Many thanks Kirill, great drawing!
This is true sharing of knowledge, this is why these “old” forums are so much better than social networks of today!!
That showed me a way, that I would never consider by myself, again, many thanks!
Many thanks Kirill, great drawing!
Oh yes! It is basically the same as in the beginning of this thread… I’m still working on the bow parts and nets… just finish the second one yesterday!Oh no no..just photo of it how look now. I do not wanna disturb you coz i know how is hard with rope.
Thanks for your nice comments, taking up the box and glue something is really all that you need to start it up, go ahead… she’s a great kit after almost 50 years!!Amazing. And lovely colors.. i dont know when i start build mine.. workin for 3 shift so also not eazy found time for models. Now i make HMS Beagle and also going slowely. But watching many nice SR ship is make me more crazy for take box and just start do something
Fully agree with you, luckily just a small percentage of the rigging is wormed, parcelled and served.
That was the first thing that got my attention regarding this bowsprit mast…Very interesting! You are also making one of the most important alterations to the sprit-mast, which is to ensure that it does not run afoul of the forward headrail rosettes.
As you might well imagine, I could not agree with you more. For all of its problems, Heller does manage to get quite a number of things right. The kit is, after all, a very close copy of the Tanneron model.
Contrast that with the brand new Artesania Latina SR:
There is no comparison. At least with the Heller kit, you have a jumping off point from which you can make something really good. I do think you can make a better version from this new AL kit, but it would be a significant effort at reverse engineering.
If I were to do it over - spoiler alert: I won’t - I would definitely do what you did with the lighter blue and the darker oil. You have managed to capture this effect, which I like so much:
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Agreed on the lower hull proportions. Raising the waterline helps a lot, but it still isn’t quite right. When Richard Romaniak photographed his Heller SR in water, it gave me the idea to cut away the lower hull entirely. It wasn’t until the last few years, when I contacted him, that I learned that he photographed the model - full hull - in his pool. Looking at the photographs on his website, I always thought he had also cut his hull down and set it in a gel-sea.That model from Augustin Pic is one of my all time favourites, you sure get it where I got inspiration for the blue… spot on!!
The Soleil Royal form Artesania is simply not a “scale model”.. it’s more like a special toy, this is just my opinion based on how I see a scale model without any disrespect from AL
The only thing regarding Heller SR comparing it with Tanneron model is the proportions of the under water hull, I still have my doubts that Heller catch it right, even if you rise the water line almost 1 cm, as I did, it still looks to shallow considering the upper water hull.
I did already some research regarding this matter, and I couldn’t find any schematics or drawing supporting these proportions, but it’s not that far way, if you compare it with similar vessels of between 1670 and 1690. After this date, the proportions are close to 1:1 under water:upper water at maximum breath.
But for example, if we look the carving works, Heller did an amazing job, the best that I ever seen in a plastic model. 5 stars to Heller here!!