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On 8/1/2015 at 5:15 PM, dgbot said:

Nice planking job. I never tree nail because I thought they stood out to much . I have seen them done using a piece of tubing with the end sharpened this made a nice effect.

David B

There was an article in the Ships In Scale mag. in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue by Robert Steinbrunn, where he used a sharpened piece of thin wall stainless steel tubing  held in a pin vice.  I think this system of wooden bungs was used on ships that used metal fasteners, so most earlier ships wouldn't have done this.  He was building BlueJackets 1/48 scale model of the Smuggler.  He said he made 3252 of these impressions, so it sounded like quite a job. :huh:

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Added the sheer poles fruttock staves and fruttock shrouds. The wood supplied with the kit was too weak for the sheer poles and fruttock staves so I sanded down toothpicks for them, worked much better. Looking at the plans I probably should have the poles about a mm lower but will go with them as they are.

 

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Jesse

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Carl is right, and with your comment it's just a simple job by starting from the bottom up. Your jewelry making skills show with how neat and precise everything is. These closeups can't hide much, very nice work JesseLee.

 

Cheers,

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Thanks for all the likes and encouraging comments. 

 

Got the lower catharpins rigged on. I rigged them the way the plan sheet shows them instead of the simplified way the instruction book shows. This wad very difficult because of the very tight space and the scale size.  After doing one I really wished I had just tied them off at each end. Now I dread doing this again when I get to the upper ones. ( Sorry but the pics loaded in reverse again)

 

Jesse

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Started ratlines. I experimented with the different ways of tying the ends. The first 2 I an eye splice lashed to the shroud line This was hard to do and very time consuming. The next 2 I tied the ends and seized it like the eye spliced ones. Without magnification you cant see the difference so I'm continuing to do them that way instead. It is less time consuming this way too.  A lot of clove hitching to do!

 

Jesse

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Steve, my kit came with the ropes missing. This kit was a gift and I did not know if they would have sent me any or not. I also wasn't sure what quality it would be - past kit ropes have always been awful. I probably would have swithed up anyway because I like to use dark brown instead of black for standing rigging. I'm using a combination of other stuff I have saved up. The larger shroud lines are Chuck's ropes from his Syren Co. The smaller is different sizes of sewing thread I got at Hobby Lobby. I was thinking about this yesterday. I'm not sure I have enough leftovers to finish the rigging. Will probably order more from Chuck. It is the best rope I have ever used.

 

Jesse

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52 minutes ago, rtropp said:

Ratliner MS7202

rtropp,

A member posted a series of pics. He purchased one to see if it would ease the pain of tying ratlines. If I remember (and its a big if) He said the loom material appeared sturdy, (there was a plastic loom a line that was worthless) he followed instructions and posted step by step pics. It seemed like much more trouble than its worth.

I am not an expert model builder. I put myself in the mediocre class, one thing I am an expert on is ratlines. When doing the Victory I tried different methods card with lines, clamps with wood spacer etc. Had finished all shrouds and ratlines looked horrible. With input from members and finally gathering up enough courage I grabbed a pair of scissors and cut everything out the whole shebang, shrouds ratlines futtock shrouds. My courage came from MR. Jack Daniels.

 

I freehand them breaking the shrouds in quarters. I find it faster and not as tiring, and there are other methods all posted on this site in a addition to the item you brought up.

 

Most builders like Jesse Lee use the lined card review what he just posted, his are perfectly spaced and spaced exactly according to his plans his shrouds and futtocks are perfect.

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15 hours ago, BETAQDAVE said:

How did you get that realistic sag in the ratlines and how did you get it to stay put?

I "paint" them with watered down white glue. This holds the hitches and the shape. I sort of shape them with the paintbrush before it dries. They dry pretty quick. If you need to re-shape them just dip the brush in water and go back over it so you can work on the shape of the sag. 

 

Jesse

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