I've finally found the time to reconstruct my build log after the great crash of 2013
Some of the pictures are lost so the log does not start at the beginning.
This is my first serious foray into ship modeling. I say first serious attempt because 30+ years ago I built a Revell USS Constitution. But I was still in High School and not very concerned with accuracy or craftsmanship. I just wanted to finish the kit and display it. This kit of Soleil Royal was given to me as a gift way bac
Another small update.
I decided that the straps for the main yard tyes were too long. Plus I did not like the contrast of the tarred strap with the natural tye. So here is the quick correction.
First photo is the old strap. These straps are made on a serving machine by taking 12 or so turns between the prongs then serving over, leaving an eye at both ends. The eyes are then lashed together end to end to make a continuous loop. This results in an unserved gap over the