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PostSubject: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Sun 27 Dec 2015, 5:11 pm

Hi all i received this infamous kit as a present from my missus (note from the title I will only be correcting those errors my megre skills and even megerer knowledge will allow) that said as I'm building just a generic ship of the line it will end up being exactly right.

I have today ordered some gold leaf for this kit as it worked so well on the La Reale and the Royal Sovriegn, I have some copper leaf and brass leaf, wish I could find some bronze leaf for the canons (does anyone know how I could colour brass leaf to look like bronze).

I know everyone will be saying get good am blocks and tackle also bin the thread and get some proper stuff, but, the missus has said keep the costs down, also I feel why spend more on am stuff than the kit cost, so will be investing in bees wax and apart from the gold leaf all else will be oob (apart from maybe some scratch building.






the molding is as exquisite as it was on the La Reale.



























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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Sun 27 Dec 2015, 9:18 pm

Beautiful kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Sun 27 Dec 2015, 9:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Mon 28 Dec 2015, 11:45 am

Can anyone workout my first problem(It's a biggie, wont be able to go far with this at the moment )
You would think I would have learnt with heller by now (check everything, then check it again.

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Mon 28 Dec 2015, 12:09 pm

OMG they have given you two Portside hull halves. I've never seen that happen before, but I have only ever built 3 Heller ships. Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Mon 28 Dec 2015, 4:51 pm

Hi all well I cant do much more than this(of course when the gold comes will get more done) I really am peed off though, I know from experience it will be weeks before I get the replacement hull half, stuff like this is really frustrating.
















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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Mon 28 Dec 2015, 5:17 pm

Wow, that's gonna be tough to overcome. LOl
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Tue 05 Jan 2016, 6:20 pm

Hi all well the gold leaf has arrived for this but will leave any guilding untill\if the other hull side turns up.





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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Tue 05 Jan 2016, 6:33 pm

You could just build an open hull cut away model showing the highly detailed interior:)
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Wed 20 Jan 2016, 8:19 pm

Hi all well the part is coming, so here is 2 nights of guilding run out of gold leaf now, will have to order some more)












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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Thu 21 Jan 2016, 4:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Fri 22 Jan 2016, 9:21 pm

here's tonight's update










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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Sat 23 Jan 2016, 1:53 pm

Hi all I've finished one of the rear gallerys so I thought a lot of the detail was hidden so added an oil wash to them












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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Sat 23 Jan 2016, 3:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Sat 23 Jan 2016, 4:26 pm

Man that is a ton of work. Very cool, good luck with the rest of the build.

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Sat 23 Jan 2016, 4:33 pm

I really like the gold leaf, but have absolutely no idea how to do it. I would certainly appreciate a "how to" on the gold leaf technique.

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Thu 28 Jan 2016, 7:43 pm

Hi all here is my first modification










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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Thu 28 Jan 2016, 8:28 pm

I have a question.  Is all gold leaf removed from areas to be painted or can you paint over bits?  If the paint is thinned, can you let it flow into small areas and can you wipe foiled areas if paint gets on them?  I can't imagine the careful work in foiling itself considering how thin it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Fri 29 Jan 2016, 3:35 pm

Can't imagine how much it takes to burnish that small of details.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Sat 30 Jan 2016, 7:08 pm

ditto what Bruce said.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 8:49 pm

Hi all well all the guilding is done Just waiting on the hull now




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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Mon 15 Feb 2016, 11:10 am

Hi all well it's amazing the effect threatening to sue, not just for the cost of the kit but also compensation can have. Special delivery today the hull half arrived(no letter of apology or even a note just the box with the hull in it)
So looks like it's back on then.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Mon 15 Feb 2016, 11:48 am

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Mon 15 Feb 2016, 5:51 pm

Great News.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line   Mon 15 Feb 2016, 7:42 pm

Hi all well now the hull half is here I'm like a cat with 2 tails, so my first job to remove the moulded plimsole line (I'm raising it a bit to improve the look) (seen it done elsewhere (davidk's build) and it looks much better)



I must say I think it's worked really well, you cant tell it was there at all




couple of strengthening strips in the bottom


She is huge.
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