Well I just wanted to tell everyone that knows me,that I will be going to the very dark side.
I received a model of a sailing ship,mainly the "Charles W. Morgan" whaler ship by Revel.
It was first produced in 1968.This is my very first sailing rigged ship and I would really like your help with a few questions I have.
Since I have no idea on what the terminology of each item on a ship,of this type it is as if someone was trying to tell a very novice modeler what lug nuts are on a car.
So with this in mind I have some question on the subject;
1.I would really like to know who makes aftermarket items for this ship model?
2.With all the rigging involved,are there special string needed to do the rigging or do you use stretched sprue?
3.I was on the USS Constitution here in Boston and I noticed that the ladders that go up the masts are made of rope,how does someone make them?
4.Do they come in a kit made for sailing ships?
5.Are there super detailed sets for these type of sailing ships?
Like I said,I have NEVER built a sailing ship before but would love to know how to.If you tell me what I need,please tell me as if I was a 3rd grader so I will understand.I'm not stupid,I just don't know anything on this subject,but would really like to learn.I have built military ships in 1/700th scale but never a rigged sailing ship.
So I would and need all of your help,please!