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Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by silveroxide, Nov 13, 2012.
Thanks for looking in, Hopefully I can start to update this thread with photos soon.
Time to resurrect this thread again. This portion will be on the standing line and some running line rigging. The reference on the rigging seems to differ from ship to ship but the Standing rigging is a standard. the running lines, seem to differ from ship to ship. i made the running lines as reasonable as possible. The next posting will cover the making of the sails. Until then, enjoy and see you all next posting.
Changed my avatar temporary. Will re-do my SOCOM patch later. It was a low pixel and it has to be larger now. Still playing around with the site and it is very different from the old style. For the moment, it seems a bit confusing but I am uploading and posting again. Enjoy and see you all soon around the forum.
Got my avatar back. I should have just taken a photo of my patch on my old uniform. It is hard to google for this patch, it must be a collectors item now. My other patch that is hard to find, is the old ranger company patches from Korea and Viet-Nam, and the RECONDO pocket patch. See you all soon with the updates.
On with the Build. The rigging is impressive but that will be for another thread. I was considering using cloth for the sails but from past experiences, the cloth seems to be too thick for the scale. I opted for white gift tissue paper, which is very light and about the thickness scale for the sails. The paper is very fragile and one way that I used to strengthen the sails, is to use a heavy thread around the edges. The purpose of the line is two fold. One, it gives it stability and cuts down on the ripping effect of the running lines when attached. The other, it gives a gripping or anchor points for the block and tackles and a point to attach the lines and the tackles. The tissue also has the added capability of adding symbols and lines more readily than cloth. Enjoy this portion and the next installment will show how the sails are attached, using the tissue paper and thick thread. Enjoy and see you all soon with more.
In the making of the running lines, I used the upholstery thread showed here. It is a very strong thread with a tremendous tensile strength, almost like a fishing line. The booms for the sails were adapted to the sails. Through references, there were various ways of running the lines and I tried to make them look feasible. Enjoy and see you all soon with more updates.
More stuff on the rigging.
this is one fantastic ship
Thanks for looking in and for your comment. I hope that your hand is mending well and that you can restart your build thread on the San Salvador.
Re worked the Dead-eyes, by using wood instead of card stock. With the card stock, I was getting one good dead-eye out of three. The drilling had a tendency to rip the lamination apart. By suing the wood ice cream sticks. the procedure was more rewarding. The work is going slow, due to the handmade details and the rigging is a monster. I do not believe, that I will try the HMS Victory. Doris has done a fantastic job in that department. Enjoy and see you all soon with more stuff.
Continuing with more rigging details. The center ratlines are coming along nicely. The original concept, was to make the ratlines on a jig. I had trouble aligning the ratlines to the keepers and the length was either too short and loose or too tight and throwing off the other rigging lines and making them limp. Later on in the build I will show how the ladder system is constructed. Enjoy and see you all soon with more.
The new deadeyes are better than the earlier ones made from card stock. While drilling, I hold a piece of a mini spatula to hold the piece inside the jig. If you do not hold the piece down, it will have a tendency to spin or fly out of the jig. The drill, is actually a piece of rod cut from a paper clip. It does not have the drill ridges but when cut diagonally, it leave a sharp cutting edge which will drill out the hole.
The last photo, is of a rigging jig for the deadeyes and threading of them.
It is looking better with each little detail. the rigging is murder and there is much more to do. I added some extra details that are not in the plans but I found them in the references. The rigging as mentioned earlier for the ratlines, will be done while the long lines are in place. I tried the jig method, but I ran into conflict with the notches later on. This method works for me. Once the lines are in placed, they are locked in with a strip of laminated or heavy cardstock. By doing this, the lines seem to come through the spreaders. Enjoy and more is to come this way.
Still working on the rigging. There are more lines being attached that I lost count.
The main mast standing rigging/ratlines are almost done and the sails will be next. The ratlines have to be done first, because if the sails and booms were attached, it would be a hassle trying to attach the ratlines. here are shown a couple of techniques for aiding in the ratlines while attached.
The ratline riggings are finished. very tedious construction. Even thought they were done the easiest way, gluing them in place, it still consumed a lot of time. The upper ratlines for the main mast, were made using the swivel joints from a fishing accessory. For this scale, the #14 is about right. The sails will come next.
After following Doris's latest post on the Caroline, I fee inadequate in my build. Hers look pristine and fresh of the launch dock, while mine look like it has been at sea for a while. We both have our own techniques for building but I believe that this will be the last tri-masted ship for a while. I think that I will build smaller sailing ships without all of that rigging,
So on with more rigging. I looked for references on the rigging of Spanish Galleons and they seem to be rigged different from each other. The mechanics are still the same but they are not as orderly as the English ship of the line which follow a strict order for rigging. I assume, that is were the term ship shape came into use, since the used a uniform flow for the rigging. Enjoy and see you all soon with more details, the anchors and the base.
The next in the above thread. the site allows for only ten image at a time.
Now for the making of the anchors. I was going to make four anchors, two for in service and the others in the stowed position. The deck seemed a bit too cluttered with the anchor on it, that I decided to make just two anchors.
Continuing with the above post on the making of the anchors.
The ship is finished and there is just left some minor details and a different way to make that display stand. Like I mentioned earlier, My version has that used look to it, compared to one making its maiden voyage. More updates and soon on to something else.