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  1. The next step was the tying of the griselle to the shrouds, a clarification that I had not previously reported (the bigots are shown on the template practicing on it the holes from which the "runner" will pass with a tip of 0.7mm + or -, to rub the bigoted with their own tailoring it is necessary to stop the bigotas on the template on the three holes of the runner using the classic brass nails, to avoid the "rotations" of the same one, after the rubbing the nails come off and in their place is used the pin, to make the movements towards the outside and their positioning towards the inside) t
  2. The next step was the redundancy (Turn Buckle) of the "bigotte", for the realization of the "runner / CORRIDORE" or the cable connecting the bigots, ( shroud-laid rope ) I always used a Gutermann yarn (the yarn is always "flat" so if the thickness is of the yarn is correct, it is used directly, the argument on the making of cables, perhaps, would need a deepening, but I don't want to "weigh down" too much the update) the color used is the one that in my opinion approaches the untreated rope with the anti-fouling systems of the time, I insert an image "in which some of the" technical "t
  3. very good, (I agree with Steven) beautiful and precise realization sincere congratulations black Wolf
  4. After the alternate laying with hatchings of the master mast (one on each side) I started to position the bigoted ones, the printing of the shrouds cloned from the construction planes and glued on a 2 mm plywood sheet positioned on the parasartie, allows the precise positioning of the bigoted (?) unfortunately it is not possible to correctly translate many ancient nautical terms, as "BIGOTTE" the translator distorts the meaning of many terms by which I use an image, bringing the term of the object into it, as follows the use of pins, allows the forward and backward
  5. I stayed with the construction of the blocks, I always did some with the usual technique changing the typology, (these are blocks used in the Middle Ages many times with a single pulley) once the necessary quantity has been estimated I have completed the various forms Once the blocks are finished, it is time to think about the creation of the rope for the maneuvers. I started to prepare the ropes for the "sleeping" maneuvers, that is the ropes that had to hold firm trees against the action of winds and waves, to guarantee this condition the shrouds, shovels and bac
  6. Laboratory, technique and model simply beautiful sincere congratulations black Wolf
  7. Thank you friends for your appreciation, in reality the needle with the blue head is not a needle, it is a walking stick of a giant who lives in the Florentine hills ... ... Fabio
  8. Afterwards I continued with the preparation of the blocks, changing the type and size, the only situation that is repeated that everyone has only one pulley all in wood, except for the pulley pin, made of brass this type of block is a "pastecca" while these are "simple" once taken the "way" the workmanship is simple and economic, they are different from those purchased, even those "violin" have the form of violins, which in reality is very different ,,, I attach an image of a real "violin" block I have made others that I still have to downl
  9. Hi Afonso, it was never easy for me to choose the model I would like to make, they are all beautiful, and everyone brings you their story, surely you will not miss the stimuli and directions to make them, welcome
  10. Hello Frank, you are doing really well (and you are also right to check the developments on the monograph of the "fleur de lis") the "long ships" have a special charm, impossible not to be captivated, when you have finished the Real, I will give you information and indications on monographs of the Venetian galleys, (which, with all due respect they were more evolved than the French galleys) however you are very good, 😊 black Wolf
  11. A "double" welcome surely in this site you will find indications, suggestions and above all friends to share this hobby, luponero
  12. I too don't live by the sea, but on the Apennines (hills) but like you I have the usual passion !!! welcome
  13. Thank you friends, for your appreciation and your visit, both elements that are stimulating for a greater commitment, I'm on leave "forced" for organizational reasons where I work, and this allows me to dedicate myself more to my "passions" updating the progress of the works almost daily (something that had not been possible previously for opposite situations, too much work) later I burnished the brass using a very "good" gel burner that I purchased in a "well stocked" armory as I said the burner is a great product, the oxidation process is fast and stable on the brass, if left
  14. it was a long time since I saw your work, what to say, simply "stupendous" Fabio (luponero)
  15. Fixed the bigoted (?) on the big table, welding the ring of the eyebolt to the tin-plated stem of the brass wire that is around the bigotta, I made the landra and the stirrup always in brass, using a sheet of 0.5 mm and a thread of 0 8mm with the support (wood and nails) I folded the brass wire later I welded with the tin and the "extinguished" (?) muriatic acid with zinc, the rings placing the land (?) on the side of the ship, it is important to check the length of the rings before folding them by fixing the bracket with double-sided tape to check the measurem
  16. Several time has passed since the last build update, in part due to a "relaxation" of the construction phases partly due to commitments on other stories, however, although at a slower rate the work on MS. have continued and restarted with the update, the realization of the main top was the next step, to do it I built a simple tool for the realization of the crow's head shown in Adametz's drawings, it is a bolt on which the two diameters in plywood (base and upper part) of the main top are reported ) on which I made the vertical planks that make up the main top, then simply unscr
  17. however the activity on the S.M. is taken up in the making of the anchors, using the boxwood, breaking down the structural parts that make up the anchor pasting afterwards then I colored the anchor making the log (the boxwood allows the realization of pieces with a good precision) when the anchors were finished, I started preparing the cleats by making them in more sizes (by now I had started, I will keep them as an escort) the cleats are of two types those placed on the inner part of the bulwarks (the lower ones) and those related to mane
  18. Holidays are over, among the various situations I saw I was in the castle of Otranto, destroyed and rebuilt several times over time, the last reconstruction was carried out by the Aragons, certainly interesting and very beautiful but what allows me to insert it in the wip are the bombardelle inside the castle they are found in the sea very similar, as a shape, to those I tried to make in the Santa Maria, besides those there is an ancient cannon recovered in the stretch of sea in front of Otranto and a stock of a medieval anchor , in the first image besides the explanation on the right there
  19. ...and we are happy to have found you , ,, luponero
  20. hi Phil, obviously you have to evaluate yourself if it is convenient to make the change, Steven understood the change, I try to bring back photos with changes in "red" evaluates "if the game is not worth the candle" Italian proverb deriving from the French saying " “le saint (le jeu) ne vaut pas la chandelle”. to the next my friends, we are in about twenty days Fabio alias luponero
  21. Hi Phil, I don't know Pathfinder, but from what I've seen your ability to make structural parts for use in the game is very positive and aesthetically pleasing, I agree with Mark and I think it's very positive, probably like everyone, when we start new jobs the lack of experience can cause some mistakes, it's always like this at the beginning, but the determination and the passion will surely allow you to improve, avoiding small mistakes .. . you can see if it is possible to recover, or in the worst condition to rebuild ... can't you open a small hole in the stern wheel prepa
  22. Thanks friends, for the nice words, you are right PhilB, unfortunately some details remain under the bridges of the ship, bilge pumps, bombards and are not nearly visible, (if I can be useful for information let me know) now I do a bit of vacation I go to the beach for 2 weeks (in Puglia, southern Italy) to the next black wolf
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