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Revell Thermopylae
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 02:55 PM UTC
Great work as always Ken!

nice comparison on size too: one a battlewagon the other a sports car
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 12:06 AM UTC
Hi all well this must be jinxed I went to get an hour in tonight and have had a catastrophe, now I've got several hours of remedial work, it's now back in the outhouse while I calm down.

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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 04:12 AM UTC
Bummer - been there, done that!
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 07:11 AM UTC
I'm building one of them aero-plane thingies...an SBD. I've broken off the aerial mast more times than I can remember.

And tonight, as I was finishing the build, I came to the last piece, the pitot tube, and dropped it. I don't have a carpet monster, but I do have a cable monster. Gone forever.

Pretty proud of myself though. I used a candle and sprue to make one...and it doesn't look half bad.

I'm sure you'll be able to put things to rights!!!

LCB
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 08:52 AM UTC
Oh wow - - I can truly feel your pain, Ken!! That's too bad... I hope you'll be able to keep the rigging!!

Good luck and even more patience with your recovery! You'll do it!!
Keep up your good spirit!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 03:03 PM UTC
Oh no! Ken I feel your pain!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 10:41 PM UTC
Reminds me of the whale watching boat that hit the seawall across our pier in San Diego the other day!

--Karl
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:59 AM UTC
Well repairs made and a small update, I really hope I don't have any further catastrophe's





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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 06:46 AM UTC
Nice work.
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 02:57 PM UTC
Nice work Ken.

I hope you don't have anymore catastrophe's as well
kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:00 AM UTC
Hi all, well I needed to do something to take my mind off things so decided to start the ratlines (actually I found it very relaxing)





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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 01:02 AM UTC
Wish I had seen this before. I have had both Cutty Sark and Thermopylae in my stash for many a year. So long the boxes are falling apart! I did however build the old Pedro Nunes from the same series. Basically a white Cutty Sark but rigged as a barque.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 02:47 AM UTC
The rigging is a nice addition Ken
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 06:03 AM UTC
Hello there.

Captain Catastrophe I presume?

Looks like you are having lots of fun with this one Ken. I am coming to the end of my Snowberry and just found this blog, which is good as I have a Cutty Sark in the stash and figure it would be good for practicing rigging BEFORE I submit myself to the Heller Victory build..

I will be following this build closely, except hopefully the disaster parts (hopefully). Keep up the great work. I remember when I was a little younger back in the 1960's our next door neighbour built one of these.

But that is a long time ago and there are lots of much better solutions for things like dead eyes etc available now, but this one I think I will build OOB but take your advice and drill out the eyes and holes before I try and attach or thread them.

Cheers and keep up the great work,
Warren
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:52 AM UTC
Hi all more progress on the Thermopylae

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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 07:33 PM UTC
Hi Ken,

that looks really impressive - I like the rigging! And no more catastrophes, I hope!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00 PM UTC
Hi all got the rear railings on and made a start on the aft mast ratlines connections.



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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 10:13 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

good to see you're working on your Thermopylae again, as well - she's a very nice build!

And how tiny she looks next to your other build on the table...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 02:20 AM UTC
good to see this one moving along too Ken!
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 04:26 PM UTC
Hello Ken,

Any updates? I see there hasn't been any posts in a while.

Tim
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:46 PM UTC
Hi all well this is back on the bench (hoping to finish it by October, a bit optimistic butbi will try)
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:21 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

good to see you back here and some progress on your Thermopylae! Looking forward to see her grow!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
Will be good to see this one finished Ken
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:37 PM UTC
Hi all here is the progress so far.



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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 02:46 AM UTC
Oh boy...after the damage that happened to the bowsprit, you'd still set this model on the back of some overstuffed cushions!?? If I did that, it would be a disaster that would occur in three...two...o

Other than that, things look great. Glad to see progress is being made!