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Le Renard by Tompslattery

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Hi

 

I started this kit approximately 11 years ago.  It has traveled half away across the eastern side of Australia through various moves.  Last time I looked at it was roughly 5 years ago.  Pulled it out and decided to try and finish it.  Its haunted by the ghosts of mistakes past.  These are photos of where I left it.

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Great! This one is also waiting for me on the shelf! I visited the ship last year in France ( as well as the Hermione). And as soon as I have finished the Lady Nelson I will take on this one. So it's nice to have at least 2 other examples to learn from. Have fun and enjoy!

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Yeah, they're a screw clamp sold by modellers shipyard in Australia. I started using them but found them annoying to screw in and out. As well as not always holding well. Tried drawing/push pins and found those much better.

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Some of these deck items are more complicated than I thought they were going to be.  Didnt realise I had to so the shaping on the pin rail bits(not sure if correct term) or the little square parts on the railing

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Following your build with much interest. I have the AL version on the shelf, waiting to be built ( a few others as well, though). The life size replica can be seen in Saint Malo, France. I hope make a trip on the ship one day soon. Did you know there is another build going on on this site? By Gaffrig. Also the Artisana version. Enjoy!

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Hi Dutchman

 

yes, I’ve looked at his log a few times since I pulled the kit back out of the cupboard. 
 

cheers 

 

Tom

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Well tonight could've gone better.  I was unhappy with how this railing that the bowsprit slots through turned out, so I decided to try pulling it apart to do it again.  Should've just left it.  Broke of 3 of the corner ends as well as splitting pieces off longitudinally.  Manage to glue most of the bits back onto the rail except for one corner.  Now to recut the 3 posts and hope I get it square this time

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On 6/23/2020 at 5:16 PM, Tompslattery said:

Well tonight could've gone better.  I was unhappy with how this railing that the bowsprit slots through turned out, so I decided to try pulling it apart to do it again.  Should've just left it.  Broke of 3 of the corner ends as well as splitting pieces off longitudinally.  Manage to glue most of the bits back onto the rail except for one corner.  Now to recut the 3 posts and hope I get it square this time

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Not sure if its much of an improvement

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