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  • Birthday 03/30/1955

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  1. It is getting very packed up here... For the tiny spots normal scissors does not work well, so i got a clippers, very sharp pedicure/manicure tool, strongly suggested.. Continue with rigging... end result... and the process.. there is a need for two blocks, the rigging was done the same for both blocks, but line was inserted differently.. first approach, no block.. Second approach, block first... And mounted on the mast...
  2. Thanks jimncalre, much appreciated. This log is actually a very good refreshment for myself, as in the future i might forget about the way some blocks are seized. And from my personal view, you will not get wrong if you choose this particular ship for your next project. There are few gotchas to be aware of (hopefully this building log will review them) but overall time very well spent. Cheers
  3. Continue working on blocks... was thinking i can setup a little assembly line.... ...but forgot i cannot pull the blocks between topmast and topgallant mast, so back to old fashioned approach. Will leave assembling line to Charlie Chaplin.. Few other blocks added as well.. Happy modelling...
  4. I started replacing those cream coloured running rigging. The process will require replacing the whole rigging setup, which is not that bad since, in my taste, the first one was kind of too bulky, especially where the cream rope meets the dark brown, at the bottom of the single 3.5mm block. I removed them and started from scratch. For this i used long/short pendant seizing, like on this picture: Not sure if it is historically accurate but it looks nicer to my taste. Extra seizing was placed between two seizings, to cover the empty space, at the spot where it say "short
  5. I have played with few different methods of colouring the rope. Used some Rit all purpose dye that worked very well but it does require a bit more time to find correct amount of colour, water, proper glass or similar to hold the dye solution, etc... I might be using it in the future for sure but for this application i decided to use a simple method: first i cut the required length of the rope and did it 8 times; then i dropped single line into minvax golden oak can of stain. For the time i dipped the whole rope i started to pull the rope up from the can. No need to stay longer. Then i just d
  6. Winding pennants, two of each made even dough plan shows only one.. in making process.. Completed and two cloth pins used to stretch them a bit.. Here is set of pictures showing few other blocks... This time a big helper is holding mast to provide easier way to work on them... Not sure if i will leave these two "cream-coloured" ropes; the colour dont match a tan colour i am trying to use. Will see
  7. No much available time so only few block have been attached to the mast.. Happy modelling..
  8. Little helper's bigger brother... for tiny seizing work.. Manufacturing blocks ... at this stage they look look like, ah, forget it..... Foot rope installation has started... And the end result. I have to modify the shape of a foot rope a bit... Happy modelling..
  9. The work continues... Wanted to do a bit more complex knot but decided it might be a bit too bulky for a small, 3.5mm block... Happy modelling..
  10. The work on yards has started by repainting them in flat black. The shines of the varnish i have applied was not quite appealing for me. I started to work on foot ropes... by marking the location of stirrups... The stirrups were in place and i will be making a loop for a foot rope to pass thru. For this i placed yard in a piece of balsa, fixed it with few pins and lay the stirrups... then attached small weight that will keep them straight.. while twisted around the pins...
  11. From the back: mainstay collars, bowlines blocks, deadeyes for the bob-stay and the bowsprit shrouds, the staysail downhaul block, blocks for blind-lifts and fore-top bowlines, jib parral with the jib downhaul blocks and the block for fore topgallant stays will need to be added later.. Happy modelling...
  12. The bowsprit gammoning is next. 8 runs of loops, over the bowsprit, passed down to the knee of the head, through the gammoning hole, and up again to the bowsprit... The last run was passed over the bowsprit to the middle of the gammoning, taken around the gammoning and made fast.. Bowsprit manropes have been installed as well.. Happy modelling..
  13. Now, lets rig a collars for the mainstay and the main-strut stay... First we need to rig the jackstay (three are two i am working on, large and small) which is fairly easy by now... Once this is done, lets move on.. Below are steps so i can go back and refresh my memory if i have to do the same in the future. The rope in use is 0.4mm and down the line i decided to scale it up a bit and replaced the rope with 0.65mm.. Now,
  14. We will make a strop for attaching a staysail tack. So, here is the process.. Few drops of a glue will hold all in place. The tiny, by mistake extended applicator's end will assist a lot... Happy modelling..
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