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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #250 on: March 04, 2014, 04:03:54 AM »

Good eye sir.... hook, pulled open.... I closed it.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #251 on: March 08, 2014, 03:16:22 AM »

Foremast, Lower Topsail Yard is made, close view of the Parrels... used some very small beads and card stock and wire.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #252 on: March 09, 2014, 03:48:01 PM »

Out of the morning mist.  Second yard is up.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #253 on: March 10, 2014, 07:32:53 AM »

Well technically Dennis, it is not up, it is down! If you know what I mean? Beautiful.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #254 on: March 10, 2014, 06:20:25 PM »

hahahah... you got me there Footski.  I actually had to think about that one.  O0


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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #255 on: March 13, 2014, 12:19:57 AM »

Yard braces  and pennants in with associated block and tackle... becoming shear madness in rigging, but all having a specific purpose and logical in dynamics.  Next is the foremast royal yard.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #256 on: March 13, 2014, 12:20:28 AM »

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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #257 on: March 13, 2014, 12:20:56 AM »

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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #258 on: March 13, 2014, 12:27:47 AM »

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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #259 on: March 19, 2014, 05:05:37 PM »

Yikes!  Which halyard to I yank on to hoist the royal yard?? :embarrassed:
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #260 on: March 19, 2014, 05:06:22 PM »

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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #261 on: March 21, 2014, 01:37:50 AM »

Well, I finished installing all the yards on the Foremast.  I still need to install some of the jib running rigging on the bowsprit even though I've elected not to hoist the sails, I can still have some of that running rigging shown.  I tried an artsy shot with the camera laying on its back on the deck just below the foremast looking up the mast.  As they say, "Sticks and Strings"....
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #262 on: March 21, 2014, 01:38:40 AM »

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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #263 on: March 21, 2014, 07:58:50 AM »

At the most difficult stage now Dennis! Keeping your patience enough to do it all over again.... %%
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #264 on: March 27, 2014, 02:29:25 PM »

Good day folks and a big thanks to IS dept for fixing the problem on this forum.  Is good to be back.  Like a slow painting, my Frigate is movng along.  From the bowsprit to the stern is how I work.  I have completed the model up to and including the Foremast at present.  Just beginning the install of the lower main yard today.  Pictures to follow:
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #265 on: March 27, 2014, 02:43:56 PM »

Lower main yard going in.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #266 on: March 27, 2014, 02:45:28 PM »

Foremast done.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #267 on: March 27, 2014, 09:22:32 PM »

@dlancast:

Certainly starting to look like "sticks and string" - be patient!!!
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #268 on: March 29, 2014, 06:21:51 PM »

Lower main mast yard is in.  Moving up.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #269 on: March 29, 2014, 06:22:29 PM »

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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #270 on: April 03, 2014, 04:15:48 AM »

Lower main top is in now.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #271 on: April 05, 2014, 05:02:50 AM »

Main royal yard is in.
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #272 on: April 05, 2014, 09:04:20 AM »

Beautiful work Dennis.  Can you please explain to us landlubbers the vertical spacing of the yards on the masts.  Maybe it's easier to rig the sails onto the yards from this position?
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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #273 on: April 05, 2014, 04:42:48 PM »

Thank you Bob. Yes, the spacing is with the yards "at rest" ..... in their lowest position on the mast, typically when no sails are hanked on.  The lower or course yards were fixed into position on the mast as far as vertical movement or minimal at best.  Yards were then raised up the mast with sails on. Typical in port configuration.  I have made a command descision to make just one sail for the model and that will be the Spanker (mizzen), fully loaded and rigged with all seam lines, reef points, running rigging.  I have the sail rough cut out from a very light cotton that I think will look more to scale and I've giving the fabric a weathered 'wash'... it will hopefully show what  could have been done with this model.  I'm just somewhat concerned about time and just how much of that I have to complete this build.  So far, I'm smokin along and very pleased with the progress and potential outcome.


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Re: Building a static 1765 English Frigate
« Reply #274 on: April 05, 2014, 11:18:12 PM »

@dlancast:
Looking nice Dennis....

I am guessing that the yards are getting easier to install as you go, they should now be getting a bit repetitive. Also working higher up the masts would be easier as there are less "sticks and strings" in the way, at least that is what I found.  :-))

Will be nice to see the spanker.... I found it very hard to hang for some reason, think I may have had the geometry of some of the lines wrong....
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