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Jean Dí Arc

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The latest from my favorite patron is the 1/700 scale Jean Dí Arc from HP models. The kit itself is serviceable as best. Molding and level of detail are fair, but not great. The instructions are pictographic and very basic. The kit lacks any PE or decals of any sort which makes for a bit of a scratch build project. I used multiple leftover decals for the helicopter deck and made my own ďR97Ē hull numbers with Testorsí ink jet paper and setting solution. They are not the greatest decals as they are a bit thick, but serviceable in this situation.

The photo etch was also a hodgepodge of whatever I had laying around to make due to approximate the ship as well as possible.
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About the Author

About David J. Salvin (djandj)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I began building models at the age of 8. Stopped for college and law school and came back to the hobby after an 18 year intermission. Having built most everything from space ships to full-rigged sailing ships, I have returned to my first love - 1/700 military shipping. Modeling is just one of m...


Comments

Nice job David. She sure is an improvement over the old Heller kit!
SEP 12, 2018 - 01:30 AM
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Thanks.