Author Topic: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line  (Read 10414 times)

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2016, 05:37:10 AM »
 I must say, the pastel work on the hull is magnificent. That's a technique I'll have to remember.

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2016, 03:40:56 AM »
Hi all here is the next update, 12 of the lower deck cannons, not done much detail work on the carriages as they wont be seen, and done some of the deck furniture, next job to drill the holes out for the gun door ropes( that is going to take some time 104 guns X 2 208 holes then I have to try and think of a way to make the rings for the gun port doors for the ropes to go through.









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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2016, 06:23:06 PM »
You are one sucker for punishment, old son! ;)
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2016, 04:54:01 AM »
Hi all here is the next update, I needed to drill the holes for the gun port doors ropes, but I wanted them all in the same place so I made a jig.











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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2016, 04:59:13 AM »
Imagine if modern day capital ships such as Carriers were decorated so ornately...

Then you might end up with the Head of State being beheaded because of a financial crisis due to excess
expenditure contributing to a civil war.*
 ;D

* See Sovereign of the Seas, Charles I and the English Civil War.  ;)

Lets do it then - there are one or two heads of state (or potential heads of state) I could happily see beheaded... >:D
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2016, 11:52:48 PM »
Hi all here is todays bit.





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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2016, 03:59:13 AM »
Hi all here is the next update.





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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2016, 09:35:44 AM »
You sure you aren't making this out of strips of wood & just pretending to we mere plastic-bashers that it's a styrene kit? ???
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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2016, 04:38:52 PM »
You sure you aren't making this out of strips of wood & just pretending to we mere plastic-bashers that it's a styrene kit? ???

I too am suspicious of that !

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2016, 04:48:16 PM »
Imagine if modern day capital ships such as Carriers were decorated so ornately...

Then you might end up with the Head of State being beheaded because of a financial crisis due to excess
expenditure contributing to a civil war.*
 ;D

* See Sovereign of the Seas, Charles I and the English Civil War.  ;)

Interesting prospect.  Could be tried here first at BTS as a feasibility study without consequences Jon rightly points out !

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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2016, 04:00:25 AM »
Hi all here is tonights bit, I've corrected another flaw of this kit There is a big gap in the knee of the head (which according to the experts would not hold the weight of the head and should have been filled with carvings of some sort ) here is the gap

and (since i'm no carver her is my fix, I know its not very elaborate but it fills the hole)





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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2016, 03:01:26 AM »
Hi all here is my next update.
Anchor ropes made and some of the superstructure made












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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2016, 01:09:07 AM »
Hi all here is todays efforts. The rear galleries should be open (in fact even on the boxart they are open) so I've cut them out(very nail biting as one slip and I could have ruined them) now I just have to do the floor on the 2 galleries.




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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2016, 03:52:17 AM »
Hi all here is tonight update








Here is the thing they suggest you mount this beautiful ship on




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Re: Heller 1/100 17th Century ship of the line
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2016, 03:55:29 AM »
Hi all here is the next update on this.
Made a little jig for putting the tie down rings in the same place every time.













yes I know I've missed some painting on the front of the decks but will sort that soon.