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Ekis

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After finishing the shrouds, I start the ratlines!

I have for a long time ... I also added the ladders (we do not see it very often on the models, but it was necessary to be able to climb somewhere ...)
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All ropes used are tinted: either with indian ink for stays and shrouds, or with a mix of bitumen/turpentine for usual maneuvers and stays.
It allows to have nuances and not a uniform industrial color ... I like it!
Well, I must admit that I add annoying permanently on this boat voluntarily! :p
 
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Hi Ekis

Nice rat lines.
That must be the worst job on model ship building, it took me a long time when I did my SOS build and still not happy with them.

Denis.
 

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I just went back to your page "1" and went though you entire build again. What a ride, I loved it all, so mush skill combined with imagination. Any one coming onto this thread and has not followed it from the start needs to take the time and do it. You will be happy you did. WONDERFULL BUILD!
 

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Hi Ekis

Nice rat lines.
That must be the worst job on model ship building, it took me a long time when I did my SOS build and still not happy with them.

Denis.
Rat lines are easy yet the most difficult thing to get looking good, to loose they sag badly, to tight they pull shrouds out of alignment. spacing is also important For me the rat lines are the first thing that draws my eyes to the model so if they aren't right its easily noticeable. IMO they are the most important part of the rigging to get right They IMO make or break a good build. just my 2 pennies worth
 

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Nice rat lines.
That must be the worst job on model ship building, it took me a long time when I did my SOS build and still not happy with them.
Rat lines are easy yet the most difficult thing to get looking good...
I agree ! This is really an important part of the construction for the design of a 18th vessel. That's why I spend time doing my best... :cool:
 
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I finished the hoists of the boats, not easy to do ... I planned a system of quick disassembly to dismount them easily as I did not advance the sails of forestay and the passage of all the descending maneuvers masts. Otherwise, my big fingers do not pass!








The Victory will have to go down to the basement of the house to continue mounting the upper rigging. Otherwise, it does not pass the door of the attic ...
But in the meantime, I can still prepare things.
The next step is to prepare all the yards, cut them, paint them, mount the dozens of pulleys and other bits used for routine operations.
Besides, I would like a vessel with the sails carved. It is a difficult exercise, rather than stretching a deployed sail.



The sails supplied with the kit are a bit coarse, with hems too thick, more or less good ropes. It does not really allow to fold them (cargo) by pulling on the wires, it is not really expected by the manufacturers. I have been asking questions since the beginning and I have been looking for solutions since ...
So I'm going into experimentation and tests! If I do not succeed, I will return to a montage with the sails of the kit.

I bought silkpaper, cut a small sail, traced the widths in pencil and then with a marking tool. Then I coated with a mixture of diluted wood glue. I'll have to dye this mixture with tea water ...
I let it dry and I will see how it all bends.

If it has the look that I wish, then I will have to manufacture the 20 sails with their reinforcements, bands of reef, ropes along VERY fragile sails, etc ... Good luck !



 

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Well, apart from the fact that I just glued a piece of rope to the top, that it is not the right color and that the widths are drawn quickly ... That the photos were made while the paper was still wet (I spray with water to soften and bend more easily): the texture and folds are much more realistic than the coarse sails of AL!
So, I continue the tests. :cool:





 
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