Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:46 pm

Been working away on the main mast rigging the last few days and got the large tackle block assembly together.

Heres a few photos of the latest progress up to now.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by DenisR » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi Brian

Wow that is some rigging you have done.

Very nice work my friend.

More photos please.


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Post by neptune » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:18 pm

Just beautiful Brian, that is some tackle block, the details in these kits are amazing, I'm really enjoying mine,

best regards John.

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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:54 pm

thanks guys.
Basically building it straight from the box apart from my own boxwood planking material and ropes.
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Post by Aussie048 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:20 pm

Well Brian

I hope I get an invite to check out the build personally again

I have seen Brian's build many times now.

It is a great build of a superb kit.

Excellent work Brian
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by janos » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:51 pm

Looks great, Brian!
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:50 pm

thanks again guys for the kind comments.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Peglegreg » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:56 pm

G'day Brian
Just had the chance to look in at the progress of your impressive build. WOW is a word that comes to my mind at the rigging etc.
Just absolutely brilliant mate.
Where did you get that vertical rope walker? The quality of the ropes are amazing!
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by Brian077 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:11 pm

Hi Greg, thank you.
The vertical ropewalk was purchased from Domanoff workshop a few years ago, but I have just ordered his latest planetary 3.1 ropewalk machine and I am expecting it in the mail any day soon.
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Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Post by lauckstreet » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:42 am

Hi Brian,

Wow, it's good to see another build of this kit. I started my build about a year ago, but had to take several breaks from it to work on other projects for my business.

I opted to paint my model based on photos I found of another Xebec I found on the internet. I just finished rigging 10 cannons on one side of the model since I'm leaving the other side open framed. I've also completed the construction of the masts so I'll be following your build very closely on the rigging.

I have to say, you've done a great job and I know I'll find your photos very useful when I begin rigging my model. I've really enjoyed building this kit although I couldn't resist doing some kitbashing by substituting my own milled wood for the deck and hull planking.

Another POF kit I've been working on is one I bought on eBay, a POF of the Mayflower. It's coming along nicely but again, lots of breaks to work on business projects.

Thanks much for your build log. The Xebec is such a unique model and the ZHL kit is a great representation of the ship.

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