FN Richelieu 1/200 scratch build

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

    Always wanted to do this one it's just such a beautiful hull.

    The tower platforms are just piled up like bricks until I can get the blast screens completed.

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  2. David H

    David H Member

    That is indeed a very sleek looking hull and the tower and funnel are set a stylish distance aft. Very nice as always.

  3. barry

    barry Active Member

    Slow progress

    It's been slow progress on Richelieu mostly testing gun parts nothing is glued in place as yet

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  4. barry

    barry Active Member

    Final stages

    Time seems to have marched on a bit since I last posted on this ship hopefully all the last repetitive bits will get done

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  5. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    Beautiful, Barry......just beautiful.

    Good to see you here again! Thanks for the updates. Much appreciated.
  6. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    Once again, an amazing model, Barry! I just don't know how you do it!

  7. barry

    barry Active Member

    Thanks for stopping by and the kind words
  8. drybone12

    drybone12 New Member

    i must be your apprentice
  9. doctormaxart

    doctormaxart New Member

    You know till I found this hobby of card modeling I had never heard Richelieu or some other beautiful ships and seeing them just makes me think of what other beautiful things have been done in card and not plastic or have but would never have been stocked by the shops in Ireland where you can find maybe Titanic, Hood, Bismark and a few others. All this makes me wish I found this hobby years ago.
  10. barry

    barry Active Member

    ships rails

    Got to agree with you Max I wish I had more time left the years speed away very quickly these days.

    Progress is very slow these days although the finish is in sight. The rails are thread stiffened with crazy glue. Of course the stanchion that slipped has got to be in the middle of the picture.

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  11. Hi-Torque

    Hi-Torque Member

    That is truly beautiful work and very impressive to be scratch built. You know I have some 1:200 sailors lying around somewhere...maybe you could make up a work party for your stanchion.

    One of the things I find enjoyable about modeling, is the research involved. So many subjects are from times gone by. I often find myself devoting more time to reading up on a subject than the model requires.
  12. barry

    barry Active Member

    Nearing the end


    I am not keeping up very well these days so my apologies for comments missed etc.

    Golden Bear let me have his design for the big French style galley boat which got me past a big block I just could not get it right. Richelieu is due to go into a small section of Brighton Ats festival in a week so I had to get my finger out.

    Still working out what is fitted on the upper bridge I believe it is binoculaers but although this ship is not that far in the past some details are difficult to pin down.

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  13. barry

    barry Active Member

    Nearing the end

    Sorry double post.

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