- Jul 29, 2017
Hi Gary, thanks for dropping in. I have been through your build log several times already for help. Beautiful job by the way! I'm sure I'll be going back to it especially when rigging. Your rigging looks fantastic.My kit was a little larger scale and made by Mantua. I bashed the kit a lot and have my build log on this site. It may help out on your build.
Thanks Greg. She's coming along, hope to have another update soon. Hopefully you get your honey-do list done and can get back to your RC.She looking great Mike. Love the way you done the first planning. Its soon neat and smooth. A perfect base for (I have no doubt) an esquith second planking.
Thanks for Maarten that is a beautiful model in the museum isn't. Interesting on the making of the blue color. I've seen pictures so many ways i just went blue. I guess you could say the kit is similar to the ship, but there are way to many inaccuracies for me to fix. Have a Happy New Year.Hi Mike, good progress on this beautiful model.
The quality of this 1;90 scale seems better then the 1:50. Is it true the vessel was blue. Standard colours of the french navy in those days where black, ocre yellow and red. Blue was an extremely expensive colour in those days as they had to use semi precious stones to make it.
It is the same with Vasa they always presumed it to be blue but it was red.
See the link below for the Paris navel museum model which is black.
Hi Pat thanks. I would recommend the kit. It has gone together well, the building materials are very good. I can not compare to other kits but other than the instructions being somewhat confusing it's a very good kit. You have built several models you should do well with it.Nice build! Is it money good spend on this kit? Thinking about buying it.