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    Default Practical uses for rigging ships?

    I just had a mast break on me (fixed it with a dab of kragle) and I got to thinking about rigging my ships and was curious if doing so strengthens the models, or if it just adds aesthetic appeal?

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    Those shipmates who do this and are far more experienced in riggin than I tell mer that it increases the strength of the masts significantly Salem.
    If you browse the threads in the Chippy shop there are whole areas of information on this knotty subject.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Hi Salem, I have rigged all of my ships using the “Bristle” method.
    The bristles I use are the nylon type from a cheap dustpan and brush set. I find using the nylon does help with the masts keepingg them more rigid and less prone to breaking, however not indestructible.

    There should be a “howto” showing my method and if you take a look at the Trafalgar thread or the repaints threads you will see my ships as I have rigged and ratlined them.
    If I can help further please feel free to contact me.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Ok, thought I had completed the howto, I can only plead raging senility, will get the last part completed , it is third on my list on upcoming jobs after a game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capn Duff View Post
    Hi Salem, I have rigged all of my ships using the “Bristle” method.
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    Just re read this Chris. How could I have missed my chance! If you are using the Bristle method, I will use the Notts method, but only yours will come out all ship shape and Bristle fashion.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Noooooooooo

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    Yusss!

    Just when you thought it was safe to come out.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I use synthetic sewing thread and it does help strengthen the masts. As said above, they are still plastic and can be damaged anyway.

    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?3943-Disaster!

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