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Hi all I won this on ebay and as described the bowsprit was broken, well i've fixed the bowsprit
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to be honest I dont think I will be staring this before my hols in a weeks time but I am excited by the prospect.
the moulding for such an old kit I think is outstanding, its certainly equal to the Heller La reale.
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well I know I shouldn't as were off on hols tomorrow but I couldn't resist
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Just wanted to see how it compared to the heller la reale and I think it is deffo as good, once I've added the black it will be stunning.

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Hi all well back off hols and made a tentative start on this one
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The kit comes with stubby half cannons for the lower decks( I may live to regret this but Ive decided to open up the gun ports and make some whole guns to put behind them, since they are below decks and you wont see much of them they wont need to be too detailed or accurate, and I am only doing one side as they would never do a broadside on both sides, I mean what admiral in his right mind would choose to take the risk of a broadside on both sides at the same time) also it means I've only got to make 30 guns and carriages. I also have to make part decks for one side.
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hi all here is what ive done now
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I wanted to see if what I'd done was worth the effort
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Hi all decided to guild this side before I put the top guns in as it will be harder when they are poking out.
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Hi all did a bit on the gold on this side
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Looks great, love the added details. Can't wait to see more.

David G.

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COOL....Not built many ships....but did build a few Revell from that era. Don't have any built now.....but a few in the stash.

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Hi all here is a very small update on this kit.
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Hi all I've decided to do something different with this and it involves this
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It flickers just like a real candle and the other one is kaput so I developed a cunning plan so, off with the transom
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can you guess where this is going
drilled out the windows
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then removed the rest of the window
yes thats right I'm going to RC it, only joking, lighting up the state cabins.

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Hi all here is tonights update, I've tried to do the cannon anchors and the ammo boxes.

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also tried an experiment with the vac formed sails

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which looks most realistic

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Always wanted to built this but never did. Looks outstanding :) but to much detailing for me(I build slammers in the model car world).

Cheers for showing, J.

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Hi all here is an update on this one. All the guns in place (still got to tie some down) all the closed gunports glued in.

 

 

 

I've discovered that the slots in the grating for the bowsprit tie downs are not there so had to make them.

 

 

 

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Hi all made a start on the water effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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