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Thank you both!




Jan, that´s not another bug - it´s a feature ;-)


It´s almost straight the rest is the simulation of gravity that sags down the shroud inwards and also sideways!



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I still owe you my banana ...


... small but important detail: As the man with the lead has no hand to hold himself, he uses a breast belt that is fixed in between the lanyards of the deadeyes.


And here he hangs in his belt, throwing the lead far to the front, while the line runs quickly through his fingers, him watching the marks, 2 fathoms leather with 2 stripes, 3 fathoms leather with 3 stripes, 5 fathoms white, 7 fathoms red, 10 fathoms leather with hole 13 fathoms blue, 15 fathoms white, 17 fathoms red  - the line stops, the lead is on the ground, one can hear the chant "By the deep 17".








Cheers, BannnnAnnnnaDAn

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Thank you Frank !


And Popeye, this reminds me nicely on an issue we had already :-)




Nelson: "Damn it man! We are on the eve of the greatest sea battle in 
history. We must advance with all dispatch. Report from the crow's 
nest please." 

Hardy: "That won't be possible, sir." 

Nelson: "What?" 

Hardy: "Health and Safety have closed the crow's nest, sir. No 
harness; and they said that rope ladders don't meet regulations. They 
won't let anyone up there until a proper scaffolding can be erected." 

Nelson: "Then get me the ship's carpenter without delay, Hardy." 

Hardy: "He's busy knocking up a wheelchair access to the foredeck 

Nelson: "Wheelchair access? I've never heard anything so absurd." 

Hardy: "Health and safety again, sir. We have to provide a 
barrier-free environment for the differently abled." 

Nelson: "Differently abled? I've only one arm and one eye and I refuse 
even to hear mention of the word. I didn't rise to the rank of admiral 
by playing the disability card." 









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Beautiful work. I have been following your build over on a German forum but since my High School German is subpar after all these years, I have never commented on your amazing work. Thanks for posting, you have inspired my builds to be that much better.


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Thank you Steve, Popeye and Jan.


@amateur : I did not decide yet. The earliest mention I have is ca. 1862 but still it is tempting and it would make big sense to me, as the lanyard is only secured by one half hitch as mentioned in all the literature. Could be tried here and to wait for a possible shitstorm ;-)



The nice thing on such a model is, that one has so many small projects in their own sense, and I believe it to be pure coincidence, that they form a bigger model in the end ;-)


Blocks for ...




... another shifting backstay ...




... and the tye for the top mast yard.




As everything was well planned before execution, I had to drill some holes in hidden places, so my barbecue skewer drill was asked for, here 0,7 mm it also sets the scale in the picture ...




... and new parts already fixed, to be seen in the second row, or to hardly be seen because mostly hidden and unsharp.




Here is the new grammatical comparisson: tight-more tight-I love it :-)








And yes, one more thing, the main tack is also in place.


Grüßle, DAniel
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Thank you Philippe and Jan :-)


The binnacle is straight after the dimensions given in McKay, I think lLongridge has them too.



Jan, the meet was a bit too tough, they are still chewing on it ...


... or they might just be faking, having heard you mentioning the splicing jobs ...





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And here we go again for the big things in life ...




... a bit of sprue of 4 mm, a hole of 2 mm drilled in the middle, one pick glued on each side, slowly warmed up on top of a candle and very sloooooooooowly pulled ...




... cut to length, and rewidened the holes using broken 0,3 and 0,5 mm drills:




Used a wire hook to glue them onto the backside of the shroud ...




... bound them too for having a stable fixation during rigging ceremony and ready are the shroud trucks.


And then came a nice summer bouquet of assorted halyards, sheets, bunt lines, clue lines and tricing lines in a rich assortment of thicknesses. Some clamps still free for the stun´sail´s rigging




And now you see the reason, why I went through the task of adding the clamps. But equally exciting was to fix the lines onto them as I had no access from the back ...




... later I will still add some bights.


Kenavo, DAniel
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As being an old incremetalist I chose the smallest possible headway - I fixed an anchor  :-)


Some loops around the stock and the timberhead ...




... a chain around the shaft and a loop around the palm should do the trick for the small display. Luckily the inside can´t be seen ;-)




Cheers, Daniel
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Thank you Rich and Marc,


speaking in football/soccer language: I believe in a 1-2-3 System ...


... one month blockade duty off Nantes or Brest makes more damage to the ship than two hostile encounters with three french ships ...



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This time started quite easily with a large scale model of a bacteriophage on a 0,5 mm drill ... 




... mirrored and streamlined ...




... one side enroled ...




... other side too ...




... and done :-)


That the stream anchor usually was carried on the port side I wished to be excused in this display, but it was too nice a detail to not fiddle it out :-)


But now the difficult questions: I wonder about the lashings of the anchors. Only some turns around stock or shaft up to the timberheads? But still the weight is transmitted to the channels with no further support? And then the steam anchor on top? And should the stock of the steam anchor not be lashed onto the stock of the best bower? Would also avoid the steam anchor to turn around and give better view for the gun ...








... so I keep wondering ...


... Daniel
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