Good to be building masts again for sure!
It has been a mad busy day today so painting was off the agenda but building was not! There are a number of things I could/should have worked on but I had the urge to tackle some masts and spars - the result of which you can see above. It takes around an hour to build three masts and a bowsprit and without a doubt, it is a hugely therapeutic and relaxing way to spend the time.
The usual technique and materials - bamboo skewers for the masts, wooden cocktail sticks for the spars, custom cut MDF fighting tops and lashings of superglue.
The hull you see is not the final destination for this rig, I was merely using it to hold the masts in place whilst the glue was drying. In fact the final destination for this lot is for the second Union frigate - the rig for the sloops is lighter by comparison.
All being well I hope to get some painting in tomorrow but at least everything with the final batch of models is moving in the right direction, albeit as meandering as the ‘Great Father of Waters’!