Revell 1/96 Thermopylae

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kpnuts
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Revell 1/96 Thermopylae

Postby kpnuts » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:13 pm

Hi all here is one i started a while ago it was gifted to me by another modeler who thought i could do a better job of it than himself, i was gobsmacked as its a rare kit. I have had a few accidents with it (i was begining to think it was jinxed like my titanic build) anyway the last breakage was i broke the whisker from the catshead, well fixed part so back on it again and here is where it's up to.

The copper on the hull was done with copper leaf then weathered. The wood of the deck was done with pastels.
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jaydee
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Re: Revell 1/96 Thermopylae

Postby jaydee » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:52 am

Looks like a handful, fantastic kit though. :o)b

The Greenhorn
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Re: Revell 1/96 Thermopylae

Postby The Greenhorn » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:12 pm

My head hurts looking at it!!! Well done. I have started a Revell 1/350 Type vii c u boat in U-96 guise. Will post something tonight on it hopefully.

kpnuts
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Re: Revell 1/96 Thermopylae

Postby kpnuts » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:01 pm

Hi all here's the next update got the anchor chains the anchors and populated the ship with sailors.
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BKirwan
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Re: Revell 1/96 Thermopylae

Postby BKirwan » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:55 pm

Very impessive, I cant say I remember ever seeing this Revell kit.
The rigging on these ships and the time involved to complete the ship is something which always puts me off doing something like this.
I love what you are doing with this though, great stuff.
Brian

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Re: Revell 1/96 Thermopylae

Postby kpnuts » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:45 pm

Hi, thanks brian, the rigging is off putting at first but depending on your mood and planning (planning is the key) it can be quite relaxing.
on the last leg now.
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Re: Revell 1/96 Thermopylae

Postby kpnuts » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:53 pm

Well I'm livid I was hoping to finish this tonight (so close and now so far) I picked it up to turn it round to do the rigging on the left side of the second mizzen sail and it slipped from my fingers, if I'd let it fall it would probably landed on the floor on it's stand with no damage instead clumsy me tried to save it I broke the bowsprit (again) it took Supreme control not to hurl it at the wall I've managed to create a heath Robinson collection of weights and threads to pull it all together and get all the rigging true (the dolphin striker will be a bit twisted though) I'm hoping when all set it will still all be true and I won't have to strip all the rigging off and start again. I really am cross, I mean really cross, I came so close to finishing her grrr.

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Re: Revell 1/96 Thermopylae

Postby BKirwan » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:12 pm

shite happens
Take 5 and continue on. Looking forward to see the end result.


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