Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in


Share | 
 

 Heller 1/75 La Reale De France

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
AuthorMessage
kpnuts
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 957
Join date : 2015-01-29

PostSubject: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Tue 07 Apr 2015, 6:57 pm

Hi all well since I've nearly finished the Spits and the Lanc I thought it was time to start back on the Corvette and this little beauty that I've just taken delivery of, I must say I thought the 1/6 bikes box were huge but even they pale into insignificance when compared to this beast.




That said the box could be half this size









The moulding detail is beautiful











The instructions however could do with some work, one written page in english everything else is in French.









and why put these on the top where they could get creased like this, if theyed been on the bottom this would not have happened


Hopefully I can iron them out.

I have taken a very stupid chance and bought a very (well I think its very expensive) guilding kit just for this. I gulp, am going to try useing real gold leaf wherever the ship has gold. I have never guilded anything in my life so we will see, have I wasted my money, am I going to ruin this kit, stay tunefor the next exciting episode.
Back to top Go down
Geezerman
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3138
Join date : 2013-02-24
Age : 81
Location : Gulf coast of central Florids

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Wed 08 Apr 2015, 11:56 am

Interesting ! Ship looks extremely ornate.

French must love their bling !

Good luck with it !!

Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3093
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Wed 08 Apr 2015, 2:51 pm

Jeez, after seeing another "rowship" here, I can see the amount of work it takes to build a beautiful model ship.  Good luck and take your time.  We'll all be watching and cheering.
Back to top Go down
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2098
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Wed 08 Apr 2015, 3:12 pm

I used the gold leaf on my tiny version and it wasn't as easy as I thought.  The stuff is so fine it flakes apart like crazy.  I suggest you paint the target area gold beforehand so any small bits that flake off aren't noticeable.  Test it out on a something from the spare parts box before you apply it to the ship, too.

Good luck with that, it's a beautifully molded kit.  I'll be watching.
Back to top Go down
kpnuts
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 957
Join date : 2015-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Thu 09 Apr 2015, 8:17 pm

Well here is my first attempt at guilding.









not sure wether to do a wash to highlight the detail or not, dont know if it will kill the shine on the gold, and if I did what colour should i use.
Back to top Go down
coyote
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2013-03-30
Location : Sydney, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Thu 09 Apr 2015, 10:08 pm

This one will look nice on your shelf. I expect it will be very colourful.
Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6748
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Thu 09 Apr 2015, 11:14 pm

Nice job.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2098
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Fri 10 Apr 2015, 2:09 pm

Your gilding came out beautiful. Great job.
Back to top Go down
JohnJ
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1624
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 76
Location : Utah

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Fri 10 Apr 2015, 4:44 pm

Your gold leaf sure looks better than mine did the one time I gave it a try. How about a "how to" ?

_________________
John Johnson

"My second childhood is so much more fun than my first."
Back to top Go down
kpnuts
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 957
Join date : 2015-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Fri 10 Apr 2015, 8:32 pm

Let me get the hang of it first John.
well I've got to the first problem with guilding, getting a crisp line, mind you I still think it looks good




Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6748
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sat 11 Apr 2015, 4:15 pm

Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6385
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 68
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sat 11 Apr 2015, 6:03 pm


_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
kpnuts
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 957
Join date : 2015-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sat 11 Apr 2015, 7:40 pm

Well here is todays efforts, got to say this will be a long long build, but unless I ruin it, it will be a beautiful ship.


















Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3093
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 4:23 pm

Looking really beautiful . . . and B-I-G!!!!  This will be something special when completed!
Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6748
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 6:07 pm

popcorn
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
JohnJ
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1624
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 76
Location : Utah

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 1:26 am

That is going to be one ornate beautiful ship.

_________________
John Johnson

"My second childhood is so much more fun than my first."
Back to top Go down
kpnuts
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 957
Join date : 2015-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 6:07 pm

Hi all here is a bit of an update. I have a big problem with this kit and dont know how much further I can go with it. there is supposed to be 2 sprues number 17 and 2 number 18 but there is only 1 of each, I have emailed Heller and asked for the missing sprues to be sent but have no idea what their customer service is like I'm hopeing they will send them as the kit is useless without them and I will have to bin it otherwise. so will do what I can and hope they will send the parts sooner rather than later.
















Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3093
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Tue 14 Apr 2015, 12:14 am

Thar be one large ship!  Good progress!  Thanx for posting.
Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6748
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Tue 14 Apr 2015, 12:58 am

OH Yes, coming along nicely.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
kpnuts
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 957
Join date : 2015-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Tue 14 Apr 2015, 12:16 pm

Hi thanks for the replys I am going to continue to build what I can on it in the hopes the parts will come I know it could be wasted work but if the parts dont come, maybe I could put it in some sort of dio in dry dock for a refit or something
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6385
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 68
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Tue 14 Apr 2015, 1:12 pm

Looking very nice KP

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
kpnuts
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 957
Join date : 2015-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Wed 15 Apr 2015, 9:17 pm

Here is an update these rib bits are very confusing, dosnt help ther are no english instructions for this bit.








Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6748
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Thu 16 Apr 2015, 6:05 pm

Every update just keeps getting better. Nice work.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
kpnuts
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 957
Join date : 2015-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sat 18 Apr 2015, 3:19 pm

Hi all here is last nights work.
















Back to top Go down
kpnuts
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 957
Join date : 2015-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 19 Apr 2015, 6:01 pm

Hi all here is todays efforts
































Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   

Back to top Go down
 
Heller 1/75 La Reale De France
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 6Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Hasegawa & Airfix/Heller Skyraiders
» Heller/Fujimi E-2C
» Heller Canadair CL-415
» Heller 1/72nd Saab Viggen
» Heller (AMT) KC-135A

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: Works In Progress :: Ships-
Jump to: