I have neglected updating this blog. I have accomplished a few of the Running Rigging on the Main Mast Spars.
I decided to not use the Hooks for the tops of the Futtock Shrouds. In this scale the Hooks too too much room because I’m going to be putting Ratlines on the Futtock Shrouds as well…
Notice the internal Ratlines. I was tempted to leave it at 4 going up but I decided to add another one on top. Can’t let my guys be climbing up the Ratlines unsafely… LOLOLOL!!!… 🤭😲🤣
I used Clove Hitches on 3 Lines. The 1st of very bottom, these will go to the middle. The next up ones to the 2 ends.
After I tighten the Clove Hitch, I put a dab of Superglue to hold it.
After a long pause from being sick with the Shingles, I’m finally feeling up to begin ship building again.
Just finished the Preventer Stay for the Main Mast…
For whatever reason, I lost my .7mm Hemp line somewhere so I decided to try these Stroud’s with my new Griffin Synthetic Line that I bought from Model Expo.
At first, I was skeptical because I liked how the Hemp line bends and stays that way while the synthetic line doesn’t bend at all.
So… I had to change my technique.
First thing I did was to put a line around it to hold it while I’m getting the measurement with my spacing jig.
I used a Clove Hitch because I don’t have to redo it… I just keep tying French Loops until I get the desired Seizing.
I then use another String to Seize the Deadeye into place and use French Loops to tighten up on it… And on the bottom, just do a Half Hitch to hold it in place.
Then the top one, I pull down on it and add a couple more half hitches.
I finish it a drop of PVA glue on the knots… Which are translucent and invisible. Then… I like to put a small drop on the black part between knots to hold it.
Listening to Mozart
Putting in the Main Mast Burton Pendants. Basically the same process as the Fore Mast ones. Burton Pendants are always the first to go on in the series.