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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Tue 09 Jun 2015, 5:59 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Tue 09 Jun 2015, 6:10 pm

That really is a stunning piece KP. DO NOT enter it in this months MOM LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Tue 09 Jun 2015, 7:09 pm

No chance of that, I will leave that to the better modelers, thought I would have a break from the rigging so decided to do the steps, they are supposed to have hand rails but they were so fine one was snapped on the sprue and one broke cutting it off the sprue so will have to make a couple out of copper wire












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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Wed 10 Jun 2015, 5:37 pm

1001Really enjoying this build. Keep after it.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Thu 11 Jun 2015, 8:20 pm

Hi all here is as far as i can go its the side arms for her


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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Fri 12 Jun 2015, 5:11 pm

Admire your fortitude!
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sat 13 Jun 2015, 3:16 pm

Hi all was looking at this today and noticed the mast was bent.

so I thought how can I fix that and a cunning plan developed.
first break the top of the mast off then drill out a hole in the top of the mast and insert brass rod then reglue the top on








since this pic I decided I dont like the fore mast sail so have removed it was thinking of removing the main sail as well but my missus says no, what do you think would they have had one sail down and not the other or would they both be up or down.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sat 20 Jun 2015, 11:51 am

It's a winner either way. But I like the idea of it fully sailed.

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sat 20 Jun 2015, 6:15 pm

I like the sails, but will agree with Clay, It's a winner either way.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 21 Jun 2015, 2:15 pm

With square rigged sails, they would sometimes have only the upper sails unfurled. It seems confusing that Heller molded the sails one filled with air from the left while the other is filled from the right. Wind direction must be directly from the rear, I guess. IMO it would be perfectly alright to only have the center sail working.

Beautiful job.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:43 am

Hi all I've just emailed heller explaining to the person who dealt with the parts problem last time that I am a member of several forums that this build is posted on, and that it doesn't look good on Heller's part when I can't say when the build will restart.
But I've had a great idea, I love the sleek lines of the hull, what if I put some rockets on the side and turned her into a space galleon.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 5:52 pm

Well I decided to have a go at making the missing parts and after 2 hrs and on my third attempt, this is what I have



I'm quite pleased with it, its a bit crude but when its installed I dont think it will notice too much.
I know one thing I will never buy another heller kit. its not the kits (the kwak apart) they are great kits I've loved the La Reale, its their complete ignorance I've sent 2 emails just asking would they let me know even if they are going to send the parts, not one single reply to 8 emails, now I call that down right rude. I intend to send one more email informing them that they are not the only kit manufacturer out there and if they treat all their customers the way they have treated me I wont be the only customer they loose.(since they obviously ignore emails it probably wont do any good but it will make me feel better) You don't buy model kit and expect to have to make the parts yourself. Rant over so only 15 more of these babys to make
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 7:51 pm

Top drawer modelling KP.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 12 Jul 2015, 3:01 pm

Hi all a small update, everyone was telling me the sails should not be billowing in different directions, contrary to the instructions and the fact that the sails are vac formed and can only but put on that way, I decided to make sure its right I would do the fore mast sail furled.






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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 12 Jul 2015, 6:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 12 Jul 2015, 7:57 pm

Just caught up and this build is simply stunning! Great job!
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 19 Jul 2015, 10:04 am

Hi all a little update on the Reale, I thought I would try to improve the way the rowers handles are depicted.









so, only 29 more to go
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 19 Jul 2015, 11:15 am

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 19 Jul 2015, 2:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Sun 19 Jul 2015, 4:27 pm

Super job, looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Thu 23 Jul 2015, 8:29 pm

Hi all well here is an update on this build someone told me the clew? was missing, well apparently this is it (the loose flap of sail from the furled sail)in the first picture.







I've added all the cannons now as well.





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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Thu 23 Jul 2015, 8:44 pm

BEAUTIFL Kp!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Fri 24 Jul 2015, 5:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Wed 29 Jul 2015, 8:22 pm

Hi all didn't like the oar handle, too irregular, so browsing the net I found these, they are OO gauge steps (1/87) so near enough.



But as you can see they are too wide



so with my guage



I whittled them down a bit



cut to length



split



and with a little bit of fettling they will all look the same now

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Wed 29 Jul 2015, 10:31 pm

1001That's slick, good job.
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