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Reale De France
Posted by Michael D. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:38 PM

I bought this kit about 10 years ago thinking I'd be getting to it a lot sooner, but now's the time. I was looking for somewhat of a tranparent royal blue so I based the hull with Tamiya french blue which is rather light, then followed up with progressive coats of a black wash until I achieved the desired shade.

The upper section of the hull I wanted slightly lighter. I wanted to try something different on this model that I've never tried before and that is gold leaf, this in it self has it's challenges as It's darn near impossible to get a clean edge and shape  without the aid of a razor and tooth pick, the Fleur De Lis are proving to be the most difficult.

Michael D

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:31 PM

with your skill's on this kit , it should be an awesome build michael . look's like you are off to a good start mate .

steve5

 

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    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:42 AM

Agreed. Will be watching this one with interest.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL
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  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:55 PM

This should be interesting!

Someone built this kit here on Finescale a couple of years ago...it was fun to watch.

I actually have this kit in the stash, and I've been waiting for the inspiration to build it.  It's quite a rare kit, and unusual to see a build....I'll also be following with interest.

Cheers,

Dave

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:12 AM

I built that kit several years ago.  Now I have a problem.  I built it with the oars out and the sails furled.  I put it on a base wide enough to protect the oars, about sixteen inches.  It will not fit on any shelves or in any cases I have!  It is in a box in the basement.  I'm looking for a home for it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:51 AM

Thank you gentlemen. David I ran across that thread..( awesome build) while searching for info and gave me the idea to try it.

Don I plan on displaying it in some other fashion then with the oars fully extended out, just not sure exactly how yet.

 

Michael D.

 

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:12 PM

Taking a much needed break from gold leafing I turned my attention to modifying the rudder, the gudgeons are fashioned from left over sprue that looked to be the right diameter, approx 2.00 mm, 1.19mm brass rod is used for the pintle, although still in the roughing in stage it looks ok.  

The fore deck is also installed at this point.

 

Michael D.

 

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:14 PM

your motoring along on this build michael . very nice .

 

fox
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    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:55 PM

Coming along nicely. Will be keeping a close watch.

Jim  Captain

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   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Friday, February 01, 2019 12:02 AM

If your construction will be as impressive as this photo, I will be following your post with great interest.

Happy modeling      Big Smile

Anthony V. Santos

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, February 02, 2019 1:45 AM

Thank you gentlemen, Anthony that's what I'm aiming for...we'll shall see. That is a beautiful model.

The rudder is completed minus a few touch ups.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Michael D. on Sunday, February 03, 2019 11:43 AM

A few more pieces gold leafed, the bulkhead was a real pain!!, some touch up left to do, but overall happy with the result.

Michael D.

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    September, 2018
Posted by Overcast451 on Monday, February 04, 2019 8:05 AM

Nice detail :) Really like those colors too.

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Monday, February 04, 2019 5:29 PM

Thank you overcast451. With the decorations completed on the hull the next phase will the main decks. Cheers!

Michael D.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 5:56 AM

The Gold really stands out against the Royal Blue. Lovely work.....Cheers mark

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, February 09, 2019 12:26 AM

Thank you Mark. The base is built and will be stained and the standoffs will be gold leafed, also the evolution of the narrow middle deck...all in all looks ok.

Michael D.

 

 

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 3:42 AM

your attention to detail is great michael , what process did you use for the wood colouring mate .

steve

 

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:13 PM

Thank you Steve, For this deck since I wanted something darker I based it with desert yellow followed by acrylic raw umber and no need for a black wash, for a lighter deck I would base it with white and use raw seinna and a black or red brown wash.

The base is completed.

Michael D.

 

 l D.

 

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:47 PM

A small update, I have the main deck in finally along with a few other pieces and have the big cannon assembled, I'd like to add the tackle and breeching ropes to this later on, but unsure how they would be rigged on a Galley and I haven't been able to find any info.

Michael D.

  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:55 AM

This seems to be the best picture I could find of the cannon arrangement on the bow of the REALE DE FRANCE galley. I would assume the tackle and breech ropes would be the same as the convential placement for cannons of that same time period.

Happy modeling.  Crackers    Smile

Anthony V. Santos

  • Member since
    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:34 PM

Thanks for the picture Anthony, I've seen similar pics like that too, I've ordered a book "The Ship" by Bjorn Landstrom that hopefully will give me a better understanding of Galleys. Started the tedious process of prepping, painting and installing an endless amount of ribs.

 

Michael D.

 

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