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Royal Louis 1780 by Ulises Victoria - FINISHED - Mamoli - Scale 1/90 - French Vessel- 126 cannons- Started in April 10 2014


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Small update:

 

Mizzen running rigging finished!

A few photos. All those loose scrambled threads on deck will be trimmed in due time. What I do is pass the thread through the belaying pin hole, and then "plug" the pin in the hole. This way is easier to make adjustments later. Just pull the pin out, pull or adjust the thread and plug again.

When I'm satisfied with everything, I apply a minuscule drop of diluted glue to secure things.

 

Thanks for visiting!!! Cheers!!!

 

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Great idea using the belaying pins as temporary clamps to hols the lines in place. I had not thought to do that but will likely give it a try. That is always one of my fears is securing a line too soon and needing to free it from glue to readjust.

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Update April 17 2021

Running rigging of Main Mast finished. Working with the fore mast now.

Here a few general photos of the Main Mast.

 

By the way... if you have problems with your knots untying, do yourself a favor and go to a music store... yes.... a music store, and get a cake of rosin, the stuff violinists rub their bows with. A few passes of your thread over it and your knots will never undo.

Pros: knots will not untie...

Cons: knots will never untie... once is tightened it is forever...

 

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And a couple of general views. As old Frankie and Elvis said: "And now, the end is near...."

 

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Thanks for watching!!!

 

 

 

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One more update.

 

This side of this rigging sheet plan has been completed. Plenty of red marks lol. The other side will deal with bowsprit rigging and of the large diagonal sail in the mizzen mast.

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Every little red line here is a step that has been completed. Most of them (those marked with "D") had to be done twice: one per side.

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Here are some general photos...

 

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I like to leave some loose ropes in my ships. It is my feeling that it breaks rigidity and makes the ship feel more... I don't know... I just like it! :)

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OOPS! This last photo does not belong here. Hehe. I couldn't resist and just took out the keel and bulkheads and assemble them just to have an idea of the size of my next project! Nothing glued or even squared... can't really say I already started this ship!!! ... hehehe.

 

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day, all...

 

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Last update and big mistake

The 19th of this month (May) I tied the very last of the rigging lines according to the instructions:

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Rest of these last days have been spent making and placing rope coils in belaying pins, cleats, etc... Also did some cleaning. I know understand why scrubbing the decks was such a hated job among sailors :)  (Still some more cleaning to do...)

 

Those large nails were used to keep the shape of those coils hanging from the rails...

 

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The big mistake I refer to above, was leaving the making and placement of the ship in its display base for the last step. This beast is heavy and I am having trouble handling it myself. I am going to have to ask for help!

 

Here is the (almost) completed ship. This was started in April 2014. A lot of time, but big changes came to my life in this period. Not going to get into that now! :)

 

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Next project:

 

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Thank you all for visiting and for your constructive criticism. Happy to belong to this group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 4/30/2021 at 4:26 PM, Ulises Victoria said:

I like to leave some loose ropes in my ships. It is my feeling that it breaks rigidity and makes the ship feel more... I don't know... I just like it! :)

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I fully agree with you. No need for course sheets and tacks to be hauled taut when furled. I did the same on my Victory.

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Outstanding!! I'm very partial to kits by Mamoli. The rigging plans are virtually idiot proof. I have four Mamoli kits waiting in the wings; Bounty, Rattlesnake, Constitution cross section, and a full size Constitution. I found all of these on Ebay for considerably less than full retail. Again, great work. Very well done!

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Ulises,

 

Yes it has been a while indeed - she came out just beautiful - You were always a master with rigging - years ago you helped with my Vasa - Your example Vasa came very Perfect - 

So your next build will be the Sovereign - nice choice. I started this same kit last year (a Father's Day gift from my family) So I'm a bit ahead of you this time. I'm making a lot of changes from the "out-of-the-box" kit - Please drop by and take a few looks.

I will follow your new build when you get started. 

 

Te veo luego mi amigo

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Ulises

I have never been a fan of sails on a square rigger model, but your furled sails are giving me second thoughts for the future.  😀     I would probably go with silk span sails as they are closer to scale but yours are very well done!!!

Allan

 

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A huge congratulations on a well built model! I've enjoyed following along on this build and indeed it has been very inspirational to my own RL build. Display her proudly, (once you get that help to mover her to a case) and I look forward to watching your next build!

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