Welcome Guest Search | Active Topics | Log In | Register

need help with kit Options
cell
#1 Posted : 15 March 2017 12:17:50

Rank: Newbie

Groups: Registered

Joined: 15/03/2017
Posts: 3
Points: -1
Location: South Africa
Hi all,
I am new to this forum, I have been in business manufacturing all my life last year I lost the lady in my life and I just did not want to continue with the factory. I kept a few 220V machines and made myself a small workshop at my house. I had no idea what to make with the machines, what I have is a laser cutting and engraving machine, small CNC milling machine, small lathe and a few other machines. I decided I will make the parts for model ships. I bought a black pearl kit from China when it arrived the manual was in Chinese I contacted them for an English version but I got no reply. So here I am looking for some help because I have no experience on building this kit. I would like to visit someone in Gauteng that can help me with the things I still have problems with. I am situated in Carletonville and would appreciate any help.


greyhawk
#2 Posted : 15 March 2017 15:09:38

Rank: Master

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red Medal
Groups: Registered

Joined: 19/05/2015
Posts: 1,417
Points: 4,310
Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Is it the ZHL copy/upgraded reissue of Hachette's former Black Pearl?

It's supposed to have an English manual. You could try contacting them on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/modelshipkit/ Max Zeng is usually very thorough in responding there.
cell
#3 Posted : 17 March 2017 07:16:13

Rank: Newbie

Groups: Registered

Joined: 15/03/2017
Posts: 3
Points: -1
Location: South Africa
Hi Greyhawk,
I don't know if it is the some one I got it from Ali Express
Tomick
#4 Posted : 17 March 2017 08:32:38
Rank: Administration
Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Article published MedalActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contribution
Groups:

Joined: 08/03/2010
Posts: 19,138
Points: 53,391
Location: UK
The kit you have is the ZHL kit which has been around for a few years and has received a lot of bad comment aroud the net since its release. It has bad parts fit, brittle castings, badly warped wood and poor instructions., it's not a good intro into wooden model ship building/kits.
"Nemesis" on this forum may be able to highlight further as I believe he got this same kit a few years ago and disposed of it because it was that bad!
A translation service should be able to assist though the cost to translate will likely be more than the kit value.
Martyn Ingram
#5 Posted : 17 March 2017 09:07:52

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Article published MedalActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionOutstanding Build: An award for an outstanding build
Groups: Registered

Joined: 17/02/2013
Posts: 3,108
Points: 9,395
Location: suffolk
Mad ZHL are rip off kits and are very poor quality and should be avoided at all costs I would not have one as a gift Angry

Rgd Martyn
Building Deag Vasa
Completed. Soliei Royal . Sovereign of the Seas . Virginia . Scotland . San Felipe . Corel vasa , Santisima Trinadad X section
Next Build Drago ?
When sailors have good wine, They think themselves in heaven for the time. John Baltharpe
Nemesis
#6 Posted : 17 March 2017 10:50:42

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Article published MedalActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionOutstanding Build: An award for an outstanding build
Groups: Registered

Joined: 16/01/2013
Posts: 3,881
Points: 11,714
Location: Stevenage
Don't touch the ZHL kit, I binned mine it was that bad. Parts did not fit, poor quality materials and the instructions were terrible, poor english translation and the diagrams were way off including the measurements. If I had known about the Hachette kit I would have gone for that as from what I have seen it is far better.
magpie1832
#7 Posted : 18 March 2017 00:55:57

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contribution
Groups: Registered

Joined: 11/11/2009
Posts: 3,305
Points: 9,956
Location: Bâe Colwyn, Wales
A few years back I remember reading about ZHL kits being that A lot of various model sites etc have banned them as they a Chinese ripoffs. The do really bad copies of genuine kits which also hurts the model business as a whole because it puts new modellers off as they think this is what all are like.

Avoid like the plague save your money from that and buy a real kit. ModelSpace do a variety of kits from complete novice to Highly skilled.

Cheers Chris Cool
On the Bench

Tamiya 1/350 King George V with Eduard set and wooden deck.

https://forum.model-space.co.uk/...aspx?g=posts&t=31992
Martyn Ingram
#8 Posted : 18 March 2017 08:01:54

Rank: Super-Elite

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Article published MedalActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionOutstanding Build: An award for an outstanding build
Groups: Registered

Joined: 17/02/2013
Posts: 3,108
Points: 9,395
Location: suffolk
Mad Several other rip off manufacturers are

ZHL
Snail model
JD model
LHQK
Shi Cheng
Wooden Kit , Russian Mfg
Yeng Fan
Unicorn Model
YQ
CN
All these avoid like the plague, cheep and nasty Angry

Hope this helps rgd Martyn
Building Deag Vasa
Completed. Soliei Royal . Sovereign of the Seas . Virginia . Scotland . San Felipe . Corel vasa , Santisima Trinadad X section
Next Build Drago ?
When sailors have good wine, They think themselves in heaven for the time. John Baltharpe
Tomick
#9 Posted : 18 March 2017 11:26:03
Rank: Administration
Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of HonourPublisher Medal: Article published MedalActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalTurquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contribution
Groups:

Joined: 08/03/2010
Posts: 19,138
Points: 53,391
Location: UK
magpie1832 wrote:
A few years back I remember reading about ZHL kits being that A lot of various model sites etc have banned them as they are Chinese ripoffs. The do really bad copies of genuine kits which also hurts the model business as a whole because it puts new modellers off as they think this is what all are like.
It's exactly why we won't allow a link to this kit.
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2009, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.106 seconds.
DeAgostini