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Frigata Espanol

This model belonged to a former member of our marine modelers club and when his estate asked us to help find new homes for all of his models I decided this was a model I wanted in my collection so purchased it from the estate.  On inspection I discovered that because of the age of the model all of the rigging and sails had lost their structural integrity.  Also, most of the fittings and decorations which were made of plastic crumbled when handled.  As a result all of these things had to be replaced.

 

The model as it looked when I purchased it.

 

In this image the restorations to the hull, masts and yards are complete.  All of the rigging lines are fastened to
their point of origin and waiting to be belayed.