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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 07:19 AM UTC
This is the one that got away.

Built this a year or so back, but was under the cosh with work, so there never was a blog of the build.

Here are a few photos of the finished model.













Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM UTC
Really cool, Si. That thing has more rigging than a sailing ship!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 01:51 AM UTC
Wow, that is a lot of rigging. Looks like they wouldn't be able to fire their main guns without cutting a cable.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 06:18 AM UTC
A true rigging monster Simon but a very nice one! Never let it flip over mate
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Really cool, Si. That thing has more rigging than a sailing ship!




Thanks Tim,

Sometimes really good references can be a pain. Burt has a very nice rigging plan and some great photographs too.The early radio aerials were extensive.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:47 AM UTC

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Wow, that is a lot of rigging. Looks like they wouldn't be able to fire their main guns without cutting a cable.

Mark



Hi Mark,

It is, I am assuming most of those lines around the main guns were removable in action, I don't know for sure what their purpose was, but they can be seen in the photographs of the ship at Anchor, could be for raising awnings.

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Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC

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A true rigging monster Simon but a very nice one! Never let it flip over mate



Thanks Thomas,

It was "fun", but I am pleased with the result. I will admit a get a little nervous every time I take her to a show. . But so far so good.

Cheers
Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:49 AM UTC
Beautiful work Si!

You are THE master of rigging!

Thanks for sharing mate
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 08:34 AM UTC

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Beautiful work Si!

You are THE master of rigging!

Thanks for sharing mate




Very kind of you to say to Mate,

I hope it helps your build, when you get round to it.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 03:06 AM UTC
Wow Si - very, very cool!! What everybody says - and the rigging is magnificent. Even though I keep wondering how that would have worked with firing the guns...

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Jan
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC
Thanks Jan.

I was surprised by the layout, but there were clear photos in Burt. The ship was at anchor in them, so could be to do with rigging awnings, or if the ship was being prepared for dressing overall. I don't have a clue. I would presume they would be moved or struck below when she closed up for action.

Thanks gain for your kind comment mate, much appreciated.

Cheers

Si