Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:43 pm

Hi Zoly, Geoff,
no I haven't dyed the sails yet. I thought I would finish all the stitching first, then see how I go with the soaking in black coffee experiment.
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Post by DaveC » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:56 am

Brian
I probably don't need to suggest this, but I have learned over the years of model building, that assumption can be a dangerous commodity.
I'm sure you will not experiment with the actual sails, but with a piece of scrap. Not intending to insult your intelligence at all.
You may or may not like the effect.

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Post by zoly99sask » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:01 am

I have read somewhere that the coffe and teare acidic and over a period of time will affect the material.

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Post by zoly99sask » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:14 pm

Hello Brian,perhaps you should look into to use fabric dye,you can buy them everywhere

https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/?gcli ... 04QAvD_BwE

http://www.dylon.co.uk/products/dyes/fa ... -hand-use/

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Post by neptune » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:39 am

Lovely work Brian, you do a nice clean sharp job, that rope you have there, who makes it,

best regards John.

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Post by Aussie048 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:59 am

John

Brian bought some rope off Alexey Domanoff. Here is a link to the post on it.

http://www.shipsofscale.com/sosforums/v ... 103&t=1208

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Peglegreg » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:44 am

G'day Brian
I've been wondering what happened to you on the other site. I guess ' Another one bites the dusy'.soon there will be no members. Lol. I haven't been sent my marching orders yet!
Well mate, this is an incredible, no bloody incredible job you are doing and what else can I say that hasn't been said before.
The kit is amazing as well

As I told John, I only found this site and few days ago and I'm very impressed with everything that I have seen. One question though, are there any 'like' button, if so what do I press?
Havagoodone mate and I'll keep in touch
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Post by Aussie048 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:26 pm

Hi Greg

Yes this is another example of a high quality ZHL kit being put together extremely well by Brian.

As for the like button unfortunately "No". It has been suggested but it is not possible.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:42 pm

hi Greg,
unfortunately I was banned from the other forum, but glad you made it across here. We are a nice friendly bunch here.
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Post by Brian077 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:50 am

By the way, with Donnie's permission. I just wanted to clear up an issue about copyright which hasn't been addressed properly.

I am not an apologist for the Chinese ripping off kits, but not everything from Chinese manufacturers can be labeled as pirated.

I own these books which I purchased from Ancre plans for additional reference to building my model. Most instructions for this kit are in Chinese, but any modeller with experience will only need the line drawings and assembly diagrams.

While it is evident to me that the kit I am building is based from the Ancre plans, I have to say that in owning these books I can compare the lines from Ancre and the kit manufacturers drawings and there are differences in many ways. For example the Chinese version has clearer rigging diagrams and additional information that the Ancre plans do not. The assembly of the stem pieces and stern are different to the original plans, and there are multiple variations to the original monograph. My model also features a basic winch which is sadly omitted from the Ancre plans.

I am no copyright expert but more than 10 % variation in plans from the original cannot be piracy.
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