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I am from Brisbane, Australia, new to this Forum. Reason for joining is that about 2 years ago, I got this craze to learn about period ships and build a ship model.

I chose HMS Bounty as my first attempt, and bought the plans from Amati (sold here in Australia). All the plans are in Italian language, but there is a small translation booklet that came with it, not of much use though. The scale on the plans is 1:60, but I scaled it up to 1:30. I am building it from scratch, with not a single piece obtained ready-made. Took me two years to build the hull and the deck fittings. The masts are also done, and now I am on to sails. It has turned out to be pretty big, 1600 mm long, a nod 1400 high. A picture is attached. I keep needing a lot of help in researching various aspects, hence this Forum, where I hope to get some expert advice. Thanks for your attention. Regards all. Bhupi.

 

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Thanks guys. That as very encouraging.

Will need your support to complete the rigging, which I find very daunting, and which is giving me sleepless nights.

Currently looking for right sized eyelets for the sails.

Cheers.

Bhupi.

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Welcome to the forums, rigging is one of my favorite parts of the build because it makes a tall ship a tall ship and has such a dramatic effect once completed. There are numerous rigging books on the market, which will help you out.

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Thanks guys. I have been reading up 3 books on rigging, by charles davis, milton roth, and harold underhill. After I get a general sense, I will attack the specifics of the bounty. So far it is a nightmare to know where each line begins and where it ends, and the method of anchoring the lines at each end. But now with the support of this group, I am hopeful of a better outcome. So far, it has been an absolute pleasure carving hundreds of little pieces, not to speak of dead-eyes, blocks, and pulleys. Some examples are attached. Cheers. Bhupi

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