Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:58 pm

Hi gang,

Thought I would kick off a build log of my Xebec Le Requin. This is a 1-48 scale true plank on frame kit, all laser cut.

It has been produced by ZHL models from China. There are a few different versions of this kit available, but this is the full plank on frame version with boxwood decorations. Its quite expensive at over $1,170 US dollars but when you see the quality of the kit contents, I'm afraid it leaves almost every other kit manufacturer from Europe and the U.S behind in value for money.
The timber for the frames, cannon carriages and deck fittings are solid Cherry, with hull and deck planking in Indonesian rainforest timber (which looks like boxwood.)

The wooden decorations are boxwood of the highest quality I have ever seen.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:02 pm

So I am half way through the build and didn't keep a record of photos of my progress, but managed to find a few poor quality snaps to show my progress.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:05 pm

a few more photos of hull construction. Sorry about the bad photos and my messy workshop.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:40 pm

By the way, there are virtually no instructions in English for this model, only line drawings, so you need to purchase the Bourdriot book for additional information.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:54 pm

This is the book I was referring to. Its published by Ancre publications.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:57 pm

A few more photos of my current status with the model.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:03 am

a few more photos.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:12 am

I don't pretend to be the worlds greatest modeller, and close up scrutiny of my photos show up many defects and minor errors, but I am enjoying myself and thats all that matters.

My current project is the masts and tackle blocks under construction.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby DenisR » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:29 am

Hi Brian

Looks like you are going ahead leaps and bounds since the last photos.

Nice work on the masts and blocks.

Keep up the good work mate.


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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Aussie048 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:24 am

Brian

Looks like the Xebec going very well.

If you take into account of the price over the period of time to build her, it it cheap entertainment

Also the quality of the timber is excellent

Cheers
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