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Javier Baron

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About Javier Baron

  • Birthday 02/28/1948

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    Madrid - Spain

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  1. With the sails of the ship already placed, I end this model. A cordial greeting, Javier
  2. Thank you very much for your comments. It is true that I am going fast, but it is because I practically do not leave the house
  3. This boat was a tartana of fluvial origin that was built in the Rhône region, near Condrieu, Beaucaire, Arlez and Martigues. Thanks to its low draft and its robustness, they became a fundamental element in the development of the region, creating a large fleet that had at the time of its heyday, in 1845, 125 boats, which were used both for transportation construction materials (wood, stone, aggregates) as well as the unloading of ships that could not pass at full load through the bars of the Rhone delta. At times, they also made maritime navigation through the Mediterranean, to Marseilles, Toulon and other towns in Languedoc, Roussillon and Provence. The appearance of the railway as a means of transport led to the disappearance of the "allèges" in the late 19th century.
  4. The “falucho” is already finished. I hope you like it. Cheers, Javier
  5. There is no mystery: I am retired, and now, moreover, I am confined
  6. I have made the hull according to my disposable frame technique. To help the lining of the bow and stern I make both of them solid with balsa wood on which I glue the lining boards (which are also glued together) and then remove this balsa wood
  7. I have used different woods. in this case for the hull I have used 1.5 mm beech strips. 0.6 mm. thick
  8. This is my new model. I do not put photos of the first part of the work because they are the same as in my other models
  9. Thank you very much for commenting. the zulu is already finished, just in the absence of the showcase manufacturing. Javier
  10. To make the sails, I first cut out a pattern on paper and check on the model that its size and shape are correct. As in this case the sails are colored, I have chosen brown fabrics to which I have given a reddish gouache. The fabrics are cocktail napkins that come in a roll from which they are detached, and although they are disposable, they can be used several times, as they can be washed. In the end I opt for the darker one. Putting the napkin on the bias (that is, diagonally) I have been cutting strips of 3 mm. wide. Then I have glued these strips, one with the other, with minimal overlapping, making a composite canvas, from which I have then trimmed the sails using the paper patterns. The edges of the sails are very thin strips of cloth that stick over the sails. These very thin strips are trimmed from the edges of the napkin, as they are treated with a varnish or resin sizing that prevents fraying.

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