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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Sunday, June 5, 2022 8:14 AM

Thats looking fabualus

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, June 5, 2022 5:16 PM

thanks lurch , much appreciated mate .

 

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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 6, 2022 2:51 AM

Love the work on the Sails. Very well done. PS...Was the box you used Empty or did you have drink it all...???  Beer....Cheers Mark  

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, June 6, 2022 5:14 PM

cheers mark , well a mans not a camel mate , got to keep the hydration up . you wouldn't want to see me wither away now would you . Wink

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:28 AM

got the main shrouds in , and the lanteen spar and sail  straightened out , just a few rope coils to make for the belaying pins .

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 9, 2022 5:29 PM

Peeking in on ya, Mate. Nice progress and it's looking fantastic. 

Yes

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, June 10, 2022 12:12 AM

cheers steve , are you working on anything at the moment mate ?

the main and preventer stays are on .

not happy about this , the front four shrouds have come loose .

sorry about the picture quality .

 

  • Member since
    March 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Friday, June 10, 2022 11:17 AM

Steve,

Are you sure they came loose?  Pictures, BTW, are excellent.  I couldn't see anything amiss on the channels or deadeyes.  Perhaps your main preventer stay is too tight and pulled the foremast back, thus "loosening" the tension on the front-most shrouds?  Only other explanation might be the lashing between the first & second shroud came loose.

Otherwise excellent work.

Bob

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

fox
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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, June 10, 2022 3:18 PM

Excellent work! Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

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I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, June 10, 2022 7:42 PM

thanks guy's , I think you are right bob , about the preventer stay , so i am going to wait until the main top mast stay and preventer stays are on , they might tension them back .

 

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Posted by lurch on Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:52 AM

Like I said before its looking great.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:56 AM

cheers steve , are you working on anything at the moment mate ?

Cheers, Steve. I just finished a Model T Speedster build in the auto section and I am currenly, slowly, working on a Pegasus Models Nautilus build in the science fiction section.

Keep up the good work here, Mate. Good stuff 

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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 13, 2022 4:51 AM

Super work Steve. Wish I had your Talents with Sailing Vessels.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, June 13, 2022 11:38 AM

thankyou mark , 

the main and fore jeers are on .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:21 AM

also got some rigging done on the bowspit .

 

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:55 AM

got the bowspit sail made and attached .

 

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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Thursday, June 16, 2022 5:28 AM

I love the look of a fully rigged Sailing Vessel and you are doing a wonderful job Steve.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:19 AM

Great job on the rigging!

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:39 AM

Well!

        If I didn't know better I would say you are at the Royal Riggers pier in Upper Liverpool! You Sir, are doing one fantastic job there. My Rigging hat is off to you. How do you like doing the rigging so far? Strangely enough, When I did commissions like this, I would put some Lite Classical music on the Stereo and brew a fresh pot of Coffee, A Dollop of Brandy in the cup, and sip "Brandy and Coffee" and rig to my heart's content perfectly relaxed!

      If you have a mind to it .For some of us it is relaxing. For some it is a necessity and for some others, pure stringy Hell! A well rigged Model ship is a sight to behold ,Especially when you know what the person doing it did, and how well they did do it!

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:40 PM

Hey Steve, I echo the others about your rigging. Nice work.

So here is a question for you. You have built a bunch of ships over the years I have known you. Where do you have them displayed? Do you have a special room for them? Scattered around the house? You should have a museum by now. Yes

Cheers Mate!

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:43 PM

thankyou gentlemen for the nice comments , it's really appreciated .

TB , I'm like you I get a kick out of rigging , but I'm more of a pink floyd type of guy .

this is some of them steve , unfortunately , my 1805 victory went to purgatory , after a few shandies and ralph tripping me up Embarrassed , sadly , they really are just dust collectors now 

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Friday, June 17, 2022 12:20 AM

You do such fantastic work perhaps you could make or have made display cases for them. You should display you work cause it is fabulus and you such great detailing on them. 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 17, 2022 5:31 PM


Hey Steve, those look awesome there. And I can see some of your other ships in the mirror! Mate, I am impressed. I was going to ask you about the riverboat but I think I see it in the top left mirror. I love how you are displaying these. 

 

Well done sir!!! Yes Bow Down

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:31 AM

cases would be nice lurch , but I just don't have the tools , skills or room to make them unfortunately .

thanks for that steve , got to buy some more shelves , for the others , especially the 1/200 missouri .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:07 AM

Oh My ! You Too?

       I did La Gloire to the sounds of "The Darkside of the Moon" by "Pink Floyd" There's something about Music and Rigging that goes hand in hand don'tchya think? Based on your Cabinet there, I believe you could get sheet and use corner anchors to hold it together(No Glue) and protect those Beauties!

        Considering the time involved I think it would be worth looking into!

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 5:14 PM

couldn't agree more TB .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 10:52 PM

been fiddling around , trying to learn how to make hanks , 

came across this guy .

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NFqN0MB5x8

 

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:22 AM

Beautiful work! Big Smile

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:24 AM

Hello! Well now, I gotta say I love what yer doin!!

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Posted by lurch on Friday, June 24, 2022 8:38 AM

Still looking great Steve. 

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