Victory 1737 - 1:84 scale

Ekis

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After finishing the shrouds, I start the ratlines!

I have for a long time ... I also added the ladders (we do not see it very often on the models, but it was necessary to be able to climb somewhere ...)
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All ropes used are tinted: either with indian ink for stays and shrouds, or with a mix of bitumen/turpentine for usual maneuvers and stays.
It allows to have nuances and not a uniform industrial color ... I like it!
Well, I must admit that I add annoying permanently on this boat voluntarily! :p
 
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DenisR

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Hi Ekis

Nice rat lines.
That must be the worst job on model ship building, it took me a long time when I did my SOS build and still not happy with them.

Denis.
 

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I just went back to your page "1" and went though you entire build again. What a ride, I loved it all, so mush skill combined with imagination. Any one coming onto this thread and has not followed it from the start needs to take the time and do it. You will be happy you did. WONDERFULL BUILD!
 

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Hi Ekis

Nice rat lines.
That must be the worst job on model ship building, it took me a long time when I did my SOS build and still not happy with them.

Denis.
Rat lines are easy yet the most difficult thing to get looking good, to loose they sag badly, to tight they pull shrouds out of alignment. spacing is also important For me the rat lines are the first thing that draws my eyes to the model so if they aren't right its easily noticeable. IMO they are the most important part of the rigging to get right They IMO make or break a good build. just my 2 pennies worth
 

Ekis

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Nice rat lines.
That must be the worst job on model ship building, it took me a long time when I did my SOS build and still not happy with them.
Rat lines are easy yet the most difficult thing to get looking good...
I agree ! This is really an important part of the construction for the design of a 18th vessel. That's why I spend time doing my best... :cool:
 
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