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Building the Revell 1\96 Spanish Galleon

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  • Member since
    June, 2011
Building the Revell 1\96 Spanish Galleon
Posted by Mark Carroll on Sunday, April 08, 2018 11:51 AM

I've read the forum of Kirill's awesome build of this ship. I was wondering if anyone else is or has built this ship? I would like to get scale decals for the top foremast and main mast sails if anyone knows of a place or company I can get some.

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, April 08, 2018 2:27 PM

Mark,

Kirill is building the Imai/Lee 1/100 Galleon kit, which is an excellent kit.  The Revell kit is very much different.  Anyway, you might be able to find the accessories that you are looking for at HiSModels in Czechoslovakia.  Radek (the owner) runs an EBay store, although you can also skip EBay entirely and simply do an internet search under HisModel.  Radek specializes in sailing ships of all eras, and has some of the best fittings, sails, cannons, and flags that I have ever seen marketed.

Bill

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    June, 2011
Posted by Mark Carroll on Sunday, April 08, 2018 2:56 PM

Thanks Bill, I could have sworn I saw plastic on his forum page.I thought it looked awful damn good for plastic. I know Radek,I've gotten quite a few things from him- they are very personable there.I will ask him about the decals,thanks much for the info.

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 7:31 PM

The Imai/lee kit is plastic isnt it .

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, April 08, 2018 11:33 PM

The Imai/ERTL 1/100 Spanish Galleon certainly is plastic.

I keep looking at that kit in one of my bedroom closet shelves and think about Kirill 4's build as well as David K's and wonder if I'll ever have the nerve to get it down and build it. Smile

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Monday, April 09, 2018 7:19 AM

The Imai/Ertl Spanish Galleon is one of the finest plastic kits I have ever had the pleasure of building!  I have seen many wonderful models made from that kit; Kirill's and David_K's are among the best.

Bill

  • Member since
    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Monday, April 09, 2018 10:12 PM

Mark,

I actually have the Revell 1/96 English Man o’ War which is the Spanish Galleon with a bonaventure mast added. I’m not sure which kit came first, but for all intents and purposes, it’s the same.

On topic, I haven’t seen any decals for the other sails unfortunately either by Revell or anyone else. Bill’s suggestion about Radek would also be mine.

Steve

 

       

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:37 AM

Mike,

Lee also released the Galleon kit.

Bill

  • Member since
    June, 2011
Posted by Mark Carroll on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:50 AM

First off-I love this forum! I feel I can honestly say that we all get tons of information from all you guys otherwise we wouldn't know where else to go. So I am right I see that Kirills build WAS plastic! It is an awesome build.Yes Steve, after already getting the Revell Spanish Galleon about 3years ago its been sitting on my shelf calling my name. I have just started inquiring about aftermarket for this ship which has lead me to Radek who I'm sure you all know is with HiSmodel.I'm getting a great set of sails from him along with deadeyes,eyebolts, and maybe the decks and chain plates,which brings to mind- has anyone used Radeks chain plates with the hooks on them? It looks like according to his picture that the chain plates wrap around the deadeyes and you glue them on.He's sending me some to try with my next order.I must say HiSmodel are very accommodating and helpful-I wish he had a store here in the U.S.Also About a month ago I bought on line an old Revell ManOWar and yes found out it was almost piece by piece to be exactly the same as the Spanish Galleon except for the sails and decals.Through pictures on the internet I am going to paint them different. Thanks Steve for your input

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