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Brian60

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Here's a question
« on: January 15, 2016, 09:55:46 pm »

I saw this photo today and it reminded me of a question I've always wondered about. What is all that rigging for on the foremast? Between the masts yep radio gear, and there are side stays for the masts, but what are all the vertical lines for?

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Re: Here's a question
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 10:01:39 pm »

Flag halyards for signalling I think you will find.

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Re: Here's a question
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 10:17:49 pm »

Stunning model tho
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Re: Here's a question
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 10:22:31 pm »

Looks like a Kent class armoured cruiser to me.

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Re: Here's a question
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 04:40:09 am »

I would agree, Flag Halyards.


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Re: Here's a question
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 09:19:07 am »

I can imagine her in that condition after having returned from duffing Scharnhorst and Gneisenau up at the Falklands:O)

Gorgeous model.
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Re: Here's a question
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 11:53:04 am »

Thank you for that picture.  I have a 1/96 HMS Kent half built, and this will greatly help when I come to the rigging.  I have a similar signals flags set-up on my HMS Skirmisher.
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Re: Here's a question
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 05:33:55 pm »

Here is what I dd on my Walke model.  I found the flags on the internet, did a print out and then scanned and reduced to correct size, cut and mounted.  It worked I think.


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Re: Here's a question
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2016, 10:00:50 pm »

Bloomin heck thats an eyeful of information to read!
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Re: Here's a question
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 11:56:18 pm »

hahaha... you got that right!  I had no clue as to what message I had raised on those halyards... Yikes, it could have been something nasty.. sorry bout that!


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