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  1. Really nice finish Mr Fell

  2. Thanks Blue Ensign, ccoyle, Martin W for the comments Martin - not surprised your build is taking longer - you're putting so much more effort and creativity into your build. I find it hard enough to do the basics and my knowledge about these ships needs to be better. ccoyle - I guessing some of the Fly build logs on here are incomplete due to the site's problem awhile back as well for some perhaps life getting the way. Blue Ensign - again thanks for advice / help from you and from your incredible Pegasus build. Thanks Doug
  3. IHello - I think I have finished as I cannot find anymore to do and besides there is no more room to do anything. Seems there is only one other finished Fly on this present site but would be happy to be corrected. Being my second build this kit has been harder as obviously there's more to learn and do especially in the rigging department. A delicate kit to work on - easy to break things. Anyway hopefully this log will help other Fly builders even it's not how to build it. Anchors in place and secured. Overall views. Slightly disappointed with the pull on the stays. Now to sort out a new plinth and glass case. Thanks for looking and the nice comments throughout the build - much appreciated. Would like to add a thank you to Blue Ensign for his help and I got a lot from his Pegasus build Regards Doug
  4. Hello Binho - you possible could try the manufacturer of the kit to supply you with a new keel. Could be worth a try. Regards Doug
  5. Hi - finally finished last rigging sheet (Number 8). Quite a challenge as it got harder to get to or do anything. Thank you landlubber Mike for your comments but in reality this built has not turned out as well as I would like. For example some yards are not aligned perfectly and the Stays are distorted due to attached rigging. Base is temporary while I sort a more suitable sized one and in oak. Sorry if some things I have done are not historically correct. the plans I think show lines to be belayed to the rails but have done them to the Timberheads. Also added a another Cleat as I could not understand how in practice two lines would be tied to one cleat. Next will be the Anchors. Did not think the kit supplied ones were the correct size so bought larger ones. Thanks for looking. Regards Doug
  6. Hello Blue Ensign - okay I will run the sheets and tacks on the outside. Did that at first but thought it wrong as they rubbed up against the standing rigging. SkipW - thanks for looking and your comments. Hope your Pegasus is going well. And thank you Martin for comments. Regards Doug
  7. Hello - things are getting rather harder to do. Having to move slowly with concentrated effort with the rigging and it is harder to tie lines off. Some lines not tied off as they will have to be loosened so as to do the rest of the rigging lines. Some photos. The anchor cables in place. As I did not think far enough ahead and prepare the hatch cover to take the cables I have done the same as in my HM Brig Supply build and put the cables through the deck. Thank you for looking in. Regards Doug
  8. Martin - you are certainly making life difficult for yourself but it’s all looking good. Regards Doug
  9. Thanks Kevin Kenny - good illustrations. Think I will do a knot. Thank you Doug
  10. Hi - can anyone please help. Not clear as to how the lines are attached to blocks on the yards? Are they tied to the blocks or go through the block with a knot tied to stop them passing back through? The lines I am referring to have the numbers 48 and 49. Thank you. Doug
  11. Thanks SpyGlass for the explanation. Had to make a correction to my last post - the lantern was a Caldercraft item. Doug
  12. Hello - and thank you for the likes in the previous posting and thank you Busby for your nice comments and I wish you well with your build. Had a go to slightly improve the dip in the Main Stay. The lantern (Caldercraft) and rudder chain. Bobstays and Bowsprit Shrouds done and so that is Sheet 11 all done. My heart sank once I studied Sheet 12 as there was so much more rigging and it was already getting hard not to lean on existing lines without a fair chance of some damage. Start of Sheet 12 with a Tack Toggle. Not sure if you can see it clearly in picture and not sure what the Tack Toggle does. It looks like a quick release system perhaps. Lines to the rail have all gone through a deck ring before being tied off to the rail. Have added more eyelets than were originally asked for. Thanks for looking. Regards Doug
  13. Hello - further steps forward. Top yards attached using smaller Parral bits from my Supply build. Netting in place. Not sure about the style of the netting. Hoist for Ship's boat. Annoyed that I was not able to keep the Stay from sagging. Boom and Gaff are now in place. The Gaff lift line has been tied off to a belaying pin to the side on deck and not as plans to the belaying set up at base of mast. Another overall view Thank you for looking and the 'Likes' - much appreciated. Regards Doug
  14. Hello - the progress so far is some yards are up and in position. Not exactly parallel as yet but hopefully will be once fully rigged. Parral set up - seems slightly on the big size. For the top yards will use some left over from my Supply build which are smaller. The Crossjack Tie on the mizzen mast was done slightly different from instructions. Took the centre block off and tried to copy what was illustrated in my book. the Thimbles were made from copper tubing. An overall picture. Thank you for looking and the ' Likes' Doug

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