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DANTON. French Predreadnought.
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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
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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.
Jacob
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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: 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: 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: 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: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:43 PM GMT+7
Very nice work with the rigging.
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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: 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: 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: 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, June 30, 2017 - 08:05 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

She is a bit of a beast.

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





cheers

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

Looking good very good in fact.

Such great progress.

Cheers


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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: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 03:28 PM GMT+7
goodness me, railings already!
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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: 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: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:44 AM GMT+7
if only mine took a matter of months, not years
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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.

Cheers

Si