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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2015, 12:11:22 am »

Is that to fund your boat building habit!!!!
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2015, 09:02:39 pm »

well it does help.

Hi all I feel I'm getting there now (although this is the point at which it may get shelved (really not looking forward to the rigging) ) I'm sure you must all be getting bored of this by now.















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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2015, 05:09:04 pm »

Well I've done a bit on the rigging no pics as you wouldn't even notice what I've done, the instructions are so complex (even though I have English versions (I think that may even make it worse)) I have an idea I've gone as far as I want with this one.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2015, 07:25:45 pm »


Hi all well I know some of you more used to rigging would probably have this much work don in ten mins but this represents several hours and lots of hair pulling and certain words of a not particularily pleasant nature.















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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2015, 11:44:57 am »

It is your model mate so do as much as you want. All I will say is to take it step by step, pace yourself, be proud of the progress you have made as there is nothing there I can see that looks rubbish, so your efforts are paying off.

The Royal Sovereign may be a a little more complex to rig given the number of masts and sails etc. Here though, you will now have some experience in rigging, and a lot of it is repetition of process.

Slendid work:O)
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2015, 09:20:06 pm »


Hi all here is where I am now.


















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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2015, 10:47:00 pm »

Lovely!
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2015, 10:40:55 am »


Great job!  O0

Where are the RC oarsmen?!?
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2015, 08:55:35 pm »

Hi all you may think I've given up on this but I assure you I've not, I've spent all week on the rigging (not enough to bother posting but enough to drive me insane (I don't remember all the Airfix tall ships I built giving me so much trouble), must be the destructions, hopefully some pics tomorrow. I've done some work on the Royal Sovereign and finished the Honda vfr 750 f but, by the time I've done it, it's too late to post
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2015, 04:22:41 pm »


Hi all as promised here are some pics





















I couldnt find any gold thread to make the fringe round the canopy or the tassles at the end of the flags, so this will have to do

what swmbo dont know cant hurt her Te Hee Hee.
Now I just have to duplicate this on the other side do the rest of the rigging on the main sail then do exactly the same on the front mast and sail.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2015, 09:42:47 pm »

Mum's the word, your secret is safe with us! Looking good, I like all the winding on the shrouds.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2015, 10:25:08 am »


Hi all the flags on the main mast and the fore mast all have tassles on them, the instructions tell you to wind the gold thread round a rod or tube tie them then cut at the furthest point for the tie. well this is my best attempt out of ten

so, after hours of slaving at making a specialist tool for the job I came up with this.

yes I know it looks futuristic and exotic, and I know everyone will want one (especially at the special introductory offer of 50.00) I am expecting huge order numbers so please be patient, anyway here's how it works










a vast improvement on this

I think you will agree.
I will be taking orders for my new tool which I will be calling the Prongy (catchy name dont you agree) I can see lots of other useful ideas for it too hair combing, lock picking, raking the grass just to mention a few So get in first to avoid the rush.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2015, 10:36:03 am »

Brilliant improvisation.  :-))   What model shops will be stocking them ?
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2015, 07:44:45 pm »

Robert Dyas has a stock, and you can get a whole set of 'Prongys' including blunt cuttters and rabbit glue heating scoops!

Cheque is in the post KP :-))
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2015, 08:01:31 pm »

Blimey it don't take long for the black market to jump on the band waggon I don't supply Robert dyas, oh well I have another invention in the pipeline, it's a round disc you can put hot or cold food on, so you don't get saw dust mixed up with it, it's made of a hard substance I'm calling hard shiney white stuff.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #65 on: May 31, 2015, 09:18:43 pm »

Still watching, still enjoying.... and laughing  {-)

Nice job

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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #66 on: June 01, 2015, 09:51:50 pm »

Nah, it'll never take off (Except at Greek weddings maybe:O)
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #67 on: June 02, 2015, 07:58:56 pm »


Hi all yippee one mast and sail done.


















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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #68 on: June 02, 2015, 08:19:35 pm »

Really really lovely looking ship KP! Nearly there.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #69 on: June 03, 2015, 07:14:42 pm »


Hi all I've just realised there are 24 more tassles to make for this kit, its becoming an epic build not sure I'm not sure it will be finished in my lifetime.






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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #70 on: June 03, 2015, 09:41:04 pm »

Unless you are 111 years old, I reckon you will get this and many other models completed before even your fingers give out.

You know how to to them, so they won't take so long to 'Tasselate'!
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #71 on: June 05, 2015, 07:11:29 pm »


I've sat down at the table 3 times tonight and done nothing, is this what it feels like to lose your mojo not felt like this before I love modeling but don't seem to have any interest when I sit down
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2015, 09:14:06 pm »

That happens all the time.  You get a good run of progress, then somehow run out of puff.  No worries.  Leave it be for a while and you'll soon be itching to finish her off.  Nearly there !!!!

Question:  Are there dozens of oars to go in ?  She's obviously a galley.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #73 on: June 05, 2015, 11:06:08 pm »

I know the feeling KP. I have a squillion lorries and tanks to put together, several to finish, lots of little Turdor ships to complete but nerry a sign of the Mojo. have a rest and read a book for a few days then it will start to resurface.
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Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
« Reply #74 on: June 06, 2015, 08:18:54 am »

Thanks guys. Yep there are 32 oars to go in.
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