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Still working on my scratch built sloop "Providence". I'm rigging it with sails and on a close reach. This means that some rigging needs to be slack, like running back stays on the leeward side, windward jib sheets, foot ropes etc. Achieving this with a uniform curve would make the model look really under sail. 

 

Any ideas here on how to do this ?

 

Thanks

 

SOS

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I'm a fan of having a combination of slack and taut lines on a model, mainly to impart a sense of weightiness to the lines.

 

I use the diluted pva method, painted on, and the sag formed either by weights or rolling  a paintbrush handle over the line.

 

The advantage of diluted pva is that the line can be further adjusted by re-wetting.

 

B.E.

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