Model shipways Privateer Rattlesnake 1:64 POB by MOG

MOG

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Hello all. Not really sure what the protocol is for new members with current builds nearing completion. I guess the best place to start is a quick build overview I have been working on this build for several years. Being a large & small project wood guy, I do not work on the build daily.

I follow the building style of Master ship builder Frank Mastini, which is a bit non-traditional in the sense I use very little paint, preferring blended stains and oils to bring out the natural wood look. I know the traditional, historical accuracy paint scheme followers always cringe a little with this, all good natured of course. But I believe in the natural beauty of the wood, the feel of the ship. We all love this hobby for our own reasons , I build for the builder, she might not be the best looking ship at the ball, but she’s my ship. Sorry for the long windiness, I promise this will be my longest post.

In the attached pictures I have shown the build up to the rigging of the main. I rigged the mizzen, main, fore and bow spirit off ship as far as possible. The long boat is only placed for sizing as not to foul the lines at the base of the mast and bits, so it is not lashed down at this point. MOG

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Off ship rigging of the bowsprit Block guy lifts, collars and open hearts. Being so small the guy lifts were a problem, the wood thimbles are deadeyes with the center hollowed out, with a brass ring for line guides, then rigged with course line. The hearts & collars are not perfect, I had to make them out of stronger wood, while trying to keep them close to scale so they are a bit misshaped. As for the main mast picture I just wanted to highlight the tight working space around the mast & bits. Anyone who has built the Rattlesnake with know the challenges here all to well.


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The cramped working space for Belaying lines around the main mast & quarterdeck overhang area.

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ribs & trucks
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With all the deck and hull lines for the main mast rigged, I was able to lash down the long boat. I’m still not sure about the coiled line hanging over the starboard side??? The extra line has to go someplace just not sure if it fits. Will see how it looks when the main mast lines are rigged.
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Your boat is looking really good - you have an eye for the details
BTW: On the last photo we can see a standing rigging line with a lot of fuzzles - will you treat them at the end to remove the fuzzles?
 

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Thank you, working on the small details hopefully will lead to improvement in other areas of my building skills. There are a lot of class builders on this site, which always helps with your learning curve

The fuzzy line thing, it’s been a problem lately, as a norm I wax all the lines, lately I have tried soaking them in water diluted with white glue then waxing. I have allot of different types of line in the supply locker hemp, synthetic, treated, untreated, ect not a big fan of the newer synthetic stuff so I order from several different companies. It could be the difference in quality? I do have some really old line which really looks good but will fuzz up even after waxing. I know I have to go back and try to fix the lines already rigged Like I said there are allot of very good builders on this site. I would love to hear your thoughts on the treating the line fuzz. MOG
 
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