Soleil Royal ZHL kit 1:90 Scale [COMPLETED BUILD]

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Hello Mike
She's looking absolutely amazing. Outstanding job I'll try to come close to.
Are you going to install the sails?
Congratulations again
Hi Gilbert,
Thank you for the compliment, no sails for me I like look without. Your build is progressing nicely, your work is excellen.
 
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Did you run a "rabbet" along the keel for a garboard plan, and remove dead wood near the stern? thanks Ken
 
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Hi Ken
No I did not. I just shaped the plank to fit to keel. I felt that the stern would have gotten to thin if I cut a rabbet and removed the dead wood.
 
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IN frame ..363, how did you get that to bend. I'm working on same. I don't want to break it, and hesitant to put in water due to de lamination, Thanks, Ken
 
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not 363...... 63
Hi Ken, Im not sure what part 63 is, i can't find my CD. If it is the part for the fore end of the ship that has 2 gun ports and the hole for the mast i did not bend it.
I believe that was a mistake on my part, i think should be bent.
To bend i would use a plank bender, soldering iron or such. Take your time it should bend dry, put something behind the part so you can get a nice curve.
If 63 is one of the gun port frames bend same way, mine bent easily with heat from the bender.
 
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Hi Ken, Im not sure what part 63 is, i can't find my CD. If it is the part for the fore end of the ship that has 2 gun ports and the hole for the mast i did not bend it.
I believe that was a mistake on my part, i think should be bent.
To bend i would use a plank bender, soldering iron or such. Take your time it should bend dry, put something behind the part so you can get a nice curve.
If 63 is one of the gun port frames bend same way, mine bent easily with heat from the bender.
Do not do your life Difficult. Take a Pot with water, heating it op the boiling, and then use the steam from that or the DRY bending. Yale a Tin (from Beans or something like That. Set it FAST strongly, as it gets extremely hot after you have inserted 4-5 candlelight -the ones from the Chinese restaurant
 

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Do not do your life Difficult. Take a Pot with water, heating it op the boiling, and then use the steam from that or the DRY bending. Yale a Tin (from Beans or something like That. Set it FAST strongly, as it gets extremely hot after you have inserted 4-5 candlelight -the ones from the Chinese restaurant
I have not seen your build until today. It was my last build -77 now - Mine was from Altaya/DeAgostini. I have has a look at you Images, and to me, it looks correct
 

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Thanks Capi, I was not sure. Any plans for another project?
Hi Ken, Im not sure what part 63 is, i can't find my CD. If it is the part for the fore end of the ship that has 2 gun ports and the hole for the mast i did not bend it.
I believe that was a mistake on my part, i think should be bent.
To bend i would use a plank bender, soldering iron or such. Take your time it should bend dry, put something behind the part so you can get a nice curve.
If 63 is one of the gun port frames bend same way, mine bent easily with heat from the bender.
Hi mike... 63 is the gun port frame support that goes around the bow. I've been experimenting with some of the scrap. Soak for an hour, put it in a jig, let set for an hour then score lightly behind with a cutting disc. This method gave me plenty of flexibility, plus it will be supported with wood blocks under neat. thank you Ken
 
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