Le Soleil Royal: kit bashed Mantua Sergal model

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Le Soleil Royal: kit bashed Mantua Sergal model

Post by GaryM » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:07 pm

This was constructed in 1,615 hours and contains 6,503 parts. Le Soliel Royal is French for The Royal Sun.
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In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal

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Re: Le Soleil Royal kit bashed Mantu model

Post by rdluce » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:31 pm

Absolutely Stunnig!! Beautiful work Gary. Makes me regret selling mine, but the "High Command" said if I wanted the Jotika Victory besides the Agamemnon something had to go. Interesting to see her in English colors.
Again Magnifigent!!
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Re: Le Soleil Royal kit bashed Mantu model

Post by GaryM » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:05 am

Thanks Rich.
If you read my log, you will see that I invested a lot in rigging line sizes (19 used), numerous sizes of dead eye and blocks and a few other items. Thus, you would have maybe irritated the admiral many times.
Both of those you choose are going to be a real challenge and I know they never send enough sizes of rigging line and very few sizes of dead eye and blocks. So beware that this is normal for kits and if you seek authentic looking rigging, you will have to get others.
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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal

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Re: Le Soleil Royal kit bashed Mantu model

Post by barba » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:48 pm

Beautiful work Gary, looks great. Now you can rest one day and start another one :D

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Re: Le Soleil Royal kit bashed Mantu model

Post by GaryM » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:56 pm

Thanks Barba. I have started the Cutty Sark and have 30 hours into her. Will be starting a log when I get the first planking done.
Happy modeling,
Gary Maple

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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal

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Re: Le Soleil Royal: kit bashed Mantua model

Post by Rowan » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:31 pm

Beautiful model. Well done.
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Re: Le Soleil Royal: kit bashed Mantua model

Post by GaryM » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:31 pm

Thank you. It took a lot of time to research the model and study to get things right, especially the rigging where I used 18 different sizes of rigging line. Like most manufacturers, this is the least researched area. Mantua models are usually grossly wrong in this area. The goal of manufacturers seem that the identity of the ship is only in the hull and once this is good enough to be identified in the model, they use generic rigging to finish it off.
Happy modeling,
Gary Maple

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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal

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Re: Le Soleil Royal: kit bashed Mantua model

Post by Rowan » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:46 pm

Well the result with the rigging seems certainly worth it(not that I know much about it). It's a good point you make about different size rigging.
Rowan
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Re: Le Soleil Royal: kit bashed Mantua model

Post by GaryM » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:46 pm

If you go through my building log, you will be able to see and I do explain a lot about how the rigging was done and how to get the right block sizes, etc.
Happy modeling,
Gary Maple

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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal

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Re: Le Soleil Royal: kit bashed Mantua model

Post by teleman » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:38 pm

Hi Gary she came out really nice Sir! :handgestures-salute:
CHEERS MARIO

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