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Prince de Neufchatel by GrandpaPhil - FINISHED - 1/72 - from Chapelle Plans - Card

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Thank you very much for the comments and the likes!


I’m pretty happy with the color of the sail material that I’m using.  I like the darker look, it looks more real to me.


 As for making the seams, a sewing machine is on my wish list.  I used upholstery thread for the seams this time.  Next time, I will use upholstery thread for the rigging and regular thread for the seams.


I finished the fore top studding sails:


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One complete set of sails for a Baltimore Clipper:


Next step, iron and install/rig.


As a quick side note, I was going to billow was sails, but decided against it out of concern for the effect of age on starch which could cause discoloration over the years.


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The learning process continues.  This is my favorite part of this hobby.


I understand much more about how the ship operates than I did before.


I keep discovering more blocks that I didn’t realize that I needed.  I’m glad that I made the extra 100.


I just made the extra spars for the top of the studding sails.


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