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I have been working on the Bluenose Model Shipways kit for about one year. The model scale is 1:64. The first photo is of the kit after completing the hull and deck furniture.
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Currently I am working on rigging the boat. I am using rope made with the Byrnes ropewalk. This second photo is of the bowsprit with the rigging added.
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Currently attaching blocks and ropes to the foremast.
I like the rigging you are constructing with your Brynes Ropewalk.
Consider bringing the ropewalk to our June meeting.
Jim
Sadly I will not be able to make the June meeting. I have a guest who is coming from MN and I don't think he will be into a model boat meeting. Go figure. Blush

I will see about bringing the rope walk to the July or August meeting.
(06-06-2014 04:36 AM)chuckl Wrote: [ -> ]Sadly I will not be able to make the June meeting. I have a guest who is coming from MN and I don't think he will be into a model boat meeting. Go figure. Blush

I will see about bringing the rope walk to the July or August meeting.

Hey Chuck, nice work. Sorry you can't make the June meeting. I agree, rigging looks great and boat too.

Thanks for setting this up.
Latest update. I have attached the rigging to the forward mast of the Bluenose. The photo below shows that. The mast is not yet attached. I am currently attaching rigging to the mainmast.

The quality of this picture is not great. A number of the lines that look like double lines are single lines. This is due to camera movement. This is particularly obvious down towards the deck.
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Continue to make progress on the Bluenose rigging. The photo is of the main mast with most of the standing rigging attached as well as some running rigging. It appears that adding the sails are taking about twice the time as not adding sails. Your not mistake, there are no sails yet. Wink Just blocks and a few ropes needed for the sails.

Tomorrow I will start to mount the masts and work towards belaying the shrouds.
I've installed the masts with a lot of rigging attached. Time to start belaying the lines, adding booms/gaffs, and running rigging.
Finished installing the jumbo jib boom. Here are two pictures. The taller picture makes it easier to see the jumbo jib boom lift while the horizontal picture makes it easier to see the other rigging associated with the jumbo jib boom.
Nice work, Chuck. I like your idea of putting the CA bottle in a little container, should help to prevent knocking it over all the time and spilling the CA (inevitably on good pants or shirts).
(07-08-2014 04:40 AM)neilh Wrote: [ -> ]Nice work, Chuck. I like your idea of putting the CA bottle in a little container, should help to prevent knocking it over all the time and spilling the CA (inevitably on good pants or shirts).

My dad just happened o have a scrap from turning ready to go to the garbage. Well I found a recycled use and now my CA isn't all over my shirt. Big Grin
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