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Zeeschouw by petervisser - FINISHED - Billing Boats - Scale 1:22 - Small

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I have finally started putting sails to model. This is always a favorite part of the build for me as it seems the culmination of the whole build.

 

I started by attaching the main sail to the gaff and then used a number of mast hoops to marry the sail to the mast. These were not supplied with the kit, but I had some laying about and decided to put them to good use. I then attached the shrouds to the mast before fitting it to the hull. Then it was just a matter of rigging the sail.

 

Here are some pics showing the progress...

 

I find this little Workmate to be a handy third hand.

 

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Here's a photo showing how I put seizings on to tie off the shrouds.

 

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And finally a photo of the model so far. I still have the boom vang to attach but that's for tomorrow.

 

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Cheers,

 

Peter

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Well, this morning I finished off the gaff sail by rigging the boom vang, main sheet and coiling everything down. I also re-did the mast hoops because I wasn't altogether happy with their spacing and positioning. I am much happier with them now.

 

Here are a couple more pics...

 

I use lacquer to keep the knots tied and the lines coiled. It is very effective and leaves no trace. I have left the tails on until the lacquer dries and then snip them off.

 

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Here is the boom vang and gaff lift coiled down. Again, I used a coat of lacquer to hold them in place.

 

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Here is the main sheet rigged and coiled down.

 

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And finally the main sail finished. Now for the head sails!

 

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Peter

 

 

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Peter,

 

As with the Unicorn your rigging is fabulous. This is a lovely little model. You are getting close to completion, have you decided on the next project?

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Well, today's progress is now complete. I have put the headsails up and now just have some lines to coil down. Phew! Now I have to pick up my wife from work so we can celebrate 25 years of marriage!

 

Here is a photo update...

 

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I should have this baby finished in the next day or two.

 

Peter

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Hello Peter,

 

Very nicely done, a lovely little working boat.  Congrats with your 25th wedding anniversary and many more.

 

Cheers,

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congrats as well on you anniversary!   hope you have many more!

 

beautiful boat Peter........the jib sails look great!   I have heard of that method of cementing the knots.....I toggle between CA and white glue.......I may try that when it comes time to do ratlines.    I too am curious as to your next build........I hope you have a prominent place to display her ;)

 

back when you picked back up on this build........I knew you would finish her ;)   glad I was right!! 

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Another quick update.

 

I have belayed the halyards and headsail sheets which competes the rigging. All is coiled down with a coat of lacquer and the paint brush handles are holding everything in place. Come morning these will be removed and I will cut of any little tails that need trimming.

 

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I think just the anchor needs to be fitted and "Irene" will be complete!

 

Peter

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Hello Peter, thanks for the opportunity to view Irene at close quarters. The  fine details and your excellent  craftsmanship make this a really pretty vessel. Billings is definitely missing the boat (no pun intended) by not marketing this kit in North America.

Kip

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Hi Everyone,

 

I am pleased to say the my little Zeeschouw is now complete! It is always a thrill to complete a ship (boat) model and this little kit is no exception. It was a treat to build and after the Unicorn, a breeze.

 

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I highly recommend this model to newcomers to the hobby. It might be hard to come by to those who do not live in Europe, but with the interwebby, anything is procureable.

 

For those who have asked me what my next model will be, I have the answer. It will be a Cutty Sark model, by none other than Einar Billing! I purchased this model third hand from Kip (aka Sawdust), who bought it from a former neighbour for some bottles of wine. It is an older kit (Kit 459 - Hull and Kit 565 - Fittings) with mahogany planking which must be replaced due to its age. I have always wanted to build a Cutty Sark since I started this hobby with the Mary Ann.

 

But spring and summer are beckoning, so I won't be starting that project anytime soon.

 

Thanks for following along and posting all your very kind words. I hope I have been able to give some of you a bit more inspiration in continuing with this wonderful hobby. I will post some more completed pictures in the Gallery.

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a beer to drink...

 

Peter

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