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  1. Continue with different bowlines rigging... if there is an interest in how a specific rigging line is running, i can snap more detailed pictures... For rigging line colour and size i was following the kit plan.... all lines are dragged thru a beeswax to lower the fuzziness on them but zoomed pictures are as bad as they are good... From sailor's perspective.. Happy modelling...
  2. I have tried a slightly different approach now... wanted to try starting the work from the pin, first tightening the rope around the pin and work towards the yards.. this will give me a bit more workspace and it might ended up better and more realistic.. So lets see... The rope was ran thru... .. the knot was tight around the pin... .. a bit of a CA was dropped to make sure the knot will stay in place.. Then the coil was attached, again with a help of a CA... The rope looks a bit fuzzy on zoomed picture but it was dragged thru a beeswax and from the naked eye it does look OK. So far it does look more realistic this way.. and easier to install... Then, the rope was running thru a block and attached to the sprit-sail yard.. Hmm, it does not look that bad after all... Will try few more times.. Happy modelling..
  3. Did not quite like the way how all rope tail end ended up around belaying pins.. It is working just fine but the end results were not quite there so i decided to add a line coils... A bit of a different approach was also involved since i already cut all ropes to a length, so for me to lay the tail ends as they supposed to be, properly, coiled around the pins, was out of the question... First i a line coils factory... the flora craft foam was used as a foundation because of its sharp edges, and well, spongy structure, not hard to push all those small pins... The baking paper was used to prevent glue from sticking on the foam. To create a line coil diameter as close to the original pins diameter, i cut a 2mm wire into 1cm long "pins" and push into the foam.. The distance from the edge was measured from the pin location on the ship and hanging part was also measured to provide a nice look at the end... And started to run lines around it... A drop of white glue was put in each line coil to keep the shape and they were left to dry overnight.. End the results were OK.. A drop of diluted white glue was also applied on the final product.. There are definitely other ways of doing this exercise and the best way will be to do the line coils on the ship directly, but this scale is fairly small for my fingers... Maybe next time.. Happy modelling..
  4. Making few blocks with a hook... first, wrapped a wire around the block, added a rope on the opposite end off the hook, twist the wire and make a hook. Then, siezing the rope and freeze it with a glue. The whole block was dropped in blackening solution. With seizing the rope and freeze it first, the blackening solution will no "blackened" the rope, because the glue will prevent solution going into the rope. It is not a bid deal if seizing is done after blackening, just rope has to be pulled a bit more so the blackened rope is removed... Rigging the sprit-sail yard is next. First, the block was rigged and attached to the yard.. ... the rope was pulled thru... Few more other ropes were attached... Getting crowded up here... ... and ended up on pin. I put a small amount of white glue to freeze the knot... when is dry, less visible than CA glue. Extra cord length will be cut off later.. Happy modelling...
  5. During the work, one line was damaged and needed replacement.. It was replaced and all is good again... I also removed the ship boat as i will be adding few more details to it... Which in turn, leaves a bit more space for work.. Another parral to build... And continue with the sail... keeping it up with a small cloth pin... Then i had to rearrange and reposition some ropes correctly.. a bit of diluted white glue to keep the ends straight and some weight till glue dries... Happy modelling..
  6. 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..
  7. 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..
  8. 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..
  9. Wrapping up the wok from yesterday... A bit more progress.. weights on both ends to make sure the main yard is levelled.. Happy modelling...
  10. 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..
  11. 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..
  12. 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...
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