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  1. I would like to highly recommend the book. It is rather thorough, has nice drawings and photographies and the english translation appears to be well done as well.
  2. Did you exchange the longitudinal stop with something more accurate?
  3. This is dangerous misinformation. Healthy people are less likely to be severely affected but it is still possible. The disease is, even if we take comparably low mortality rates like on Diamond Princess and South Korea, considerably more lethal than the "normal" flu. It is also very contagious and so far there is no vaccine (which helps to protect medical workers as well as vulnerable groups) and no viable medicine (although there appears to be cause for some optimism in that regard). To take this disease lightly is to risk getting your medical system overloaded, the results are devastating. This could be seen in Wuhan and currently can be seen in northern Italy where triage procedures had to be implemented. The Chinese as well as the South Koreans, trough monumental but disimilar efforts, seem to have slowed down the spread which gives the medical system time to cope and hopefully lowers overal mortality. One can only hope that Italy as well as all other affected nations manage to do the same. That a full flu season managed to do more damage than two or three weeks of full Covid 19 outbreaks shouldn't be suprising to anyone. If the gods are good and the people reasonable and cautious then perhaps we will be spared the result of an uninterrupted full scale Corona pandemic.
  4. Some people are complete and utter selfish, inconsiderate morrons. The lawmakers in Germany and it's federal states start to take the entire crisis a bit more seriously (about time!) but there are still so many people who appear to have been hit with the idiot stick. Some "friends" of mine recently decided to go clubbing next week because "the virus isn't more than a flu" or "we are young enough not to be in danger" or my all time favourite "we won't change our entire lifes just because of a virus".
  5. This might be the worst global pandemic since the spanish flu a hundred years ago so a certain level of alertness is advisable. Northern Italy is a rather horrible example of how bad it can get very quickly. Still, hoarding toilet paper might not be the best solution
  6. I am sorry for this slight necro but since i think about buying this kit, has anyone bought and build it before?
  7. This looks quite good. Are these kits only sold in Russia?
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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

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