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DANTON. French Predreadnought.
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 01:52 PM GMT+7

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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



Hehe, after the Bismarck Marathon you've just run Si, I'm surprised you're not taking more of a break
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

bit of a break before I start the next larger vessel, however I can still find the odd hour to work on what is in the shipyard,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 08:40 AM GMT+7
Another few baby steps on Danton's rigging.





cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
Very nice work, Si!

And even if I mentioned it before - menacing looking!! - and the dark turret tops are really contributing to that, very good overall impression!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:05 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

She is a bit of a beast.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 08:38 AM GMT+7
Today's progress.

All will say about this is rigging.









More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 07:47 AM GMT+7
Hi Si,

I might be wrong, but I'd say over time your copper wire skills are getting better and better! This looks just great!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 07:42 PM GMT+7

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Hi Si,

I might be wrong, but I'd say over time your copper wire skills are getting better and better! This looks just great!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

That is very kind of you to say, could be all that practice at it.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 08:23 AM GMT+7
More rigging, well the last of it.







Nearly.. just a trim up and a paint job, then the accommodation ladders, boats ans few detail bits and pieces.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:43 PM GMT+7
Very nice work with the rigging.
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 09:07 PM GMT+7

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Very nice work with the rigging.



Thanks Mark,

Trim up and paint, then the rigging is done. accommodation ladders, four quarter boats and a few final details and she is done.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 07:49 AM GMT+7
Rigging finished.



Etched Davits on.



Stbd quarter davits on painted.



Stbd bow davits,



Full set to go on the port side.

The one of the long accommodation ladders before the origami.



Both folded, need hitting with some paint before they are fitted, along with the two shorter ones.



More soon.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 09:52 AM GMT+7
The rigging looks great Si!

Those davits and booms look so fragile-can see why you've left them to last along with the accommodation ladders.

I reckon there's a few chilling in the fridge already in anticipation of another commissioning soon!
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 08:05 AM GMT+7

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The rigging looks great Si!

Those davits and booms look so fragile-can see why you've left them to last along with the accommodation ladders.

I reckon there's a few chilling in the fridge already in anticipation of another commissioning soon!



Thanks Russ,

There is a lot of fragile stuff hanging off the side of this lady, I am rapidly running out of places I can pick her up by.

Yep the cold ones are ready.

Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 08:38 AM GMT+7
All those small details like the boats, davits and such really make the build come alive. It's such good news that these old ladies are finally produced in styrene.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 07:18 AM GMT+7

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All those small details like the boats, davits and such really make the build come alive. It's such good news that these old ladies are finally produced in styrene.
Jacob



Hi Jacob,

Thanks for looking in, agree the small details are what really add the depth.

It is indeed good news, and to have them so well done too.

Cheers

Si