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By contrast to what Lil´Wife says, the dafi is teachable.

In deed!
This time the deck beams for the fore castle are prebent :-)
A simplified deck pattern, looks good immediately.
Still found some material for two rows of planking ...
... and the two small scuttles that can be seen on the 1765 model.

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In March 2012 I did the fore top to try out the first material for the nettings.

And also a small provocation. I placed the lantern not in the main top but in the fore top as indicated by Lavery as Nelson was only Vice Admiral. But by now I have enough contemporary sources that indicate the "classical" version.
By now it was time to do the two missing tops. Also I was using the new netting that I deliver together with my etch parts. 
So I did the wire frame, glued the netting onto it, brushed the paint onto the material and sticked it into place.
To get the length of the holding line I used a tooth pick and a cheap thread :-)
And then, the surprise, the new netting appears even thinner than the old material, an effect that I liked a lot.
And yes, that is why the old netting had to go. And in the box with the discarded parts we go :-)
PS: And yes, the opportunity was taken to bring back the lantern onto the main top :-)

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mmm....disappointing.... we expected destruction in proper Dafi-style :)


But the new netting is definitely better than the old one. What material is it?



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Yes, completely.

I was affarid that you would not model nelsons place of death.

Would be an ommision to this otherwise great build :)



this is a very interesting thought.   have you given any though to it?   I have something here I thought you might enjoy 




wonderful bit of progress Daniel.....great way to make belaying pins  ;)    the netting was a scary moment.......I thought to myself  "boy,  Daniel doesn't need little ones or animals around.......he's his own worst enemy!"............but you proved once again,  that there is a method to your madness.  this is why I enjoy watching your build.......you add so much to it  :)     the above entry..........don't read a lot into it.   your such a whiz at dioramas,  when Jan made the comment,  it was the first thing that came to mind.   there is a picture there.......it would be interesting to see your interpretation of it.

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@ Jan


This is material to do with flower decorations, parcels, wedding dresses and this kind of stuff. A forum mate in the german forum found it and I got a whole role for use with my etch parts.


@ Thank you popeye :-)


But I think that would be too emotional for me ;-)


The belaying pins are on base of Phillip Reed, always worth to have a close look at his technics.



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Thank you Sirs!

As a small sign of life, I did some parts that look easier than the way I wanted them to do :-)
The gunwale from fo´castle to waist, the on-molded partners needed to be replaced. In P. they have to rolls for some running rigging incorporated, so that was a "wannahavethat2" ...
...ok, once in the mind, never to leave again.
Made a green master, that far that good, but ...
... to get 2 fitting holes into that thin structure proved quite a task. Some pre drilling in 0,25 mm and finalizing with 0,3 mm and the holes were through ...
... and still fitting a base underneath the circular section that houses the spare spars ...
... and then the exciting moment ...
... of the mock rigging, and it worked, the rope went through.
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And following the disaster end of August I proudly declare that Captn Hardy ...

... has the ceiling of his cabin finally repainted  :-)
And the forecastle is done too :-) :-)
... and some more beauty shots from the kitchen  :-) :-) :-)
The pikes are only on one side of the mast as the main stay is passing on starboard.

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