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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Hello, You can find a chapter that discusses the dimensions of all pieces of wood in the monograph (page 85). GD
  6. 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
  7. Hello, You posted the question on my forum, the answer was brought: http://5500.forumactif.org/t3199-chebec-le-requin GD
  8. 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
  9. Superb achievement. The work is remarkable and the finishing first-rate, congratulations. GD
  10. Hello, The translation of "bowsprit" in French is "mât de beaupré". "Bâton de foc" could be translated in "jibboom". GD
  11. Hello, It is a bit more complicated. It's a big three-masted longboat but, especially, this boat is armed with a cannon which makes it its specificity to fight the pirates. GD
  12. Hello, Here is the translation that I think almost correct, I have not translated words written in Greek. Mxxxx: Belou, Greek, vulgar, ( unknown origin perhaps of the Persian-Turkish "belous" noun and adjective meaning cunning or deceitful. In Xxx made for the police of the sea and intended to surprise the pirates, the term cunning would suit perfectly.) Name of a ship that differs little from a gunboat. It is about 50 (french) feet long and 10 wide. Its mature is composed of three masts with a single piece and a log. Their sails are sails to the third, like those of luggers, longboats, etc. It have eight or ten oars on each side. its armament consists of a piece of gun placed on the front in the direction of the log between two knighthead named Mxxx which serve as a gunport. The plank of the belou extends towards the rear so that it forms a wing on each side, this wing is called Txxx. The Mxxxx is no longer in use. GD
  13. Hello, I have not read any particulars on this subject, but I imagine that the limber-way must exist since ships exist. In different forms perhaps, but it is necessary to drain the waters in one way or another. GD
  14. -> GB: Despite your very unpleasant comments about my drawings, I post this sketch for the understanding of this forum members. It can be seen that the transverse hole must be raised in the filling pieces in order to remain efficient. This also implies that the limber way must be able to collect the water, it must also be raised but especially staying under a strake. Gérard Delacroix

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