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Man Alistair, you really did a fabulous job with her!  And those rope coils look just amazing!

 

Cheers,

Robert

 

PS.  Oh, and do get some nice photos of her up in the completed models gallery!

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Good to see you back Alistair. Your Sharon is a prize to behold. I assume she has a prime spot in you beautiful home. Just make sure the cat cannot get to it.

 

Jim and I have been going back and forth about this new format and how to insert pictures along with the text. I still have some problems. Perhaps my brain is catching up with my old age.

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Alistair,

Glad to see your AVS build log back online. As I said on MSW 1.0, this has to be one of the best crafted Armed Virginia Sloops that I have ever seen. Your build log will definitely help those of us that are still building the AVS. The pictures of your AVS on this new version of MSW show way more detail than what was on the old version of MSW. Thanks for posting
them.



 

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Alistair,

 

I am sorry to hear of the loss of all of your pictures and files when your computer crashed.  I am glad these pictures got posted to MSW before your PC failure.

 

I just want  to let the AVS builders know that you will be there to comment on their build logs and offer them encouragement and guidance.  You have been inspirational and motivating on my AVS build and I appreciate it.  You have a lot to offer these AVS builders and I thank you for your support.

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Hi Ken

Just spotted your question...no I can't - all the photos of the build were lost when my hard drive failed. All my model files for the AVS and many other ships that I was researching and scheduling just disappeared. I'm only just starting to realise how much I lost, nothing compared to the MSW V1 crash though...

 

I attach drawings of my memory of the process and a picture of the result on the finished ship. Best I can do I'm afraid. It is a cheats method but at this scale you can't even see knots this small in such rope. I think the rope was 0.25mm diameter. The bouy is about 10 - 12mm long. It is as close I can zoom in with my camera and an observant eye would see that my bouy rope has two cut ends...one too many.

 

Cheers

Alistair

 

 

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Thanks for the update Alistair; as other have said, the level of finiosh is very good.  I would also say that having to redo the research on your other projects would be twice as much fun but joking about such a 'painful' experience is not going to improve the situation :)  I hope you eventually recover from your lost work, but at least the first time around will have provided you with some pointers as to what to follow-up and whatg not too.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Hi Alistair,

 

A recent post in the forums regarding rope coils made me immediately think of your AVS, as your coils are so superbly done. 

 

How did you do them?  Are they part of the actual line you belayed?  Are they made separately off of the ship and then added following belaying?  Please, do share your secrets to success Man  ;)

 

Thanks,

Robert

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Your method of "bouy making" was very helpful.  So I would like to ask for another trip down memory lane and your mothod for rigging the cannons.

I had a log of trouble with the kit supplied rope being stiff. When I tried to fasten the blocks to the cheeks and hull, the rope would constantly "pull" them off.  My rigging looks sloppy while yours looks tight and proper.

Any help I can use of future models would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Thanks all,

Just spotted your question Robert. I did the rope coils off the boat just coiled them around 2 metal spikes and painted them with diluted white glue (I'm sure this is illustrated in other logs). Of course you end up with three ends to the rope 2 on the coil and one more from the belayed line. You just have to position the coil to cover at least one of the ends.

 

Ken - I think the difference is the rope you used. I used Morope which is very springy. The beauty of this is that it will look taut at a variety of tensions so you don't need to pull it very hard at all to get a taut appearance. This was especially useful for the shroud rigging and aligning the deadeyes thereon. I didn't pull out any eyebolts or hooks on the model during rigging and all the lines look tight and stay tight.

 

Cheers

Alistair

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I wouldn't worry Ken - I've seen lots of logs with the kit rope and they came out great. Morope just makes it easier to tension in my opinion. It also has other characteristics which might make it harder to use...anyway it was my first rigging experience so I can't claim the high ground for the recommendation of any rope type!

 

Cheers

Alistair

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I am using a hair straightener - set on low heat and only one pass - and the kit rope is behaving much better.

I still like the look of the morope, however.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers

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