Variety is the spice of life. Go with the Sopwith. Enjoy the change of pace.Thank you all... I have to admit, I took a lot of shortcuts on this ship. I have to confess I broke the rule wide open and started just tying knots instead of properly seizing them. Sorry - just so tired of this... why try to be authentic when the model itself does not LEND itself to be authentic. In other words, f.e. not enough rigging line to authentically seize the shroud pairs at top of mast. they just wanted you to tie a knot at the top. I had to order some 15 extra spools of .15mm so that I could accomplish just this one thing. Wrong sizes too of rigging line. I have a huge spool of 1mm that the instructions only needed it for the standing stays. Sorry to complain, but I guess it is just dealing with it as just an experience.
My last build was the OcCre trinidad. What I liked about the plans was the MAST and YARDS were all on separate sheets. The rigging was on separate sheets (plates). This model has ALL the Mast, Yards, AND rigging all on ONE sheet. Very confusing as you only get in some cases only ONE view. You have to know to REPEAT for the other side. This can be very confusing to a new modeler as they only see ONE side of the rigging in most cases.
However, let me also confess that I AM NOT an expert !!!
I don;'t know what my next project will be. I can't decide between the Blandford or the ME Sopwith Camel.
Very good work - and now you would need a tumbler to round the edges of the blocks .....Not much of the latest. I ran out of single blocks. So, I had to make my own. Manually cutting them was getting me nowhere, so I resorted to the mill. The side that the rope wraps around (strop?) - I resorted to my Mill. I used a 1/32 (1mm) drill bit and flattened the end to home make an end mill. Worked pretty good. The side that has the rigging line running through the hole, I just use a mini saw with fine teeth to cut throse grooves. Overall , it is acceptable I guess.