First Build: Black Prince (1775) Colonial Schooner - Mamoli - 1:57 - Double Plank on Bulkhead

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Hi Eric, I think Uwe pointed out the oversized mast diameter themselves not the woolding. However, as you pointed, the wooldings do look oversized as well. Never afraid to re-do. The goal is not to do it anyway, the goal is to do it right! Even if it will require redoing multiple times. Repetition - is what makes the experience! If you did a good job the first time, you will do only better any consecutive times. Good luck! Thumbs-Up
 
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If you did a good job the first time, you will do only better any consecutive times. Good luck! Thumbs-Up
You were right, Jim. I did go ahead and redo the woolding and I think it looks much better. So, I did do an even better job the next time. Hey, maybe I could actually get good at this.
 
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So I am beginning some of the mast rigging on first build, and I've decided I want to add parrels. I'm curious what folks typically use for parrel beads. I've been shopping for beads, but cant seem to find anything that seems appropriate to 1/57 scale. Hoping someone can share their ideas.
 
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So I am beginning some of the mast rigging on first build, and I've decided I want to add parrels. I'm curious what folks typically use for parrel beads. I've been shopping for beads, but cant seem to find anything that seems appropriate to 1/57 scale. Hoping someone can share their ideas.
My way of making beads out of telephone cable: I cut the brown insulation into little cylinders, burn them on wire and cool down, making beads around 1 mm in the colour of wood..

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Parral 4 mm...

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1:90 scale, parral 4 mm a 3 mm..

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And the bowsprit...

Jibboom in place with beeblocks and dolphin striker
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Jibboom lashed down and bowsprit guys and bobstay rigged with lanyards. I'm really learning a lot about rigging at this point. I think I prefer hearts and bull-eyes to deadeyes for stays. Made the bull-eyes here from scratch.
Also, all my rope from here on out is home-made.
I definitely could use some practice splicing and seizing these little buggers.

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Experimenting with a few different rigging plans as I learn. I'm choosing to use the rigging plans that I found in Marquardt's American Schooner.
This shows the schooner stay which runs nearly parallel to the deck to leave clearance for the fore gaff. This is an alternative to the stay which runs diagonally from the mainmast top down to the foredeck, which would obstruct the movement of the sail.

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These next two show one variations for the peak halliard, one using a single block at the masthead forming a "sigma" shape. The next one loops the rope through a double block. I'll be going with the double block arrangement shown in the bottom image for the peak halliard.
(The hemostats are just there to weigh down the gaff for the photo :).
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Just catching up on your great build log. Excellent work so far.
Thanks, @Brian077 . I have learned an awful lot on this one. I still need to develop some skills with practice, but I'm quite proud of the rigging knowledge I have acquired so far.
 
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Peak halliards for both masts are all rigged, along with the throat halliards. As I said before I was experimenting with some different rigging methods, especially for the peak halliards. Close ups of both methods are shown here.



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Peak and throat halliards and the boom topping lift all set. Decided to go with a single topping lift on the main.20191122_173352.jpg
 

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In your pics from the 15th I love the chair back too, but that vacuum sucks man... LOL
@Clair G , Wow....LOL. Yes, I love the chairs too, got 'em for a steal.

@Heinrich , Thanks for the compliments. It's been a learning experience for sure, but I'm happy with it. Learning all the rigging has been an absolute joy--and my modeling library has grown enormously. :cool:
 
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