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nice progress David  :)  I´d like to know how did you curve the black beam on bow? On the picture. 

I have two ideas how to do this. First one is that i take togehter some parts and than cut it to right shape. Or curve planks with iron.  

 

Thanks Pavel

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there is a lot of useful wood in the cast off stuff........I save all of it.   in making a certain part,  I can also look at the punch outs as well.  a part from another kit,  may have the general shape your looking for......with only minor modification,  of course.   I can even create different hulls,  using them as templates.

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Rigging tool.

 

At some point in the rigging process I guess all modellers wonder if there is a better way than poking around with a couple of pairs of long nose tweezers of threading cord around belaying pins, particularly the bit of the pin below the rack. I found the tweezer approach very frustrating so had a think about the problem and realized what was needed was a gadget to push the cord into place and control where it went.

 

I use cut off sewing needles on a dowel to place CA where I want it, 2 different needle sizes for different amounts of glue. I cut off the eye of the needle leaving only a small "V". I find this works very well.

 

I'm sure many of you use similar methods but maybe this little bit of info may help someone who, like me, is still learning some basic techniques.

 

The Bounty is the first bit of serious rigging that I have done so I am learning a lot and still have lots to find out.

 

So the rigging tool. Almost the same as the CA tool but with the eye of a largish needle cut off leaving a bit longer of a "V". Fixed into the end of a bit of 4mm dowel about 200mm long it works a treat. Hold the end of the thread somewhere near where the tying is to occur, catch the thread in the tool and push it around the belaying pin. I wish I thought of this one many pins ago! Better late than never.

 

Cheers.

 

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Rigging tool.

 

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Makes tying these much easier.

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Time for an update on the running rig progress. It's been 5 weeks since I posted pics of the foremast rig done and I have now completed the main mast rig.

 

When I started the running rig I had no idea how long it was going to take and I am quite surprised at how long it is taking. Good fun though, there's been quite a learning curve as to what the ropes do and where they go. As for other aspects of the build, by the time I'm finished I might have worked it out.

 

I have been thinkig more about my next build and a late 18th century British frigate is looking good. The rig looks to be a larger version of the Bounty so I should be able to put into practice what I've learnt and do a better job of it.

 

HMS Surprise is still the emotional favourite. I rather like the idea of starting off with the Mamoli kit which looks fairly basic and should give plenty of opportunity for creativity. It's also a good size being smaller than the AL or Caldercraft frigates which I find a bit too big. Almost 1,200mm long is way too big for my modest abode and the spaces I have to display in.

 

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I agree that the rigging looks great. That it took longer than you thought it would is not as important though. What really matters is that you have made a great achievement.

 

Russ

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Still quite a bit of the rig to go. So far I have rigged 6 spars on the fore and main masts leaving the spritsail yard, and all the mizzen spars, topsail and spanker, 4 more spars in all. Then all the finishing bits. Rope coils. stern lanterns, and I must have a go at the stern decorations, sometimes called "hair curlers". The Amati kit doesn't mention these so some research will be needed. Perhaps i should sub-contract them out to Janos, he would certainly do them justice.

 

Thanks for the feedback.

 

Cheers,

 

David.

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It is a piece of tape on the rudder, well spotted. The rudder is hung on pin and pintol hinges which means that it falls off when bumped from below. Something which happens pretty regularly when moving the model around to get at all those hard to reach places where knots have to be tied.

 

I keep forgetting to remove it when taking photos.

 

Cheers,

 

David.

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Rigging progress.

 

Mizzen running rig complete, now for the sprit sail.

 

Almost done.

 

After a bit of a shaky start I have really enjoyed the rigging process.

 

I am trying photographing against a blue background, I think it reduces the contrast and makes the different coloured cords easier to see.

 

Cheers,

 

David.

 

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Running rig update.

 

With the spritsail yard fitted and rigged the spars are now all in place.

 

Now for the staysail running rigging, The Amati kit describes some of the rigging for the foreward stay sails on the bowsprit and jibboom but doesn't mention the other staysails between the masts. Details for these can be found in McKay and Lennarth Peterssen but I have a bit of a problem with where the ropes are going to land on the deck. I have just about run out of belaying pins and rack space. The pin racks were installed fairly early in the build and I hadn't done enough forward planning to pick up the problem.  

 

Not too sure what to do!

 

I think i will fit the rigging for the foreward staysails where I have available belaying pins and give the rest a miss. 

 

A more complete rig is something to look forward to in the next build.

 

I still have a few small details to complete such as the stern lanterns.

 

I am going on holiday next week so there will be a bit of a gap in progress for about 5 weeks.  

 

Cheers,

 

David.

 

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I can understand where your coming from......I'm beginning to set up the Gothenborg,  so I dont have to do any tedious work down the road.   I know that's a joke...:)    some folks have added cleats to their shroud rigging,  but this is not an option,  since these sails use the standing rigging as their anchor.    the  'haul line'  termination points would locate in the center of the ship.   adding in a termination point now would be quite dangerous......so perhaps tying them off at the belaying pin rail and adding an extra rope coil might be the only option at this point.

 

I hope someone a bit more experienced can tell you better.    your Bounty is a real beauty! ;)

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Now to decide what to build next.

 

HMS Surprise of "Master and Commander" fame is the emotional favourite, I have just started re-reading the books. This time around I am taking more time digesting the fine nuances. I read with the trusty smart phone by my side with google readily available to look up all those obscure terms and to translate the Latin bits to English, all very entertaining.

 

Still not sure how to approach the Surprise build.

 

The big 1:48 kits don't appeal, they're just too big as a finished product. The 1:72 Mamoli is attractive, big enough to include plenty of detail and should lend itself to plenty of scratch building to bring up the detail. I will have a look at this kit before I finally decide.

 

Cheers.

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Just beautiful work - clean, crisp and precise. I'd really like to see a more detailed log.

 

I can recommend Amati Fly or Pegasus - enhanced by the massive research in the TFFM volumes and practised by the builders here. Or go offline a bit and do a xebec? Can't remember the O'Brien book but Aubrey's fight with a Spanish xebec was one of the best sequences in the series in my memory - and yes, I've read them all...

 

Whatever you choose I'm sure you'll make good of it.

 

Cheers

Alistair

 

P.S. New Zealand watches, worries and cares about the fires in NSW. I hope you are in a safe place.

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