the rigging is not just glued to the mast, so here we have the rings that go round the masts and have the rigging threaded through the Small holes, this has been achieved by soldering cut of railings stanchions to Brass tubing that has been cut into rings, mind you these things take there time to produce and theres not just one of them... there two masts on this ship.
top left: there are 2x 4mm rings, one with 5 and one with 2 hoops for the rigging, these will be fitted to the top mast.
bottom left: is the mast base
bottom and right: are 3 x 10mm rings, two with 5 hoops and one with 6 hoops
on the far right of the photo, you can see what they look like when slotted over the 9mm mast, they are obviously not in there correct position yet.