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  1. So, during the Holidays i had another look at the plans and contacted Mr. Fissore who found no problem with them. Well, perhaps it is me but unless i realy need new glasses then quite a few things are seriously off here. If anyone with a bit more experience than me could comment if i am right or just blind it would be most welcome. (i received this file from Mr. Fissore, 4 and 7 AV/AR are his insertions, the other measuring lines are mine) PL. 1 -- 1÷12 -- 310 x 680 -- 19-12-2018 modified.pdf
  2. The discrepancy was between the frames (as well as the body plan) and the waterlines at 1:12. Something about the waterlines ist seriously off. They appear to be less wide than they should, which makes it difficult to create the ( sadly missing) bevel lines. Truthfully, i am at a loss here. Either i missed something or Fissore realy messed up.
  3. I have recently purchased this little monograph and think that it wouldn't hurt to share some thoughts about it. The monograph includes a short historical section and, probably more interesting for us, the plans as well as a considerable number of pictures of Mr. Fissore's construction of the vessel. The editing of my english version is...spotty but everything can be more or less understood without too many problems. The pictures are nice, in colour and should be generaly helpful. Let's get to the plans. There are 11 CAD drawn and pretty detailed plans. 10 for the boat and one for the capstain (visible in Fissore's diorama). Sadly Mr. Fissore has some rather unwelcome habits. While drawing the keel parts on plan 2 separatly is supposed to be helpful one needs to keep in mind that they are somewhat different, perhaps simplified?, from those visible on plan 3 (where they can be seen in a longitudinal view of the boat). Fissore also fails to draw the rabbet in the parts of plan 2 (just like he failed to do in his similar Felucca plans) which is an annoying oversight that adds aditional work. The frame plans are another, much worse, problem. In the pictures of his buildlog the frames have the usual inner and outer (beveling)lines which helps fairing. In the plans there are only the outer lines... This might be acceptable for the square frames but inorder to get acceptable prow and aft frames with a certain bevel we either have to leave some "fat" or we have to construct the beveling lines from the plans. edit: Did some additional measuring and it doesn't look good. The frames are up to 4mm wider than they should be according to the waterlines. This is not the first seemingly somewhat carelessly drawn plan i have seen from Fissore and i don't think that i will buy any other.
  4. This amount detail on a 1:350 model is truly exceptional.
  5. Since i find this ship to be rather beautiful i am thinking about buying the kit as a christmas present for me. Yet Artesania Latina isn't exactly blessed with the most stelar reputation and so i would like to know if the kit's quality is good or if there are major problems with it. Thanks, Daniel
  6. Redshirt

    MSW plastic invasion?

    I am quite happy about the increased diversity. Both mediums, plastic and wood can be used to achieve amazing results and it would be unfortunate to deny us the visual pleisure of either
  7. There is also a second one : https://ancre.fr/en/monograph/92-s-caterina-pointu-mediterraneen-1759.html Should be something for everyone. Either a humblef ishing vessel or half of France's naval budget in a single ship
  8. Thanks for the answer! Don't get me wrong, the Mamoli kits are nice but a well done Staatenjacht would be a league of it's own
  9. What happened to this kit? Was it ever released or is it still in development?
  10. I kind of like the lines for this nice little vessel and so i wonder, is there any notable difference in quality between these two kits?
  11. My apologies for the semi necro but when will this nice kit become available for purchase?
  12. This is frankly amazing work. The hull by itself is a work of art but that admiral's cabin with it's painting and especialy the floortiles is downright breathtaking.
  13. It's of course entirely up to you to which scale you wish to build but i think one can build too large. At 1:12 the ship might start to lose it's unique charm of being a model and might be in danger of being perceived as overly large. Your Fleuron, while certainly on the large side, was a piece of the finest ship modelling i have ever seen, partly because of your fine craftmanship but also because she was still recognisable as a model and not a threat to the royal navy
  14. Looking forward to your 74 at 1:24. Your Fleuron was already among the most impressive ship models i have seen on this forum. Yet i wonder, where on earth do you plan to store a 3m long ship model?

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