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  1. Hello, It is certain that certain new plans of Ancre present anomalies which it is difficult for me to justify. What I would like to say is that the monographs of which I am the author, and which are now sold by Ancre, come from my stock and that they have been tested by many model makers. You have no need to worry about their reliability. GD
  2. Hello, In front of the multitude of small problems which prevent me from working serenely, I transferred all my publications to ANCRE which will henceforth assure the diffusion. These are the following monographs: Le Commerce de Marseille, La Fleur de Lis, L'Amarante, La Machine à curer les ports, Le Rochefort and finally L'Égyptienne. ANCRE will therefore take care of the distribution of the books and, good news, will take care of translations for those that dont exist. Time to put everything in place and the monographs will soon appear on the ANCRE website. Stopping publication does not mean stopping monographs. I hope that new subjects will see the light of day. Best regards, Gérard Delacroix
  3. Thank you Greenstone, I appreciate all the more that MasterKorabel dont do his business on the work of others. GD
  4. Hello, I do not know the value of the English pound at the end of the eighteenth century but if, considering that it has not changed (453 g) since, I apply it to 64 pounds, I get 27873 g. The French pound weighed 489 g, which applied to 57 pounds gives us 28992 g. There is therefore a significant difference of 1119 g which makes me think that they may not be English caronades but perhaps Dutch or ...
  5. Hello, I am pleased to inform you that the first part of the English translation of L'Egyptienne is available. (Translation by Tony Klouda) This translation concerns the first 180 pages. The rest that describes the rigging will be available in a few weeks. Gérard Delacroix
  6. Hello Thank you for your support. The companies that use our monographs have no qualms and deny any piracy as they slightly modify plans to override copyrights. Let's not be gullible, profit is their only interest, but they are killing creation and motivation of the monographers. In addition to problems of creations, I can doubt of my next projects thinking to find them in kit (or hacking plans) even before the cost is amortized because, to propose this work to modelers, we must to invest in big costs, printing monographs "à la française" is very expensive. GD (Sorry for my bad English)
  7. Of course the two methods existed and even others but for L'Hermione, a frigate, at that time and rigged at Rochefort, it is better to rig the stays in the way that I indicated. GD
  8. Hello, Thank you all. For now, only in French because we make corrections until the last day. An English, Spanish and Italian translation is in progress but it's a very long job. Anyway, the booklet text translation without illustrations, when it will be available, is always sent in pdf file to the buyers of the French monograph whose acquisition is imperative to obtain the translation. GD
  9. Hello, Yes, of course, it's the classic way to draw the hull of any ship. The design of the Venus hull is an anomaly. At the time, Jean Boudriot did not draw his monographs, he used a person for this work who was not familiar with the subject ... Regards, GD
  10. Hello, I am pleased to announce you the beginning of the subscription for a new monograph. It's a book about the rare 24-prd French frigates of the eighteenth century. The ship chosen is "L'Egyptienne" built in Toulon in 1799 by François Caro. The national collections retain two models of this frigate that have been of great help in the development of this monograph. As usual, all the framing, fittings and equipment are represented as well as the masts, sails and details of the rigging. The booklet has 216 pages with many drawings in 3D and about sixty photos of the museum models. The plans folder contains 39 particularly detailed 1/48 plates. The page of this monograph is here: http://gerard.delacroix.pagesperso-orange.fr/Egypt/plaquette_egypt.htm Best regards Gérard Delacroix
  11. Hello Tony Here is the scraper that I used on the model. The notch is made with a 0.8 mm thick cutting disc. The drawing shows how to use it.
  12. Hello, You can find a chapter that discusses the dimensions of all pieces of wood in the monograph (page 85). GD
  13. Hello, This is quite true for the project, I am working on the monograph of a frigate of 24 "L’Égyptienne". The plans are almost finished, it remains the writing of the text. Expected release early next year but not at Ancre Editions but under my name as usual since 2006. Gérard Delacroix
  14. Hello, You posted the question on my forum, the answer was brought: http://5500.forumactif.org/t3199-chebec-le-requin GD
  15. Hello, If it can help you, in France in the 1720s, gratings have spacing of 2 inches French to 2 inches 1/2. (54 à 68 mm) The ledge, placed across the ship has the same dimensions in square. The cross batten, placed along the ship, has the same width, but is 1/2 inch thick. (13,5 mm) The gratings have the same curvature as the deck or sometimes an extra 1 1/2 inch. (40 mm) I think English dimensions should be close. GD

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