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  1. Wow! Putting that little cap on top of the timber is a nice embellishment that would be easy ( for me ) to mess up if you were trying to carve it.. I can see where this method would be great for a lot of situations.. Can't wait to try it on one of my models..
  2. I get a lot of sidebar ads from this place because I looked at a couple of the model ships they are selling. This one is hilarious.. A charming and large model of the Coast Guards Flagship the "Eagle". Really?
  3. Here is a quick release from Zu Mondfeld. It's not really clear how the anchor would be positioned to utilize this apparatus.
  4. I have to withdraw my earlier comment about not seeing the anchor cables around the windless on contemporary models. Here is one in the Gallery: English Naval Cutter P.S. Just looking at your lastest build pics, and I must say they are an inspiration. This is just my opinion, and possibly contrary to actual practice, but I think the hawser around one side of the windless doesn't look balanced. Even so, the workmanship as is, looks superb.
  5. From vossiewulf's link: " NASA pilots flying at NAS Patuxent River routinely intercepted and defeated U.S. Navy Phantom IIs in mock dogfights, until complaints from the Navy put an end to the harassment.
  6. Sounds very logical Kieth and Pat... With a capstan, it was just a matter of unshipping the spokes ( Is that what they are? ) and throwing a loop of the hawser or messenger over the capstan.
  7. When I say " contemporary ", it is in the sense of being contemporary with the type of ship, as with the original admiralty models and such. Not " today " contemporary .
  8. P.S. Here is one of my favorite examples, as depicted on a model. I thought I was looking at a full size ship the first time I saw one of the close ups of this model. Fore deck
  9. Well said welfalk.. I have not seen any turns around the windless on any contemporary models. I have seen the hawsers passing under the windless, headed for the cable lockers. I have seen a few kits, where the plans show a couple of turns around the windless. On a model, I think wrapping around the windless might serve an artistic purpose, and provide context for observers outside our ship modeling community.
  10. Great start! I'm a Mamoli fan. Were you aware there is a contemporary model in the Royal Museums Greenwich bearing the same name. The Mamoli model appears similar, but not identical..
  11. While you have received some great recommendations for other sources, have you considered modifying the one's you have. I have this kit on the shelf and I pulled out the belaying pins. If you have a small rotary tool with an adjustable chuck, it shouldn't be beyond the skill you have demonstrated with this kit.. Started with a fine file, and finished off with an emory board.. This was real quick, and I could have refined the final result a bit.. I would also add a little stain. Here is one I made from a tooth pick using the same method. Might be a bit long for this kit.
  12. I really like the base supports.. I'm going to shamelessly rip off that idea...😂
  13. Was I ever wrong.. In Zu Mondfeld's Historic Ship Models, there is a chapter on " Bending Sails to the yards...

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