The spars themselves are made from square dowels that i shaped down using planes to resemble the shape seen aloft on classic sailing ships.
Monday, August 1, 2011
HMS Sophie, WIP Part 2
The next phase in the construction was further work aloft in the rigging. Ive attached the spars to the masts using a system that compromises strength and playability against nautical accuracy. The yards hang from small blocks I made in a similar fashion to the deadeyes of the standing rigging, though with a trench around their perimeter. These are hung via twisted florist wire that will be painted to resemble rope that is wrapped around and through a small hole drilled in the mast. The finished assembly is decorated with actual miniature line to cover my "seams."