I decided to put some crew on this ship as an afterthought. I only had 36 Eduard photo etched figures to use so you will have to multiply what you see by a factor of 27 in your imagination, LOL.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Yesterday I posted my catch-up news. Today I am posting the ship that has been in the works since early March. This is a Simon Mann Montanes class design PLA print. It was painted last March and then set on a shelf with several other hulls I painted then. During the summer I scratch built the masts for all of them. Spending a bit of time here and there, it took a good month to get the sails and spars made and mounted. And then another couple of weeks to accomplish the rigging. So here are the few photos I took during the process and pics of the results. Hope you like!
|The scratch built masts for the 12 hulls I painted in March|
|Masts painted and mounted|
|Cutting out the sails traced on a piece of printer paper. Note the molded furled course sails at the top.|
|Yards tied and glued|
|Mizzen sails tied on with leech and bunt lines in place.|
|All sails attached|
|My first use of the 3D ratline jig I printed|
The completed ship: