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Thanks for looking in everyone, back in't shipyard and work continues on the gaff and driver boom. The jaws have been glued on and carved to shape (started as a rectangle glued each side). Also glued the battens onto the mizzen masthead for the shrouds and stitched the hem on the spanker sail. Will have to glue eyes in place for the topping lift and throat halliard blocks on the mizzen mast.

 

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take care everyone.

 

Keith

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Thanks for looking in as always everyone, back in the shipyard and the mizzen mast is finished with the eyebolts for the topping lifts and peak halliard in place. Also fitted the fid on the topgallant mast. Thinking of the boom sheet i decided to go with an eyebolt on the transom and a cleat on the deck as in Lees book. Just realised i am now ready to fit the mizzen and start rigging the shrouds (i always start masting/ rigging with the mizzen and work forwards).

 

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take care all 

 

Keith

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Thanks for the likes and comments so far everyone. Back with the masts and fitted the battens to the main and fore tops using Lees's book (based them on the 1802 onwards style), and the handrails using some etched ones left over from victory build with brass rod from kit which needs ends files neater and painted black.

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take care all.

 

Keith

 

 

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Hi Keith and TY, the tops are made from scratch ,thin ply base with veneer strip for planking and ply curved front piece and kit decking strip around other three sides. The battens are around 1.5mm squared but then sanded thinner as in following pics. fore top is 55mm wide and 35mm at sides, curving to 40mm at front. Main top is 60mm wide x 40mm at the sides and 45mm at the front of the curve.

 

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take care everyone

 

Keith

 

 

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Work continues on fore and main masts with the battens fitted to the masthead and a piece of walnut for the sling cleats which will be carved to shape when glue dry. Also used the thinner brass rod in the kit to make strops for the futtock deadeyes (more in depth description on my strop making on my hms victory build log).

 

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next will need to paint them black along with hand rails and fit the chain necklaces around the masts for the futtock shrouds.

 

take care all,

 

Keith

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Thanks for likes and comments and taking a look in everyone. All i can say is Futtocks! 😁. Following Lees book i have used chain for the foremost futtock shroud and rope for the rest (should be hooked to the deadeye plates on the top but seized them instead). I was in two minds as to use chain for all the shrouds but liked the difference in look.

 

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next i will have to decide whether to rig preventer stays for the main topmast or just single so i can fit thimble/ block in place for stays on fore masthead.

 

Take care all

 

Keith

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Thanks for looking in everyone, decided to fit preventer stays on main and fore topmasts so added to eyes and strops to fore masthead, also added thimbles to main mast for stay and topmast stay from mizzen mast (decided to stay with earlier method for mizzen stay as fastening directly to deck as in Lee's masting would have interfered with the hatch for the spare rudder etc in my humble). Also made a start at last on making replacement mast caps for the fore and main topmasts to replace the kit ply ones (still need sanded back to right size). Eyebolts have been added to the mast caps for main and fore yard lifts as well.

 

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take care all

 

Keith

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Thanks for looking in everyone, before starting on the masting i realised i need to fit the "arms" for the davits (or at least the brackets for them). I still need to drill the holes for the hinge pin and add a block of wood to the end for a third sheeve and add eyebolts to the underside. On the mast front i added eyes for the blocks which will take the yard truss pendants.

 

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take care all

 

Keith

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Back with the davit arms and have made the brackets that attach the arms to the hull (only glued in place till i drill and pin them later), Thanks to Keith s we know the arms were removed when not in use so they will be stored with the spare spars etc in the waist.

 

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The brackets were made out of nickel silver strip and painted black.

 

Take care all

 

Keith

 

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On 2/7/2021 at 7:55 PM, clearway said:

Thanks for looking in everyone, before starting on the masting i realised i need to fit the "arms" for the davits (or at least the brackets for them). I still need to drill the holes for the hinge pin and add a block of wood to the end for a third sheeve and add eyebolts to the underside. On the mast front i added eyes for the blocks which will take the yard truss pendants.

 

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take care all

 

Keith

wonderful!!! 😲

really, and inspiration for my model in each picture, well done!

 

regards clearway,

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21 hours ago, clearway said:

Thanks to Keith s we know the arms were removed when not in use so they will be stored with the spare spars etc in the waist.

 

 

I should point out that that note in the full-sized plans only seems to refer to the davits between the fore and main masts. I have no idea if it's true for all of them. Drawings of the ship depict boats hanging from the sternmost davits while under weigh. I don't know how this would have interfered with the travel of the spanker-boom, however I've been doing some reading about sail-handling and it seems likely that unlike a schooner the fore-and aft sails would have been brailed up on a run before the wind, so likely they never let the spanker boom out that far in the first place. This is just a supposition however. What do I know. Ha ha.

 

 

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Thanks for the comments geowolf and thanks for the heads up the other Keith, i am actually keeping an open mind about the rear 8 davits and still contemplating as to just leave the 4 for the skid beams or add all of them (i prefer the uncluttered look)! Though with actually making all the posts fit in place i have the option to still add them in place if needed, The enigma continues!

 

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Thanks for likes, looking in and comments everyone. After Keith s provided more fine details of the anchor chain guard on the forward bitts i finally added them. First squeezed a flat on the end of some brass rod with pliers and drilled a 0.68 mm drill, after drilling hole in the posts to take them i blackened them, added the rope lanyards then glued in position. The eyes on deck are made from annealed iron wire which is already blackened. After glue had cured tied off the lanyards to the eyes on deck.

 

Another project over the weekend involved the table for the Azimuth compass, never really happy with the chunky legs and being too high i made some new ones from walnut.

 

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take care all.

 

Keith

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I just want to caution you now: When the Greenwich museum asks you to donate your model, you should be aware that you'll probably never see it again without paying. I've seen ones in there that are hundreds of years old. Those guys never got their models back either.

 

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Back with the masts and fashioned the jib boom from a piece of square stock, i first marked off the part i wanted to stay square at the heel then marked a square to match the diameter at the for end, and sanded the taper in with coarse sandpaper wrapped around a piece of 2" x1" off cut. After i got the four sided tapers worked in i sanded them octagonal,then marked in the end that would stay eight sided and rounded off the rest and finished with fine grade sandpaper.

Next i will have to drill and carve out the sheaves and the groove at the end for the fore topgallant stay, and start on the bees battens/blocks on the bowsprit.

 

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Take care all

 

Keith

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Thanks for looking in, staying with the bowsprit and jib boom and had a rethink, I had left the heel of the jib boom square as post 1815 practice but because Terror was built in 1813 i settled with the octagonal heel from that time. As regards the bowsprit i fitted the bees battens and blocks for the fore topmast stays. At the fore end of the jib boom i realised as no flying jib boom is fitted it should be round and not 8 sided.

 

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Take care all

 

Keith

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Thanks for looking in everyone, moving back to the stern area and finally glued the mizzen mast in place and started on the shrouds. Starting with the starboard pair and then the port side pair till six shrouds per side. The two eyes on the mast cap will take the blocks to guide the main topyard braces down to the deck.

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take care all

 

Keith

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Ty for looking in. likes and comments everyone. Arild there is explained the difference between male and female thinking🤣. Back with the shrouds and seized the deadeyes in place using one of my home made deadeye spacers (i have seen a lot of people asking about this on MSW so hope this points them in right direction).

 

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take care all

 

Keith

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Carrying on with the mizzen shrouds and the deadeyes are now rigged (knots wont be glued and trimmed incase i need to adjust them for now). Also fitted the hearts in the bows to take the main stay and preventer stay. Also need to fit the chain necklaces on the main and fore top masts for the topgallant shrouds before gluing the main/ fore masts in place. 

 

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Take care all.

 

Keith

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Ty for the likes and comments and looking in everyone. The mizzen stay is now in place and will be tied in place with the thimble and the eye on the starboard side of the mast on deck before main shrouds are rigged. Also attached the blocks on the fore and main trees on the topmasts for the topsail yard before gluing the masts in place, the mizzen topmast shrouds are also now rigged, I have also rigged a makeshift stay on the mainmast so it doesn't get pulled out of line when shrouds and mizzen topmast stay are rigged.

 

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Take care all

 

Keith

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