Revell Thermopylae

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  1. kpnuts

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    Hi all, well I needed to do something to take my mind off things so decided to start the ratlines  (actually I found it very relaxing) 


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    Looking great Ken
     
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    Looks great; I woulda gone nuts by now (without the catastrophes). 
     
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    Hi all got the rear railings on and made a start on the aft mast ratlines connections.


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    Hi all well this is back on the bench (hoping to finish it by October, a bit optimistic butbi will try)
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    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    I have just been looking through your build and some marveless work going into it and would I be right in guessing this is 1\96 scale as there seems to be a lot of similarities to my 1\96 cutty sark witch I have resumed with a totally new ship as the old one was beyond repair.
     
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    Yep, it's basically the same kit revell are a bit naughty like that.
     
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    Hi all here is the progress so far.
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    Hi all here is the next update .
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    Hi all here is the next update I noticed a split in the vac form mizzen sail and was going to patch it with a stitched square then thought I would experiment with some super glue.
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    Unfortunately the superglue made the weathering go white but a coat of acrylic white and you would never know.
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    I've finished all the ratlines on the forecast
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    You are building a real beauty.... :cool:
     
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    Hi all here is the next update seems like a lot of rigging on this but it's nothing compared to the soliel royal, and I've barely started this.
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    Hi all, well that's one mast finished, only 2 more to go.
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    Hi all well this is shelved again for a while I've broken the (I don't know what it's called) the bit that tensions the bowsprit, I'm not actually sure how to fix it as it's very thin plastic and superglue doesn't seem to work I'm so annoyed at my clumsiness, this is the fourth time I've broken something on this kit. I will fix it, it's just annoying.
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    That's a bit of a downer but looking ever nice so far.
     
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    The ship is looking good. If the part that has broken is the bit that hangs down from the bowsprit, it is a called a martingale. You could shape a piece of dowel and use that to replace the plastic part.
     
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    Hi thanks mate, apparently it's called the catshead and the bit that's broken is called the whisker.
     
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    Amazing work and dedication Ken, just the rigging and sail work alone would put me into apoplectic stitches:eek::D
    Nothing unusual for you though:cool:...Great work so far;).................Jim:)
     
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    Superb work Ken. I've been quietly watching progress from the wings, and she's really getting a beating heart now....

    Terrific stuff.

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    Looking good Ken, it was models like this that got me into modelling. But I do not have the patience for all the rigging.
     

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