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Next incremental steps for the mainmast;

 

Again pics. are self explanatory.

 

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Next steps will be to continue shaping the first two side bits, and need to cut grooves for the crow’s-nest cross-braces.

 

Then onto the last two wood bits which will become the outer halves of the pulley framing.

 

PS: These clamps are so excellent – Super strong secure grip. Perfect in this instance  (Amazon)

 

Regards,

 

Michael

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Ferit, - Thanks (:-)

Woodo, Thanks so much for choosing to follow along. Very kind of you - welcome aboard.

 

Updated progress on mainmast;

 

Slid-in that middle sleeve filler at upper part of joined mast halves.

 

Cut the end bits which will house the pulleys

 

Measured the needed angle so that the crow’s nest will remain horizontal given the rake of the mainmast.

 

X’d out where I needed to cut the indentation groove to fit the two side half pulley bits.

 

Measured where I should glue the first piece allowing room for the platform cross braces.

 

Glued the first one.

 

PS: I think that my measurements were a bit off at the mast part that will be above the platform base. Looks too short? I will have to be creative when I add the mast cap and the metal sleeve that will wrap around the mast just under the cap. Hmmm L

 

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Next update will be sometime AFTER tonight’s most important worldwide event. GØT Season 6 Premiere. - John better show up !!

 

Cheers,

 

 

Michael

 

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Frank - so nice thanks so much so appreciated.

 

Hi mates,

 

So all of the bits are finally, cut, glued, and assembled.

 

Segway to pic after detailing, sanding, and adding a bit of stain.

 

Starting some of the finishing detail work;

 

Adding the first of three sets of rope wraps. Looking at the 1/10th, and the museum’s it appears as though they cleated the rope ends to the mast as opposed to a Y-Binding.  So model-railroad bits to the rescue (same cleats that I used on the hull)

 

Also for the metal straps Ferrari parts have come to the rescue. Vinyl self-adhesive strips that are leftover from an F40 that my son and I built from a 1/12th kit. We had fun. I will use that as well as those small cleats at the wrap ends.

 

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But today came the “acid Test” milling the two pulley grooves. This made me a bit edgy because failure here and a lot of previous work would need to be redone.

 

My main concern was how would the milled holes look on the bottom part of the mast, when flipped over for a look, would they also be correctly centered, and grooved??

 

I remember my first attempts at milling knighthead grooves. Hmmm.

 

But it turned out ok on both sides.

 

PS: I had pre-built a second top platform the same size as the one for the foremast (forward thinking !) 

 

Turns out that the main mast lower platform needs to be a bit larger, and the platform planks are diff. shapes Oh well…see last pic (Corel – of course – has fore and mains the same size parts)

 

Thanks mates for dropping by – I won’t post again until mast it totally completed. 

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Hi mates,

 

So lower mainmast is now completed. Here are some updated pics.

 

Now onto re-building a lower top for the main – need to order some rope from Chuck so shrouds pending.

 

Again – as always - thanks for the comments, the Likes and/or just dropping in for a visit.

 

PS: Nigel your pencil suggestion made such a great diff. Thanks again.

 

Cheers,

 

Michael

 

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Outstanding work Michael! You have inspired me to do more research and see what I can do when it comes time for the masts on my Couronne. Once I have seen those and how great they look I don't think I could be happy with a plain mast anymore.

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Thank for your kind posts.

 

Frank, from a previous post: Also for the metal straps Ferrari parts have come to the rescue. Vinyl self-adhesive strips that are leftover from an F40 that my son and I built from a 1/12th kit. We had fun. I will use that as well as those small cleats at the wrap ends. - Never throw anything away right (:-)

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-E.J: Thanks so much. We do indeed all learn from each other. I'm still "stretching" as a learner, but it's so nice when something that I may have done is inspirational for someone else as well. Your work is so excellent that your compliment is even more special. 

 

woodo: Again thanks - nice to have you on board.

 

George: You're always so kind with your comments and your Clicks" (:-)

 

Regards,

 

Michael

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Even all parts are fine, day by day the details on every piece are going to be perfect.

I am very curious about the final piece you will install... ;-)

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Ferit: Thanks for always dropping by and posting encouraging words. I have to assume, as also with most builders,  the last bits will be the flags.

 

Edwin : appreciate your visits and thoughts - Thanks

 

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Working on rebuilding the mainmast lower platform. The one that I had started pre-building (same size as the foremast one) turns out is a bit too small. This one is easier, having struggled through the first two; now have a better grasp on how to make the small bits at a faster clip

 

MIchael

 

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BTW

I had thought why Hamilton who pays so attention to detail, had installed the radiant pieces on the crow nest so asymmetric. Can it be his indifference?! :-(

 

And then I just realized today that in the plans also, these radiant pieces are asymmetric... Great replica!...

 

I am afraid of that you will almost simulate the grains of the wood of the original Wasa :-)))

 

Really exceptional...

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Ferit, BV,

 

Thanks for your comments. Certainly appreciated. blush (;-)  --- Also thanks mates for the "likes" always a pleasure.

 

PS: Had I walked into this kit today after all that I have learned following other build logs, I would have done things differently with the hull planking as well as with the cannon framings. 

 

Well the two under my table should benefit, i guess..

 

Regards,

 

Michael

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Hi Mates,

 

Have not posted in a while, Admiral has had, it seems like a book of honey do lists. So, in between, have been doing various detail bits before attaching the lower main shrouds.

 

Put together the rope knighthead that sits below in the upper gun-deck, along with its ropes, and block (thinking of re-doing that particular triple violin block to look more like that from the 1/10th) in the photo. Hmmmm??

 

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Then worked on a kit block that needed some plastic surgery before being wrapped around the lower mainmast

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Finished the main lower platform. I’m very happy with how the lower main mast came out - bit-by-bit moving forward.

 

To be continued…

 

Thanks as always for all of the nice thoughts, likes and just looking…

 

Michael

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Three separate piece of thin rope wrapped three or four times around the edges and the middle of the main thick rope I think.

But is it possible to hold on under such tension?

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Hi Mates,

 

Thanks for the likes and the comments

 

Ferit, yes this bit is somewhat "not clear". The 1/10th and the museum's differ. I think that the museum just did a plain single wrap just for the visitor visuals. I then also think that the 1/10th builders decided to execute a more accurate representation of the actual block wrap. ??

 

In any case, I will use the 1/10th as my guide. I will, as I did for the mast rope wraps, use cleats to anchor the two ends of the ropes.

 

Though I also noticed in the 1/10th photo, (just below) - that there seems to be two versions of how the block was attached to the mast. 1) the photo you highlighted. and 2) the other having a loop, then a second rope used for the wrap. Though bothe photos seem to be taken at diff. build stages.

 

I think that I will use two simple cleats and just move on (:-) but, then I'm always changing my mind about things ha ha 

 

MIchael

 

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There is a shot from port side (highlighted by me)

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a shot from starboard side at the photo in the last post.

Now it's clear for me after seeing starboard side.

Following the style of the 1/10th seems accurate... Don't change your mind :-) :-) :-)

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Thanks Ferit, 

 

Will follow the 1/10th

 

Looked at, and tried to make a couple of blocks from scratch to better match the longer and thinner ones as seen on the 1/10th photo just below.

 

Too much work, so took the kit block; minor reshape, better articulated the “pulley” areas, and added some black bands. Along with a second hole drilled to simulate the top lateral pulley.

 

Those black bands I had mentioned in a previous post – they were from a car model. They were self- adhesive vinyl trim from an F40.

 

Cut the strips to size, and then coated the block with clear flat gloss to “lock” the strips into place.

 

Michael

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Dave, thanks for your nice posts always nice to hear from you. 

 

Buck, touched by your thoughts as well. You've also been such a kind visitor to this log - (PS you have also inspired me with your amazing amount of precise details in your log) as always cheers

 

Mates thanks for the likes, always encouraging indeed.

 

 

Michael

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