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  1. Wow that's a nice unit OC I think I need one of those for my collection. Looking forward to seeing you back on your lovely build. Martyn
  2. Hi Mogan very nicely done on the planking. One tip for next time is don't put the nails in all the way so after the glue has dried you can pull them out . Looking forward to the next update. Martyn
  3. Hi Candice for first time planking you are doing a cracking job of it , well done Martyn
  4. Thanks Michael for the brilliant comments A bit more done on the Vasa . All the guns have been rigged and rope coils made. The masts I have been making over the last few months have been installed and the rigging started. First up the stays and now we have had some nice weather I decided to do some outside for a change. I have changed the stays from the instructions as the upper ones where wrong as they were just tied up to upper masts without blocks. Once these were completed I started on the shrouds, the instructions were also wrong as they show the shrouds tied singularly and not in pairs as they should be so I have done mine in pairs. More to follow and thanks for following. Martyn
  5. Hi Tom it's nice to see another Vasa being built. Looking at some of the pictures I have noticed some of the carvings are in the wrong place on the stern and galleries so it might be worth looking at the instructions again. Hope this helps Martyn
  6. Hi Eddie looking good my friend. Just a bit of a heads up just make sure the back of the galleries are as flat as possible and I was a bit worried that there wasn't enough of an edge to glue the galleries to the hull so I added two blocks of balsa glued to the inside of the galleries so I could use PVA and ca to fix them securely. Hope this helps Martyn
  7. Sorry for not posting for a while but life gets in the way. Any way on with the build . Lots of painting and fitting of the decorations on the side galleries and Stern and boy some of them are small . The stem was painted and the PE fitted . I have started rigging the guns with one pulled back so I can show how the Outhaul tackle was used to pull the gun inboard. Next job finishing the guns then on with more painting. Thanks for following Martyn
  8. Wow stunning work my friend. Every time I see this it gets better and better. Martyn
  9. Stunning pictures and I echo your statement,THANK YOU Martyn
  10. Hi Martyn,

    Can you tell me what glue you are using to fix the carvings to the hull.

    Thanks Eddie 



      Hi Eddie the glue I am using is ca gel from locktite.

      Hope this helps m8 


  11. Nice job Snoepert the carvings are right fiddley blighters to paint . Martyn
  12. Lovely work Ej she will complement the SR . Pulling up a chair for this one mate . Martyn
  13. Well saved with the tyre m8 it must have been a really scary . The Sol is looking stunning. Martyn
  14. I wouldn't worry about the different hight of the dead eyes as I have been on real ships where the dead eyes have been different heights it all depends on how tight the shrouds are . Martyn

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