Virginia 1819 build log – Part 22

I am almost ready to start the running rigging. I was very disappointed to find that the kit instructions basically say “We’re not going to tell you where each line goes, just look at the (completely inadequate) pictures.” With no outside help, I might have given up at this point.

Thankfully, user Trufo on Model Ship World has posted some detailed diagrams of how each line runs. After studying those diagrams at length, plus some help from the folks in the rigging forum, I have a plan for how to run each line. I am posting the plan in detail here, in case it is of value to future builders of this model.
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Virginia 1819 build log – Part 18

I cut out the required stanchions, one set of 38 at 14mm for the forward railings and 20 at 17mm for the aft railings. A jig made it easy to cut pieces of equal size. Starting at the bow, I glued the stanchions in place, using the spacer pictured below for even spacing. In spite of the proper spacing, I only used 34 of the shorter stanchions.

Spacer for the stanchions
Spacer for the stanchions

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