I used thin wire to hold the deadeyes and where they meet the hull inside I drilled a hole through the hull and ran the wire down though it and cut it off flush with the outer hull and pained over the opening. it is not noticeable unless you know the method used and look close.Building a Billings Cutty. How did you attach deadeyes to rail. This has got me stumped.
I found the method a real help with all the needed rigging with the sails on. I could attach the blocks unhindered and run the lines through some very small blocks. I have some big hands and need the extra room to rig lines on both sides of the yard. I did have to be careful with the loose lines running down the mast prior to stepping the mast. After stepped I attached all of the interior lines to the pinrails before I started on the main shrouds. On a typical build you would have all of the standing rigging complete and then try to run all of the working lines to pinrails inside the main shroud lines. This can be tricky with so many lines used when including sails on you build.David,
Fantastic build. Love the detail you are getting.
In the end, would you recommend the book's method of rigging to simplify the modelling process?