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HMS Fly by Dfell - FINISHED - Amati / Victory Models - Scale 1:64

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Hello - and thank you for the likes in the previous posting and thank you Busby for your nice comments and I wish you well with your build.

 

Had a go to slightly improve the dip in the Main Stay.

 

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The lantern (Caldercraft) and rudder chain.

 

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Bobstays and Bowsprit Shrouds done and so that is Sheet 11 all done. My heart sank once I studied Sheet 12 as there was so much more rigging and it was already getting hard not to lean on existing lines without a fair chance of some damage.

 

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Start of Sheet 12 with a Tack Toggle. Not sure if you can see it clearly in picture and not sure what the Tack Toggle does. It looks like a quick release system perhaps.

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Lines to the rail have all gone through a deck ring before being tied off to the rail. Have added more eyelets than were originally asked for.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Regards

 

Doug

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Yes precisely what you surmise - A tack toggle is exactly like the fitting on a flag hoist ( or a duffle coat) - a short bar ( usually wooden )  fitted to one rigging element fitting through a loop ( or loops) on another.

Allows for quick disconnection so that you could can remove "parts" of rigging" without un-doing and having to rerun again  the whole thing.

Also of course can be used to hold the lines , including the tack ,for a sail in position while the sail is removed - disconnect the sail and reconnect the lines to each other in essence !

Needs to be kept under load so the lines dont flog - because a flogging toggle is nasty  hard thing and because they can come undone in that case

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Thanks SpyGlass for the explanation.

Had to make a correction to my last post - the lantern was a Caldercraft item.

 

Doug

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Hi - can anyone please help. Not clear as to how the lines are attached to blocks on the yards?

Are they tied to the blocks or go through the block with a knot tied to stop them passing back through?

The lines I am referring to have the numbers 48 and 49.

 

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Thank you.

 

Doug

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Hello - things are getting rather harder to do. Having to move slowly with concentrated effort with the rigging and it is harder to tie lines off.

Some lines not tied off as they will have to be loosened so as to do the rest of the rigging lines.

Some photos.

 

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The anchor cables in place. As I did not think far enough ahead and prepare the hatch cover to take the cables I have done the same as in my HM Brig Supply build and put the cables through the deck.

 

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Thank you for looking in.

 

Regards

 

Doug

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Looking good Doug, good idea not to belay those sheet and tack lines too soon.

One thing I would mention the sheets and tacks should run outside of all the standing rigging. If you visualise when working, the sheets and tacks attach to the outer lower corners of the sails, well outboard of the confines of the ship. The sheets would not be able to work if they ran inside of the backstays.

 

B.E.

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Hello Blue Ensign  - okay I will run the sheets and tacks on the outside. Did that at first but thought it wrong as they rubbed up against the standing rigging.

 

SkipW - thanks for looking and your comments. Hope your Pegasus is going well.

 

And thank you Martin for comments.

 

Regards

 

Doug

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You're right Doug, they do look neater running the direct route, mine rest against the Backstays but I suppose the ship is not usually in motion with bare sticks, and any friction is minimal.

 

B.E.

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Hi - finally finished last rigging sheet (Number 8). Quite a challenge as it got harder to get to or do anything.

 

Thank you landlubber Mike for your comments but in reality this built has not turned out as well as I would like. For example some yards are not aligned perfectly and the Stays are distorted due to attached rigging.

 

Base is temporary while I sort a more suitable sized one and in oak.

 

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Sorry if some things I have done are not historically correct. the plans I think show lines to be belayed to the rails but have done them to the Timberheads.

 

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Also added a another Cleat as I could not understand how in practice two lines would be tied to one cleat.

 

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Next will be the Anchors. Did not think the kit supplied ones were the correct size so bought larger ones.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Regards

 

Doug

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IHello - I think I have finished as I cannot find anymore to do and besides there is no more room to do anything.

 

Seems there is only one other finished Fly on this present site but would be happy to be corrected. 

Being my second build this kit has been harder as obviously there's more to learn and do especially in the rigging department.

A delicate kit to work on - easy to break things.

Anyway hopefully this log will help other Fly builders even it's not how to build it.  

 

Anchors in place and secured.

 

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Overall views.

 

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Slightly disappointed with the pull on the stays.

Now to sort out a new plinth and glass case.

 

Thanks for looking and the nice comments throughout the build - much appreciated.

Would like to add a thank you to Blue Ensign for his help and I got a lot from his Pegasus build

 

Regards

 

Doug 

 

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She looks impressive Doug, well done.👍

It is difficult to  avoid the pull on the stays by the stay tackles which need to look taut.

I seem to recall I spent ages stiffening the stay tackles so they effectively stood upright without tension, but it is a tricky thing to get right.

 

Cheers,

 

B.E.

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Beautiful, Doug! If you widen the search for finished models to include Pegasus, then there are actually a fair number of finished Swan-class vessels here.

 

Cheers!

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Hi Doug -- I know of one Fly that is still a long way from being finished, but I can tell you that the guy who's working on it will be looking through your pictures repeatedly. 

 

Nice work, she's really something to be proud of.

 

Cheers,

 

Martin

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Thanks Blue Ensign, ccoyle, Martin W for the comments

 

Martin -  not surprised your build is taking longer - you're putting so much more effort and creativity into your build. I find it hard enough to do the basics and my knowledge about these ships needs to be better.

 

ccoyle - I guessing some of the Fly build logs on here are incomplete due to the site's problem awhile back as well for some perhaps life getting the way.

 

Blue Ensign - again thanks for advice / help from you and from your incredible Pegasus build.

 

Thanks

 

Doug

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6 hours ago, ccoyle said:

Beautiful, Doug! If you widen the search for finished models to include Pegasus, then there are actually a fair number of finished Swan-class vessels here.

 

Cheers!

Throw in Toni's Atalanta and my Vulture and the number of Swans gets even bigger, although neither are kits :) . Great job :) .

 

Danny

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Just adding my appreciation of your work.  The model looks terrific, and your log is another one I have added to the ones I constantly refer to in my building of a Pegasus.

 

William

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A beautiful build .

There were a number of Fly builds on the site in teh past  - including  one of mine - which disappeared in the "big crash"

Fly was the first kit  but Pegasus is virtually identical following a few years after  and there are more logs on Peggy on the site as has alread been said.

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