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  1. The life size lies in Saint Malo, France. I will definitely visit it in the near future! https://www.etoile-marine.com/notre-flotte/le-renard/
  2. For me it's only the 3rd model I'm building. But it works for me. I pre-bend the (soaked) planks with an iron or use a nipping pliers to shape it.
  3. I see that you have Zap a Gap glue. When I do the planking, I soak and heatbend the planks and use the glue, not the nails. It works fine. It dries very quickly. So I prefer using Zap to nails.
  4. Hi, fellow countryman! I will follow your build with much interest, for I have this one on my shelf. But it will be a while though before I will start it. I have the Polotsk to finish and the Avos is on its way, which I will start on first, I think. Nice planking! I hope I will succeed in doing it right, because it is single planking I believe. The Polotsk and Avos have double planking, so one can easily cover up the mistakes of the first layer. I also have visited the Hermione in Rochefort (twice even). A great and beautiful ship! Sail on!
  5. You could furl the sail or clew it. It doesn't have to be spread out. I think I would. Just an idea... For the rest, I absolutely admire your work. Very inspiring (and jealousmaking). Thumbs up!
  6. So what? You' (we') re not in a hurry, are you? Son comes first ( I know, I've got 3 of them), the rest can wait. And so can we Time with your son is valuable, you can't pick that up later! Enjoy!
  7. Very Nice! Excellent work! An example to us all (to me in particular)! Any idea what your next build will be?
  8. Just wondering; if you change something in the build, to improve accuracy to the original plans, won't that affect construction of the kit later on? The designers may have altered certain aspects of the ship to facilitate the building of the model. so, one change in the plan might lead to other problems (which can always be solved of course)
  9. Nice book! I immediately ordered one myself! Thanks for showing us! Have fun building her! I enjoy following your progress. Great preparation for when I get to build her. Sail on!
  10. Ah, too bad! Well, we'll just have to be patient and wait and hope for an early winter!
  11. Are you sure you're not confusing the nipper with a sledgehammer?(just kidding ). I find that with the Master Korabel kit the strips of wood are more easily handled and shaped than with the other kits I've had, where I had to put in more effort to get the wood shaped in the right way. On the other hand, the thinner strips get damaged more easily. Anyway, encountering problems and trying to solve them is part of the fun (I keep telling myself countless times)

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