I wanted to try something that would force some learning for my build, so I opted for soldered brass on the masts & bowsprit. It's been decades since I used a soldering iron, and doing the masts this way sounded like a good opportunity to re-learn the skill.
So I did the bowsprit as an experiment today. It's FAR from perfect, but all things considered, I'm pretty happy with it.
The picture is taken on the 1/8 inch hardwood base that I'll be modeling the water on.
Next comes the masts...