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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #150 on: October 30, 2013, 01:41:52 AM »

I sometimes wonder if early ship builders [in 1765] had a computer hidden away some where  :D
How else could they have designed ropes of so beautifully sized or proportioned ropes in tension to keep the masts in compression  :o
Ask a current day Naval Architect  {:-{ & he would need all of his computing power to resolve the rigging of such ships.........
Right now we see two competent MBM members discussing such intricacies.......
BTW....your fascinating build continues  Dennis ............ :-))   
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #151 on: October 30, 2013, 01:58:27 AM »

That is a good point.  I have been in amazement for years as to the skill and expertise of early marine architects.  For me, there is no better way to experience what they have designed than to build a scale model.  When I place tension on various areas of my rigging, I can actually see the physics come into play and then see the logic behind it all.  What a marvelous achievement in engineering and design.  Even after many years and models built, I'm still a rookie.  I am continually put at awe at the skill and craftsmenship of modelers here on the forum and around the world.  For me, modeling old sailing ships helps keep alive that wonderful art.  Build on!
Dennis :-)
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #152 on: October 30, 2013, 08:17:34 AM »

Dennis,
Go easy my friend, you are beginning to pass the bug onto me.......I too loved rigging a square rigger and imagining it being done for real in the days of old......Now where did I put that tar?
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #154 on: October 30, 2013, 08:09:24 PM »

Rigging tools, first three  I made myself.. these fat fingers just will not get into the tight places.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #155 on: October 30, 2013, 08:11:09 PM »

Main upper stay and preventer are in now.  Just installed the running and standing blocks for the Preventer.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #162 on: October 30, 2013, 08:37:02 PM »

Beautiful work. My favourite rigging tools were a couple of narrow locking medical clamps. They're like scissors with gripping blades and locking handles. Great for holding rigging cord in place till dry.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #167 on: November 01, 2013, 07:17:05 PM »

Ok, just wanted to show the ratline work in process.  One of my more favorite tasks O0
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #168 on: November 01, 2013, 07:47:03 PM »

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You need to see a doctor.....any one who likes doing ratlines cannot be right!!!! %%
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #169 on: November 01, 2013, 10:01:02 PM »

Oh, I was kidding.. it is pretty tedious to say the least. One clove hitch at a time.  I work serpentine, back and forth until I use up the length of line, then touch each knot on the outer edges with fast glue, then snip off the excess.  I try to pay attention to the tensioning between the shrouds so that I don't start pulling them together... spacing is all by eye and is not exact.  Just all part of the game, but takes time.


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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #170 on: November 02, 2013, 03:22:34 AM »

But that feeling of achievement when you get it all together -  :-))
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #171 on: November 12, 2013, 07:26:20 PM »

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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #172 on: November 12, 2013, 07:32:08 PM »

Oh my..... ratline work does take time.  Just finished the shrouds/ratline for the main upper and have been busy installing the upper mast Pendants.  Picture shows my method for rigging a double purchase tackle that will be used to raise and lower the upper mast should it need to be removed for some reason.  Now, my plans call for this to be installed on the model, when in fact my reference material indicates that this system may or may not be shown on a model..... shoot, its more strings, why not show it!  I just finished the fore pendant and will move on to the main, then shoot some more pics of what it all looks like for your enjoyment later.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #173 on: November 12, 2013, 07:52:25 PM »

Pendant lifting rigging installed on the upper foremast.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #174 on: November 12, 2013, 07:53:04 PM »

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