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d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 11:40 PM UTC
Si,

Nice progress with the rigging. To use PE for the stays for the funnels is gusty. I would have most like bent them if I attempt it. EZ-line is my friend.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress with the rigging. To use PE for the stays for the funnels is gusty. I would have most like bent them if I attempt it. EZ-line is my friend.

Mark



EZ line FTW. Some good stuff.
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC
Si,
Great stuff! Love those funnel stays. It was interesting to see them made with wire instead of EZ line or monofilament.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:14 PM UTC

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Still a long way to go with the rigging.



Thus, beginneth the spider web



Hi Russ,

Yup Boris is going to be busy for a while.

I admit there will be quite a bit of guess work, I have found a few photos & diagrams, but not a decent full plan.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:16 PM UTC

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Nice start! I always like the rigging on the funnels, fiddly but makes a huge difference.

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael,


It is, especially when the ends are amongst the boats, but it is such a feature on the ships of this era, would be a shame to miss it.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:20 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress with the rigging. To use PE for the stays for the funnels is gusty. I would have most like bent them if I attempt it. EZ-line is my friend.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

You are close with the funnel stays, copper wire, similar issues.

Must admit I have tried EZ-Line but couldn't get on with it. horses for courses mate.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress with the rigging. To use PE for the stays for the funnels is gusty. I would have most like bent them if I attempt it. EZ-line is my friend.

Mark



EZ line FTW. Some good stuff.



Hi Charlie,

OK, I may give it another try some time.

There are areas the old copper wire can be a real pain.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:24 PM UTC

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Si,
Great stuff! Love those funnel stays. It was interesting to see them made with wire instead of EZ line or monofilament.

Gaz



Hi Gaz

It works for me mate, and it's recycling, stripped out of dead electrical gear, and cables.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
I have one word for this update..

Rigging










Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:12 PM UTC
Looking great. A complex web you're having to create. You must have a steady hand to paint those wires.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:39 PM UTC
Rigging!

Making a good job of it Si!

I chicken out and use EZ line
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:43 AM UTC

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Looking great. A complex web you're having to create. You must have a steady hand to paint those wires.

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael,

I just have to ease off on the coffee a bit

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:48 AM UTC

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Rigging!

Making a good job of it Si!

I chicken out and use EZ line



I chicken and use copper wire, I tried EZ line and ended up with a birds nest.




Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 08:25 AM UTC
The saga of the rigging continues.

One thing missing from the kit is the gaff, fabricated from a bit of brass rod.



Now just rigging.









And done.



first bit of bow railings on



Ran out of time, steam and eyesight at that point.

Cheers

Si





d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 09:21 AM UTC
Si,

Very nice work with the rigging. I am surprised by how good the wire looks even on such long lengths.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:31 AM UTC
rigging looks great Si!

Just wondering though, would there have been a line running to A turret? Or is that my eyes playing tricks on me?
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 06:18 PM UTC

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rigging looks great Si!

Just wondering though, would there have been a line running to A turret? Or is that my eyes playing tricks on me?



I wondered that. Interesting design from the Russians. The finished rigging looks great!

cheers Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC

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I chicken and use copper wire, I tried EZ line and ended up with a birds nest.

Cheers

Si



I'm with you Si - I often use copper wire for my rigging too. Your rig looks excellent!
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC

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Si,

Very nice work with the rigging. I am surprised by how good the wire looks even on such long lengths.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I do like the way you get the natural sag from the wire, real rigging is only bar taut when I is under tension.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC

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rigging looks great Si!

Just wondering though, would there have been a line running to A turret? Or is that my eyes playing tricks on me?



Thanks Russ,

I have no idea what that line is, It shows on the drawings and photographs, unless I am misinterpreting them.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC

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rigging looks great Si!

Just wondering though, would there have been a line running to A turret? Or is that my eyes playing tricks on me?



I wondered that. Interesting design from the Russians. The finished rigging looks great!

cheers Michael



As I said to Russ,

Mo idea, some Japanese warships had an aerial running to masts on the main turrets, could be a for-runner of that. equally I could have it in the wrong place.


Cheers

Si

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:56 AM UTC

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I chicken and use copper wire, I tried EZ line and ended up with a birds nest.

Cheers

Si



I'm with you Si - I often use copper wire for my rigging too. Your rig looks excellent!



Thanks Tim,

like many things in our hobby it is horses for courses.


Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 09:51 AM UTC
well that's just weird (wired) how there was a line running to the turret-wonder what would happen when it was trained on a target? Was there a mechanism to take up the slack?
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:30 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

I would assume, as it attaches at the centre of rotation, (or should do) so I would think it is on a swivel - think the aerials running to turrets on Japanese Cruisers, in those cases going to a mast.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
Finally made a bit of progress on something.

Anchor cables attached.



connected up, hawse pipe covers and handling cranes in place.



Bit of a "schoolboy error" fitting the rigging on some booms.



as they fitted on opposite sides of the stern, one pair of the sets of tackle & hook should be pointing downwards in the picture. Still easily fixed.

Fixed and fitted in place along with the other stern details.



Booms around the bow fitted.



Just the boats midships a few minor details and maybe one accommodation ladder to be put in place.

Cheers

Si