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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2012, 09:39:50 PM »

Double forestay.... oh why not. :o
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2012, 10:46:40 PM »

Bobstay lashed to deadeyes just ahead of jibboom Crupper.    Say Wot?! %%
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2012, 07:15:26 AM »

Say.....magnificent.. :-)) :-))
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2012, 10:26:20 PM »

Lower forestay crowsfeet in.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2012, 10:27:03 PM »

Crowsfeet going in.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2012, 04:03:11 PM »

Neat work there Dennis  O0  Hope to follow this one through to conclusion - might even have a go at something similar in the future.
 
Good luck... :-))
 
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2012, 08:18:47 PM »

Hi Dennis,
You are making a super job of this Friget, I have been retired over 10 years and so far have built completely rigged plus self sown sails 5 ships of the early 18th/19th Century plus 3 Cutty Sarks one of which was copper plated bottom.
Now having a rest from this typre and I am in the middle of building "Paramount Alpine " Dutch tug to sail with my other motorised  vessels.
 
Probably, God Willing I will return to the Nelson period  as I would love to build another Victory a probably the Argamemon.
I will follow your build with interest.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2012, 09:36:46 PM »

Tks Ceres,


Good on ya.  You have been productive and know the joy of these period ships to build or model.  I'm amazed at the talent on this forum, especially the large scale ships of the line that actually sail RC!  I have brought back an old hobby of mine to entertain me during the winter months of my retirement.  I once had the lurid dream of making a living building ship models....hahahaha... you know how that goes.  But I did manage to sell some of my work over the years. A model of the Flying Cloud (Donald McKays Clipper) is now in a penthouse in Chicago, Darwins HMS Beagle is in an office in Monterey, California, an English Cutter is in a museum in Japan and a model of the Emma C. Berry that I sailed RC was gifted to a friend here in Washington State.  It now sits as a display piece in his office.  I always told myself that when I retired, I'd build ship models and after several years of no model building (I was too busy playing with the real thing and building them), I brought my model shop out of storage and am back at it and having the time of my life! Not sure if you know, but I posted the first phase of the build about this time last year on this forum.  I'm sure you could find it in archives.   So..... tomorrow, I go into surgery to have my left knee replaced, so I'll be quiet here for a few weeks, or until I can get off the drugs enough to model... I have a hard enough time doing this sober %%   Thank you for your interest and for others following, the same.


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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2012, 10:26:37 PM »

Very best wishes that your operation goes well, and for a speedy recovery.
 
Your build continues to fascinate me, beautiful detail work that demonstates what can be achieved.
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« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2012, 10:42:08 PM »

Thank you kind sir.  Great group of folks sharing a wonderful hobby.   Build on!


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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2012, 01:48:42 AM »

Couldn't resist sharing my new toy.  I've been messing with a few of these cheap magnifying lamps that have not held up and constantly break on me.  So I decided to spring for a quality lamp and decided on one from a company called Lite Source Inc. out of California, US.  It has a 8" magnifier that came with a 3X lense loaded and a backup 5X.  Light is flouresent ring with a true color light spec.  Very well made and articulates to just about anywhere I want it.  Always good to have nice tools.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2012, 01:49:43 AM »

Another shot.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2012, 02:00:31 AM »

Nice piece of kit.
Everyone should have one
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2012, 07:30:55 AM »

That reminds me Dennis, I must replace mine. It broke a year or so ago!.


Best of luck with the operation and see you soon... :-))
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2012, 04:25:46 PM »

Dear Folks,    just a quick update that I'm 3 weeks into knee surgery recovery and its coming along just fine, but painful of course.  I'm still not to a point where I can sit for hours doing rigging, but I think I'll be back on board in another week or so.  I'm still lurking around and watching the action.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2012, 05:28:35 PM »

 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))  Great to hear you are on the mend Dennis....Looking forward to you getting started again... %% %% %% %%
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2012, 10:32:16 PM »

glad your recovering  :-))
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2012, 01:47:06 AM »

Dear Folks,  as winter in the great northwest rages on and wind and rain howles out side my window, I am driven to read one  of my new found favorite author H.M. Tomlinson, specifically his book "London River" published in 1921.  What a gift this man has in painting pictures of shipboard life on old steamers and sailing craft hailing to and from the Thames.  The mere mention of "Cutty Sark", speaking from the mind of a man over 90 years ago with pictures taken by his son of scenes long since gone.  Talk about leaving a legacy.  I don't know if our ship models will do that..... but they just might :-)
Still on the healing curve and can only sit for 20 mins at a time.... maybe another week, I'll start posting progress.  Wife and friends put our tree up..... suddenly its Christmas!
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2012, 12:19:39 PM »

Hi Dennis
Sounds like you are keen to get back into it, you will soon come right...
My father, a keen trout fisherman all his life, had both knees done a few years back (in the off fishing season of course) and it has been great for him - but the fish probably regret it...
While your weather gets worse, here in Australia ours is improving nicely, should be a nice sunny Christmas with beer, BBQ and beach....
 
 
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2012, 07:33:46 PM »

Howdy Folks..... ahhhh, at long last, as us westerners like to say.. "its good to be back in the saddle again".  First day back  at the shop and rigging once again.  I'm about 75% in my recovery from knee surgery and at week 5, finally beginning to feel somewhat better and it sure feels good to be back at model making.. as you all know so well.  I'll be doing ratlin work for a while now to get that lower foremast rigged and then on to the lower main mast.  I like to bring my rigging up that way as things begin to get pretty tight as the the masts clime.  Wishing all a happy holidays.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2012, 07:34:35 PM »

one more.....
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« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2012, 09:13:58 PM »

Nice to see your knee surgery is getting you back into shape. I have missed following your updates on this amazing build.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and more ratlins soon  O0
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2013, 12:15:44 AM »

Oh my, sorry for the long delay in posting.  I thought I was well enough to do model work, but that turned out to not be the case.  Alas, I'm back in the saddle for sure this time... whewww!  What a ride and not something I would wish on anybody. Ok, back to buisness at hand.  Just completed the install of the port Futtock Shroud and ratline work.  The futtock shrouds carry the thrust of the topmast shrouds down from the outer edges of the top to their connection on the futtock staves, which will be lashed across the lower shrouds. (taken from "A modeller's Guide to Rigging" by A. Richard Mansir... just some trivia for ya.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2013, 12:16:28 AM »

and another shot.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2013, 12:54:34 AM »

Great to see you back and at it Dennis - lovely work to date  O0
 
 
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