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Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

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Good day all,  Firstly as always thank you so mush for all the imput and the likes,     more with the foremast yard,  I painted/weathered it  then ran the lift ropes through the blocks on the yard,  I then glued the yard to the mast and lashed it inplace,   then I pulled the lift rope taught at both ends and through the top blocks,   but during tentioning one of the blocks broke away  - so I had to make a way of conecting back to the mast top, I did this with some thread tied and glued - this repaired it but did leave both side slightly differently tentioned with the blocks at different placement from the mast head.

Anyway after painting the ropes to blend in with mast head - it kind of slightly hid my errors.

 

OC.

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Not a great day today  infact it was one of this flipping frustrating days at the bench  where I took about six steps back :default_wallbash:

First I started to do the upper foremast ratlines  -  talk about fiddly - my method using the tools I have was to cut a managable length of thin black thread  then tie a simple singke knot at one end then and apply a dab of ca direct from the plastic bottle (that did start with a fine end but the glue soon eats it away  - Locktite glue that is)  also battling with the nozzle keep blocking,   I use an angled pair of tweezers to catch the thread between shrouds and pull it through then simple loop over and a dab of ca, then the same at the end - then cut off at the shroud.

So far so good apart from the dabs of ca on each junction (they look messy)   so I finnished the ratlines on that section.

 

But  - I broke the lift blocks due to constantly knocking the yard,   so I decided to cut both away and start again, I tried to simply glue both lift blocks to the side/top/underneath of the tops - but I had no room to handle them due to the upper shrouds getting in the way, when I did manage to secure them (not securley)  I tried to run more ca around where they were joined  but I managed to block the holes with ca where the ropes are supposed to run through  - so I ripped them off   turned the light off and walked away from the bench slighly frustrated/annoyed and wondering why I bother to try to do things so frustrating and fiddly.

 

OC.

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1 hour ago, Old Collingwood said:

wondering why I bother to try to do things so frustrating and fiddly.

because you can, and you like the challenge. So get your $%^&*!@# hiney back at that table and fix it!!! You are doing so well, and sometimes you just need to take a step back, recuperate and pick up where you left off

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42 minutes ago, cog said:

because you can, and you like the challenge. So get your $%^&*!@# hiney back at that table and fix it!!! You are doing so well, and sometimes you just need to take a step back, recuperate and pick up where you left off

Just what the admiral said,    I will make some more lift blocks tomorrow and lash then around the topmast ontop of the mast cap  then re route them to the yard blocks.

 

OC.

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3 minutes ago, CDW said:

I'll bet you will like the new lift blocks you make more than the old ones.

Hang in there, you are doing great with this build.

Dont worry mate  I  will get my mojo back,  in hindsight I shouldn't have put the foremast yard on yet  as it was just in the way while I was doing the upper foremast ratlines - and kept getting bumped, I was in a hurry becuase the lift ropes were getting my way a bit with the ratlines.

 

OC.

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Don't be hard on yourself, OC.  We all have our days that at the end of it, we probably shouldn't have gone near the model.  I do sympathize but as others have said.. "the next ones will be better ".  

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12 minutes ago, mtaylor said:

Don't be hard on yourself, OC.  We all have our days that at the end of it, we probably shouldn't have gone near the model.  I do sympathize but as others have said.. "the next ones will be better ".  

Thank you mark  sincerley -   its encouragement like this that inspires and enpowers not just me but others to carry on.:dancetl6:

 

OC.

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Gidday O.C.

We all have days that seem to be nothing but one thing after another going wrong.

The trick is to find a way to overcome the doubt that creeps into every decision we make.

I am confident you will overcome your temporary malaise and do yourself proud when she is complete.

Wishing you and your family all the best.

Mark.

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7 minutes ago, pontiachedmark said:

Gidday O.C.

We all have days that seem to be nothing but one thing after another going wrong.

The trick is to find a way to overcome the doubt that creeps into every decision we make.

I you am confident you will overcome your temporary malaise and do yourself proud when she is complete.

Wishing you and your family all the best.

Mark.

Thank you mark   - you beauty,      sorry  only got   crock dundee  to go by.

 

OC.

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Getting caught up on your build after being away for a while. She sure is looking good! Sorry to hear about your whoops and the frustrations from it. We all get those at some point during a build. Often times more than once. Take a breather and let your mind clear. You have done fantastic work so far and I know you will rebound from this as well. You are nearing the end and will soon have a beautiful model to display proudly! :)

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3 hours ago, EJ_L said:

Getting caught up on your build after being away for a while. She sure is looking good! Sorry to hear about your whoops and the frustrations from it. We all get those at some point during a build. Often times more than once. Take a breather and let your mind clear. You have done fantastic work so far and I know you will rebound from this as well. You are nearing the end and will soon have a beautiful model to display proudly! :)

Thank you for your kind supportive words EJ.

 

OC.

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Good day all,    so I had a short break  - already new what I had to do (the temptation to work on her last night was incredible)   so  I painted two fresh blocks then when dry I made two sections of rope and de-fuzed them by rubbing watery pva on the the rope between my fingers,  then I tied the block around the upper post above the tops,   I then started routing the rope one side at a time  - the first pic shows spaghetti junction, then I ran the rope down and did a few loops around the bits and glued and trimmed, I did the same for the other side and it does look better and runs far more naturaly.

 

Heres the pics  -

 

OC.

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4 minutes ago, popeye the sailor said:

there you go....that looks really good  :)    you gonna break a few eggs,  but you'll get there........just gotta get used to working under low hanging objects ;) 

Thank you denis,  it can get a bit disoriented working under a low slung light and looking through the mag - glass - a bit tunnel visioned.

 

OC.

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