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Armed Virginia Sloop By captain_hook - Model Shipways - Scale 1:48

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Thank you for the nice words and the likes. Some more work on the carriage. The two skids are made of three layers of wood and the lower front and rear sides are rounded. Nothing is glued yet only dry fitted. Next will be installing all eyebolts.

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Every time I look at this build it takes me a day to get back to mine , I'm thinking about throwing mine away ! 

Beautiful work !

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Hello Dwight, you shouldn‘t think about your model that way because you may get a bad attitude towards it and then it will get more difficult for you to get back on it. Although not every model looks clean, crisp or precise the same way they are all pieces of art with hundreds of hours spent into it. 

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Each build is an opportunity to learn, develop, and refine your skills. You don't have to be the best ship modeler, but you should set a goal to be better than your previous effort. Keep digging!

 

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Next time I should think twice of releasing every crazy idea. Three weekends have passed and I have finally finished the carriage. A small ship like the AVS wouldn’t have used that complicated type of launchway but it was a  good practice for future builds. Only some rope missing to secure the carriage to the bollards.

 

Next and almost final step is rigging. The kit-supplied rope is polyester so I decided to exchange it completely with cotton rope from Syren SMC - I wonder how many orders like that until Syren is out of stock. I need a ropewalk...

 

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The summer holiday has passed and I have assembled the syren serving machine. I am a great fan of any kind of tool and the serving machine is a simple but very useful tool. Ordered some guterman dark brown cotton threat as well, it will fit the syren standing rigging rope very well. 

 

It is a pity that over the last years almost all modeling related hobby stores in Germany have disappeared. I remember a store in almost every shopping mall 20 years ago but nowadays they are all gone so I have to order almost everything I need from Amazon et al. But I think this is part of a more complex problem that only a few people left to accept a lot of time and patience for example to build a model ship (and a lot more modelling related like plastic modelling - I remember a lot of kits in hobby and toy stores but today only few kits are available there). Anyway I am very thankful that companys like syren are ,swimming against the stream‘ and provide useful tools, kits and assessoires to keep ship modeling alive.

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Summer break has passed. Because of high temperature during the last weeks the humidity in my workshop has been so high that even white glue wasn‘t drying in time. So I took a break from building, but now back to work. The stopping mechanism of the windlass was done today. I copied the one Chuck Passaro used as a part of the bowsprit step for cutter cheerful. Basically three layers of boxwood with the iron part fixed inside with two pins on each side and brought to shape with a needle file. 

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