La Curieuse - Part 16
Having completed the ratlines, it has been necessary to attach them to the dead eyes.
Pic 1 : A drawing showing the cording sequence.
pic 2 : The chain plates for the mizzen mast painted with a "Pifco" securing track nail. It's always best to paint ancillary items off the model to obtain a crisp line.
Pic 3 : Mizzen chain plates attached. There was a particular problem in that the chain plate poke under the stanchion rails.
pic 4 : Close up.
Pick 5: Hazy reeving
Pic 6 : I initially thought that I'd have a problem reeving the mizzen dead eyes as the chain plates were the other side of the safety rails. Because of this I made a jig, but in the event this I did not find to be necessary.
The model is now close to completion and the acid test - will it work?