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PostSubject: La Reale - French galley   Thu 18 Dec 2014, 8:01 pm

This is a nice little kit from Revell of Germany in 1/450th scale.  It represents the flagship of the French galley corps under King Louis XIV circa 1690's.  There aren't many parts, but it builds up as a cute little piece with the paper banners, flags and canopy provided.  Because of that flambouyant French era, I used some leftover gold leaf to cover the gold areas.  Due to it's small size, the EZLine rigging can easily put a bend in the thin masts, as you might notice.











And a shot with the reference standard.


The tiny models are great for practice in hand painting.

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PostSubject: Re: La Reale - French galley   Thu 18 Dec 2014, 8:28 pm

Very very smart.......

A nice bright little model.

Very well painted Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: La Reale - French galley   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 1:23 am

Nice work. While watching the build on this one, I had no idea it was that small.
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PostSubject: Re: La Reale - French galley   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 4:49 am

Incredibly small for such good detail. I'm guessing the many oars could be used for beating opposition crews to death, if need be.
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PostSubject: Re: La Reale - French galley   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 8:02 am

A really nice job, love the gold leaf. Maybe you could have put a water skier behind the boat.....just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: La Reale - French galley   Sat 31 Jan 2015, 9:19 pm

Really lovely build of such a small scale kit, great work
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PostSubject: Re: La Reale - French galley   Sun 01 Feb 2015, 2:22 am

Looks good Mike, but toooooooooo small for me.

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