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xLAVAx25 Mar 2020 12:50 p.m. PST

Finally finished this French First Rate.

Hope you like how it came out!

DeRuyter25 Mar 2020 1:06 p.m. PST

Fabulous paint job! Well done.

I see you have added some running rigging as well. I have been following rigging instructions from JJ Wargaming blog.

Disco Joe25 Mar 2020 1:18 p.m. PST

That truly is an incredible paint job.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 1:35 p.m. PST

I think you did a great job! Nicely done. 😀

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 3:54 p.m. PST


xLAVAx25 Mar 2020 4:15 p.m. PST

Thanks Folks!

Have begun work on HMS Victory. Hopefully she will come out nicely.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 4:46 p.m. PST

Beautiful work.

whitejamest25 Mar 2020 5:47 p.m. PST

A great looking ship, well done.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2020 9:21 p.m. PST


Wargamer Blue25 Mar 2020 9:44 p.m. PST

Sensational painting and rigging.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2020 5:40 a.m. PST

Did you find that working with pliable, metal masts used on the larger models any more difficult than rigging the plastic masts used on frigates and smaller ships?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2020 6:16 a.m. PST

Great job!

xLAVAx26 Mar 2020 6:37 a.m. PST

@Big Red: Yes, the metal masts are too soft, which is a shame because it is a fantastic model. I'm looking at the possibility of using steel rods to replace some, if not all, of the pieces of the masts on HMS Victory.

To everyone… thanks for the awesome comments!

xLAVAx26 Mar 2020 8:04 a.m. PST

Having said that, I took a look at my bits box and found that of all the stuff that I had, only Foundry Masai spears were harder than the metal used for the masts in the box.

For HMS Victory, I will probably redo the upper two thirds of the masts with wire. I like the lower third, but since it needs more strength where it attaches to the deck, I will probably cut and pin them.

Overall the L'Orient is a great model. It does take some patience rigging the ship, but it is doable.

Berzerker7326 Mar 2020 8:20 a.m. PST

Looks great!

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