Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Mike41 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:39 am

Hi Brian,
Very fine craftmanship on an outstanding ship model. Your rigging is looking good, those are very nice blocks for the yard lifts.
Mike

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Peglegreg » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:30 am

G'day Brian
Again, just brilliant.
:banana-rainbow:
Did you say 19 ships over 30 years? I've only done 7 over about 21 years. Most of my kits were Australians and they were on pare or slightly better than most of the other well known brands.
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But what I have seen from your log and the log of Neptune and the Black Pearls logs, these kits or far more superior than anything else.
I can't wait till we move so I can get my fingers on the RC. My wife orders.
:angry-cussingblack: :angry-banghead:
havagooday and happymodeling
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by zoly99sask » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:16 pm

Very nice Brian!!We need more kits like this ,actually Zhl upgrading most of their kits every year ,they are not sitting on the same kit for 30 years with some crapy decorations. :angry-banghead:

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:49 pm

Been working on the ships oars this week for a change of pace.

As per usual with this kit, everything is laser cut from solid cherry. The accuracy of the laser cutting is first rate, with no scorch marks and minimal laser char to clean up.

Second photo is oars cleaned up and assembled, varnished and bundled together.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:52 pm

The ships oars are tied off to each side of the ship according to the plans, and are held in place with a metal stirrup arrangement.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Aussie048 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:49 pm

I have just been over to Brian's place and saw the ZHL Le Requin Xebec. There is one thing better than seeing photos and that is in person.

Yes I did invite myself but there was an invitation coming up soon.

Whilst I was there we also had a very enjoyable webcam meeting with Donnie.

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