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PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 10:16 pm 
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With the Vasa being a slow progress build, I needed a little something else to fill in with, so out came this one, which I am building for a friend, and given how large it is turning out to be, I shall be glad to get it finished and passed on:


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progress has been quite swift, and it has gone together very cleanly and easily. Like many nautical kits, it came with vac sails, which I detest, and so I am going to be making cloth ones, as the sizes of them are quite large and suitable for a sewing machine project alone .

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That's my "Holy Grail" kit. Recently obtained and on a short list to be built. Going to be fun watching your build.

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Nice.

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Looks really great so far, and deffo on the large side!

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That would make a brilliant half hull mounted on the wall.

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Lovely bit of ship modelling as always from you, Chris.

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That looks superb. Watching this one.

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Thanks for the earlier comments. I am now calling this one "done". The sails were made from white cotton cloth (bed sheeting purchased by the metre from John Lewis store). Rigging thread and silk flags were my two major upgrades, over that supplied in the kit, but rigging blocks mostly were as supplied.

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Very nice! Those sails look fantastic.

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Yep, that's a keeper for certain!
I agree about the sails; the straining and weathering look spot on

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Bravo.

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