Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby GaryM » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:58 am

That is the real thing. Great kit indeed. About how many hours of actual work have you got into her.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby GemmaJF » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:04 am

Superb Brian, I hate doing the Wow! thing. But you deserve one :D

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby zoly99sask » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:01 am

Looking good Brian!!
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:09 pm

thanks for the comments.

Gary, about 200 hours work over 18 months invested in the model so far.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Donnie » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:26 pm

This is so unbelievable - stunning workmanship. I guess I can only dream of doing something of this caliber.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby barba » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:43 pm

Hi Brian

Finaly I come to the forum again.
You are doing superb job, just keep going.
I believe to know what you're going thru and what problems you have.
Good luck in the future work, and if I can help You in some way, I am here.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby paulv1958 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:20 am

She's an awesome lady and you are doing her great justice. Spectacular job.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Aussie048 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:54 am

Well one thing is better than seeing a photo and that is viewing the model in person

I had the pleasure this morning of doing just that and I like the workmanship that has gone into the model.

The quality of timbers supplied are excelent

It looks superb

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:47 am

thanks for all the kind comments..... will update some more soon but I broke my wrist a few weeks ago and been inactive. cheers.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Postby Brian077 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:44 pm

only a small update as I have been struggling with a broken hand. Been tying some tackle blocks for the cannon carriages.
Some of these blocks are kit supplied, but like any kit supplied blocks, they are always mediocre in quality.

I did have some better aftermarket boxwood blocks, so I immersed them in ebony wood stain, then tied small hooks to them for the gun carriages.I will cut the end threads off at a later date.
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