Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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.

Take care,

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

G'day Brian
Again, just brilliant.
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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.
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