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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:37 pm 
Hi,

I'm from Brazil and I'll travel to US next August, for vacations. I want to buy a "wood Tall ship model" in Boston, NY or Washington, but I didn't find in the internet a store's name and address in those cities that sell it.

Can you tell me a name and address's store(s) in those cities that sell "wood Tall ship models"?

Please, answer me by e-mail: gilpolli@hotmail.com

Thanks so much.

Polli
Jaraguá do Sul/SC - BR


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:47 pm 
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Are you looking for kits or completed models?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:21 pm 
Emden7 wrote:
Has anyone built the Heller 1/200 Royal Louis? Thinking about building it and would like to see a completed model.
You know I have two , one in a display case , and one ready to begin rigging.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:19 am 
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The SHIPS IN SCALE issue of March/ April 2008 has an excellent article on this kit. I think it would be a huge benefit for you to find a copy and look it over!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:00 pm 
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I am currently working on the Saint Louis, which I believe is almost the same mold as the Couronne, and one of the bottom halves of the hull is badly warped, and no matter what I do, I cant get it to un-twist. Has anyone else run into this problem with heller kits? And if anyone has, is there a trick to it?

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Kelly


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:08 am 
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Hi Kelly,

I'd use a heat gun in that situation as a regular hair dryer wouldn't get hot enough, try it out on a few scrap pieces though to get a feel for it...the last thing you want to do is melt it, another option is soak it in hot water, but being a large piece you might need to boil the water first, hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:17 am 
royal louis boat


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:18 am 
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I have built both the Louis and the St Louis. I'll try to get updated pictures posted someday.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:47 am 
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[quote="JIM BAUMANN"]

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-the 1/100 Soleil Royale-

-however you can do worse than be inspired by a polish or Czech modeller who had a very long thread about how he built his--to a standard almost unimaginable!!!!
maybe some of our other readers can chime in with a link?...........


http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=25606&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=soleil

It's in Czech, but pics tell all the story....AMAZING!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:16 pm 
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After having quit ship modeling with the end of my youth I retook the line some 12 years ago with my childhood dream: the Soleil Royal.

Starting oob the build opened my eyes that there should be more and latest at the rigging it was time to throw the instructions over board. Too late for radical changes on this build, I transferred the new knowledge onto my Victory build - also Heller of course :-)

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Here are some pictures of the build, words unfortunately in german, but the pictures should speak for themselves.
http://mediaharmonists.de/soleilvictory.html

All the best, Daniel

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See also our german forum for the age of Sail and History:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:21 am 
I have read several comments here about the Heller Le Glorieux and Le Superbe as being excellent kits, which they are. However, there is one detail issue that bothers me a little; there are no planks on the hull. The models have heavy wood grain but no planking detail. My fix is simple. I sand off the wood grain detail since it isn't noticeable on real sailing ships. Indeed, it is sometimes difficult to see individual planks on real ships, so I simply remove the wood grain. These kits do build up into beautiful models either way.

Bill Morrison


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:46 pm 
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dafi wrote:
After having quit ship modeling with the end of my youth I retook the line some 12 years ago with my childhood dream: the Soleil Royal.

Starting oob the build opened my eyes that there should be more and latest at the rigging it was time to throw the instructions over board. Too late for radical changes on this build, I transferred the new knowledge onto my Victory build - also Heller of course :-)

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Here are some pictures of the build, words unfortunately in german, but the pictures should speak for themselves.
http://mediaharmonists.de/soleilvictory.html

All the best, Daniel



I have one of these. It would be interesting to know your thoughts on this kit.

Soleil Royal is one of my most favored vessels and I would like to make a solid effort when I do get around to building the kit.

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