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HardeeHarHar

New in NC, 1st build Artesania Latina Bounty's Jolly Boat nearly finished!!

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Hi from Roanoke Island, 

Thanks for allowing me to join the community.  I am just about finished with the Jolly Boat and have enjoyed the kit and the learning process.  Thankfully, the build logs that were available helped point me in the right direction, and then I started to get the itch to learn more about rigging, etc.  I was doing the Jolly Boat as a first "practice" build, but it quickly became more than a practice session.  I am not much of a modeler, but I have been captured by the quality of the ship models and the attention to detail that makes a true masterpiece.  I am looking at making the Caldercraft Granado as my second build, and hope that I am not setting my sights to high.  I will post a quick picture of my first build if I can figure it out....  Looking forward to learning more and meeting people!

Best regards,

Brian

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2 hours ago, mtaylor said:

Welcome to MSW.  Your Jolly Boat looks great.  Looking forward to your build log.

I didn’t have the foresight to start a build log, but I will for sure next time!  Will check your builds too!

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2 hours ago, HardeeHarHar said:

I didn’t have the foresight to start a build log, but I will for sure next time!  Will check your builds too!

The next is one I was suggesting.  The Granado from everything I've read is a pretty good kit.

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I'm wondering if I should make a dilute glue solution and try to shape the sails....  What do you think peeps?  I also took some ideas from Spiff and Jmaitri (thanks mates!) and riffed on them a little, while staying within my limited talent envelope.

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Hello and welcome!

I am currently working on my Jolly Boat and am at the rigging stage.

Yours looks great! I can’t help with your sail question but there could be some answer in one of the sub sections on here?

Anyway, I’d love to see some more pictures of your Jolly Boat, and look forward to seeing your next build.

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5 hours ago, HardeeHarHar said:

I'm wondering if I should make a dilute glue solution and try to shape the sails....  What do you think peeps?  I also took some ideas from Spiff and Jmaitri (thanks mates!) and riffed on them a little, while staying within my limited talent envelope.

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Can you post those as .jpg's?  

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12 hours ago, mtaylor said:

 

Can you post those as .jpg's?  

Thanks for pointing that out.  I edited them to jpegs above.  Love any suggestions for setting sails to look “full”

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There's several ways to do that but I haven't done sails. Both ways are usually done before installing  but here's three ways that might work. If possible, test first on old t-shirt or a cloth similar to the sails.

 

1)  You can use starch.  Spray it on and billow it out with a fan billowing out the sails  until the starch is dry.  You may have to do this more than once.

 

2) Make a 50-50 mixture of white glue and water.  Brush it on and again use the fan to billow the sails.

 

3) I haven't seen it done, but I've heard that hair spray will billow them also.  Again, you'll have to use a fan.

 

Good luck. 

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I tried to take a better picture of the finished launch on a green screen but it didn't work that well....but I did enjoy the build for a first timer.

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