Hi John,Looking ahead at Henk's great instructions I find myself uncertain about the point on the frames at which you cut off the build jig....1cm above what mark..? and subsequently what height they are trimmed down to to presumably take a capping of some sort. I only ask because both are very irreversible steps..? LOL
I like your nautical display , barometers , clocks , lovely ,as an ex master mariner (ret) I relate to that with a couple of sextants , an old compass oil light and a original brass clock I won as 3rd Officer on board upon the transfer of the vessel to other buyers , happy building !I have just done my cutoffs and dry fitted the bulwarks. An earlier mistake is going to bite me here but not too hard. I did not set the support rails for the deck beams low enough and therefore have my foredeck just a little higher than it should be. This has happened foreward rather than aft reducing the desk step somewhat. This in turn means the different heights fore and aft of the scuppers are a little out. I can get away with it but it is a reminder of how early mistakes can have late consequences.
I have just finished painting the top timbers before I install the waterways... didnt fancy cutting in white paint around 110 cutouts. Should be able to install the waterways tomorrow then the bulwarks.
Have sized and shaped and stained both masts and just stood them up loosely here for the pic. Thery come already cut to their plan length exactly but need quite a bit of reducing. I cant believe the crazy amount of sail these boats put up. Must have been white knuckle exciting in 25 knots on the beam. The masts almost look "wrong" against the hull but they are correct. It would have been a sight 40 tons of Bluenose heeled over and racing. I wonder what sort of speed it could hit...maybe 12-14 knots..? anyone know..?
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This is what In used , cornwall models in the UK , the stripes come in all sorts of sizes and coloursOh very nice Robert, very nice indeed. A classic colour scheme isnt it. Yours looks great...better lift my game. Just tell me myou used pinstripe tape...if you painted that straight white line I dont want to know.