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  1. I'm not happy with the 1:93 scale ships boats in my kit. Does anyone have a suggestion where I can find either kit based or already made ships boats in 1:93 scale?
  2. first, did French frigates such as Hermione have copper plating? I am building her, and plan to leave the hull natural, using walnut veneer planking. Should I copper plate below the waterline or leave it natural? In your opinion, what would look the best?
  3. I've been going over the instructions and plan sheets for the Artisania Latina Hermione, and I can't make heads or tails of the rigging plans. Is there any book I can get to help me understaand the rigging and A/L's crazy diagrams. I just finished rigging the Syren, and Chuck's instructions were excellent. I am at a loss with the A/L plans. Help!!!!!
  4. Hello Bill and Mort. Like you, my Connie languished for about 25 years. I built and planked the hull, then put it aside. It was kept in a box all that time. About two years ago I took it out and started to work on it, thanks to help and pictures from Mort. I now have the hull, deck furniture, cannons etc., all completed. I have fashioned the masts and spars and painted them, and am ready to put the blocks, etc., on them. I have a couple of questions. How do you tell from the plans that a single or double block is required? Is it just from the drawing? For example, on the plan sheet the center block on the spar clearly has two holes. Are all the rest single? I am also building the Syren from Chuck's excellent plans at our winter house in Florida, and he clearly said to put every piece of hardware (blocks, rails, etc.) on masts, spars and tops before putting the masts and spars on. The Mamoli plans make it really difficult to see where everything goes, you have to check individual plan sheets, the big sheet, etc. Is there any easier way? Oh well, just venting! Bill. I will be following your progress carefully and hopefully you can keep me on the straight and narrow, and from making some really stupid mistakes. Many thanks for a great build log. Craig

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