San Felipe’s Cannon

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In October, I received a commission to rig a model of the San Felipe, produced by Panart of Italy. The model has a drawn out history. It began as a kit purchased by a gentleman about 20 years. After realizing that he would never be able to tackle the model, he found someone to build it for him. That didn’t work out very well and years later, he found another person to work on the model. Unfortunately, that person got too sick to finish it, and that’s where I came into the picture.

The model arrived pretty much complete except for the rigging, though the shrouds were rigged. After starting work, I found there were several issues and, after a discussion with the owner, the project was expanded to include a repair of the guns on deck, and redoing a few details.

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My goal is to get the work finished by April.

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