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  1. This looks quite good. Are these kits only sold in Russia?
  2. Where can Mr. Rivera's plans be purchased? There isn't very much about spanish vessels in the usual (that is, english, french and german writing) sources and i would be quite interested in some good plans of the spanish navy.
  3. I would advise against the AL pilot boat. It might have been a decent kit in the past but i recently bought the "renewed" version and was quite dissapointed. The wood is rather cheap, it has too few bulkheads and only a single layer of planks (which requires filling which isn't exactly beginner friendly) and the keel shaper was warped and too thin for it's size.
  4. Hobby Boss is boss. I have two of their 1:35 kits (the soviet T37 and a soviet AT1 prototype ). Both are of excelent quality but can have some fiddly bits.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. What happened to this kit? Was it ever released or is it still in development?
  13. 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?

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