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L'Amarante by giampieroricci - 1749 French Corvette scale 1:30

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Some time ago, intrigued by the new monograph by Delacroix I ordered a copy of this Corvette

 

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I started to study a little the plans and I want to try to build it.
I decided, before setting up his yard, to work to  one of the most difficult to escape unscathed (at least for me) in carpentry construction: the oarlocks hawse.
The basic idea is to build the hull in pear and the topsides above the waterline, ebony for the stem and stern.

 

The first step was to build the first rib:

 

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To get the right angle for different oarlocks I helped with an iPhone app that acts as inclinometer with whom I adjusted the angle of the grip in which I placed a swivel base for processing the milling machine

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To avoid damaging the stem during the processing of the oarlocks, I built a wheel that will be provisionally removed when will I get the two "shells".

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dry test graft: a few minor tweaks and I should be there

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the dead time of the various bonding took the opportunity to drill the hole for the tree bowsprit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry for my english: I use google translator.........

 

Implementation of the oarlocks of the hip: work very mangy, angle of cut must be very precise in order to avoid false inclinations of the same.
I also decided to bolt with square ankles from 1x1mm walnut.

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Hello Gianpiero,

 

You're off to a great start. Beautiful work.

And thanks for the detailed pictures.

I hope you don't mind me following along quietly to watch, enjoy and learn.

 

With a scale of 1:30 it's a big ship. What are her measurements?

 

Good luck with your build.

 

Anja

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I started to fix the double ribs to the keel permanently.
I wanted, for convenience, to starting with the masters quarters and then join with those already established at bow and stern.
For greater security gluing I used the double coasts of steel nails nailing the madiere the keel after having done a 1mm hole in the center.
After checking the squareness of the coasts, I fixed the spacers on the size of mesh on the template of the site helping with rubber bands (made ​​from under the template) to adhere the coasts of the template itself.
I have to say that already so the coasts do not move except in the upper parts of the oarlocks, but this will solve when I put the studs.
For the moment I want to fix all the coasts, then I will proceed with the keys at the heads of the floor plates.

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I then embarked on a jogger on the shores of the bow: I must say that I was quite surprised because there is not much to equalize!
I used some self-built tools but the work is much better with the scraper, in particular, I used the curvilinear;
In the picture you can see the treated part, darker;
the test with a strip has confirmed that so far seems to have done a good job!

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I started to enclose the ship in the upper part of the oarlocks.
Perhaps the method I used is not exactly orthodox, but it is really effective and clean and the whole thing is tight.

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more images

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Laying of fills.
After attaching all the fills of the upper parts, I had to remove the template of the site in order to place some fills even deeper arriving well beyond the waterline

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After breathing a sigh of relief noting that the keel has remained perfectly straight, I started the hard work of balancing the exterior of the structure; to do this I'm using the scrapers that, once sharp, working a beauty! Throughout the morning for half of the hull and is not finished yet, in return, my left arm began to creak .......... :)

 

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Hello Gianpiero,

 

You're off to a great start. Beautiful work.

And thanks for the detailed pictures.

I hope you don't mind me following along quietly to watch, enjoy and learn.

 

With a scale of 1:30 it's a big ship. What are her measurements?

 

Good luck with your build.

 

Anja

Thank you for your appreciation, I'm very glad for it!

 

its measures I don't remember perfectly but it is about 1,20 m.

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To answer Anja´s question, the length of gundeck was 84 french feet with a breath of 22 ff.

 

And great choice, gianperro, what a beautiful ship! I love that tumblehome, it makes her look like a curvaceous lady.

Keep up the good work :)

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Hello Gianpiero,

 

It's a nice you have choosen. I asume that is the firstbuild log for a L'Amerante on MSW. I too have this amazing monographe. The ship is a real beauty with a lot of amazing details. Wish you all the best for your build!

 

Cheers, Daniel

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Thank you, Daniel!

this monograph is done really well, with excellent plans and details.
It does not seem to be a ship hard to do, but it's my first job in admiralty
construction.......

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Wonderfull built.Whish i got time to do something like this someday.Were did you got the plans ?..Kind regards Per-Olof

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