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  1. Getting rigging ready for a main-topgallant sail.. During process of attaching the sail, the block rigging just snapped, so needed to make another one... to bad the line was already on the sail.. Making parral.. Happy modelling..
  2. Continue with rigging... A little helper to assist with keeping the same distance for both blocks.. and the other side... Some random shots of blocks and rigging details.. if someone is interested in following one rigging line specifically, let me know and i will provide few pictures... From sailor' perspective... From bird' perspective... hopefully bird is not fully fed. While i was rigging this block, i rigged the wrong block, the one further on the left. All line was completed, ended in the third pin but had to do one more time, again. Practice makes it perfect.. Happy modelling..
  3. Started to work a bit on a mainsail. Not quite sure what is the name for this knot... ... but will try to reproduce it. And continue with sail rigging.. Happy modelling..
  4. Wrapping up the wok from yesterday... A bit more progress.. weights on both ends to make sure the main yard is levelled.. Happy modelling...
  5. Lets do some work on main yard... this is a fancy knot for a main yard.. On the way up... ... and up... One of two blocks that will need rigging... Little helper to keep all in one place.. Happy modelling..
  6. The pedants are attached to the sail with special knot, and the rope length has to be adjusted; with installed sail, the pedants length will be different .. Staysail downhaul is also installed... Happy modelling..
  7. Making few 0.3mm ropes, using crochet lines and Golden oak stain. I usually cut the lines in 1mm length, deep one line at a time in the stain and pull it out, at the time i drop the whole line in the stain. This prevents a line to stay in the stain for too long. This allows me to somehow control the beige colour shade of the lines.. then let it dry for a day... It is time to bring the model back on the table... ... and to replace the plan All sails appears to be done.. Work will start on a jib by making a holes for rings.. and making 7 rings in 3mm diameter. The rings are blackened and polished before mounted on the sail.. Then the sail is attached ... Then a tack cringle is attached to the parrel using a simple square knot. Next, the halyard is attached to the head of the sail.. ... and it will be tight to the cleat using a 3.5 mm block with an iron hook.. Happy modelling...
  8. Marking the position of reef lines... Production line, knot making process... Freezing the top of a line with a drop of CA glue... After making holes in the sail, the reef lines are pushed thru... 50/50 diluted white glue assist keeping the knot positioned... The ship cradle, once turned up side down, serves as a good, small table for tasks that require precision and patience.. this is part of making a knot on the other side of the line.. After reef lines haircut is done... few lines still need a bit of adjustment... Next sail, S1.. and completed... Happy modelling..
  9. Working on blocks, different sizes, for different yards... a bit of serial production. I used a bit of CA glue to freeze the block and now rope is slightly stiff; need to massage it so it will fit around the yard.. A foot rope is also installed; slightly different approach this time. First i made an eye... Cut it with extra length... then drag the main rope line thru with a help from this fancy tool... The the lines were tight to the yard in appropriate length.. I will adjust foot rope to look a bit more realistic... Happy modelling...
  10. A bit more work completed.. I have tried with another material; this time was able to pull strings for simulation... and it looks very nice... Will use it next time.. Two sails done... Happy modelling..
  11. A bit of a white glue, diluted 50/50 to freeze the reef band... A bunch of reef lines were pre-cut, a knot was tight on one end and opposite end frozen with a drop of CA glue so it can easily go thru the hole.. Once all lines with a knot were pushed thru the sail and secured with a drop of white glue, the work on opposite side started by making another knot... Then all lines were cut to the length.. Just to break a bit from reef lines, started to work on attaching a sail to the yard.... ... first attaching the corners of a sail with a strangle knot... The holes for robands were also predrilled.. Then it becomes very hot in my little workshop so continue tomorrow... Happy modelling...
  12. Reef points installation process.. Mark it on the sail.. The knot was made on one end of the rope.. With needle it will be pushed through the sail.. if the hole is big enough, the reef line can be frozen with CA glue on one end and that end can be pushed thru the hole... this way no need for needle.. On the other side of the sail, the another knot was made.. The string is pooled and the knot was finished on the sail.. The knots were frozen with a drop of diluted PVA glue on each knot.. and dried with the hot gun (on lowest heat setting)... Haircut time.. One row is completed.. Happy modelling...
  13. First part of making sail is completed. Fore topsail.. Jib.. Main topsail.. with few reef points ... Fore-gallant sail... Main-topgallant sail... Fore and aft mainsail... Fore -topmast staysail... Fore sail.. Happy modelling...
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