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  • Birthday 02/28/1970

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  1. Thank you Wefaclk for your advices. I will then build a crate for the ship, a box in a box. So I can secure it with straps. Best regards Jean-Philippe
  2. Thank you all for your input on that matter. I think the best and cheapest way will be to take a road trip to France with the beast well packed on the back seat of the car. And I will get to see my dad at the same time, Win-Win situation Have a nice day ! Greetings Jean-Philippe
  3. Hello fellow modellers, I have built a model of the frigat L´Hermione for my father. I live in Denmark and he lives in France. My question is: How to transport safely and securely a shipmodel over a long distance? any ideas? Packaging? Thanks for your input Best regards Jean-Philippe
  4. Summer is not my favourite building period, but I manage anyway at work a little bit when the sun is not shining Here are som pics from the current stage:
  5. Thank you Allan, I will try to find Chuck Passaro and aske him about it. Have a good day, Best regards Philippe
  6. Hello Allan, Thank you for your message Do you remember where you saw this technic ? It could be a technic I would like to try. Best regards Philippe
  7. Hi Guys ! I have, finally, found a former captain from the Seabourn ship on Facebook. He agreed to send me some plans from the ship, and i just received them. It looks like the one Tom found on the net, but they are more precise with the correct dimensions. Thank you very much all of you for your help Best regards Philippe (pilidk)
  8. Hi Rob and Mark, I have been crawling the net..again..and wrote to the shipyard. But just found out at they went out of business in 2009. So, as you suggest, I will have to deduce the form of the hull. For the decks, a precise interpretation of the pictures from the net is also the only way forward. Such a pitty, not to be able to find some documentation of this beautiful ship I will try to make some drawings of my build, so other model maker can use them. Have a wonderful weekend! Hope you guys are not freezing in the US Philippe
  9. Hi guys, Thanks for your first input. The total length has to be between 60 to 80cm. I have been on the internet to find plans of the ship, without luck so far, Not even Taubman has it! The german dockyard only build to of these ships, Seabourn Pride and Seabourn Spirit. Identical sisterships. I have contacted Seabourn, but they are not willing to sell og show me their blueprints. The dockyard is out of business... I am thinking building her with planks on bulkheads. Actually, a great help could be to find a plan for a cruise line bulkheads in the same type as the Seabourn Spirit. Have a good weekend !
  10. Keep on the good work. I will be following your work with interest. Have a nice friday. Best regards.Philippe
  11. Hello ! I usually build old ships,like the Victory. My older brother and his wife has worked on the MS Seabourn star (former Royal Viking Queen) and he would like me to build him a model of this beautiful cruise ship. I don´t know how to approach this challenge.... What material I should use, and how to use plastic. Does anybody has experience with this kind of build? If you have any photos, ship plan, advice. Please do write me Thank you in advance !! Best regards Philippe
  12. Hello Frankie, Great looking sails! I am about to decide whatever to put sails on my 1:98 Mantua Victory Kit. I cannot find anywhere a sail plan withe the correct measures.... I Have the Longridge book and others books about Victory, but they do not come with more precisions about how to make the sails and what dimensions to use. Do you have any clue where to find them? Maybe you do have those dimensions already ? Best regards Philippe
  13. Great job on your VICTORY! One question: The carronnades are facing the front of the ship. Aren´t they supposed to face both sides? Superbe painting work by the way Best regards Philippe
  14. Hello shipmates! Here is some pictures of the current status of my built. I am working now on the mast and the rigging. Scratch building as I don't have anything from the original kit. I think that 80% of my ship is now scratch built. There's a few missing on the deck and the cannons hatch are not fastened yet, Bur this is to give me some space while I work with all these ropes and wires. Enjoy

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