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  1. Thanks guys, I really appreciate your comments. And thanks for the likes Time for something different. The anchors cheers Dirk
  2. Ropes Ropes Ropes ... I'm still waiting for 360 Skala in color 36 to finish everything, but most of it is done The running rigging is done completely with Skala. For the standing rigging, I combine Mara and Skala. I need Skala for the very thin ropes (0.2 - 0.4 mm), but I find the light glow a little disturbing. I deliberately don't use black (color code 000) but anthracite. I like it better and it doesn't "pop" so much. I don't like dark brown (color code 696). Mara on the left (color code 36), Skala (color code 702) on the right. cheers Dirk
  3. Producing the necessary rope for my Schooner Polotsk I started with 0,3 ( about 50 meters) & 0,4 mm (about 25 meters). 0.3 mm cheers Dirk
  4. The results are getting better and better now In the meantime, I have also accumulated quite a bit ... haha. Greetings, Dirk
  5. Thanks for the likes guys Slowly I am getting closer to the desired results with my Ropewalk. Up to now I have "beaten" everything with the free-turning swivel, now I have also switched to active beating. Only in this way was it possible for me to achieve the small diameters. I would not have thought that such thin yarn is able to pull a 1.1 kg sledge. But it works perfectly. When I'm done, I always hang a swivel between the hook and the rope to get the excess drill out. Video: https://www.indee.de/uploads/big/3c850c08602474cc1829232ecedd0572.MP4 After I was quite happy with my Mara 220 0.3 mm (3x1) and 0.2 mm (2x1) ropes, I used some with a 360 scale (0.3 mm (3x2) and 0.2 mm (3x1)). The difference is gigantic, see the following pictures. So I will make my thin ropes with scale. 0.3 mm scale on top, 0.3 mm mara on the bottom: EDIT: Mmm could also be the picture of the 0.2 ... I have made so many I get confused 0.3 mm scale 0.3 mm Mara 0.2 mm scale 0.2 mm Mara The following has become clear to me: from 0.4/0.5 mm I can beat the ropes "automatically" with the free-turning swivel, which is quick and gives a constant rope over the whole length. Below that I need the beating motor to have the necessary control over the drill and beat. I still need to gain more experience here so that the rope is struck consistently over the entire length (switch the drill motor back on). All in all, I am very happy that I can now manage all sizes macro-suitable cheers Dirk
  6. It's a bit quieter at the moment and I'm still busy with my Ropewalk, especially with the making of the smaller diameters. The bigger ones are easy. At least I have now beaten the 1.3 mm anchor cable for the Polotsk cheers Dirk
  7. I have built the yards. I did it differently for me this time and made the tapers before turning. Works better I deliberately don't make the yard formwork and cleats in black. On the one hand I like the contrast, on the other hand the single components are shown more clearly and encourage to ask questions. cheers Dirk
  8. Thanks for your kind comments Liizio and Richard. Thank you for the likes Next is gaff and boom. 1:72 is sometimes challenging for me. cheers Dirk
  9. So, I think that's really it The boat got its rig. cheers Dirk
  10. What now? Built a smaller anchor, fixed the rudder and the boat got a compass cheers Dirk
  11. I tried two different ways which you can see on the boats hook. Just flattening the wire (what I then finally did for the anchor) or in this case gluing a a small triangle cut out of brass with scissors on the flattened part, what I felt could be a little oversized for the anchor. cheers Dirk
  12. I hope I'm not spamming you I've optimised the anchor a little (flukes) and put a small water barrel on board. Maybe a small mast with sail will be added too later In fact, this is a building phase that is always a lot of fun for me cheers Dirk
  13. And another update with correct rope for trailing. cheers Dirk
  14. Thanks for the likes guys So, I think I can call the dinghy ready for service On board. cheers Dirk
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