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This is coming along so well. Not too far from the finishing line now, relatively 😁

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15 minutes ago, James H said:

This is coming along so well. Not too far from the finishing line now, relatively 😁

Thank you Jim! It took me a lot longer than I had envisioned to make the yards. Plus we had a heat-wave here in Germany working under the roof can be a real torture.

But now I am running out of excuses, and I think the shrouds will not be such a big challenge. In my dreams I already see the finishing line 😉 

Hope you are doing fine!

Martin

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Some new pictures. Finally I have managed to put on some shrouds. As a tool for the spacer, I used bent needles, a bit wider than recommended. One for one pair of deadeyes, and two for the second pair. The second needle made it more stable and the deadeye was fixed in a permanent position.

 

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Fantastic work Martin. I like the cathar pins. How did you fix them to the shrouds?

 

Regards

Henrik

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Tolles Modell Martin !

 

a very good looking model Martin, I like it  :)

 

Nils

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3 hours ago, Henke said:

Fantastic work Martin. I like the cathar pins. How did you fix them to the shrouds?

 

Regards

Henrik

Hello Henke, thank you for the nice words. As for your question: I marked the position of the cathar pins with a tiny spot of paint on the shrouds. Then I put a little bit of superglue gel on the pin and pressed it gently against the shrouds,to keep their natural direction. 

Greetings, Martin

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13 hours ago, mtdoramike said:

Oooooo, the Agie, not many models get my blood pumping like the Agamemnon and what a beauty she is too. 

I agree,that ship has something appealing to her, this is why I picked her in the first place. 

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Lovely looking model of the Agamemnon.

 

I am one of the few people who actually enjoy tying ratlines and yours look very neat and tidy. Good work!

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18 hours ago, vulcanbomber said:

Lovely looking model of the Agamemnon.

 

I am one of the few people who actually enjoy tying ratlines and yours look very neat and tidy. Good work!

Thank you!

For me tying the ratlines was fun, too. But I did stop whenever I felt tired or my arms were getting "heavy", fortunately there is no time pressure!

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I finally inked the ratlines and worked on the gaff and on the stays. The mouse was made out of an 8 mm dowel, I gave it a pear form on my turning wood lathe and drilled a 3 mm hole in the middle for the stay. I put 0.5 mm of masking rope where the stay goes around the mast. This was done by hand. The rope for the stay was initially white and I stained it. I also bought prestained rope, but it did not look very good and was thinner, so I did not use it.

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Increadible build! I which to do Agamemnon some day as well!

Just a technical issue I dont understand why. But I have seen several people "ink" the ratlines rather than using black thread. Why?  

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7 hours ago, Vane said:

Increadible build! I which to do Agamemnon some day as well!

Just a technical issue I dont understand why. But I have seen several people "ink" the ratlines rather than using black thread. Why?  

Hello Vane, thank you for your appreciation!

As for your question: Threads, who are already black are not as easy to handle, because the coloring makes them stiffer. Also the desired  "sag" is harder to accomplish. Inked threads are not as evenly coated, because of glue etc. This resembles the original ropes more, who were tarred and weathered.

On the other hand it requires some  extra work and you have to be careful not to get spots on the model. I covered the whole model with paper towels.

In my previous models I had used thin black twine for the ratlines . They also give good results. 

Greetings,

Martin

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What is the purpose of the moused up stays? I see that it keeps the eye formed from closing tight on the mast as slack is taken up but is there another purpose? I'm more knowledgeable about later ships. 

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4 hours ago, Sailor1234567890 said:

What is the purpose of the moused up stays? I see that it keeps the eye formed from closing tight on the mast as slack is taken up but is there another purpose? I'm more knowledgeable about later ships. 

Hello Sailor! You are right, the purpose of the mouse is to keep the loop from closing tight on the mast. I guess it distributes the forces more evenly and allows better control by changing the distance between the closed heart blocks.  

Greetings, Martin

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Hello fellow shipbuilders,

I made a few adjustments and I have added two "toilets", the bowsprit lashings (forgotten to mention in the manual)  and the snaking. I have added a few pictures, which show the making of the "mouse". I used a wooden dowel, shaped it with my woodturning lathe and  carefulle drilled a hole going through it to make room for the stay.

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