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Royal William by marktiedens - FINISHED - Euromodel - scale 1:72

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update - The mizzen yards are now completed. After some discussions with Pete(piratepete007)it was decide to mount the crossjack yard a little different than what the plans showed. It was mounted with a simple sling with no halliards & the lifts were rigged with deadeyes instead of running tackle. That yard was almost never lowered,so that  semi-permanent mounting was used. Still need to do the braces yet,as well. Some of the belaying points for the lateen yard were a little vague,so I rigged them where I thought would be best by adding a couple of cleats to the poop deck.

 

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Mark

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Congrats Mark - sometimes it's a little hard to 'step outside the square' (in this case the drawings), but you did and that is great. The comment you made regarding the crossjack is historically valid for that time period where the running lift rigging was replaced by a standing lift rigging. Your overall rigging from bow to stern is the best part of the ship build.

Pete

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Pete,O.C.,Frank - thank you all very much! By the way,the bowsprit yard also has a standing lift rigged with deadeyes,which is shown on the plans,so I don`t think it looks out of place to rig the crossjack yard similarly. An extra thanks to Pete for researching this rigging. It`s not that the plans are wrong - there are several variations in the rigging that could have been used in that time period. 

 

Mark

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A little more progress - The ship`s boat which was built earlier is now in place along with the anchors. The pulley hanging from the cathead was made by using a 7mm triple block with a copper strip bent around it & soldered shut. Then I soldered a hook to the copper strip to hang the anchor on. Also got all the upper yard braces on. Next will be the fore & main yard braces,sheets,& tacks.

 

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Hi Mark, It's very obvious why your RW has taken you much longer than mine to build. The detail and finish is simply superb, a real work of crafted art to be proud of. Each time I see pictures of it I just have to sit back and admire, I'm glad that it will never be shown next to mine.

 

Ken

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Well,my Royal William is finally done after adding the lower yard braces,sheets,tacks, & flags.:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:The flags are really nice - printed on silk with great colors. The flags were simply wetted down & pinned to a board with some folds & when dry they held their shape.This has been quite a journey with all the interaction with Pete & others. My sincere gratitude to Pete for helping me out on some of the areas that I was not that knowledgeable about - I don`t think I could have finished it without his help. Thanks also to all those who commented,hit the like button,or just silently followed along.Despite some of the mistakes, I am happy at the way it turned out. I will try to get some more pics in the gallery in a day or two. 

Now what shall I do next......................................................................................................

 

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Mark

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Mark,

You are 'happy' with your finished model and the work involved ? You should be 'ecstatic' having built such a fine model - it was a true labor of love on your part and our discussions proved to be highly stimulating and the prodding I received from you certainly expanded my knowledge base. So, many thanks for that. Like many others, sharing your journey was both an honor and a privilege. You proved to others that although this 'kit' may be seen as difficult by some, your persistence showed otherwise (its as difficult as you wish to make it).

 

All the best.

 

Pete

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Thanks very much,Mike. What`s next? Well,I haven`t decided yet. I have a Spanish ship,a couple more English ships,& a couple of American ships in my stash.Decisions,decisions................................

 

I have a few things to fix up around the house first,plus I need to get over my annual Christmas cold:(

 

Mark

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