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Extremely keen to see some details of this kit. I don't know if there is any functioning steam engine small enough to fit the model (obviously it won't be possible to be to scale) but that would be incredible and something i'd love to see. A r/c rudder and a steam engine built into a modified Billings Warrior.

Kits owned: Mamoli Royal Louis, Mamoli Friesland, Mamoli HMS Victory 1:90, Occre Santisima Trinidad, Constructo HMS Prince

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Just a question: did any one already see this kit, or a (prototype) build in real?

I can only find the photo-shopped version of the model.

And the 'official' Billings site doesn't seem top be very much updated recently......

 

Jan

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I can't find any actual pictures either. I don't think that is photoshopped image, it is probably actually the 3d image render they used when they were designing it.

These boat kit manufacturers are very archaic in how they do their marketing though. As bad as the chinese pirate manufacturers are they do present pictures of the various parts of the kit. This is something the others should be doing also. Pictures of all the little bits and pieces, the bulwarks, photo etch, wood strips etc.

Kits owned: Mamoli Royal Louis, Mamoli Friesland, Mamoli HMS Victory 1:90, Occre Santisima Trinidad, Constructo HMS Prince

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Stuart,

By all means start a build long.  That ship should generate a lot of interest.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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I've included a 12" rule to the pictures to give some idea of scale.

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I heard complaints before that there are too many plastic parts in Billings kits, but in this case this is all there is.

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The figurehead casting looks quality. The sword appears to be a separate part, as the base is cut, not snapped.

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The only tiding work, appears to be on the left hand shoulder.

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Yes there is a stand included :)

More to follow.

 

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There looks to be a good set of plans, but the proof of the pudding will come during the build.

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The detailing on the forward and aft decks looks interesting.

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Surprising just how big 1.4M is really :o

Hopefully that covers everything, but if there is anything else, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Regards,

Stuart.

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from these picture, it would appear that at last billings are improving their standards, the figure head looks good

Its all part of Kev's journey, bit like going to the dark side, but with the lights on
 

All the best

Kevin :omg:


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I agree the quality of the casting is the best I've seen. The wood strips seem pretty standard, apart from being much larger than what I've used before, but as I'm only on my second model, I don't have a lot of experience in the standards supplied.

I've just finnished my first model, Thermopylae. Currently I'm on with the President and having fun with the second planking on the bow. As soon as I have completed her, I'll then start on the Warrior. 

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Brian, are you thinking of cheating on your scratch build ;)

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Current build: HMCSS Victoria (Scratch)

Next build: HMAS Vampire (3D printed resin, scratch 1:350)

Built:          Battle Station (Scratch) and HM Bark Endeavour 1768 (kit 1:64)

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