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#241 Posted : 02 April 2012 08:40:21

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Thanks Ian!

No problem Erthro, that will be great.

After fitting the fighting top, it was time to finish the top section of the lower main mast:

I tried cutting the little 2x2x2mm pieces, but that didn't work, so I decided to fit the little "spacers" longer and then trim them off after they have set.






The Main mast with the rubbing pauch fitted and 2 coats of paint:

Hans
#242 Posted : 02 April 2012 10:52:03

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Once again a good looking job there Stephan.
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#243 Posted : 03 April 2012 07:50:21

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Thanks bud,

Shaping the upper main mast and top gallant




Top of the lower mast with the mast cap fitted




The main topmast and cross trees




I glued the hand-rail as instructed, but it came apart when I test-fitted it - will have to think of another solution.
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#244 Posted : 04 April 2012 08:20:48

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Ok, so I had to make the join for the hand rail stronger.

Drilled 2mm holes, 2mm deep, in the 4x4 and pared the ends of the 3mm dowel down to 2mm. Presto:






The octagonal support on the topgallant - this takes a little longer to get right than one might suspect.

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#245 Posted : 04 April 2012 09:21:52

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Looks fiddly and finiky but you seem to have nailed it ( excuse the pun)
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#246 Posted : 04 April 2012 09:29:46

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Nice work Stefan!! Keep the pictures coming...ThumpUp
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#247 Posted : 05 April 2012 08:13:53

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Thanks Hans & Jonny

I decided to deviate from the mast pain scheme depicted in the Magazine and paint as per the pictures in the book - it may not be historically accurate, but I like the contrast of the yellow and black.

Hand rail painted and fitted: (Apologies for the overexposure)




Top mast painted




Top gallant fitted and painted. (The top ball has now also been painted black)




Cross trees and mast cap fitted




I managed to loose one of the heart shaped blocks so I ended up having to make one from scratch (Left hand side in the picture)




Main mast fitted to the ship.

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#248 Posted : 05 April 2012 10:38:08

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Looking good Stefan. You know Sod's law says, you lose one, you make one and then you find one, after all your effort and trouble.
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#249 Posted : 10 April 2012 09:28:12

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Lots of work this weekend, not so many pictures.

Main yard being shaped:




Main yard built and dressed




Construction of the fore mast fighting top in progress

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#250 Posted : 10 April 2012 09:42:20

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Hi Stefan nice clean crisp buildBigGrin Regards MikeCool
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#251 Posted : 10 April 2012 11:14:48

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Well done Stefan...Looking real good as usual mate...ThumpUp
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#252 Posted : 10 April 2012 19:58:44

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Looking really good there stefan your build isreally coming on now, and i love the yellow accents on the mast, i might have to pinch that one LOL LOL LOL LOL .
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#253 Posted : 11 April 2012 13:53:13

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Hi Stefan..

Your Victory build is looking great.


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#254 Posted : 13 April 2012 08:40:07

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Thank you very much for your kind comments gentlemen.

The fore-mast fighting top is now complete. I've also completed the shaping of the fore-mast




The ring is much easier to paint while fitted to the mast.






Once again I found the fitting of the rear rail on the fighting top tough going. Even though all the holes tie up 100% the supplied wire is very soft and ensuring that the wires are fitted perfectly perpendicular to either the base or the top of the rail is very difficult. Combine this with superglue and the odds of a curse or 2 escaping increases exponentially.

I've got an idea to change the construction process - will try it out on the mizzen mast fighting top when I get there and then share with you.
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#255 Posted : 13 April 2012 08:56:47

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Hi Stefan...I had the same trouble with the rail on both main and fore tops mate..very fiddly, especially when using super glue!! She is looking great though mate!!...
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#256 Posted : 13 April 2012 08:59:47

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StefanDV wrote:
I've got an idea to change the construction process - will try it out on the mizzen mast fighting top when I get there and then share with you.

Yae to that.

It really is a pleasure watching other peoples builds and picking up tips as we go. It's certainly inspiring. Well done Stefan.

John
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#257 Posted : 16 April 2012 08:29:02

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Thanks lads!

Some more work on the fore mast over the weekend:

The threads being tied.




The lower part of the fore main mast painted and the fighting top glued on.

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#258 Posted : 16 April 2012 12:33:23

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Looks great. I had similer trouble with rail but I decided to use just one pece of timber not to to form the rail which helped.

J
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#259 Posted : 17 April 2012 09:18:10

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Just sanded back the first coat and applied another coat of paint to the foremast last night, so I won't bore you with those pictures.

Also constructed the fore mast cross-trees. The method described in the magazine to keep the cross-trees straight and perpendicular (lining them up on a cutting mat) may work for some, I still wasn't 100% happy with it, so I did the following:

1. Cut little pieces of 5mm wide planking (to space the braces)

2. Used the braces to evenly space 3 lines on 2 longer pieces of hull planking spares.

3. Placed the planks back to back and drilled 3 x 0.75mm holes in the middle of the lines marked in 2

4. Pinned the curved pieces of the cross-trees in the holes marked above

5. Glued the braces to the curved parts and then used the spacers cut in 1 to ensure the braces were spaced 5mm apart.

6. Squared up the assembly and leave it to dry overnight

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#260 Posted : 23 April 2012 12:23:45

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Good clean work done there, Stefan, well done, keep it up.
Rgds, Hans
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