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Revell Thermopylae
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 03:38 PM UTC
Looks very nice, i like the wood effect on the deck. Well done so far
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 01:08 AM UTC
Hi all here is tonight bit









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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 12:04 AM UTC
Hi all done a bit more to this one.









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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 01:17 AM UTC
Very nice work
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 05:52 PM UTC
Hi all here is the next update












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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 10:22 AM UTC
Great progress Ken!! Really taking shape with the first masts installed!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, February 05, 2016 - 10:09 PM UTC
Hi all here I another update (think I've managed to hide the black around the rear cabin area now)








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Posted: Monday, February 08, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
Looks good Ken, very nice progress!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 01:05 AM UTC
Hi all another update on this one.






JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:31 AM UTC
The chains and the rigging forward (jib boom?!?) look really good Ken!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 01:49 AM UTC
Wow Ken

just found and read through this-another great kit!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 01:27 AM UTC
Well I'm so cross with myself, went to do some rigging on this and dropped it, snapped off the rear mast broke the shrouds on the fore mast snapped some of the rigging on the bowsprit, a few of the hatches have come off, broken some of the stanchions round the top of the rear cabin. luckily nothing that cant be fixed but its put me back quite a bit, Grrrr and no one to blame but my butter fingers. I could almost swear, flippin heck, blimey and fiddle sticks (sorry for the profanities there)
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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 06:40 AM UTC
Been there, done that!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:46 AM UTC
Hi all well repairs made.
This believe it or not was the worst bit ( I glued that wheel on at least half a dozen times)

and made a bit more progress


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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 02:30 AM UTC
Looking good there Ken! I had to play some catch up on the thread....nice to see the rat lines going on!! Keep up the good work!!
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 01:18 AM UTC
Hi all here is tonight update may I first say anyone contemplating this ship, please read the rigging instructions alongside the build instructions and dont leave them till the end, as you can plainly see I have not done that and still I've made things extremely awkward for myself, there is some rigging from the main mast to the four iron rings in the deck which now I have the belaying pin racks and the foremast shrouds in place will be extremely difficult to attatch.
anyway here is where I'm at now.




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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 04:19 PM UTC
Where do you find the time for all these great models Ken?
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:32 PM UTC
Ken,

great recovery and nice progress!! She is coming together very nicely!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:38 AM UTC
Well actually I do have a time machine, I do a bit stop time then do lots then start time again,honest.
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 03:00 PM UTC

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Well actually I do have a time machine, I do a bit stop time then do lots then start time again,honest.



I wouldn't mind one of those-are they available online?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 01:55 AM UTC
Ahoy Ken

Great work thus far and really nice recovery after the damage.


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 02:59 AM UTC
Thanks, actually they are available (time machines) but they are pricey, had to take a second mortgage out for mine, still, worth it, only 4 mill, mine is the basic version though.
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:10 PM UTC
Hi all here is the next update on this








Baring in mind these are almost Identical scales (the thermop is 1/96 and the soliel is 1/100) I still cant believe how much heavier and bulkier and cumbersom the soliel was (I mean I know she had to be able to withstand cannon fire and such) but she must have been sooooooo slooooowwwww


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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:22 PM UTC
Definitiv taking shape Ken!

Excellent job on the rigging! -and a very impressive comparison between the Thermopylae and your 'ship of the line'!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 05:39 AM UTC
Very nice work - thanks for sharing.