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  1. All around the World Lisa Stansfield. OC.
  2. Hi all, Another good day on the pearl, first job was to paint the mizzen shroud dead eyes - when dry I started lacing them up, a couple of hours later and celebration time as all the dead eyes are now fitted After I panted the dead eye ropes and set aside to dry, while they were drying I set about securing the upper mizzen to main stay, using a simple loop around the main upper and block attachment to a loop around the upper mizzen, I left the mizzen end un tied till I had created/fitted and tensioned two upper mizzen back stays - then I pulled all three to the right tension. Three more pics to day. OC.
  3. I use diluted pva I just rub it into the whole length of the thread till it dries in, it does work - its just a bit of a pain. OC.
  4. Next period build I do I really must invest in some decent scale ropes and not rely on the cheep kit threads that fray like there is no tomorrow. OC.
  5. Thanks Lou, yep sometimes it seems that way - kind of need to take a break between doing different stages to break the routine. OC.
  6. Good day all, Some more good progress today - I made up the upper mizzen shroud ropes and attached the dead eyes (Just a bit of trivia I counted how many dead eyes I have fitted and roped up - 136) they just need lacing up and painting. I also added the two blocks to the ends of the upper main yard - then starting on the one side a ran the lift rope through the blocks and down to the bulkhead handrail where it was tied off. Added another pic of the deck. OC.
  7. Just put the focus point slightly in front of what you want to capture, generally works for me. OC.
  8. Quick tip with focus - most focus systems look for contrast and will often focus on the background and not the intended subject (especially with a macro shot) try to grab focus on something a bit closer that might make the distance more out of focus and bring what you want into focus. OC.
  9. Thank you kindly mark, I think the pics are looking better also after I fiddled with my cell phone camera settings - just exposure and anti shake settings. OC.
  10. I understand the idea behind the inflatable hangar - so they could take it with the Blimp.😉 OC.

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