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Revell Thermopylae
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Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 06:11 AM UTC
Hi all we due to the kind generosity of CPNGROATS (a member on another forum who was so impressed by my model ships he gifted this to me from his own stash)I have received this





today.
Thank you very, very much George, very kind indeed.
I hastily opened it tonight eader to start but my missus says NO!!! "you have enough models on the go, cluttering up my house. you finish some of them off and get them out the way". to be fair I do have 9 on the go and bits are all over the place, she's generally ok so I cant complain ( but I have found in the past a bit of sweet talking can bring her round ) so watch this space, in the very near future.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 07:16 AM UTC
Hi Ken!

Looks like a great build is on the way. BTW, does your wife read this forum?

--Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 05:12 PM UTC
You lucky so and so! I remember my Dad building that when I was a kid. I've looked for one for years now.
Is this the release with the green hull?
By the way, my Dad also did the Cutty Sark, the Constitution and the Kearsarge. All from Revell in their 1/96 scale. He helped me do my first ship model, the CSS Alabama.
I can't wait to follow your build log

Later
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Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 06:03 PM UTC
That is a great Friend you have there but be careful. The Kit is almost a straight reboxing of the Cutty Sark. Do not be put off though as it is a lovely Kit......Cheers mark
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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:23 PM UTC
Nice one Ken...looking forward to you digging in! Best of luck on the build....and getting the chance to open it in the house!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 10:50 PM UTC
Ken, that is so cool you got this model! I got the kit when I was in my early teens. Here's a (relatively) current pictures:


I'm just curious, did this kit come with a separate sheet showing where each of the running rigging gets belayed to?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:02 PM UTC
Hi all thanks for the comments. Yes it does Harecastle separate sheet for rigging.
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 02:16 AM UTC
Ken,

This is a beautiful classic kit - I've seen the Cutty Sark built up. I don't know much about these ships; was there much difference between Cutty Sark and Thermopylae?

Anyway, looking forward to your build!

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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 07:24 AM UTC
Hi all well since I'm having a rest from the darn Citroen (Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant A Mahoosive kit)I need something to fall back on (this addiction will be the death of me)I thought what be better than this,TBH I've been looking forward to this since I was kindly given it (I just hope I can do it justice)








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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 02:02 PM UTC
I have the Revell Cutty Sark so I will be watching this build with interest. I think that I have read that their Thermopylae and Cutty Sark are identical kits. Can anyone confirm that?
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Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 11:40 AM UTC

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I have the Revell Cutty Sark so I will be watching this build with interest. I think that I have read that their Thermopylae and Cutty Sark are identical kits. Can anyone confirm that?



I want to say that Cutty Sark & Thermopylae were built almost as sister ships - but I think they were built by different companies at the tine. Since both are clipper ships, and nearly identical, I wouldn't be surprised if Revell just re-boxed Cutty Sark.

@kpnuts: When I built my kit, when it came to do the rigging, I used 2 different pin drills on the blocks - a smaller bit to open up the hole where the block is attached to something, and a slightly larger bit where the line goes through the shiv. Don't recall the sizes of the bits, though. Be careful opening the attachment hole; even with the drill bit, I still managed to break the ring on occasion.
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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 08:36 AM UTC
Hi all here is the next update, most of the deck colour is done with pastels






















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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 08:52 AM UTC
Kool, I need to watch this. I managed to snag a 1/182 Constitution and a Kearsarge(?) at Goodwill a while back. Something on the order of $16 for the pair...
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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:23 AM UTC
Nice work on the decks there Ken!! Great to see the hull coming together!!
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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 11:34 AM UTC
Very nice effect. Did you paint the deck with anything before you started the pastels?
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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 05:38 PM UTC
Very nice start and superb effect on the deck Ken!!

Another fine build log of yours starting here!! Following with interest!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:13 PM UTC
Looks like a great start, the deck details came out fantastic.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 07:48 AM UTC
Hi all well I've tried a little experiment, I got some copper and brass leaf with the intention of guilding the copper plates and spraying it with salt water to get the patination of the real plates, well they dissolved so that's out so now I'm thinking I will guild it then distress it with a combination of washes and such my question is ( as there is some debate as to weather it was copper or muntz metal which is an alloy of zinc and brass I think) should I guild it with copper or brass.


















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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 08:02 AM UTC
Hi all I've gone for the copper leaf (needs a bit of patching) but I think its ok


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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:04 AM UTC
Some fine detailing on the decks Ken! Love the hull plating with the copper added! Moving right along!!
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 09:04 AM UTC
Hi all well I've started weathering the copper.






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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 09:15 PM UTC
Hi Mark,
The ship is looking great so far and the copper plate is very effective with the weathering.

cheers

Michael

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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 07:13 AM UTC
Hi all given the green a coat of paint and weathered that and done a bit more to the copper





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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 07:37 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

very nice work!!

The copper plating, especially after your weathering, looks really great!! Very nice effect!!

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 04:59 AM UTC
Hi all a small update on this one