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1:90 La Gloire - 1778 - French 34 gun Frigate - Dusek Ship Kits - MV34

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1:90 La Gloire - 1778 - French 34 gun Frigate - Dusek Ship Kits - MV34

Company: Dusek Ship Kits
Kit No:  MV34
Retail Price: EUR 349.-
Available here: Dusek Ship Kits


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Description
Classic frigate, belonging to the French Navy at the end of the XVlll century, Equipped with 26 12-oound guns on the battery deck, besides 4 6-pound guns and 4 carronades on the main deck. La Gloire was planned by the shipbuilding engineer, Guignace, and was launched at St, Malo in 1778, The model is the reproduction, scale 1:90, of the ship during the first year of navigation, with the bottom painted white. One year later, in June 1779, like with many other ships, the submerged part of the hull was sheathed with copper plates to protect it from corrosion.

 

Technical data

  • Scale: 1:90,
  • Length: 840 mm
  • Height: 635mm


The kit

  •  6 x Sheets of plans (DIN A2, 420 x 594 mm, 16.5 x 23.4 inches)
  • 12 x Sheets of instructions in English, French, German and Italian (DIN A3, 297 x 420 mm, 11.7 x 16.5 x 12 inches) 
  •  2 x Sheet of model size 1:1 plan
  • 12 sheets of lasercut wood (plywood and walnut)
  • Various dowels for masts and yards
  • Various strips of wood
  • 1 x Photoetched brass parts
  • Various cast Brittania metal parts in high quality
  • Various Rope and all needed small parts (blocks, Pole, Chains, Fittings etc.)
  • Flags

 

 

All parts of the kit are stored safely and tidily in the box. 

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Let's look deeper at this kit and start with the perfectly lasered plywood

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And we go on with the other lasered parts.

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There is one two layered sheet of photoetch parts

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A nice collection of wood

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For the masts and yards we get very nice dowels. There are also some pear strips for the build. The quality of the wood is excellent! 

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More wood (see the perfect quality!)

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Let's check the smaller parts of this nice kit. 

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The Flags

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Paperwork. Essential for ever good kit are the instructions and plans. As usually for Dusek you get the instruction in different languages. In this kit they are english, french, german and italian. 

The instructions are well done and an intermediate Modeller should have no problem at all. 

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Last but not least there are two big sheets showing the modell in 1:1.

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Conclusion

In 2016 Daniel Dusek bought all rights for producing of all Mamoli and MiniMamoli kits. Since then the kits are released in batches. So this really nice kit is available again for the passionate builder. The plans and instructions have not yet been revised by Daniel Dusek, but they do fulfil their task well and leave few to no questions unanswered, the plans are drawn in detail and printed in a great way. The woods are of very good quality, as are the metal cast parts. All parts are made of high-quality materials and you can see the attention to detail in this Dusek kit as well.

 

Dusek Ship Kits currently lists this model for €349, and I think that represents really good value for money for this nice kit.


Impression of the build model

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My sincere thanks go to Daniel Dusek for sending this kit for review here on Model Ship World. To buy, go to your favorite Dusek dealer or directly to http://www.dusekshipkits.com

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