1669 Soleil Royal - ZHL

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Hello
Main progress during the last few days was around:

- Completing the poop castle decoration
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- Mounting and installing the cannons on the front deck as well as the various decorations
I painted the cannons using Valejo Gunmetal acrylic paint.. The cannon racks are those provided in the kit.
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She's becoming pretty heavy with all the metal decorations !!!

Next will be to install !the cannons and the decorations on the quarter deck.
 

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Hello
Main progress during the last few days was around:

- Completing the poop castle decoration
View attachment 226457

- Mounting and installing the cannons on the front deck as well as the various decorations
I painted the cannons using Valejo Gunmetal acrylic paint.. The cannon racks are those provided in the kit.
View attachment 226458View attachment 226459


She's becoming pretty heavy with all the metal decorations !!!

Next will be to install !the cannons and the decorations on the quarter deck.
Looks great Gilbert. Something to be proud of.
 
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Hello
Main progress during the last few days was around:

- Completing the poop castle decoration
View attachment 226457

- Mounting and installing the cannons on the front deck as well as the various decorations
I painted the cannons using Valejo Gunmetal acrylic paint.. The cannon racks are those provided in the kit.
View attachment 226458View attachment 226459


She's becoming pretty heavy with all the metal decorations !!!

Next will be to install !the cannons and the decorations on the quarter deck.
it's looks beautiful
 
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Beautiful Gil! Love the Cannon rigging. Question...did the cannon braces (trunnions caps?) that are on top of the carriages come with the kit? I saw a few people have them but mine doesn’t. What part # are they?
 
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Gilbert looks fantastic, great work. I really like pictures taken out doors. It does get heavy. Keep up the good work!
 
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I have the same kit getting ready to start next week. Thinking of reproducing all the metal parts in resin the keep the "weight" off. Plus to possible use the duplicates on future project for scratch builds.
 
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Beautiful Gil! Love the Cannon rigging. Question...did the cannon braces (trunnions caps?) that are on top of the carriages come with the kit? I saw a few people have them but mine doesn’t. What part # are they?
Hi Bud
No the kit does not include the braces that attach to the cannon carriages.
I bought thin brass strips and painted in black
 
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