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Hello all. Couldn't wait and I'm posting these photos with the sole purpose of starting my Royal Louis build log. I'm under the impression this will be a real challenge. Box and contents shown. I know before hand I won't be using some of the stuff in this kit. Like those metal boats: Plan to purchase wooden kits for those parts. Blocks: I'm planning to purchase blocks from an external source. Rigging thread: I will make my own. Too many metal parts. Still don't know which I will use or won't. Will decide in due time. Actual build photos will come later. All you see in the photos is all the room I have to build. That is a blanket closet. I dream of a really big and spacious shop.
I was gifted this kit by a friend who already had started the build. He had laid the keel and did some work on the decks. I started with the first planking. I used some string lines as temporary battens to give me an idea as to the shape and scope of the planking. I'm almost done with first planking, but have a great deal of sanding to do before I start the final planking.
Hi guys, this will be my first build log. It is of the Mamoli Royal Louis, it isn't exactly to the plans so far, the difference being main the bulwarks have been made thick and the railings are also a bit more bulky. This is the photo of the kit. Don't expect great photography and don't expect a nice clean build (it's my first...). I started it late December 2012. Currently it has been double planked and I am in the process of adding the fittings and fixing up the paint. I also have to finish the bottom of the side galleries. I redid the stern transom to fit it up, the kit has some cardboard inserts which I attached but i did not like, so i replaced them with plastic with X patterns etched into them.There was sadly a little bit of CA cloud but I suppose I will attribute it to a lack of cleaning of the glass I won't be rigging the guns because at 1:90 scale the blocks and hooks won't look right. Mamoli say the ship is the 1780 ship along with a fictitious blurb about the American War of Independence, from what I can see a ship called Royal Louis wasn't present at any significant engagement but more information would be appreciated. Having said that I kinda think the kit itself (and the Heller one) is based on the model of the 1759 Royal Louis that is held in the Musée de la Marine. On completion I will have sails that have been purchased separately. Any assistance regarding the history of the ship and in modeling matters will be much appreciated. Rigging experts assistance will be very appreciated!