Firstly you are doing 'a bang up job'. That's a English saying, I believe. In Ozzie, it would be, you're doing a ripper of a job mate'.but the other methods were a little out of my reach with just a desk in the sitting room and my current level of expertise.
That's the sound of a true shipwright! Always pushing himself or herself to higher plains. That is how you learn new skills.but with some rigging.
Would like to give it a try.
Probably a bit ahead of myself here.
I think this was a mistake by the modeler and he did not finished this part, when the photos were made.While my oak stain dries, I really like the look of ZHL Misticque.
Bit unsure what the two ropes hanging out the back are meant to do though.
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