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Author Topic: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck  (Read 8275 times)

dannymax

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I know this is probably very simple but when scale kits have ropes coiled on the deck and then attached to the bollards how do you do this?... I imagine rope stuck everywhere and glue marks all over the deck..
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2006, 10:17:12 AM »

Coil the rope on a piece of paper, you can use pins to hold in place, glue the rope together, I use thin superglue, remove from paper.
If you havent used much glue it shouldnt stick to thr paper, if it does, gently rub paper away with fine sandpaper.
If you are GENTLE the rope will stay coiled, glue to deck as any other fitting.

If you want free end to go round bollard, as before but leave a long tail.
Put rope around bollard in figure of 8 and apply small amount of superglue to rope end with a cocktail stick.

Done


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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2006, 10:48:38 AM »

  If you buy a stick of beeswax from chemist and rub it on paper first nothing will stick to it !
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2006, 11:24:32 AM »

Thanks guys... new there had to be a logical way to do it, just had a fixation in my head that I would have to do it in situ on the deck and would end up making a mess of the deck...
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2006, 11:29:43 AM »

Depending on what type of craft you have, of course, maybe less than perfect circles would be more realistic.  :D
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2006, 07:36:51 PM »

Depending on what type of craft you have, of course, maybe less than perfect circles would be more realistic.? :D
Andy

I second that, those perfect spirals that look more like door mats are strictly for 'tiddley' yachts and the like, not working vessels
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2006, 09:07:09 AM »

I was going to suggest the "coil on paper" solution so now will just add.....I sometimes leave the rope stuck to the paper and just trim back the paper from the last coil so that it does not show when in place on the deck. This has the advantage of a more robust item to handle and makes securing to the deck with a smaller dab of glue possible.

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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2006, 08:34:27 AM »

My crew put them all away for me after casting off...

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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2006, 08:52:57 AM »

That man needs a haircut ..........nice bit of detailing
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2006, 03:44:41 PM »

They look happy in there work..
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2006, 04:12:05 PM »

The bloke on the right looks ecstatic -? what's he up to with that hidden left hand ?? ::) ::)
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2006, 05:53:42 PM »

Tempted to say he's playing with his torpedo...  :D
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2006, 06:06:33 PM »

Tempted to say he's playing with his torpedo...? :D

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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2006, 11:58:55 PM »

Hellooo Sailor !!!
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2006, 12:23:37 AM »

Is that Master Mate and Seaman Stains?  ;D
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2006, 08:24:18 AM »

Give us a kiss and I'll tell you !! ;D
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2006, 04:05:40 PM »

Is that Master Mate and Seaman Stains?? ;D

No hes a new cabin boy...Roger I believe his name is..
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2006, 03:15:23 PM »


 Hello, I hope this does not sound a facetious question but, what is the best method of  scratch building  realistic-looking rope.? Ray
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2006, 05:06:46 PM »

Maybe not the best, but the easiest way is to buy it! Usually available up to 2mm diameter from most of the on-line period ship firms

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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2006, 06:08:08 PM »

Coil and stick with liquid poly to thin plasticard. When dry trim plasticard back under rope and stick down where needed :) :)
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2006, 07:18:33 PM »

Try taking about 2 meters of a suitably coloured thread and tie one end to a fixed point - grip other end in your drill/ dremel chuck. Keeping it taut switch on and rotate at  a slowish speed until you feel the thread beginnng to shorten. It will feel a bit stretchy at this point. Now the slightly awkward bit - keeping everything taut - hold the middle of the length and bring the end you've released fom the chuck beside the fixed end. Holding these together and still keeping things taut gently twist. The two pieces of thread should wind around each other giving a fair representation of rope. By using two thicknesses of thread of different shades you can produce heavier rope and silver and black thread combined give something resembling wire rope
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2006, 08:59:11 AM »


 Thanks for all the advice regarding model rope making. Cheers. Ray
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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2006, 09:10:25 PM »

Halcyon,  maybe I can be of help, check out my website, www.macsmouldings.co.uk , perfectly coiled rope ,differant scales, and cheap.

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Re: How do you? re ropes lying coiled in perfect circles on the deck
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2006, 09:40:59 PM »

Perfect spirals are considered poor seamanship in the real world.
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