Author Topic: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line  (Read 9350 times)

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Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« on: December 28, 2015, 01:08:17 AM »
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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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2015, 03:04:09 AM »
That hull detail looks especially well done.
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2015, 05:15:50 AM »
Another thing on wanna do list is with 17-18th century sailing ship.
Build without masts and add prop(s) and 20th century guns.

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 07:42:17 PM »
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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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 12:42:41 AM »
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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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 04:17:52 AM »
Can anyone workout my first problem(It's a biggie, wont be able to go far with this at the moment )


Missing some decking?
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2015, 05:43:01 AM »
Oh two port hulls, two port hulls
How can ya sail with two port hulls.
-with apologies to Richard Thompson
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BTW The French adopted a new standard of iron guns in the 1680s and the bronze guns were
gradually replaced through the 1690s - early 1700s. The iron guns were simpler in form without
all the embellishment and the fancy dolphins. And FWIW the colour of gunmetal (brass) or bronze
guns isn't dramatically different, neither looks like a 'bronze sculpture', the appearance is closer
to red brass.

Sailing Ships of War 1400 - 1860 by Dr. Frank Howard is probably the modeler's reference,
it really is a remarkably detailed work.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2015, 05:47:01 AM by jcf »
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2016, 02:15:37 AM »
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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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2016, 03:03:12 AM »
Oh two port hulls, two port hulls


Doh!  How could I miss that obvious one...maybe I am qualified to get a job at Heller :-[
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2016, 08:55:19 AM »
LOL on the hulls, that is certainly a show stopper :o

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2016, 04:12:34 AM »
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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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2016, 02:40:55 AM »
Looks good
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2016, 05:16:23 AM »
here's tonight's update











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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2016, 07:31:43 AM »
Dammmmn!  That's gorgeous work!

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2016, 09:42:53 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