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Spanish Galleon 1607 , LEE(IMAI) 1:100

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  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Thursday, February 08, 2018 5:40 AM


Happy Birthday!! Yours is three days after mine (the 18th).  Keep up the outstanding modeling! I love your style.


  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Russia, St.Peterburg
Posted by kirill4 on Thursday, February 08, 2018 4:02 PM

Good day,

Dear friends...there is some small progress in rigging... during last few days I've made topgallant fall rigging/tackle - as refrence I used Vasa reconstraction rigging plan ...and continue with mizzen mast rigging



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  • Member since
    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Sunday, February 11, 2018 11:16 PM

Amazing work as always Krill! I seem to remember that you make all your own blocks, is that correct?





  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Russia, St.Peterburg
Posted by kirill4 on Monday, February 12, 2018 4:51 AM

Good day Steve ,

Thanks for your comments, 

blocks and deadeyes- yes , half of them I made by myself , from two components steel putty, next half - I asked one of my friend to cast it from resin... presently almost run out of small 2 mm size...

But this metod of making blocks - I didn't like -too complicated to make them looks good and huge time consuming... I think it is much easy to purchase fabric wooden block- more accurte than my "hand made" :)))

I'm afraid bonaventur mast riging I will make with wooden blocks , recently found some shop who made small size wooden blocks , started from 2 mm... they make them from hard wood and very accurate in shape! ...very handy for manipulation!

...I tried blocks from other shop , they are nice and accurate, looks great ...but wood is very soft...and when I try to strope them(small ones), easily damage them but didn't succed to rig them :(

There is small progress with mizzen mast rigging...

arranged additional lead block for MTglnt halliards 

fitted topmast shrouds

completed/painted and stained main topgallant halliards crowsfeet /which were secured to mizzen stay

made and installed mizzen topmst stay - this was made just "based on" Anderson's book and old arts /picturs , but this my version of topmast stay mizzen rigging has no specific prototype...

inital my idea was to make it the same as on Elizabet Jonas galleon model (stay completely devided in two separte legs)...but later on I changed my mind due to most of the ancient pictures demonstrated differnt stay arrangement - it started as single rope and later on, somewhere in the middle devided in two legs and than secured to the aft shrouds by means of crowsfeet...


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  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Russia, St.Peterburg
Posted by kirill4 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:22 AM

Good day,l

today completed with mizzen top stay rigging( yesterday fitted crowsfeet painted and stained)

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  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Russia, St.Peterburg
Posted by kirill4 on Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:25 AM

Good day,

Dear friends,

have some small progress in building - mizzen and bonaventur mast stage...


* prepaired rings and rings bolts ,simplest way - made it from soft metal wire, drill 1 mm for th rings calibration , and sweing needle for ring bolt calibration...

 and blocks for latin sails lifts - made them from resin casting and partly , from plastic 



*than prepaired and installed bonaventur mast's shrouds 



and finaly - bonaventur mast stay - first loaded it a little bit, than made loop with splicing imitation and finished/stained a little ...



Wish all of you all the best ... :)

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  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:13 AM

beautiful work as alway's kirill , alway's wondered what the 4th mast was called , now I know . 


  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, February 17, 2018 3:23 PM

Boy ;

 It's hard to believe that years ago I used to do that for clients . After my Chest Crush /Upper Left accident I stopped doing that . It took two years to train my left hand and then I couldn't get the hand to behave  , on small stuff . Besides at my present age I go crosseyed . Very well done .

 I wonder though . Is that kit made of the same plastic . Mine took all kinds of regular stains well , just like Wood !


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