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Sultana Colonial Schooner Build Log

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January 16, 2007

I have some new photos for everyone - starting on the ratlines.

Rigging the Lanyards, Ratlines, Shrouds 01

Rigging the Lanyards, Ratlines, Shrouds 01


Rigging the Lanyards, Ratlines, Shrouds 02

Rigging the Lanyards, Ratlines, Shrouds 02







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January 21, 2007

More images of Ratlines.

Rigging the Lanyards, Ratlines, Shrouds with Sheer Pole 01

Rigging the Lanyards, Ratlines, Shrouds with Sheer Pole 01


Rigging the Lanyards, Ratlines, Shrouds with Sheer Pole 02

Rigging the Lanyards, Ratlines, Shrouds with Sheer Pole 02







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January 24, 2007

It isn't that hard, just takes a lot of focus. It takes about 5 to 7 minutes for me to tie each step. I would say that it takes me about 5 to 6 hours to make one complete shroud. I am going to do the two at the front of the ship and then focus my attention on the Main Boom. I found some ultra tiny beads at the local Hobby Lobby that I am going to use for the parrals.






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February 12, 2007

Here are some shots of my rigging on the Bowsprit section—mighty tedious !!!

Bowsprit Rigging 01

Bowsprit Rigging 01


Bowsprit Rigging 02

Bowsprit Rigging 02


Bowsprit Rigging 03

Bowsprit Rigging 03


Bowsprit Rigging 04

Bowsprit Rigging 04


Bowsprit Rigging 05

Bowsprit Rigging 05


Bowsprit Rigging 06

Bowsprit Rigging 06


Rigging more Shrouds, Ratlines 01

Rigging more Shrouds, Ratlines 01







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March 10, 2007

Here are some pics of my Main Boom.

Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 01

Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 01


Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 02

Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 02


Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 03

Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 03


Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 04

Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 04


Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 05

Assembling the Main Boom with Rigging 05







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April 13, 2007

I always try to think of a "jig" that will help do the work better and faster. In the case of the shrouds, I had to come up with a jig to help. I don´t know if I can explain this or not, but lets say that you have all the lower deadeyes installed (from the chain plates threw the channels, and then your deadeye). What I did was that I took a piece of the brass wire and made a twisty looking kind of jig. The jig is about 1 inch in length. It is two pieces of brass wire 1 inch in length that is twisted together. On each end of the wire the wire spreads out and "bends" so that each wire will go thru the bottom deadeye. The other end of the brass wire is the same. It is bent and the two wires are spread apart so that the wires can go threw the holes of a deadeye that you want to put on there. Now you can take the rigging line and bring it down to the deadeye that is "steadied" by that brass wire, because the brass wire is a HOLDING JIG that holds everything in place so that you can run your rigging line thru the deadeye and seize it. This guarantees same method of each mounting of the deadeye.Look on page 17 and figure 26 of the manual and you will see what this jig looks like. I do not have a problem with my glue stopping up. I guess I am lucky. I use this brand of glue: KROXX 301 Net 20g and I got this from Model Expo online (www.modelexpo-online.com) I bought some of those short applicator tips that has the super tiny hole. You have to make sure that NO air is getting in and around the additional tip on the bottle. I used tape or electrical tape or scotch tape to secure the tip onto the bottle to make sure NO air gets in at any other place. the Tiny opening stays open all the time for days and never "stops up". I hate to see you have problems otherwise.

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 01

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 01


Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 02

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 02


Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 03

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 03


Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 04

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 04


Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 05

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 05


Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 06

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 06


Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 07

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 07


Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 08

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 08


Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 09

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 09


Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 10

Rigging all Mast, Yards, etc. 10







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May 8, 2007

Got my Ships Boat done. That carriage is made from scratch and I am not taking credit for any historical accuracy, I am just shooting for what works.

The Ships Boat 01

The Ships Boat 01


The Ships Boat 02

The Ships Boat 02


The Ships Boat 03

The Ships Boat 03







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May 10, 2007

Finally Done !!!

This has been a journey. But, she is done—11 months and about 3 weeks. Here are the completed photos. Please contact me in case you need some help or questions. I can be reached at donnie@shipsofscale.com

Thanks for viewing

Donnie Driskell
Madison, Mississippi

Completed Sultana Colonial Schooner 01

Completed Sultana Colonial Schooner 01


Completed Sultana Colonial Schooner 02

Completed Sultana Colonial Schooner 02


Completed Sultana Colonial Schooner 03

Completed Sultana Colonial Schooner 03






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