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The Ultimate Sailing Ship
« on: September 23, 2010, 07:32:34 AM »

This is my latest sailing ship model, PREUSSEN, 1902 - 1910.   The hull is 16 inches long on the waterline.   I have taken the picture from a low angle and superimposed a photograph of the sea over it!
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Re: The Ultimate Sailing Ship
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 07:37:03 AM »

Wouldn't know it wasn't the real thing, beautiful model Bob

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Re: The Ultimate Sailing Ship
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 08:16:02 AM »

Excellent Bob, but I still wouldn't have the patience or the steady hands to do that rigging, marvellous.  :-))
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Re: The Ultimate Sailing Ship
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 08:40:17 AM »

Thanks, but I have very little patience.   The whole thing was built in 42 days.   The rigging is the easiest part, if somewhat repetitive.       The masts, spars and rigging are 100% metal.    The former being brass tube, brass and copper rod, whilst the rigging, including ratlines, is all fine copper wire.   Because the rigging is wire, there are no knots anywhere and most of it is just glued on.   The only exception is the ratlines that are soldered across the shoruds.

The most difficult models are steam and motor ships with their multiple decks, portholes, lifeboats and deck machinery.   

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