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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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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.

 

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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.

 

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Evening all,     so with the foremast shrouds done - today I started on the mainmast,  I constructed the first two lengths of  rope then lashed them around the mast above the crosstrees,  I tied the lashed part quite tightly  making a neater job than I did on the foremast, I then ran the rope down and attached the shroud deaedeye - I did somehow manage to get the first one alot lower (just one deadeye distance between them)  so I thought I better do the same on the other side,   when I came to do the second rope I intended to make the gap between the two deadeyes wider, but for some reason and sloppyness on my side  - I did the same again, oh well the first two rows will have to remain as they are  (captain jack  ordered them that way after a battle with the defiant - as a way to give more strength to the main mast)   I will attempt to make the remaining four the correct gap.

 

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1 hour ago, Old Collingwood said:

Thank you Martyn,    I  was concerned about the different deadeye hights - but it is what it is, so I have made it intentional  from the captain.:dancetl6:

 

OC.

I wouldn't worry about the different hight of the dead eyes as I have been on real ships where the dead eyes have been different heights it all depends on how tight the shrouds are .

Martyn

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4 minutes ago, CDW said:

Looks great OC. How are those masts holding up to the tensioning created by all the rigging? They look nice and straight.

 Not too bad mate,   the wood inserts  certainly help keeping them rigid,  I am still being careful though  and keep checking all the masts are ligned up.

 

OC.

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