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Javier Baron

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  • Birthday 02/28/1948

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    Madrid - Spain

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  1. I have come to build miniatures after making larger scale models. Initially I did it for the problem of lack of space at home, but then I have become fond of small sizes because making a miniature takes me from a month and a half to two months, compared to the much longer time required by larger models. I do not know if there is a book or manual to make miniatures; I have been quite self-taught and have developed my own techniques. In the forum I have published other build logs of other miniatures: "tartana-ligure-by-javier-baron-finished-scale-1: 200", "brighton-hog-boat-or-hoggie-by-javier-baron-scale -1: 130 "and" two-miniature-moliceiros-by-javier-baron-scale-1: 110 " Javier
  2. The masts are ready with all their equipment. I want to emphasize that the foremast incorporates a wind vane in its crowning. Another aspect on which I draw your attention is the network which appears in one of the two coves situated for this purpose behind the mainmast. In this case, I took the license to dye the net greenish, to accentuate the contrast. Although the model goes up the masts upright, on one of the photos that I present, the mainmast is shot, to see how the boat would be able to fish.
  3. The hull of the ship is already painted. I decided not to paint any element of the deck and leave them all in wood.
  4. The equipment for the deck is practically finished. The aft structure is a support for the main mast when it was shot down at the time when the fishing was done, leaving only armed the mizzen mast and, sometimes, the foremast. Now touch the painting session before starting with the placement of masts and sails.
  5. I start a new model for my collection. It is a "Lougre harenguier" by Fécamp, based on the plans in the collection "Souvenirs de Marine Conservés" by Admiral Paris and the monograph of the "Bois-Rosé" of the Association of Friends of the Navy Museum from Paris. The system that I follow for the construction of the hull is that of disposable frames. This system of disposable frames I already showed it in my previous Build Log of the Tartana de Liguria. I believe that the photographs clearly show what the process that I carry out. I started this model about ten days ago, and the last pictures show the current status of the work in progress.
  6. Launched in Guillaume´s shipyard in 1895, the Sadi Carnot was one of the first dundées to have a square aft built in Palais. With a very pronounced draft, a stern with little overhang and its bottom outlined in a V, it could carry a real substantial ballast. It was a fast vessel that showed notable nautical characteristics. Its mainsail of free foot and slightly concave, it shared similitudes with the old bare chalupas. Dedicated to fishing, it had its main fishing grounds right up to l´île d‘Yeu and Rochelle, this last port frequented by the fishermen of Port-Louis that sometimes used it as a winter base. During the summer it fished sardine by bait in the rock bottom corridors of Groix and Belle-Île towards Concarneau. The Sardi Carnot ended its career and was scrapped in Port-Louis in 1912.
  7. Making of sail: I cut to bias strips of fabric of the desired width to imitate the sail cloths that make up the sails in reality. I stick the strips with textile glue, with a minimum overlap between them. I cut the sails to the size and shape needed for the model, I make the reef bands with a thin strip of fabric that I stick in its position. If the sail has patches in the corners, I hit them before the tablings. With strips of fabric of a minimum thickness I make the tablings, which are then stuck on the edges of the trimmed sail (on both sides). I stick a thread around the sail to make the bolt rope, leaving a loop in the corners to make the clue ropes. Finally, I put the reefs in the number and position that is required in the corresponding positions of the reef bands. Javier
  8. The tartana is finished. I have followed closely the monograph of the tartana Gemma (ANCRE), of Franco Fissore, although I have allowed myself some licenses because of the small scale. One of the aspects in which I have been guided totally by the monograph is in which the model has been rigged, with the jibs to starboard in a boom especially armed for it. I hope the result will be to your liking, because I have really enjoyed doing this
  9. For this model I am following the ANCRE monography of thr Gemma tartana, from which I put a picture. It is possible that the size of the patches is a little too big to see, but I think it is due to its dark color, which contrasts a lot with that of the sails. Javier

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