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PostSubject: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeTue 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.
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That said the box could be half this size

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The moulding detail is beautiful

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

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

Interesting ! Ship looks extremely ornate.

French must love their bling !

Good luck with it !!

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

Well here is my first attempt at guilding.
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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.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeThu 09 Apr 2015, 10:08 pm

This one will look nice on your shelf. I expect it will be very colourful.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeThu 09 Apr 2015, 11:14 pm

Nice job.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeFri 10 Apr 2015, 2:09 pm

Your gilding came out beautiful. Great job.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeFri 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" ?

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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeFri 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
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeSat 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.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeSun 12 Apr 2015, 4:23 pm

Looking really beautiful . . . and B-I-G!!!!  This will be something special when completed!
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeSun 12 Apr 2015, 6:07 pm

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

That is going to be one ornate beautiful ship.

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

Thar be one large ship!  Good progress!  Thanx for posting.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeTue 14 Apr 2015, 12:58 am

OH Yes, coming along nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeTue 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
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeTue 14 Apr 2015, 1:12 pm

Looking very nice KP

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

Every update just keeps getting better. Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeSat 18 Apr 2015, 3:19 pm

Hi all here is last nights work.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller 1/75 La Reale De France   Heller 1/75 La Reale De France Icon_minitimeSun 19 Apr 2015, 6:01 pm

Hi all here is todays efforts
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