts. According to their drawing (attached) the topgallant brace where the one side of the is connected to the trestle trees, the other side is not. So of my understanding, ,one side going down to the deck and a belaying pin , the other side connected to the trestle tree would prevent it all from working. I think after looking at the book I(Rigging period ship models) and the the Amati drawing is just confusing .So as you say apar
  6. Unfortunately no. I am beginning to think that the Amati drawings are a waste of time . Look at the page marked lifts and my understand it they are for tilting the masts. According to their drawing (attached) the topgallant brace where the one side of the is connected to the trestle trees, the other side is not. So of my understanding, ,one side going down to the deck and a belaying pin , the other side connected to the trestle tree would prevent it all from working. I think after looking at the book I(Rigging period ship models) and the the Amati drawing is just confusing .So as you say apar
  7. Thanks Popeye. No sails this time but hopefully the next model. Thank you for your time. Best regards Dave
  8. Thanks for that Jan. Fortunately I kind of thought of there would be a few mistakes and I would need some practice. I have got a number of spares So will be fine.Best regards Dave
  9. Gregory That is exactly the same book I already have and I agree there are some excellent drawings which most of which I have learned about rigging and what is needed.However they are a lot different to what Amati have offered for the Bounty. Perhaps with the help of the other book the Penny will drop.Once again than you for taking the time to help me. Any future input will be extremely welcome. Best regards Dave
  10. Thank you to everyone that has replied to my question. I have uploaded another photo of the drawings which shows the attachment with the letter F and another one G . Personally I dont,t where they go but in the diagram G which shows a hook so I am just confused . However there is a booklet that came with the instructions which is a translation and it says that fig 144 are the lifts. Sorry if this does not help you in anyway. Now I have decided that the only way I have a chance of sorting this out is to learn everything from scratch so I ordered the book you have mentioned in
  11. Thank you Pat and may have some way in explaining what is going on. You are correct in saying that I am treating this ship as a learning experience. I have since noted and although I appreciate that each mast is different there are a lot of similarities . I am definately looking at the other drawings to get what you say a feel for what is going on .However this is where I am finding the confusion . There is a booklet that came with the kit,which is rough translation from Italian to English and for just about every piece of running rigging there is a port and starboard . This is what makes me b
  12. I am currently building the masts of the HMS Bounty and although this ship may have difference I am hoping that it has similarities to other ships of her age. Being a first time builder of a period ship I am have a bit of a hard time understanding the drawings supplied by Amati. It was my intention to connect all the blocks which are attached to the mast before fitting the masts onto the ship. However not all the blocks are shown on the main drawing. Some blocks are omitted all together and some are not even the correct numbers /or not the correct block. I am currently working on the fore mast
  13. Thanks for your input. I have now managed to source some here in the uk and should be with me soon. Thanks for the tip where to get the Veevus threads from best regards Dave
  14. Thanks John for your input and I have just ordered some of the thread you use 16 so hopefully now I can make a start on the rigging which at the moment is totally confusing. So no doubt I will be asking a lot more questions best regards Dave
  15. Hello Pat Sorry for any delay in my reply. I definately need some thing different for seizing that what I am using as I am finding it very difficult to work with. Apart from cutting into my hands it seems very difficult to absorb any wax . I believe it to be thin enough but its not stiffening up like the other thicker threads and is very difficult to work with. I would be very interested in the article you have wrote and would be grateful for a pm. Hoefully it would shine some light on what in itself is quite a complex subject. Best regards Dave
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