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Oliver
#1 Posted : 10 January 2019 12:10:30

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Hello Everybody,

After watching the forum and doing some research in the last year, I have finally gathered the courage to start a Soleil Royal model. I have always been fascinated of ships, their history and the way they worked, so it is a great privilege to be able to give shape to such a marvel of engineering at its time.

This is the fist model I ever started in my life, and I know for a fact that it will be first of many.

I would appreciate any advice you have for me, and I hope you don't mind that I will be asking a lot of questions.

I have attached here some pictures of the built so far:











I would really appreciate if you could recommend a type of varnish that I could buy for the model. I am using some kind of varnish that is white when applied, but it goes transparent once it dries, which is fine. The only problem is that I need to apply about 4 coats in order to achieve a good result. Was that the case of all of you? or you might obtain a nice finish from applying 1 2 coats only?

Also is there any way I could find the set of paints needed for this model? Or could you recommend me the shades some of you that have built this model, used?

As this is the first model I built, and I lack the experience, I won't go into being very creative, but I would rather stick to the instructions.

Thank you very much guys, I can't wait for your thoughts on this, and your recommendations.

Regards,
Oliver.
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mwstratton
#2 Posted : 10 January 2019 12:37:57

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Nice start. Ive just started this build myself after a 22 year hiatis from modeling. (Cost of raising a family).

Waiting to receive pack 2.

Keep pushing on.

Mark
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#3 Posted : 10 January 2019 12:55:26

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Looks like you are off to a great start.

Cool Cool Cool

Congrats on your "Blue" medal for starting a diary. Keep up the good work.

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#4 Posted : 10 January 2019 15:02:21
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Great start Oliver and welcome to ModelSpace Cool
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#5 Posted : 25 January 2019 21:34:55

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Looks great. I to wonder about varnish. Was thinking Varathan since it is water based. Also I am thinking acrylics for paint but Tamiya gold paint for the oranament. Would like to see what others suggest
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#6 Posted : 25 January 2019 21:36:06

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Oh and washes. Been reading through the pack instructions. Want to see what washes are used on ornaments.
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#7 Posted : 25 January 2019 22:31:47

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Looks like you're off to a very nice start Oliver. I would certainly recommend you set the keel into a build jig to ensure you keep everything nice and straight. It's very easy to induce a twist into the hull when you start planking and that will cause problems later in the build....

Look forward to seeing your next update...Cool Cool

Regards

Alan
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#8 Posted : 25 January 2019 23:23:16

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BigGrin Vallejo and tamiya do some good washes and vallejo's liquid metals are good tooCool
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#9 Posted : 26 January 2019 08:40:07

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Off to a great start mate.

The ornaments on the Soleil are already gold coloured so all you need is a wash. The official build I did used Tamiya Smoke. It works a treat. It also dulls down the gold a little.

The figure head isn't painted. I just used brass enamel to paint this then the Tamiya Smoke.

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#10 Posted : 26 January 2019 17:18:10

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Thanks for the info Chris!
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Oliver
#11 Posted : 28 February 2019 16:30:31

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Thank you very much for all the replies and support, they definitely help a lot. I have ordered a build jig to help me with keeping the hull straight, although I wished I have documented myself better before I started the build.

I have moved forward and started the planking. For somebody who's never done it before, I can say that I find it quite difficult, and as you can see from the pictures I have made certain mistakes which I am now trying to correct. I bent the planks quite a lot at the bow of the ship, and I'm out of space to lay the other planks now.


As you see the last plank on the port side is my attempt of trying to correct the mistake, and I'm planning to go like this until I should have finished the bow space to the upper planks. I hope this makes sense.


Another mistake I have made is on the bow's upper deck, where I have cut the deck where the hull joins the raw plank. I will try to think of a way to correct that, as It is a very important part of the ship which will be very visible even when finished.

I am now watching both the videos and the pdf diary before going ahead with a stage now, in order to avoid making mistakes like this.

I believe planking requires a lot of practice before getting it right.

If you spot any more mistakes I will definitely appreciate your feedback.

Regards,
Oliver.













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#12 Posted : 28 February 2019 19:33:04

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Cool Looking good OliverBigGrin
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#13 Posted : 28 February 2019 19:39:34

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Great work Oliver. Coming along nicely


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