Bluenose - Robertd [COMPLETED BUILD]

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Wow...that’s a lot of food!
An Indonesian Rijsttafel ( Banquet ) you can make it as elaborate as you like , brought up with it when in the Merchant Navy ( Navy) still tradition in the Royal Netherlands Navy , it takes me a couple of days preparation and always a winner amongst our guests , anyway more of my BN , the blocks are a headache and I will stick to already made ones , it is like writing a letter with elephant paws, I ran out so will have to order more .
 

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Started on the masts and booms , I like to work from the center outwards including the rigging if not ,the standing rigging in the way and that would drive me insane! The masts are now in fixed position and added a few personal touches here and there , the winch is adequate ( no where Dean’s !) but I am happy with it , I ordered blocks so concentrate on other things for the time being , I think I might ditch the bundles of string into the “ David Jones’s Locker “ to untangle them would certainly drive me insane .
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Looking good Robert, you’ll be done soon! I typically like to complete everything on the deck prior to starting the masts and rigging. Are your masts in permanently or temporarily?
The masts as from today are in fixed correct position and done , the fwd mast straight , the Main one slightly a couple of degrees backwards leaning as it should , there is still a lot of work Dean , rigging and of course the deck structures and whale boats , what else... I might give the deck frames a coat but not until everything is in place
 
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The masts as from today are in fixed correct position and done , the fwd mast straight , the Main one slightly a couple of degrees backwards leaning as it should , there is still a lot of work Dean , rigging and of course the deck structures and whale boats , what else... I might give the deck frames a coat but not until everything is in place
Are you going to put on sails?
 
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No Sails Dean , I like the look without it , that’s why I want to get the rigging really looking good and that’s a challenge in itself I suppose
I have been leaning towards doing sails, but I’m not sure at this point. Sails can make it look really nice, and sometimes they just take away from the ship...so much rigging and if the cloth isn’t right, it can look horrible or fake. It’s a double edged sword...lol
 
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Hi Robert,
Nice to see the filling of the deck and the masts and booms. Now she shows her full potential.
Regard
The Bowsprit rigging quite a challenge and looked at various options , I looked at the plan and the way suggested was no option so I used brass wire instead and solder , unfortunately the little holes on the anchor shaft gave the ghost so had to improvise something else , so basically below deck level on the outside is finished and will continue on deck and eventually the rigging

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Slowly working my way aft , painted the deck beams , same colour as below deck to keep uniformity and a good contrast to the white structure , next project will be the dories
 

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