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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:08 PM

just beautiful work michael . I agree with tom , I will be looking forward to your build of the vasa , as I have it in my stash , what you said sounds like an interesting concept .

 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:26 PM

Michael D.  this is absolutely stunning work!  Your attention to the little and fine details is incredible.  I'd say that if you put this down on any contest table you'd win "Hands Down" but I can't imagine how you would ever transport this model to a contest.

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:21 PM

Thank you gentlemen, TB no worries there's a lot to follow on this site. Next on the chopping block is the Airfix Vasa, this one will be a bit unsual as I will build her as she appears in the museum except fully masted and rigged, no paint, guns etc as if they found the complete ship...we'll see how that goesHmm

Michael D.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:34 AM

Congratulations - she's beautiful!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:00 AM

MichealD!

       I am sorry I didn't follow your build.You have done an outstanding Job on the "La real Da France" Now, What's next?

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:52 AM

I am not a ship guy by any means . But that is a fantastic ship that you did. I like it.

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:43 AM

I put the finishing touches on her last night after 3 years and will add this model is every bit as challenging as Victory. To everyone who stopped by for a look and shared info/comments, a big thank you!. I really enjoyed this build and I think it turned out to be a decent representation of the La Reale De France!

Michael D.

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    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Friday, June 25, 2021 8:22 PM

There are few, if any models I wish I owned more than this one - stunning build.

- Joe the SMG

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    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:41 PM

I had to backup a bit and redo the postion of the anchors as the light weight davit would've never supported their weight. I started working on the oars and the picture shows the modifications made.

Michael D.

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:23 PM

Thank you Steve, you're getting very proficent on your battleship builds mate, they really do look fanstastic!!

 

Michael D.

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:08 PM

the little details you've added to this kit , is just outstanding michael .

 

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    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 4:53 PM

With the anchors completed I started back to work on transferring the flags graphics to cloth, specifically the ones along the railings as there's quite a few. This is still a WIP pic.

Michael D.

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Monday, May 10, 2021 11:00 AM

Thanks for the kind complement Mike, good to see you're back on a new build

I started rigging the anchors according to Landstrom, starboard side completed. I used 1.0mm line for the anchor and .80mm line for the fish hook.

Michael D

  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:40 PM

This is superb work!

Your build is inspiring me to do another sailing ship - abeit one with a steam engine and screw as well.

Mike

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

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:09 PM

The Caiq is completed and the final result looks fine, onto the Anchors.

Michael D.

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:03 PM

Thanks Steve,

I started work on the Caiq with a few mods done to it and still a WIP, but happy with it so far.

Michael D.

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:34 AM

nice mate .

 

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    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Friday, April 30, 2021 11:46 AM

A small update regarding the ramp leading to the canopy structure, I felt it needed a support beam as the supplied piece looked too flimsy, the picture illustrates the modifications done, I also finished up rigging the Vangs on the main yard. Up next will be the sheet lines.

Michael D.

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:35 PM

Not leaving well enough alone I decided to paint the designs and Fleur De Lis gold on the canopy and completed adding the fringe....looks acceptable.

Michael D.

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:41 PM

With the rigging just about completed I decided to take a break and try transferring the kit supplied paper graphics to fabric and started with the canopy, after a few test runs to get the shade of dark red I wanted, with the exception of the fringe and tassels this part is done.

 

Michael D.

 

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:08 PM

Good Day Steve,

I'm using some of the Heller plans when appropriate, the model in the maritime museum in Paris, various other models around the same time period etc, pictures and other literature provided to me, needless to say they all vary to some extent.

 

Michael D.

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:46 AM

did you have a plan for the rigging mate , or go by instinct ?

 

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    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Monday, April 19, 2021 2:40 PM

The rigging continues, I realized I needed martnets on both sides of the sails which required replacing the single blocks at the mast heads with double blocks and just about have those completed, also with the lack of ratlines how would one scale the mast to the crows nest?, so I added a rope ladder whch seems like an acceptable option. I've made 100 blocks thus far with the rigging about 95% complete. Currently working on transferring the paper graphics, flags, canopy etc to cloth.

 

Michael D.

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:57 PM

Thanks Steve. The rigging for the fore sail is just about completed, I finished up the sheet lines and marnets, i know these lines would be removed once the sail is furled, but I like the added detail.

Michael D.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, April 10, 2021 4:24 AM

keep it coming mate , getting better and better ,

 

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:48 PM

The starboard davit and rails are completed along with the furling of the fore sail, fore yard lifts, working on the parrels and shrouds.

Michael D.

 

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:44 PM

Thank you Steve, this has been a very enjoyable thus far mainly because I've never built/know much about a Galley. I finally have the railings completed and working on the Davits. Thanks for looking.

Michael D.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, March 26, 2021 11:24 PM

never get sick of watching your work progress mate .

 

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Friday, March 26, 2021 12:00 PM

Thank you JoeSMG.

Michael D

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