Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:50 pm

thanks again guys for the kind comments.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Peglegreg » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:56 pm

G'day Brian
Just had the chance to look in at the progress of your impressive build. WOW is a word that comes to my mind at the rigging etc.
Just absolutely brilliant mate.
Where did you get that vertical rope walker? The quality of the ropes are amazing!
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Post by Brian077 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:11 pm

Hi Greg, thank you.
The vertical ropewalk was purchased from Domanoff workshop a few years ago, but I have just ordered his latest planetary 3.1 ropewalk machine and I am expecting it in the mail any day soon.
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Post by lauckstreet » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:42 am

Hi Brian,

Wow, it's good to see another build of this kit. I started my build about a year ago, but had to take several breaks from it to work on other projects for my business.

I opted to paint my model based on photos I found of another Xebec I found on the internet. I just finished rigging 10 cannons on one side of the model since I'm leaving the other side open framed. I've also completed the construction of the masts so I'll be following your build very closely on the rigging.

I have to say, you've done a great job and I know I'll find your photos very useful when I begin rigging my model. I've really enjoyed building this kit although I couldn't resist doing some kitbashing by substituting my own milled wood for the deck and hull planking.

Another POF kit I've been working on is one I bought on eBay, a POF of the Mayflower. It's coming along nicely but again, lots of breaks to work on business projects.

Thanks much for your build log. The Xebec is such a unique model and the ZHL kit is a great representation of the ship.

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Post by Brian077 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:38 am

thank you Bob, thats a honour to have a model ship builder of such high esteem as yourself comment on my build.

And by the way, about 10 years ago I built the HMY Fubbs and used your photos on an old web page of yours as a guide as my first scratch build.
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Post by Aussie048 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:29 am

Hi Brian

This just gets better and better. Excellent workmanship.

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Post by Peglegreg » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:54 am

G'day Brian
Exquisite work!
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No words wouldn't do you justice mate!
All I can say is that you and the kit are both examples of top notched expertise for beyond the general norm.
Well done mate
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Post by mrshanks » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:31 am

Such a beautiful ship Brian. So many frames!! A real work of art.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:14 am

thank you gentlemen, your comments are kind.

Getting back into my build the last few days and I need to say that after building 19 kits over the last 30 years including Euromodel, Billings, Corel, Artisania Latina and Amati and Modellers central, this kit is far and away the best quality kit I have had the privilege to build.

Anyway, a few photos of my latest update.

The anchor stock assembly I scratch built with solid ebony wood I had in my workshop which I got from my friend Neptune a few years ago.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:16 am

Heres a photo of the current status of the deck with my rigging under construction.

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