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  1. Update on this one, working on the foremast
  2. This is the lithograph I think this may be older than Chapelle drawing so was a cool find, also showing the stern, the only evidence of how it may have looked that I've seen
  3. The question better posted there? I see that is a good idea thanks. Thinking it over since the only drawings I have show try sail masts probably should go with that, but more evidence from old lithograph that I think shows the tops of gaff booms, further evidence to support this. Moving forward with that as the plan.
  4. I have some questions for you ship guys, the original drawings from Chapelle show spencer masts on both fore and main, but this appears rarely done and several models just show the more common driver mast at the mizzen. One model that I assume also relying on Chapelle has included the spencers, I don't really like the look of this what would you do? Also I don't see spider bands used in rigging this vessel dates to 1832 would spider bands be in common use then? Would some captains prefer to take spencer masts down if they didn't want them?
  5. Moving on to the mainmast added some little topmast deadeyes and futtocks
  6. Thanks Roger! Thanks to those who ( reacted..) are following this thread, it really is enjoyable model building, definitely have to brush up on things though.
  7. Looks nice, John. Your style of building and wood color (Privet-sp- did you say?) is familiar. Really cool to see all the frames coming together.
  8. Well after a few rows of knots finally got the hang of it. Glad to have learned this, really does look cool even in this scale. Going back pretty soon to the mainmast, some deadeyes, chainplates coming up.
  9. Thanks all, am trying to learn to clove hitch
  10. Well am getting a start finally on actual rigging...fore mast shrouds and the method used to line them up
  11. Some progress, flattened fitted chainplates and lower deadeyes, thinking about how to get the shroud deadeyes properly lined up next..
  12. I've decided to try to go with paper deadeyes, foolish probably to spent the time to make these, but adds to the fun for me to make what I can. 3 cardboard disks punched out, glued with elmers type glue, rolled on edge to center the smaller middle disc (to form the groove for stropping). This is weak and can't drill without splitting, so cover with ca glue, drill, paint. There you have it. Only a few more to do ha
  13. Adding the windlass and some chain that I think will be ok, and trying to figure line sizes, this ship was pre wire rigging, so can use different size lines, but working on that, I think will use brass wire for lower deadeyes and flatten for the chainplates...
  14. Hello Chris and John, nice to finally have opportunity and motivation to revisit this ship, it's pretty even as a hull model on my desk but my wife wants me to finish it ha Timber ends look better now and hoping to put the bow furnishings on so can get moving on the foremast...
  15. This ship has been patiently waiting on my desk as many other projects have gone by, I've made mostly aircraft models for awhile, but dusted her off and got to looking at some things bothering me about the model, so set to work on some ideas to improve, some painting and refreshing, but redoing the bulwark stantions was the main thing and with new color too the starboard side done..

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