All the lanyards have been tightened and the sheer poles have been added.
Here is the method I have been using for seizing. The procedure is as follows:
- Tie thin thread at the point where the ropes join and secure with a tiny drop of CA glue.
- Cut off the loose ends of the thread.
- Use a tiny drop of CA glue to attach a small strip of black crepe paper and wait for it to dry completely.
- Using a mixture of 50% white glue / 50% water, dampen the crepe paper strip and wrap it around the ropes.
The ship’s bell can be found on the back of the mainmast.
I attached blocks and line for the tiller. This was my first time using the Syren 2mm blocks. Manipulating them and threading line through them was a big challenge. There are some other areas of the ship that call for these small blocks and I’m not looking forward to it.