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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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Wow Phil...she has really come to life...nice job on the sails, how many finger stabs did you collect along the way:P

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