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... only wanted to do a cast from the figure head ...

 

Victory-140317_2689.jpg

 

... but after taking down the form, I was wondering about the itzy-bitzy-teeny-weeny letters in the casting form ...

 

...

 

 

...

 

... grrrrrrr...

 

XXXDAn
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That casting was not planned ...

 

The letters where just fixed with clear varnish, that allows good positioning and leaves almost no trace. 

 

As I still opt for the 1920 Vic, I thought it could save me some work, as the figure head was already heavily overworked compared to oob.

 

Cheers, Daniel

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thank you Aussie, very appreciated :-)

 

Hy Lawrence, it is a berry flavor, good for working!

 

Aye Mark, finally one that understands, I think I should change the code book in the office - perhaps the official book of the Cat of nine Tails would work better.

 

XXXDAn

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Some seek understanding.  Some seek illumination.  I seek the Holy Grail:

 

Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.

Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?

Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?

Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Grail.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?

Sir Lancelot: Blue.

Bridgekeeper: Go on. Off you go.

Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.

Sir Robin: That's easy.

Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.

Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I'm not afraid.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?

Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?

Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.

Bridgekeeper: What... is the capital of Assyria?

[pause]

Sir Robin: I don't know that.

[he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]

Sir Robin: Auuuuuuuugh.

Bridgekeeper: Stop. What... is your name?

Galahad: Sir Galahad of Camelot.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?

Galahad: I seek the Grail.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?

Galahad: Blue. No, yel...

[he is also thrown over the edge]

Galahad: auuuuuuuugh.

Bridgekeeper: Hee hee heh. Stop. What... is your name?

King Arthur: It is 'Arthur', King of the Britons.

Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?

King Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail.

Bridgekeeper: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?

Bridgekeeper: Huh? I... I don't know that.

[he is thrown over]

Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.

Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?

King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.

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Hi Daniel, I found your build log and have read every post religiously. Most impressed with your build. Your imagination and techniques are unbelieveable.  I am interested in obtaining a set of your photo etched parts for my own build. I live in the U.S. and wondered how to go about it. I have tried to contact you through your site but to no avail. If you could let me know how to proceed I would appreciate it. Keep up the good work.

 

Thanks, Dennis

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Hello Dennis,

 

thank you for your kind words.

 

Sorry to hear that your contact did not work, strange but here is the address: webshop@dafinismus.de

 

And yes, it would be a pleasure to provide you with parts :-)

 

I also send you a PM.

 

Cheers and thanks, Daniel

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Finally - finally - finally!!!

 

Looks like you sensed the force growing Lawrence, I really found time for my sweety :-)

 

First some hanging trials for the anchor ...

 

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... just to realised that it is the point and not the fluke resting in the shoe.

 

Then finally some rigging :-) 

 

*enjoy*

 

Prepared some deadeyes this time not using toothpicks but using thin battens from the draw plate ... 

 

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... drilled and painted. Tried something new for the rigging procedure ...

 

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... a round stick with the external diameter of the deadeye with a slot ...

 

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... 4 times round and secured, taking down the ring ...

 

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... and forced over the deadeye.

 

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Then prepared a new template ...

 

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... stuck the deadeye into the hole and clamped it ...

 

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... and made the two seizings.

 

And what for ?!? Simply for that the last shroud does look good beside topgallant backstay, shifting backstay and royal backstay :-)

 

Victory-140504_3316.jpg 

 

And this is how it looks ...

 

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Cheers, Daniel
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After some lenghty but fruitful discussion in our german forum about the orientaion of the free end left or right, forth or aft we found that almost all literature shows it the way that it is displayed:

 

- for the cable-laid shrouds - Starboard pointing foreward, larboard aft :-)

- for plain- or hawser-laid shrouds - Starboard pointing aft, larboard foreward :-)

 

The opnly one showing it vica versa is Marquardt in his Eighteenth Century Rigs and Rigging, funnily, his other book Schoner in Nord und Süd shows it the "common" way.

 
Some other information coming the way was incorporated immediately
- Max. distance of the big deadeyes twice diameter
- Tackle about half the diameter of the shroud
- Shroud not too tight around the deadeye
- free end of the tackle passes through the gap of deadeye and shroud
- free end shorter
 
And here we go Mark 2:
 
before:
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After 
Victory-140508_3335.jpg
 
Still have to clear and belay the tackles to look less messy :-)
 
XXXDAn

 

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Just added the difference inbetween cable-laid shrouds and plain- or hawser-laid shrouds in the entry upstairs :-)

 

This leads me to some further question:

 

- The top-mast shrouds were plain laid? This means the ends are pointing the other way than on the lower shrouds.

 

- The distance of twice diameter of the deadeye looks good on the lower shrouds lanyards. Is this applicable too for the topmast shrouds? There the distance usually looks much longer in comparison?

 

- When was the batten on top of shrouds introduced to maintain their orientation? Marquardt only makes a small remark in the picture section telling "about 1800".

 

- Was this also introduced for the topmast shrouds?

 

Cheers, Daniel

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You ask some tough questions, sir.   ;)    I'd take your last two posts #637 and #640 and put them in the rigging section to ask the questions.  Might get a different set of eyes.   My simple answer is:  I have no idea.   Do you have Lee's Masting and Rigging book?  The answer might be in there.

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