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Thank you Jason,

 

now just remains the question of the colour ...

 

... in last case I throw the dice ...

 

...

 

XXXDAn

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There is the easy road and there is dafi`s way ...

 

... could have adjusted the clamps so easily before putting the shrouds in place ...

 

... so had to fiddle the eleven clamps in on the display ...

 

... to make it sufficiently hard, I too replaced the first two ones by the smaller size ...

 

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... easy way - kiddies way ...

 

... I´m no kiddy!

 

XXXDAn

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New pictures of this plate will come soon, as the official release will be this weekend.

The new version has shorter hooks, small eyebolts refined and the clamps with the foot as seen on the picture.

 

 

 

oh.. goodie.. this weekend!!!  <rubs hands together and gets HMS Visa ready><maniacal laughter><Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D-Minor rising in the background>

 

Obligatory musical interlude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9rZjlsyYY

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Today we have fathers day in Germany. This means, all man and fathers (the ones to be included) take a small hay cart and 3 dozen bottles of beer (for each person) and stroll off into the wild to get comfortably numb.

 

I love fathers day :-)

 

And this year dafi alone at home, so I take my small hay cart and stroll with my 3 dozen bottles of beer from one room of the flat into the next.

 

That´s why I love fathers day :-)

 

Also I claimed my fathers day present: A hair clamp that I shortened so it is less heavy and less lever action is taking it´s toll.

 

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The foremost shroud is served but unlike the Vic in P. the serving stops atop the deadeye so it fits better the literature.

 

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The clamps are fixed with a drop of CA and then bound with fly fishing yarn.

 

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And here I have a small stage win :-)

 

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Cheers, Daniel

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Thats lookin' damn good Daniel!

 

BTW, WHO told you to shorten the hooks ... hää ... ? :D

 

cheers,

 

Dirk

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Unfortunately I had not the time to check yet ... mmm, do I really NEED to check? It's Dafistuff ... :D

 

cheers,

 

Dirk

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And once things move ...

 

... keep things moving :-)

 

Set up both second backstays ...

 

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... now just missing the breast backstay.

 

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And holy Impatience, wanted to see the anchors in place ...

 

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... the lead is thrown ...

 

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... and *enjoy*

 

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XXXDAn

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jeeze!   I hope my father's day is as good as your was  :)     simply awesome work............if I didn't know that it's a diorama.......I'd swear it was the real thing!   with all this detail.........your full ship build is going to be spectacular!  :)

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In an earlier Version I still had added some lashings in between the lanyards as to be seen on todays Vic, Constitution and some literature. See the green arrows.

 

Was this in use already in 1805?

 

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Cheers, Daniel

 

 

PS: On the far right a very first version still using the oob yarn for the tests ;-)

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Old chaps never change ...

 

... already looking a long time at the gunport lid lanyards ...

 

... usually I tend to do the details a tad smaller than a tad too big ...

 

... but this time it was just a little bit toooooooo much under dimensioned, as I took the thinnest yarn ...

 

... first looking already much toooooo thin and then on top I got a big blop on the ring as it is too thin to do a decent splice ...

 

... and here we have mark 1 on the right and the new mark 2 on the left ...

 

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... already looking better.

 

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Just eleven more to replace ...

 

;-)

 

XXXDAn

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In an earlier Version I still had added some lashings in between the lanyards as to be seen on todays Vic, Constitution and some literature. See the green arrows.

 

Was this in use already in 1805?

 

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Cheers, Daniel

 

 

PS: On the far right a very first version still using the oob yarn for the tests ;-)

We all started liking the pic, as it is incredible that you do these lashings in this scale, but that's not an answer to your question.

I can only refer to Lees and Marqhuardt: they don't show these lashings. That does suggest that it is of a later period...

(although, as you seem to be looking at a way to get as many knots in a line as possible, that is not the answer you are looking for :) )

 

Jan

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It started with the unhappiness about a ball of glue ...

 

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... but also the 2 cored 0,15 mm lanyard appeared too thin, was too unstable and did not allow a decent splice without breaking the material. 

 

The new 4 cored 0,2 mm looks much better and is easy to splice. That is why I went down the road again ...

 

... this was already shown, a blackend wire around a needel and cut open for the rings.

 

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To fix the rings I used two pointed pliers (less carpetmonster-danger than tweezers!) opened the ring and in the same go - without letting go - hooked into the eyebolt and closed it.

 

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Now I continued differently: Pierced the 4 cored lanyard with a sharpened needle ... 

 

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... pushed the needle through down to the eye, put the short end through the ring on the eyebolt ...

 

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... and then through the eye and pulled it through. Took the thread out of the needle to be more free, pierced the lanyard from the other side, pushed the needle in down to the eye, introduced the free end ...

 

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... and pulled again and the splice is done.

 

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Secured with a drop of glue, cut neatly and things are done.

 

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After taking down the old lanyards I realised that the old tube was stuck with glue and junk, inner Diameter smaller than 3 mm, but my smallest drill 3 mm and did not fit.

 

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So I sanded a square point onto the drill which worked marvelously on the tiny tubes :-)

 

And things looked much less messy than before :-)

 

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Some touch-ups on the paint will follow with time.

 

XXXDAn

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....and everyone thinks that third times the charm ;)   isn't it funny how,  you do something......it looks great.   a while later,  you look at it again,  and you see room for improvement.   it looks so much better Daniel........your paving a road for so many folks!   anyone who follows this build,  will surely take the correct paths ;)    nice!

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Thank you very much Popeye :-)

 

But if the paths are really correct ?!? I think everybody will have to decide for themselves :-)

 

The truth lies in the eye of the bebuilder ;-)

 

XXXDAn

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Doc: I really love the patinas and 'used' look of your build. Way cool.   ...oh, and the lanyards look fantastic.

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Thank you Sörrs :-)

 

And @amateur ...

 

... what did I do now ? You are always expecting sooooooooo cruel things here to happen - unbelievable ;-)

 

XXXDAn

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