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USS Syren by Hipexec - Model Shipways - 1:64 - building as USS Argus

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Right or wrong this is how I rig. First, I made the heart fast to the stay off the ship. Next, I cut a length of the stay line a bit longer than needed. Then I made a "needle" with crazy glue on the tip of the rigging stay. I cut the hardened tip to a sharp point and that made threading the line through the very narrow spaces in the top with ease, 

 

I then made a jig from a paper clip to space the heart in just the right position and started to wind the cord between the two hearts.

 

 

 

 

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Rich, looks there is not much left of the rigging of Argus. Great job you have there and also great help for building Syren.
Will be helpful for my build.

 

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1 hour ago, Nirvana said:

Rich, looks there is not much left of the rigging of Argus. Great job you have there and also great help for building Syren.
Will be helpful for my build.

 

There's a tremendous amount of rigging remaining.

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Rich, 
What you are doing looks so simple.
How long time does one stay take to make and put in place?

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15 hours ago, Nirvana said:

Rich, 
What you are doing looks so simple.
How long time does one stay take to make and put in place?

It comes with practice. This is not my first model.

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15 hours ago, Nirvana said:

Rich, 
What you are doing looks so simple.
How long time does one stay take to make and put in place?

Installing one simple stay will takes several hours since I have to wait while the glue dries at one end then do the other end. then Wait until that glue dries, then trim the excess rigging. 

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I'm starting to plan to fabricate deadeyes. I discovered the holes in my "new" deadeyes are so small I can't get a decent size line through them without drilling them out. Next, I realized that the new deadeyes have no depth. They are half the thickness of some old deadeyes I have. I'm going to have to purchase different deadeyes since I can't work with theses. Oh well?

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Rich - those deadeyes are a kit.  Go to the website and find the instructions to assemble them, there are three pieces to each deadeye and when complete they will look great but they do require a little bit of assembly and finish work.

 

You should not be removing the individual bits from the parts sheet until three sheets are glued together.

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Rich, once you download the instructions Gunther referenced you’ll see how easy they are to assemble. Each sheet of 21 parts makes 7 deadeyes. 

I found that it is possible to reverse a face and get the relief slots reversed.

A dot of wood glue is all you need. I did find I had to clean glue out from the holes before I could run my lanyards. A reamer from micro mark worked wonders without splitting the deadeye. 

Sam

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I rig my shrouds differently than most. I make jigs and pre-make the deadeyes. I use a bent paperclip bent to size and use a dab of CA glue to make a needle point of the rigging cord. I make a small knot at the end and thread it . Then I paint the back with PVA glue to hold it all in shape. I then install the chainplates with the deadeyes. When that's done I rig the shroud.

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Thats a novel way of doing it Rich. I see you knotted one end but how do you finish off the running end of the lanyard?

Sam

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On 4/23/2019 at 7:25 PM, src said:

Thats a novel way of doing it Rich. I see you knotted one end but how do you finish off the running end of the lanyard?

Sam

I just give it a little dab of PVA. It's not very visable so I can't see going through great lengths to make it realistic.

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