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Hello Andy ,I have all the books from Keith Julier but I have not open them for years,now its time,not that it will change anythin but for future reference.

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Hello Zoltan, I have several of K.J's books, as I am in the process of selling my house, I have most of my books and modelling equipment packed away in boxes in the Attic so I'm not able to find the reference to Rigging types and descriptions,
Cheers Andy
 

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I have no idea if there is a left or a right way. On a practical point of view I see no advantage having them all aligned in one particular way.

As far as I can see, to have them all aligned as a rule is for navy discipline. Or for those with OCD, which Zoltan does not have or he would not allow one shroud to be differently aligned.

Personally, being ex-military, I would let it go, just to stick-it to the rule makers (navy).
IMHO, to stick firmly with the rules will stifle a person's imagination as a modeller; and re-enforces them to just be an assembler.

Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools - Harry Day​
 

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Love the two tone effect of the rigging. It gives a clearer idea of how they work as a rigging.
Are there specific tools for threading. Do you uses a needle or just rely on the pointed thread itself?
 

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Love the two tone effect of the rigging. It gives a clearer idea of how they work as a rigging.
Are there specific tools for threading. Do you uses a needle or just rely on the pointed thread itself?
Hello Peter ,I have used a little CA on the end of the thread to make it hard and easily pushed thru the holes.
 

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I learnt from my grandmother to use a bit of spit and twist the end to a point. Using CA is a good idea, but must remember to not twist it. :D
Lol,believe me ,I tried that ascient trick but did not work well,the end the rope must much hardervto push it thru in those dmall holes in the block,also I had to enlarge some of them
 

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Lol,believe me ,I tried that ascient trick but did not work well,the end the rope must much hardervto push it thru in those dmall holes in the block,also I had to enlarge some of them
Now that is interesting to know. Will need to remember that when I get a chance to built my first sailing ship.
 

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Using a little CA glue on threading also keeps it from fraying when cutting the thread. I picked up this tip from watching a video from an experienced modeler.;)
 
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