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  1. As far as I can tell there were different methods used and either of your choices would work fine. I tried the four methods, which I found the most often, and finally selected the one I liked best for my situation. I hope this helps. Thomas
  2. Bob, Mike and Jesse, thank you so much for your kind comments! Thomas
  3. Your carronade looks very good! And I agree, the Syren rope makes a big difference in the overall appearance. Thomas
  4. Thank you Dowmer and NovaStorm, and thanks for all the likes! Your feedback and your kind words are highly appreciated! And you are right, 'the devil is always in the details' 🙂, but this is also where the fun is. Thomas
  5. Finally the changes to the stern of my Syren are finished. The gun ports are closed (img 1), the long guns are back in place and rigged (imgs 2 and 3), and the jolly boat is in its final position (imgs 4 – 8). Thomas Img_01 Img_02 Img_03 Img_04 Img_05 Img_06 Img_07 Img_08
  6. It always looks very impressive when the whole battery is in place for the first time! Your Syren got her teeth now 🙂 Thomas
  7. Simply beautiful, B.E.! You probably mentioned it somewhere, is the upper part of the hull made of cherry wood? Thomas
  8. You have done such a beautiful job with your Syren so far that you would be far better off using some good looking rope (see for example Chuck's Syren shop) instead of the kit provided nylon stuff. Most of the kit material I just use for prototyping 🙂 (and that even included the bass wood - for planking I bought new bass wood strips which I carefully selected for grain and coloration). In my opinion the main investment is not so much the money we have to spend now and again for good material but rather the time we invest in our models. Thomas
  9. Congratulations, you finished one of the most difficult parts of the Syren build. It took me for ever to get this done 🙂 Thomas

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