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  1. I started the slinging of the sails on the flagpoles, this is the way used in the late Middle Ages, the technique used is not seen from Adametz's drawings, in practice the sail is stopped using pieces of line, not with a continuous rope but with pieces passing individually from each eyelet making on this two opposing knots, and then tying on the flagpole with simple knots, I report a drawing that was useful to me for the realization the number 5 is the luff cord, the 3 the reinforcements of the sail, the knots that keep the sail locked, can be seen on the rib (1) in the photos y
  2. The preparation of the flagpoles continued with a foresail, the block group consists of the central block and two lateral ones, with the wooden pulley with the burnished brass wire pin d.5mm I like more to make the block with wooden pulleys than with brass ones, they are more suitable for the period, they are made with 2mm and 3mm beech rods and then with "a lot" calm thinned, after the realization of the groove, bringing them to the thickness of 1mm, (perhaps the most complex processing) the following are those of the main mast on which the mast of the cage sail will be h
  3. Thank you Cog, I also hope to see soon how the finished work will be ... the flagpole of the sail of civada, has for thegooseneck a piece of cable that must be struck on the mast of the bowsprit, so in the assembly on the flagpole I only did a part to finish it when it will be fixed with the sail, under the detail of the blocks for topping lift and guy. Before working on the sails I want to finish the laying of the blocks on the tops of the flagpoles, necessary to put pull and place flagpoles by pulling the sails, a process that I had not done previously and
  4. The time has come to set up the flagpoles, that is to put the thegooseneck, blocks and bounties to stop the flagpoles on the masts and to pull the current maneuvers to hoist the sails. Part of the blocks I had previously made for the realization of the fixed maneuvers, they have the characteristic of being larger and more robust than those for the current maneuvers, so I had to make other smaller ones trying to keep the shapes. The antenna of the mezzana tree is very reminiscent of that of galleys, I don't know if it is an error by Adametz, with regard to the part of the coupling of the tw
  5. Small updates on MS, which I have withdrawn from provisional coverage, waiting for the assembly of the sails and flagpoles I am finishing the works and chores on the bridge, first the placement of the two large anchors, before laying them I made the hawser, a twisted cable made up of 4 flat cables committed on a smaller central cable , (to do these I used Domanoff's ropewalk) by stropping it to the cicada of the respective anchors and to the winch on the bridge permanently fixing anchors the kitchen was also stopped on the bridge then great news, after months
  6. Very good Mustafa, now I am inspired by your model, especially in the creation of the flagpoles that I have yet to make 🙂 luponero
  7. I thank my friends for the likes the work continued with the sewing of the bonnets, I had not previously had to integrate additional pieces to the sails for which I took from the drawing the sewing technique that Adametz draws in a very superficial way without giving any indications whatsoever, so I armed with the needle and for the thread I used what I needed for the realization of the herring using a single thread, I do not deny that just to start with the seam I made several attempts to guess the way of sewing, in practice it starts from end going backwards, determining in advance the len
  8. the bolf rope was missing for the greater sail and the bonnets for which I took needle and thread and spent a day sewing ... I had sat down at the PC desk, while I was sewing I listened to old-time music with headphones (Jethro Tull) I prepared the holes for the slinging of the sails, I use the red wool needle with a portable "bunsun beak" (which I use for various workings in the laboratory that require a contained but powerful flame, and which I once used for chemical analysis of the components ,,, once time passes quickly, ( if it did not pass it would be worse!
  9. Congratulations Mustafa, we are both making a model of the Santa Maria, what to say beautiful ship in all its countless interpretations, yours is very neat and clean, a pleasure for the eyes! For the shades of wood you use yours fully responds to the "blonde" name they assigned to it at the time of its construction cordially black Wolf
  10. Thanks Mark for your appreciation, the work on the sails continued with the construction of the shank of the sails made, it is the flat cable that reinforces the edge of the sail and I do not deny that in my opinion it is one of the most "boring" processes in the creation of a model , both for the amount of time and for the repetitive continuity of the movements: the seam of the cable on the edge of the sail, passing the thread of the seam inside the cable, precisely on the highest strand, of the three that make up the flat cable , compared to the edge of the sail ... which is not easy for m
  11. Thank you Geert for approval of the work, you also reminded me to post the images relating to the realization of the images shown in the model of Santa Maria made by Adametz ... it had crossed my mind the images indicated in the construction plans of Adametz are shown on the foresail and on the main sail, on the foresail in the central part of the cross the coat of arms of the royals of Spain is reported, while in that of the main sail, the image of the Madonna with the child (also reported in the sculpture placed in the transom) is reported in the book of Winter , (in which the dr
  12. Thanks for your appreciation, I apologize for the chaos with the translator that I did previously. The next step was the realization of the hull of the sails made, it is the flat cable that reinforces the edge of the sail and I do not deny that in my opinion it is one of the most "boring" processes in the realization of a model, both for the amount of time and for the repetitive continuity of the movements: the seam of the cable on the edge of the sail, passing the thread of the seam inside the cable, precisely on the highest strand, of the three that make up the flat cable, with respec
  13. I thank my friends for the likes and I keep updating the works, in the construction plans of Adametez on the foresail and on the main sail, besides the classic crosses, there are the images depicting the coat of arms of the sovereigns of Spain and the Madonna with child, these representations are shown only in the model made by Adametz, on the book of Winter "Columbus' ships" in which Adametz's construction plans are attached, in the chapter on sailing equipment it is said that the image of the Madonna is taken from the "compass rose" of the Spanish world map of Juan de la Cosa, (owner and
  14. After a long time I go back to the construction site, more or less four months have passed since I finished the sleeping maneuvers, in this period I made the lifeboats (fourteen!) of the battleship Potemkin, it is a sailing model that we had to bring to the Veronese exhibition with the group of models in which I collaborate, so in January I started working on lifeboats with a "strong" rhythm to be ready for the exhibition, but at the end of February when I was almost finished the lifeboats the situation deriving from the covit 19 virus means that the exhibition did not take place, we were at
  15. I thank my friends for the appreciation and the "likes", both very welcome The time had come to work on the scraps, both the forestay itself of the cage and the foresail tree, but before starting it was necessary to prepare smaller blocks than the previous ones, I made them with the usual system but this time I used brass washers, left over from previous work, with a diameter of 1.5 mm finish with the burnisher and straw oil some details made previously are visible only in some circumstances of light and positioning of the hull, surely after the finished m
  16. I wish all friends and fans of MSW a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year, Fabio said black wolf
  17. I started with the realization of the hooks for the blocks made with brass wire and with tin welding, they will be put under some blocks for the realization of the shrouds of the other two trees, the foresail and the after mast, I used the usual system, I reported on the 2mm plywood the drawing of the shrouds and ropes always align the bigots to the "tarozzo" which is the first wooden step, in the shrouds made on the foresail in which there is a shroud formed by a row of simple ratlines I also finished the stay of the major mast, creating the horizontal s
  18. Having looked for images related to the model of Santa Maria taken from the studies carried out by Fernandez - Duro and from the construction plans of Adametz, stimulated me to deepen the research related to this model that was made in 1892 for the commemoration of the 4th centenary of the discovery from America, I managed to find some photos and honestly they seem very beautiful to me, the world of the internet allows you to carry out searches which, in the absence of this tool, would be very complex to carry out, some photos are taken from the historical archive of Canarias, others, I presum
  19. If it is not a problem I would be in the school desk with Patrick, I know I am a little late, but to recover I cut a cherry tree, a pear tree, an apple tree, a plum tree and then my wife "inflated" me! apart from the "jokes" I follow you willingly black Wolf
  20. Hi Patrick, the question you ask me is a question that I cannot answer with certainty, the material on medieval ships is always "uncertain" what I have are the Adametz construction plans attached to the book "The ships of Columbus" by Winther and information taken from the book "The ships of Christopher Columbus" by Pastor, both in the construction plans of Adametz and in the ship built to commemorate 400th anniversary of the European discovery of America, I attach the images the cable is a backstay, but honestly I don't know if it was already in use in the late 1400s, also f
  21. The major tree forestay is among the thickest cables, it is a "torticcio" cable made with four strands (shrouds with three) the thickness in 1/50 scale is scarce 2mm, in reality a cable from about 10 cm, (only the anchor line should be larger) following a schematic image found on the internet, with the direction of the cables being made (torticcio and piano) and the direction of rotation starting from the strands (composed of lint, if I remember correctly) it can be useful to try to commit the cables, need to self-realize or buy the contractor) the "torticcio" cable is formed by f
  22. I thank my friends for the "likes" unfortunately the translator, although very useful, does not correctly translate the meaning of the terms and this can create problems of mutual understanding unfortunately, however you have to be satisfied or learn English better, maybe I'll do it when I retire, maybe ,,, I came back too late to turn on the stove in the laboratory for which I update the building site (not in real time, but we miss a little), obviously gradually the jobs go on, very slowly, we go up higher, and gradually the distance between the shrouds decreases, so
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