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  1. Hello Doris, I discover your subject and I admire ! If you allow me, I have one or two questions about your sculpture technique. Page 20 on the Czech forum, you are writing this : "The modeling of the decoration began by making the first of many caryatids to decorate the posts between the rear galleries and the mirror windows, and the statue is a lot of black, so I'll have to shift the macro lens to focus it in. It's done with details in the face and various elements , which are visible on the elements of the Riksäpplet decoration from which I draw these figures. ... / ... On the exam, I have cured the first three caryatids after molding in the oven and placed them on the columns of the left gallery - it is only temporary, the karyatides will be 100% matched to the height and tilt of the posts. So far they have no patina. The camera does not completely render all the details thanks to the glare, but the husband, when he was looking at it, just remarked that I was a maniac .....: D " I would like to learn more about how you are modeling : what software, accuracy, informations ... Also, for the realization you are talking about "molding in the oven" : can you detail ? Did you make a subject about the process as a whole : from the starting point of a subject to achieve until the final result ? But maybe you're explaining somewhere : language barrier will not help me ... Thank you in advance for your answer and congratulations on your great work! Patrick
  2. Hello everyone and thank you ! After some modifications, here is the definitive version for this part of the hold. Have a nice day ! Patrick
  3. Hello gentlemen ! I continued with the creation of tin plates protecting the bungs of certain barrels: I picked up a few twigs to make the logs: Finally, I positioned all this small world at the bottom of the hold : My little companion stands guard : Here for the moment, the following in a few times. Good day to you all ! Patrick
  4. Hello Johann, Here's what I found ... Sorry, I have nothing else to offer you. If it can help you ... Good luck and congratulations for your remarkable work! Patrick
  5. Hello Robert ! Two years without any news ? Patrick
  6. Hello Patrick,
    sorry for bothering you with a question.

    I am currently collecting information for the "Bouée de sauvetage".

    Therefore, I allow myself to ask you if you have any further information for this lifeboye.

    I am also not clear how the ropes are bound in detail about it.
    Also pictures and drawings would be welcome or references to contemporary technical literature.


    With best regards


  7. Hello gentlemen and thank you for your encouragement ! Continuing work in the bottom of the hull ... This remark, from another forum :
  8. Hello gentlemen ! Following the mistake I made by positioning a black join - not to simulate a caulking - but to show that the barrels were composed of several pieces, I decided to start all over again. So I trimmed my chopsticks, without the join this time : Then I ordered copper roll (Petr - my new Czech friend - advised me) : Back on the lathe, still using a rubber band allowing me to machine both sides of the barrels without damaging them : Vérification : Then the result on a serie : The lids : For the continuation of the work on these lids, here in pictures, how I proceeded, for those that it could interest : Then comes the work of copper. I use gloves so as not to 'grease' and I cut small strips corresponding to the size of barrels : The advantage of this copper roll is that it can be immersed in a liquid without altering the self-adhesive part : For rinsing, I followed Petr's advice : "Bicarbonate de soude" dissolved in distilled water : After drying, the copper strips are cut into thin lengths using a ruler and a scalpel, then it is patience : Nothing complicated, but it's quite long. In the end, I declined 6 series of barrels : To obtain 88 barrels : No more black joints, so it is more in line with reality, but we see less separations between the boards ... Question of choice ! They were the most "big" barrels. There will be others thereafter, but not for the moment : I'm starting to saturate! See you later ! Patrick
  9. Thank you for your appreciations. I will still do the test without placing "black" on the pearsticks but trying to play on the hues of the wood ... I will then make a decision.
  10. Hi Johann ! Thank you for the appreciation ! Warning : I made a mistake by simulating a black seal ,according to Gérard DELACROIX : there was no caulking on the barrels ... It is not very serious, but I prefer to warn you ! Patrick
  11. Salut Chris ! One side will be open but simply between the frames : I will not make a "hole" in the hull. Similarly, the opposite side of the decks will be open at each level. I intend to illuminate the interior with micro-leds that I ordered ... That's where I am of my reflection ... Have a nice day my friend ! Patrick
  12. Hello gentlemen! Thank you very much ! A small activity "annex" to change a little: the barrels. I am planning to include some of them in the boat. I based myself on this page of the "Vaisseau de 74 canons" of Jean BOUDRIOT, I will try to realize the models for which I calculated the measurements at 1:48 I set my circular saw on an inclination of the blade of 11 °: I then debit my pear sticks. These are 1cm in height: Then, each stick is passed in black felt on 2 sides: The sticks are then glued together at the rate of 16: Adhesive is used to tighten the glue drying time: I thus constitute myself several games of different diameters - function of the future barrels: For the rest of the steps, I print J.BOUDRIOT's page with a reduction coefficient of 50% so as to get my barrels at 1/48 (the page representing them at 1/24): The next step is to make tools to turn the barrels. On an old saw blade, I stick my templates: I then shape them, first the general form: Then I create a "cutting edge": Result: I then cut them to the right length: I first "mark" the form on the lathe: Then I continue with the chisel to rough: Then I finish with the tool: I realized a little more than 40 barrels without major problem, except that it is quite long: To dig the ends, I could use a mill for small barrels, but it's not terrible: it vibrates: So I decided to continue with the lathe, anyway I would not have the mill needed for larger diameters. The problem was to find a way not to "mark" the barrels with the jaws of the lathe ... The solution: rubber "toothed" like this one: It works very well, all of which is to center the barrel: I shot at 2000 RPM: No problem for very small barrels: All barrels have been treated on both sides: For the rest, I used "punch" ? on striated pear with a point. With a little work of adjustment, my diameters were sufficient for all barrels: For strapping, I will use this: that I will mark at first at the tip and cut with scissors: considering the small thickness it works, but it is long: Burnishing: Finally, pose: it's long and delicate! I started with the smallest model to see: I'm not unhappy with the result, but there are still more than 40 to do ... I'll have to be very patient! Especially since there is still work on each barrel: bungs etc ... See you ! Patrick
  13. Hello gentlemen and thank you for the comments and "likes" ! The work continues ... Some pictures : See you next time ! Patrick

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