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1343/5000 Hello to all the modelers. This is my first time that I publish in this forum and I want to present myself to you with a work that I have just finished, first of all I will tell a little the story of how this model came to my hands and the work I have done with it. A few days ago I bought a model that as it puts in the matter is the Rhoda Mary of 1898 of Artesanía Latina, of three suits. The state of the model is unfortunate, some parts are missing, such as roda, boom and some dick but the wood is in good condition and although its builder did not give a very fine finish at least the helmet is straight with what I have decided to do a thorough restoration taking advantage of everything that is profitable. The wooden elements of the deck like hatches, kitchen etc, I have made them new and the metal parts I have cleaned and polished. Once I have left the hull of the ship naked I have removed the varnish scraping with a cutter, then varnishing. For the rigging I have had the blueprints provided by the modeler Ian. To which I have been able to contact through the mail of this forum and that kindly sent me all the documentation that I had from the other side of the Atlantic. The Latino Craft model originally did not bring the ship's sails, but they were made by buying canvas from a local haberdashery. Both the technique for making the ship's sails and the rope rolls I guided by two Youtube videos of a Russian model who put your link in case someone can help. I hope the images can help some modelers. Thank you. the coils of rope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GiElaWUmMk Ship sails
I have just finished building my first wooden model ship, the Artesania Latina schooner Rhoda Mary, and it only took me a little over thirty years to build! Yes, I started building this model ship when I lived in England. I had got as far as completing the hull when a job opportunity came up to work in America. There I met my wonderful wife and so I stayed. We bought the model to America and I completed all the deck fixtures and lower masts when we moved to the countryside. Here I had plenty of other projects to do, and then we got goats, lots of goats! I never seemed to have the time to get back to my hobby. As time went by I promised myself that when I retired I would complete this model. In 2017 the company I worked for decided to move all the North American technical support to Northern Ireland. Not finding any other job I reluctantly concluded that I was now retired. Remembering my promise and being inspired by Bart Gradecki’s post of the Artesania Latina revenue cutter Dallas, I got out my model, dusted her off and got back to work. I have just added the finishing touch. The schooner Rhoda Mary was built in Truro, England, by John Stephens. Originally built as a two-master, the third mast was added in 1898. This 1/60 scale model was a good kit for a novice to build, though the instructions could have been much better. I had to replace the anchors and added a ship’s boat. Additionally, I used black rigging thread for the shrouds, brown thread for the standing rigging, and I used the white thread supplied in the kit for all the running rigging. I also ran short of a few parts, so thanks to Cornwall Model Boats and others for their help in providing these parts. For more information about the Rhoda Mary, please see the Rhoda Mary Project, http://www.rhoda-mary.co.uk/ So, what’s next for 2019? I also have the Artesania Latina revenue cutter Dallas kit. Let’s hope this model ship doesn’t take me another thirty years to build! Comments and suggestions are most welcome. Thanks, and Happy New Year, Iain White Photo from the Rhoda Mary Project of the Rhoda Mary arriving in port: