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Greetings Gahm, I just caught up on your excellent log. Your hammocks are really outstanding as is the description and pictures of the methodology you used to create them. Having seven ties on the hammocks was the detail icing on the cake.

Thanks for sharing.

Harley

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Thank you, Harley! These hammocks due to their large number really are an endurance test 🙂

 

Thomas

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Jason, Jim, Carl, B.E., thank you so much for your kind words! And thanks for all the 'likes'! After weeks of building nothing else but hammocks I am really happy to have them finished, and encouraged to get this kind of feedback! It is much appreciated.

 

Thomas

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Looking great Thomas (maybe a bit too white for my tasting...)! I will follow soon (I hope) 🙂

 

cheers,

 

Dirk

 

PS: I love the eagle carved at the entry side!

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Thank you, Dirk! Where the color is concerned the hammocks look whiter in the images than they really are. I chose an eggshell colored fabric, the silkspan is kind of yellowish too, and the white glue (in spite of its name 😉) did not really whiten up the end result either. I know, Mondfeld states that the hammocks should be brownish because of all the dirt. But then he also describes the making of a hammock as simply 'folding a little roll of fabric . . . ' ☺️

 

Thomas 

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1 hour ago, Dwight said:

I think I'm gonna' throw my Syren kit in the river , box and all !

Yeah, I know what you mean.  The bar has been set pretty high.  Still fun to learn new techniques from the masters here and attempt to emulate.

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Wow -amazing work !  - look forward to following along.

Edited by gerty

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I spent some time building a jolly boat prototype for the Syren. I wanted to find out what it would look like to hang a jolly boat from her rear davits, and also to experiment with a few techniques needed for some of the boat details (also applicable to the long boat construction). To build the jolly boat I bought the Master Korabel kit. This is a kit for a highly detailed jolly boat, which additionally is very similar to the jolly boat plans shown in the ‘Anatomy of the Ship – Frigate Diana’ book. However, the scale of the kit is 1:72 and therefore not directly usable. As the kit does not come with a useful plan I put the 3 sheets of laser cut pear- and ply-wood on a copy machine, increased the copy by a factor 1.25x to get to the correct boat dimensions and then built the boat according to this ‘plan’. The different boat building stages are shown in images 1 – 7. Images 8 and 9 present the finished result. Image 10 shows a direct comparison between the jolly boat built from the kit at scale 1:72 based on the kit provided laser cut parts and the scratch built ‘enlarged version’ potentially suitable as Syren jolly boat.

 

Thomas

 

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Wow ... 🙂 But you should start your Masts and Rigging Thomas! 😉

 

Dirk

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Posted (edited)

Jolly good, Thomas. The details really look very sharp and clear. Beautiful work.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments! They are highly appreciated! Building these little boats is really a lot of fun . . . so Dirk, masts and rigging probably still have to wait a bit longer until the 'little Syren fleet' is finished 😉

 

Thomas

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