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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2016, 03:54:30 pm »

Hi all here is todays bit.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2016, 08:47:19 pm »

Good show :-))
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2016, 08:01:07 pm »


Hi all here is the next update.








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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2016, 08:04:32 pm »


Hi all here is tonights bit, I've corrected another flaw of this kit There is a big gap in the knee of the head (which according to the experts would not hold the weight of the head and should have been filled with carvings of some sort ) here is the gap

and (since i'm no carver her is my fix, I know its not very elaborate but it fills the hole)






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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2016, 10:12:07 pm »

It is still effective though Ken, and it fixes a honker of a flaw in the kit.

Good fix :-))

Watching that interior design show thisevening I was amazed to see one of the designers putting silver leaf up on a wall using PVA. I automatically thought of you and how you are using the proper materials and getting an excellent effect. I appreciate she had a budget and that they are all into distressed furniture and tromp l'oeil but you have the superior finish by far.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2016, 10:22:11 pm »

I should think pva glue will cause the silver to tarnish isn't pva alcaline, may look good now but give it a couple of weeks.
Wouldn't matter on this as I'm using actual gold so not affected by alcaline
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2016, 10:26:50 pm »

The silver looked a bit tarnished now you mention it. Oops.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2016, 07:38:24 pm »


Hi all here is my next update.
Anchor ropes made and some of the superstructure made

















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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2016, 08:23:54 pm »

Let the marathon rigging job begin.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2016, 08:32:08 pm »

Oh I'm a long way off rigging.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #60 on: March 05, 2016, 05:13:33 pm »


Hi all here is todays efforts. The rear galleries should be open (in fact even on the boxart they are open) so I've cut them out(very nail biting as one slip and I could have ruined them) now I just have to do the floor on the 2 galleries.




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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2016, 02:07:43 pm »

So what did the assembly instructions show the bow to look like compared to the actual kit, does it even show the bow detailed up?
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2016, 06:10:23 pm »

The instructions show the bow with the hole, this kit is notorious for its flaws, heller basically copied the incomplete model in the museum and some bits which were missing they either invented bits to go there or just left them out, hence the hole in the beak, I will correct what my megre talents allow but there are a lot I just don't have the skills to takle though.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2016, 07:54:14 pm »


Hi all here is tonight update
















Here is the thing they suggest you mount this beautiful ship on






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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2016, 08:58:25 pm »

Hm, she is deserving of a fine piece of Oak or Elm to rest on.

The model is starting to look very majestic.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2016, 08:11:47 pm »


Hi all here is the next update, I wanted to add some detail to the cannons which can be seen so, after a great suggestion from ballastankisan on how to make them I made some eyelets for the tie down ropes.




































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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #66 on: March 19, 2016, 09:52:55 pm »

They look good Ken. I like your development of the idea by cutting them on the nail as then they do not ping away into the far distance o onto the carpet.

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2016, 07:57:30 pm »


Hi all here is the next update on this.
Made a little jig for putting the tie down rings in the same place every time.



















yes I know I've missed some painting on the front of the decks but will sort that soon.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2016, 09:21:41 pm »

The jig is a genius idea. Are the rings held in by a little interference pressure or some other way Ken?

You could write a book with all these good ideas for modellers.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2016, 10:10:18 pm »

The slots are filled with white tack so the rings stick to that, as for a book it would,nt even make one Page.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2016, 03:11:09 pm »

Hi all here is another update




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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2016, 06:25:28 pm »

Gorgeous work on the ropes for the guns Ken :-)) It is getting very detailed.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2016, 06:52:38 pm »

Yes superb work, can't wait to start on mine, I'm fed up of painting marines ;)
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #73 on: April 11, 2016, 08:55:07 pm »

So are you populating this with crew, yours would be under twice as big as mine (22/24mm compared to 11/12mm).   {-)
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #74 on: April 12, 2016, 07:12:48 am »

Not seen any for this period of time in this scale or I would.
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