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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #100 on: June 26, 2015, 09:09:47 pm »

Just had a thought . . .   As you have some of the oars you could use a few to make a mould, then resin cast the extra ones you need.  At least that way they will be exact copies.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #101 on: June 26, 2015, 09:12:56 pm »

What ever you do, the scratch built one looks very good. Kudos to your efforts mate.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #102 on: June 26, 2015, 09:13:41 pm »

Thanks a great idea but I have no idea how to do resin moulding.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #103 on: June 26, 2015, 09:15:44 pm »

Thanks must admit not looking forward to the other 15. I really an peed off with Heller
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #104 on: June 27, 2015, 08:58:17 pm »

Once you have a process going, they will not take that long. You know what materials you need and their sizes, so you have a pattern and the materials so all shouls go smoothly.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #105 on: June 29, 2015, 10:17:06 pm »

Hi all well thanks to some help the parts are coming.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #106 on: June 29, 2015, 10:32:36 pm »

Good for you Ken.

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2015, 07:27:54 pm »


hi all well I'm as happy as a frog on a lilly pad the parts have arrived an idea can finally finish this build, thanks for sticking with it and giving me the enthusiasm to keep going. Hope you will all stay to the bitter end
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #108 on: July 11, 2015, 07:55:17 pm »

No worries Ken, you are nearly there. I am pleased that Heller stepped up and did the decent thing. A bit of negative publicity often helps.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2015, 10:29:31 pm »

After all the drama, at least you have a positive result.  Can't wait to see the finished model.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2015, 03:07:59 pm »


Hi all a small update, everyone was telling me the sails should not be billowing in different directions, contrary to the instructions and the fact that the sails are vac formed and can only but put on that way, I decided to make sure its right I would do the fore mast sail furled.









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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #111 on: July 12, 2015, 08:40:55 pm »

That is becoming an astounding model Ken.

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #112 on: July 13, 2015, 08:23:43 am »

Good call on the sails Ken, your furled sail looks very good - is it tissue or cloth?  And the whole model is going to be stunning.  I hope you have a prime site reserved for display - is there going to be a display case? I guess with the oars in place the model spreads over a pretty large area so a case would be a monster!

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #113 on: July 13, 2015, 03:33:01 pm »

No case don't know what I will do with it when done done, probably end up in thecspares drawer depends on missus, she wouldn't let me scrap it when I lost interest in it. Nor would she let me put rockets on it and turn it into a space galleon, funny it's the first model she's really showed an interest in, personally I will just be glad to finish it (although I am altering the oars a bit). As I said once they are built I rapidly loose interest in them.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #114 on: July 13, 2015, 07:51:32 pm »

It sounds like you will have to be interested in it for a little while after completion to sort out a permanent home:O)
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #115 on: July 19, 2015, 09:54:50 am »


Hi all a little update on the Reale, I thought I would try to improve the way the rowers handles are depicted.













so, only 29 more to go
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #116 on: July 20, 2015, 09:00:31 pm »

Nice! The extra work has paid dividends ken. Have you made a drilling jig to halpe speed up your hole drilling?
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #117 on: July 20, 2015, 09:09:23 pm »

No I couldn't think of a way, I've drawn on a board a line where each hole should be and glued a stop on it, I put the oar up against the stop then make a mark with my knife where the hole should be then use the tip of the knife to make a centre mark, then drill the hole, not very efficient but I'm not a very talented modeler, that's my excuse, and I'm stocking to it.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #118 on: July 20, 2015, 09:11:40 pm »

Going by the super detailing you are doing with her, methinks you are beng modest:O)
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #119 on: July 20, 2015, 09:18:38 pm »

Nope that's the only extra detail I've put on this kit. To be honest I am thinking of jacking it all in, I am running out of room so I put my scratch built mississippi sternwheeler on ebay with other kits, I recon they are all destined for the bin as no interest at all and the auction finishes on Wednesday.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #120 on: July 20, 2015, 09:55:36 pm »

Please do not allow yourself to become discouraged.  It is a truly lovely model and should be displayed with pride.  As for those auctions, often it takes more than one 'session' to move something, especially if it is unusual.   :}
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #121 on: July 23, 2015, 08:27:53 pm »

Hi all well here is an update on this build someone told me the clew? was missing, well apparently this is it (the loose flap of sail from the furled sail)in the first picture.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #122 on: July 24, 2015, 08:20:47 pm »

Bloody gorgeous Ken. I wish you well on the auctions and hope the bin does not profit in any way.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #123 on: July 24, 2015, 09:22:22 pm »

The auctions my friend were a waste of time and a complete insult the stern wheeler went for 10.50 and the bikes went for 3.70 each I will be binning all the rest.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #124 on: July 24, 2015, 09:56:26 pm »

I am very sorry to hear that Ken. 10.50! Well, I hope they know what a skilled builder put into it.
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