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DANTON. French Predreadnought.
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
The armaments line has been busy.

The remainder of Danton's turrets under way.



ready for spraying.



Test fitted.





More soon,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:42 PM GMT+7
Danton's looking decidedly dangerous with all those guns in place!
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:21 PM GMT+7
She sure does Mate,

Got to love these floating overloaded gun platforms.

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Si
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Simon

She is shaping up very nicely indeed.

I love the look.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 07:24 AM GMT+7
Thanks Sean,

It is a really nice kit, do love these odd looking transitional ships.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 04:14 PM GMT+7
Overloaded gun platform - that about captures it, I would say. Stilllooks pretty dangerous and very cool in a certain way. However, I am not quite sure if I would have preferred to serve on one of those - actually I am, I would not...

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Jan
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

Can't argue with that, obsolete before she was commissioned, can't imagine what it was like when she fired a broadside, both main and secondary armament together!

Still have a soft spot for these ugly ducklings

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Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 04:49 AM GMT+7
The main and secondary turrets painted.



Anchors and cables painted and in place.



searchlights in place on the upper deck.



Armament in place.





cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 06:59 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Simon

Superb work.

Looking mighty fine indeed.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 04:04 PM GMT+7
Hi Si,

that looks great!! I really like the look of the black tops of main and secondary armament, that really adds to the, well, menacing look!!

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Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:42 AM GMT+7
Hi Sean,

Thanks you for your kind comment, much appreciated Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:46 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

I do like the black on the turrets too, nice contrast with the deck, hadn't thought of it till you mentioned it, but it does make look a bit more menacing.

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Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:29 AM GMT+7
Small update on Sunday's efforts.

First section of the maindeck railing on.



Aft end of the maindeck done, and the ladders down to the quarterdeck level fitted too.



Quarterdeck railings in place.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 07:48 AM GMT+7
Si,

This "ugly duckling" is indeed looking more menacing (mostly to itself, though!)

Your neat work is making the best of it, though, and those delicate rails add a bit of finesse.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
Thanks Tim,

have to say the kit etch is very well done indeed.

Thanks for looking in.

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
This is turning out to be a very speedy build Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 05:44 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ, it is so far,

But, then it is quite a simple ship, and a very will engineered kit, that didn't any aftermarket.

Mind I still have the rigging to do yet, and that looks a right spider's web, so commissioning might be a week or three off yet.

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Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:44 AM GMT+7
if only mine took a matter of months, not years
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:40 PM GMT+7
Look at this way Mate, you get great value for money out of each project.

And we get great enjoyment watching your progress and learning.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 05:51 AM GMT+7
Quick update, finishing the railings

The forward section is one long piece, half etched through to ease bending. Bent to shape.



The only problem with this is, a couple of adjustments at the pend points mean you have more than one section of railing to fit.

The first two sections of the section down.



The after section of the forward section done.



Railings finished, except for one small gap to fill.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 03:28 PM GMT+7
goodness me, railings already!
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 07:45 PM GMT+7
Railings already indeed Russ,

Very nice for kit railings they are too. Rigging, accommodation ladders and quarter boats/ sea boats, hung on some very frail looking davits, to go.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Simon

Looking good very good in fact.

Such great progress.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 06:13 AM GMT+7
Thanks Sean,

This is a very enjoyable kit to build, great fit, nice detail and bags of etch in the box, also a very unusual subject, what more can you want!.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 08:42 AM GMT+7
Very quick update

After the Bismarck's spiders web, another rigging job.

I have just about made a start.



Couldn't quite get in the zone today.

Cheers

Si