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  • Birthday 01/11/1966

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  1. I advanced a little on this J class. First the support after those made on the shipyards (tinted and aged to contrast with the new and very smooth side of the boat). He replaces that of Amati (left) that I find ugly ... Then the hull is finished, sanded, passed with a varnish, repointed (2 times). Then painting: at least 4 or 5 layers to have this gradient from blue to black towards the keel. The mast and the boom are made, but not painted. Next step, the lathing of the deck ... A long time to pass on! ๐Ÿ†’
  2. I wanted to close this hull before leaving a few days: it's done! After, I will finish the stern with a lathing diagonally, and the rudder that will finish the refined line of this hull ... Then comes the moment of slight touch-ups to the wood-pulp (could not do better ...), then fade, then the deck, and painting the hull.
  3. It's been a while since I started this boat, but I'm moving much more slowly than usual... It's summer, I have things to do outside the model. This is the 1934 J-class sailboat Endeavour, America's Cup challenger. An elegant sailboat with very pure lines, a design made for the race! The kit is from Amati 1:80, plank-on-frame construction, classic. Well, as usual, I will not stick to the stuff recommended in the box in terms of colors or furnishings ...: ds: I will still do as I feel, and I have some ideas! The kit is simple, even simplistic on deck elements in particular: I will have to review all that. So, for now, it's about making a hull about right. I'm only here:
  4. This kit looks very good! I do not know this manufacturer ... Technell does not have a website? Do they have other kits? Where can we see their products?
  5. Swedish type gunboat of 1801 The Korabel Master Kit is 1:72 scale.
  6. Hello. Is this kit already available in France for sale with sewn sails and pearwood hull with imitation treenails?
  7. And here are the final photos of this little boat. A really nice kit to build!
  8. It is a Swedish type gunboat of 1801 The Master Korabel Kit is 1:72 scale. I'm not going to show you the presentation of the kit out of the box, there are on this forum several topics which already show all this in details ... As I have already completed this build, I simply show you some steps of the construction or the personal choices on the painting or the presentation medium. And of course, most importantly, the final pictures of the completed model! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I chose to do a weathered model. A boat a little old, used on his paintings and the hull, moored to a quay also a little old and wooden as at the time ... ๐Ÿ˜‰
  9. Wow, thanks for that great comment! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I did my best to give maximum realism to this vessel, and with the small workshop that I have ... respecting the buildings of the 18th century. Of course you can take any ideas you want: this is the concept of the forum! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  10. Some pictures a little more worked: Victory 1737 by Ekis_G, sur Flickr A frigate like La Flore shows the monstrous dimension of the admiral ships of the time like the Victory ... (same scale at 1:84)

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