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Heller 1/100 17 Century ship of the line
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 05:02 PM UTC
Both awesome builds, Hellers Soleil is on my wishlist for decades.
This detail painting is impressive !
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:39 AM UTC
Hi all here is the next update, 12 of the lower deck cannons, not done much detail work on the carriages as they wont be seen, and done some of the deck furniture, next job to drill the holes out for the gun door ropes( that is going to take some time 104 guns X 2 208 holes then I have to try and think of a way to make the rings for the gun port doors for the ropes to go through.








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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:26 AM UTC
OMG Ken! 104 guns!

and i thought WW2 battle wagons were repetitious at times

looking great though
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 03:37 AM UTC
I will admit I'm only having all the guns out on one side but I still have all the gun port doors closed or open to do.
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 01:52 AM UTC
Hi all here is the next update, I needed to drill the holes for the gun port doors ropes, but I wanted them all in the same place so I made a jig.










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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 08:51 PM UTC
Hi all here is todays bit.




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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:34 PM UTC
Very nice work Ken! -but certainly somewhat tedious...

Your wood-replication looks absolutely awesome!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 04:14 PM UTC
more great work, Ken

as Jan said, looks tedious, but you're handling it well
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 12:57 AM UTC
Hi all here is the next update.




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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 01:02 AM UTC
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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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 11:59 PM UTC
Hi all here is my next update.
Anchor ropes made and some of the superstructure made











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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2016 - 10:11 PM UTC
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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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 04:52 AM UTC
Getting better 'n better Ken
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 12:50 AM UTC
Hi all here is tonight update








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



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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 03:17 PM UTC
They really knew how to build 'em hey Ken
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 01:06 AM UTC
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 a member elsewhere on how to make them I made some eyelets for the tie down ropes.


















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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:53 AM UTC
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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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 04:02 PM UTC
Clever stuff with the jig, there Ken
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 10:53 PM UTC
Impressive work Ken,

She is coming on superbly.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 07:07 PM UTC
Hi all here is another update




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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 04:12 PM UTC
This beast is huge, Ken!

coming along nicely though
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 10:32 PM UTC
Ken,

some great work going on here!! Your jig is a smart solution, and yes!! She IS big!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:24 AM UTC
Hi all well still on this, not much to show, I seem to have lost any skill I had, this is looking so shabby, showed so much potential when I started it, I thought the wood effect was great (I know bit big headed but I did think it was a good effect) seems to have gone down hill since then, sorry.



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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 04:25 PM UTC

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Hi all well still on this, not much to show, I seem to have lost any skill I had, this is looking so shabby, showed so much potential when I started it, I thought the wood effect was great (I know bit big headed but I did think it was a good effect) seems to have gone down hill since then, sorry.



don't let it get you down Ken, we all have good days and bad days
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 09:57 PM UTC
Dito what Russ says - and your shiny gold work still looks impressive, Ken!!

Cheers,
Jan