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About MrBlueJacket

  • Birthday 08/22/1949

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    Searsport, Maine
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    Ship models, r/c planes

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  1. So here's the start of the royal yards. from dowel to tapered to yardarm. And now all 3 roughed out, ready for saddles, jackstays, footropes, etc.
  2. Status update: Rigging the sheet and clew lines takes a lot of time, but there's not much to look at. Next up are the Royal yards.
  3. The late modeler Steve Wheeler has often said "the trash can is your best tool" Having said that, I hate re-doing things. But if you're not happy, I think it's necessary. Go for it and make yourself proud! Nic
  4. Trim the ends, apply a spot of fabric cement to the back of the upper loop, and install. Very convincing look.
  5. Then slide the loose thread end through the groove and knot it in the middle of the coil. Use a tiny drop of CA to secure the knot. Then slip the coil off the jig, spread out the upper end a little.
  6. Clasmp the end of the thread with the clothespin on the right side of the picture. Then put three wraps of thread aroiund the pins, and clamps the left pin with the clohespin with the hole in it.
  7. Last night I made a few rope coils. Here's how to do it. First, the equipment - a strip of wood with a groove and two pins, two reversed clothspins, one of which has a hole in it, and of course the thread.
  8. I agree with Roger. It could be any two non-compatible finishes. For example, enamel first, then acrylics. Or, acrylics, then enamel. The ides is that when you wipe off the caulk color, that solvent won't eat at the underlying finish. Nic
  9. All those blocks now added to the yards, and they are now hung on the masts. All askew until I add the lifts this weekend. And the halyards, and the sheet sand clews.
  10. When I do the rigging on these yards, I will document my technique. Of course, it is only one of many ways to do it. Nic
  11. And here they are ready for painting. I use .010" wire for the footropes, they always get bent around when I do the rigging, so I won't straighten them out until the end. The fore and main have 15 holes drilled, and 7 eyebolts each.
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