United States frigate Constitution

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Image of Constitution's forward deck details

Constitution ready for shrouds, boom, gaff and rigging. Chainplates and hammock rails are among many other details added.

Image of Constitution being rigged

Model after the standing rigging has been started, most primary stays on the model. Main and top shroud ratlines coming together below.

Image of Constitution continuing to being rigged

Each model is rigged from deck level up, very much like the original ship would have been rigged. Not simply to do as they did, but with the purpose of creating the correct tension and set up an equilibrium of the triangular forces to create the right attitude and support to the spars. Forces at scale are quite a bit different, but the concept is still similar.


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