ZHL Royal Caroline Kit, scale 1/30

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Hello John, We thank you for your nice wishes. I can not get over just how nice that ZHL Royal Caroline is with all of that fantastic wood and scroll work it sure puts all of the other kits of this ship to shame to that that are or have been on the market, they are all junkey and very cheep in comparison to your ZHL kit that is miles ahead of all of these by a long shot. For a kit this size it is not hard at all for a model builder to decide on what they want to build. If I had the room I would not hesitate to order this great kit from ZHL. But I must stick with the smaller ships.
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The staircase leading down from the quarter deck to the cabin.
I wish now that I had coloured it in some way.

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Looking down on the cabin, the front and rear have been erected.

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Starboard side view, the planking at the stern has yet to be trimmed
and the yard manager is on board checking things out.

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The hull has been filled and sanded, the ports cut and one of the wales added, the transom has yet to be sanded.


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View from forward, this is where things got a little bit muddy, with no actual plans, I resorted to the book of photos, they also give you another 192 photos of her as well, to work out where the wales went, they probably tell you in the instructions if you can read Chinese, to be fair to them they offered to send me English instructions, but I persevered with what I had and after a little bit of detective work everything was OK. Has I said before this one is not for a beginner thats not to say they could'nt build it.


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Close up view.


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View along the deck looking at the cabin front.



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Hi John, where are the 192 photos you referenced? Are they on one of the Cds they provided with the kit & if so, which cd??
-Rick
 
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G'day Gary, thanks for the nice comment, The ZHL RC is supposed to be double planked on the hull, on this pic she is single planked with 8mmx 2.5mm planks, on the instructions you are then supposed to second plank with veneer planks, but these planks are lighter colour than the the stem, stern post and keel, so I decided to paint it off white from the Wales down, it is a credit to developement skills that when I checked the bulkheads all the planks ran smoothly and after planking only had to lightly sand the hull before painting, I will upload some pics of her with the two tone planking, it does look nice but I prefer the one colour, thanks for dropping by,

best regdards John.
Hi again John, what did you use for the 8mmx 2.5mm planks because that is what I will be doing as well????
-Rick
 
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Hi John, where are the 192 photos you referenced? Are they on one of the Cds they provided with the kit & if so, which cd??
-Rick
G'day Rick, you should have 4 DVD's, if you open the discs to view the contents, the first item on the list is the 192 photos, each of the first three discs has the same 192 photos, and each of these three discs has the build videos over them, and the fourth disc has two video's on it showing the building of the tops etc, see pics below,

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when you load on your PC you should get this, click on Open folder to view files,


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the first folder in the above pic is the 192 photo's, and the third folder contains some of the build video's,


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when you click on the first folder it should look like this,


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and when you open the folder you should see this, hope this helps you,

best regards john,
 
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Hi again John, what did you use for the 8mmx 2.5mm planks because that is what I will be doing as well????
-Rick
I used the 8 x 2.5 planks that were supplied in the kit, only I didn't cover them with the veneer planks, I covered the 8 x 2.5 planks with fibre glass and resin because at the beginning I had plans to sail her on the pond, but changed my mind after glassing her up, the link below shows the start of the planking and if you scroll right down to the bottom of the page you will see glassed up and being painted,

 
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Hello again Rick, I am sending you 30 pdf's by email, so watch out they dont go into your spam folder, these are not the one's Greg did, they are ones that the ebay seller sent to me and I have only just found them on a disc in my drawer, they are a bit hard to understand and you have to use them with the Chinese pdf's that show the photo's, they might help you, try them and see,

best regards John,
 
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G'day Rick, you should have 4 DVD's, if you open the discs to view the contents, the first item on the list is the 192 photos, each of the first three discs has the same 192 photos, and each of these three discs has the build videos over them, and the fourth disc has two video's on it showing the building of the tops etc, see pics below,

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when you load on your PC you should get this, click on Open folder to view files,


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the first folder in the above pic is the 192 photo's, and the third folder contains some of the build video's,


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when you click on the first folder it should look like this,


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and when you open the folder you should see this, hope this helps you,

best regards john,
Hello again Rick, I am sending you 30 pdf's by email, so watch out they dont go into your spam folder, these are not the one's Greg did, they are ones that the ebay seller sent to me and I have only just found them on a disc in my drawer, they are a bit hard to understand and you have to use them with the Chinese pdf's that show the photo's, they might help you, try them and see,

best regards John,
Hi John,
I must have the boot legged CD's because there is only the Video & Audio files???
-Rick
 

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So what did you actually get with the kit, how many DVD's and instruction books etc, I'm going to send you some pics by email, do you have the 32 video's of the construction etc,

best regards john,
Hi John,
I got 4 CD's, and all the Chinese Instructions and Chinese plans (I only took a few pics). I had to order the cabins Interior furniture/flooring separately.
 

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