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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #125 on: July 26, 2015, 12:28:07 pm »

Hi all the bloke came to collect bikes today, nice chap, was impressed with them, and insisted that I took another tenner for them.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #126 on: July 29, 2015, 08:20:32 pm »

Hi all didn't like the oar handle, too irregular, so browsing the net I found these, they are OO gauge steps (1/87) so near enough.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #127 on: July 31, 2015, 08:04:01 pm »


Hi all, well I think I'm on the last leg of this build, this is half way there with the oars

just these left to do

every single oar has this huge seam on it, so, only32 to sort


I really feel this is nearing the end now, once I add the oars it will be huge, no idea what I will do with it when done, I had my warspite dio in the local library, but now thats back due to the library re-utilising the areas and no longer having room for it (a polite way of saying no one was interested in it) so now I've got that back too. argh I have no room.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #128 on: August 02, 2015, 06:10:08 pm »

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #129 on: August 02, 2015, 10:07:36 pm »

The effort of making the new oar details and cleaning all the mould lines off was worth it. Looking awesome.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #130 on: August 03, 2015, 08:37:51 am »

Looking better and better!   :-)) :-))

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #131 on: August 04, 2015, 07:03:43 pm »

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #132 on: August 04, 2015, 09:54:37 pm »

Kudos to you Ken for making the effort to get it right. It will only add more pazazz to the finished model. I would have the mantlepiece remodelled to show the model off properly :-)
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #133 on: August 05, 2015, 03:54:21 pm »

Hi all well the advantage of taking my boss to have her hair done is it gives  me 5 hrs sitting in the car, so I've bought a bag of oars and glue with me so looking forward to hours of glueing oars.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #134 on: August 05, 2015, 09:55:45 pm »

How did it go? 5 hours for a hair do? That is a serious head topiary.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #135 on: August 05, 2015, 10:05:10 pm »

Oh it's not just hair do whilst she's there in Harrods she does a bit of shopping too, done all but four of them, that's removing the old ones and glueing the new ones on so nearly ready for painting.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #136 on: August 06, 2015, 08:22:31 pm »


Hi all I've been racking my brains trying to think of a way to do the tassels round the canopy, I cant find any which match the cord I've done the flags on the mast with, so,came up with this.
take a piece of double sided tape and stick it to a piece of paper

tack that each end to a lollipop stick

wind the gold thread round the lollipop stick

Cut along the edge

then glue in place









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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #137 on: August 06, 2015, 10:38:51 pm »

Great idea. basically taking the way to make tassels and miniaturising it with added security.

Brill!
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #138 on: August 07, 2015, 09:07:09 pm »


Dun da da da,da its finished
I will post better pics tomorrow but here she is.
I few suggestions for anyone building this, don't glue the trumpets on the angels on the stern till the kit is finished( cant count the number of times I've knocked them off). do not glue the side railings on till the end they were constantly getting in the way making it difficult on numerous occasions, and most annoyingly including the rigging stage, I know you tie some of the rigging off onto it but you could always tie off to the framework some where temporarily.
other than that it is a great kit and all goes together well.



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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #139 on: August 07, 2015, 10:18:45 pm »

Congratulations, looks superb. So glad you stuck the whole course.
Question:  Are the oars removable for display?  It all looks incredibly vulnerable to damage in a living room.  Beware the wife's feather duster !
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #140 on: August 08, 2015, 09:20:11 am »

A friend of mine has a glass case on the floor with a boat in it that they use as a coffee table. You obviously already have a coffee table so that may not be a good idea in your case.

She has come up brilliantly Ken. Your work with gold leaf has turned what could have been a bit clunky and ordinary to the next level of brightness and detail. I love the colours that seem not to be too bright, and so reflecting reality.

I take my hat of to you sir for sticking with it as you worried us a few weeks ago when it sounded like the bin might get it!

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #141 on: August 08, 2015, 10:02:37 am »


I also take my hat to you for such persistence.  We followed you all the way.

Well done a super build.    :-))

Cheers

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #142 on: August 08, 2015, 11:34:17 am »


Hi all here's some better pics.







































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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #143 on: August 08, 2015, 07:19:42 pm »

I cannot add to my former comments Ken!
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #144 on: August 10, 2015, 11:45:29 am »

Well done Ken.  A beautiful model, all the more creditable for the effort it took to get it finished.

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #145 on: September 04, 2015, 08:48:33 pm »

Hi all just a quick update,my bosses husband said he would buy the Royal Sovereign but that this was too big was talking to him the other day and mentioned the Greenwich maritime museum said they wanted it but did not have the room, but would I resubmit it next year as they are constantly changing their displays. He told me today he will buy it (no mention of price), what would I ask for I can't keep it for a year, don't have the room (incidentally i told my boss I had got the Airfix Wasa off ebay and she wants me to build that for her. Actually as I was typing this he came up they've both gone for 400.00 I am well chuffed, I'm sure I could have got more but hey, two models out of the way and money for more, still have to finish the Sovriegn, and of course, start a finish the Wasa, I love modeling
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #146 on: September 04, 2015, 10:33:00 pm »

 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Result!   And well deserved.   O0 O0


Oh, and don't forget to show us Wasa as she grows out of that pile of plastic!
 

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« Reply #147 on: September 05, 2015, 03:19:56 pm »

Brilliant Ken. I echo Greg's comment and look forward to seeing your next build.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #148 on: October 11, 2015, 10:18:02 am »


Hi all well getting this one back in a sorry state, went down to feed the birds and empty the bins this morning. Rolf tried to take it to his house in frinton yesterday, didn't even get it out of the hall broke lots of oars off the anchor post lots of railings, a lot of the rigging is slack so he's busted something there as well, he thinks I will just go down with a tube of superglue and stick it all back on, not that simple a lot of the guilding was pulled off when the oars and railings came off so that will have to be redone(a real pain as lots of bits were stuck on after the guilding ) I will take some pics when I get it home.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #149 on: October 11, 2015, 03:52:15 pm »

Oh bleep :((
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