Bluenose by Scientific

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A great looking ship Robert and I've enjoyed watching you build her,

Cheers Andy

Andy - many thanks! I certainly learned some valuable skills with this little kit and look forward to getting started on my Bounty Launch. Here's to new adventures for all of us!!!
 
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Fright you made a great build of this old kit. Very nice job.

Anthony - many thanks for your compliment and I am very content with how she turned out. This was truly a good learning experience in using blocks and rigging lines. As my 1st wooden kit, this was a 'special' build, which is why I used line from Syrene instead of thread supplied in the kit. The kit also came with metal blocks (most of which were deformed) and I decided to use wooden blocks instead. I ordered those from Latina. After looking at many photos of builds, I added my version of pumps, barrels, and rope coils to the deck. She may have some issues with accuracy but, overall, I'm a very happy camper with this schooner. Here's to many more adventures for us all!
 
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Anchorman - For my 1st ship, I was pretty intimidated in trying to fabricate full sails but I did not want to exclude the appearance of showing her with sails. In doing a lot of researching furled sails, I came across this link that really helped me along with my furled sails. This gentleman really hits the mark with his work! Good read!!!
https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/3944-landlubber-mikes-technique-for-furled-sails/

Thank you. Great link, I am going to try this on my Bluenose 2.
 
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Hello,

I know this is an older post but thought I would check in for some possible assistance. I recently finished the Bluenose II by Artisania Latina. First model and it took about 4 month of Covid time which kept me in the basement, safe. First model of this sort.

Yesterday I was looking on our local swap site and someone was getting rid of a long since completed model like yours for 20 bucks. I bought it on a lark to see what I could do to rescue it from years in some very dusty place. I have managed to remove a lot of the dust but some of the rigging is trailing about or lying on the decks including a couple of the foot ropes that fell off.

It is rigged differently than the one I just completed and I was wondering if you still have the rigging directions for your model and whether you are able to scan the section dealing with the rigging to send me as a guide. Things on this model are very brittle and some of the sails are barely held in place. I can wing it but if you still have the instructions it would help me try and sort it out so I can make it somewhat presentable again. If I can do that I will be giving it to my 12 year old grandson for display at their cottage. Thanks, les
 
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