Black Shim Brass Anchor www.shipsofscale.com Ships Rigging

Lindberg Captain Kidd
(a.k.a Wappen Von Hamburg) Plastic

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April 01, 2006

I am starting on the Mast tonight and I see that the directions ask for a Red Crows nest. Is this another suggestion for (kids building the ship) or is this legitament? In case anyone wonders what I am talking about, in another thread, I had asked about some strange colors that the directions was suggesting. As it turned out, some of the odd colors may be contributed to the kit manufacture appealing to childrens lively colors that they might wish for instead of opting for more realistic. But, then again, I am sure that it is realistic in childrens eyes as well. So as a mature ship builder, what about the crows nest? I have that Crimson Red that I used for the inside of my bulwarks that I really like. I could use that same color for the crows nest if that is a realistic option to go to.






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May 16, 2006

Finally got the Ratlines done. I cut off the ends that go into the openings into the hull. I cut those and replaced it with Black Rigging Line. I did a half hitch knot, twisted the line and held secure with masking tape. Then I used Black Testors paint and painted the rigging line to make the line looked tarred. But, the truth is the tarred look is not what I was going for. I was actually trying to think of a way of that string would be stiff. So I coated it with Black paint. The twist that I made in the lines sorta stayed put. I am happy with it. This model has been like a job getting it done. The plastic is so brittle. I am always breaking a piece off as I go due to the brittleness of the plastic. I will start tomorrow on the Yards. I am crossing my fingers that I can get this done in three weeks !

Enjoy - as always, thanks for tuning in to this project.

Installing Shrouds, Ratlines 01

Installing Shrouds, Ratlines 01


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Installing Shrouds, Ratlines 02


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Installing Shrouds, Ratlines 03


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Installing Shrouds, Ratlines 06







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May 18, 2006

I envy those that do the Ratlines on their own. I wonder how it is done. I guess I need to do a search and find out how everybody is doing theirs. Please share with me your technique.

Installing Shrouds, Ratlines 07

Installing Shrouds, Ratlines 07







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May 25, 2006

These are not the final Pics! I will be posting more views with finished model this weekend. Sorry for the ugly background. I was in a hurry to get something up. I plan to make some nice ones later with better background. I like the thinner rigging line I used this time around.

Adding Sails 01

Adding Sails 01


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Adding Sails 03







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May 29, 2006

For all practical purposes it is finally finished. I only have a very few minor adjustments and things to do (that I am aware of). Thank you everyone for all your attention and kind words of encouragement thru this 5 month build. This kit was something else. The parts did not fit good and had to wrestle with alot of things. Now, I am not complainiing becuase I learned a lot about modeling on this project. The rigging plans were one page and had to have a magifying glass to even make anything out about it. I just tried to get as much out of this kit as I could.
Thanks again for tuning in !
Donnie

I know that there are alot of pictures, but I am sure that someone out there would want to see as much as possible in case they are trying to build this one too.

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Final Comments

It is taken with humility with the help of all my friends here to help me. Someone asked about ratlines, well, they are... plastic that came with it. The rigging surprised me at taking a week to do. Working on it about 3 hours per day for a week. The other parts took 5 months with painting etc, and making decisions.
On the flags in case anyone wonders about that. I took the same tissue paper and taped the tissue paper to a blank sheet of white printer paper. I was really surprised that when I put the paper arrangement in the tray and printed it that it drew the paper up in the printer and printed it without a jam. It shocked me that it worked. I wanted to use the same tissue paper so that I could form it to look more lifelike.
I am in no way boasting about my efforts—again I get my motivation from people here that enjoy building ships of all kinds. I just hope that someone out there that might be building this kit or wants to build it, now you have some documentation to go by.
The kit was a linberg kit from Hobby Lobby and it goes by Captain Kidd. I think that I mentioned this before. By the way, the rigging line was bought from Hobby Lobby in the Jewelry making department. The have a small clear ziplock bag that has I guess about 7 different colors of line in it. It seemed to already be treated with sometype of coating and it was nice stuff to work with (in my opinion).
I do not remember if I mentioned the Sails and how I made them. I used light brown color gift wrapping tissue paper. I measured out the sail as best as I could as if it was all the way let out (full sail). Then I rolled the sail up in a tight roll of paper. Then I mounted the sail as it was tighly wound on the Yard. Then after the sail was mounted, I took some water and put a drop of water on the tighly rolled paper and the paper when wet will relax and slighly unfold. I took a small pick or any type of instrument and gently pulled the sail downward to make it appear that the sail is not quite hauled up.

Again, thank you for visiting this build log and I hope that you gained some useful information from it. Do not hesitate to contact me. My email is at home page.





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