CSS Alabama plastic model build 2018-2019 (Revell 1/96)

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A little dab of ca glue on about an inch of the end of the thread is like a needle to help get it through small openings. I have used bees wax with no problems, dust is going to get on the lines anyway if the model is not cased.
 

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Here's the steps it took to tie these down without knotting the needle or the threader when working on them.
Took awhile to figure out the steps but when it finally worked out they went smoothly to install and not get all tangled up when doing them.

The first step: Material
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Second step: Threading the loop and the needle properly.
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Third step: Threaded properly.
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Step four: Ready for hammock install.
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Step five: Sewing from top started.

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Step six: Pulling threw for nail mount setup and needle removal.

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Step seven: Needle removal and tie loop setup with tight nail mount.

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Step eight: Loop behind nail mount for double knot tie off.

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Step nine: Back tie off for loop with tight pull up for securing main knot tie off.

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Step ten: Tight knot tie down completed.

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Step eleven: Apply maxi cure ca and cut excess off, finished tie down detail. Then repeat steps all over again for next tie down.

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As we know it takes slow movements and a gentle touch as not to strip the soft cotton or the thread when doing these type of tie downs. I am very satisfied with the outcome and have completed all of them. Moving on for rigging and mast install, will post images when I get the fore mast installed as it will be plastic and wood which will need to be painted and prep for rigging.
 

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Here's what I'm doing for the mast changes from the plastic kit. Kinda cheating to keep everything the same scale without driving myself crazy scaling all the scratch built parts. Dead eyes are 3 mm and will paint the mount black when I finish adding the other dead eyes before final assembly. Also drilling the small parts for adding the brass eyes for block tie downs.

The added square wood extensions are 1/32" square basswood as I knew I was going to have to fine drill each one and wanted as much strength as possible for them. I will be cheating a little for these but they will look close to what the knots should for the dead eye mounts.

Black walnut dowel, shaped for the upper extension of the mizzen main mast is above the small ruler. I'll have to make a few of these for added strength for extensions and masts.

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I'm totally lost here Tut. You're way beyond my understanding of what all these detailing procedures are. Keep up the great work!!! Your rendition will make for a nice museum addition
 

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I'm totally lost here Tut. You're way beyond my understanding of what all these detailing procedures are. Keep up the great work!!! Your rendition will make for a nice museum addition
Thanks JP. It will make sense when I show the other images as the rigging commences. As usual it's all about prep work so i don't forget something and then have to tear something apart to fix it. Since this is so very fragile it has to be done right the first time around, but we all make mistakes. Plus combining plastic and wood is a little tedious and has to be strong enough to hold up the tightening of the rigging,Wood blocks are ordered too and still have to get more different types and you will see them in the future images.
 
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The first image looks like when I took an old Philco radio apart. How do you keep track of where everything goes?
hahhahhahahaha!! or another good one is when you mess up re-stringing the spool on your weed whacker and it goes "ka boing" all over the place. I dated a girl in the early 80's that had hair like that
 

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hahhahhahahaha!! or another good one is when you mess up re-stringing the spool on your weed whacker and it goes "ka boing" all over the place. I dated a girl in the early 80's that had hair like that
Naw not that bad, the trick is prep and remembering your sequence for them. For the larger wooden ships you actually take tape and number each one because you have a few hundred to deal with and that's the fun of it! Oh.. and always leave more rigging on the ends than you think you need.

Here's the first stomp mounts, these are work in progress.
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