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Yet another Soleil Royal (with a twist)

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  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 6, 2023 5:13 PM

Neat idea!

Licorne/ Unicorn was a 64, SR is 100+ but you gotta work with what's out there.

Sort out the photo posts, I'm a Tintin fan!

Herge had a ship modeler do research and they settled on a French ship, the  Brillant, a 64 in the Royal fleet of Louis XIV, launched in 1690. The modeler built a very detailed model that Herge used to draw the Unicorn.



 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


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    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 5, 2023 11:18 AM

it worked in the edit screen - all pictures showing - very weird.

Kalmbach, our host on this site, is really strict about embedding graphics.

But, the interface does not indicate that in the slightest.

Despite any appearances to the contrary on edit, your images have to be by way of online links to some other site.  Flickr, Imagur, etc.

You need to "Copy Image Link" and drop that into the Source edit bock of the Image icon drop-down box.  (It's best to specify a width of 600 pixels for the image--the Height will sort itself out proportionately.)

You need to have Sharing = On on your images, as well.

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    July 2003
  • From: On my kitchen counter top somewhere in North Carolina.
Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, May 4, 2023 2:42 PM

Try imgur......


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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, May 4, 2023 12:38 PM

Ditto on the "404 error".

Stay Safe.

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 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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  • Member since
    May 2023
Posted by TurningAway on Thursday, May 4, 2023 10:25 AM

Me too - it worked in the edit screen - all pictures showing  - very weird. Thank you

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:02 AM

I get a 404 error on those links.

  • Member since
    May 2023
Yet another Soleil Royal (with a twist)
Posted by TurningAway on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 12:14 PM

Hi all - to introduce myself - Steve based in London.  The last ship I built was at the grand old age of 20 and it was a buggers muddle to say the least!  At 62 i felt the urge to occupy mind and creativity and chose an easy project to start with the Heller Soleil Royal!

However there is a twist as i should also add that I have been a fan of Herges adventures of Tintin since I was a small child.  I have always wanted to own a model of the Unicorn and in the abscence of a commercial purchase realised that Herge to a greater or lesser extent seems to have modelled the Unicorn on the SR or something very similar.

Therfore I am modifying my build to resemble the Unicorn in colour and small changes (like the figurehead)

Being effectively a novice I thought I would share my build on this forum and hope to profit from some advice from older, wiser and more talented heads if you can spare me the time.

Please bear in mind that I haven't touched glue,paint brushes at this detail in close on 40 years so be gentle with me!

Anyways some picture so far - the vast bulk of putting this together I feel quite confident about - rigging and attaching sails, yard arms etc is scaring the living crap out of me!









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